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Old 08-05-2013, 08:01 AM
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Now, just to stir the pot. Why are you guys asking to change wheels over to multi spoked wheels. I love my Overland 5 spokes. A very classy finish and so much easier to keep clean. So easy to get between the spokes and to actually keep the inside of the wheel clean. My insides of the wheel are all mirror shiny because I can easily get right in behind the spokes to clean the flat wheel section. I can just place my entire hand through the spokes and wipe it all down with a sponge or a nice special soft brush I now have to put through. Now for the reactions???????
Changed mine for the higher profile tyres, which are better for off road. My wife and I are doing the Nomad thing towing an off road van around Aust.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:10 AM
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GeForce, thank you for posting all the photos, I have a Granite with the light interior on order. Like the darker Capet mats you have! I always thought they were quite small but yours seem to prove a good coverage, were they a standard Jeep accessories or did you get from somewhere else? Also not sure if the sides, floor and back of rear seat in the rear cargoarea come in the light interior or a darker carpet. Seen both colour options for light interior and not sure which one comes as standard for the cargo compartment.

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Thanks, the mats were provided by the Dealer, I believe they come std with all the Grand Cherokee's.
As to Carpet the Limited's are black and the Overland is beige. Also you may have noticed the central bin / uconnect area is a silver finish, on the other Limited's I have seen with black interiors the central area is a copper finish.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:19 AM
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Hey Gforce, whatever you did it worked. Very nice unit - the light frost definitely lifts the profile of the car, and the blends nicely witht he black carpet. All in all a nice choice. Also noticed the tow bar fitted - so your dealer didn't encounter any difficulty??? Also notice the nice touch of the slim number plate on the front and the full size on the rear - fill the spaces nicely. Was this a special request or did the dealer do it as standard?

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Thought this one up myself, this is the most basic personal plates you can order, black letters on a white background, choice of sizes or mixture of, no choice of the number though. Cost is $195 and the dealer arranged it for me and fitted them.
If I decided to choose a letter / number combo then price goes up to $450. Big rip off...
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:14 AM
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but I still think there is a real disadvantage in cleaning the 18's. Very easy to put your hand staight in between the spokes on the 20's and wipe down the inside of the wheel to a polished finish. How do you do that with the 18's?
Smart ass answer:
1: I don't
2: I am used to sticking my hand into tight holes
3: I pay the kid across the road with granola cookies to do it.
4: My dogs and cats urine keeps them clean.
5: Her car, she can clean it. I will just drive it into the kitchen so she can reach it.
6: I am used to paying a price for looking this good.
7: Why did I right these???

Seriously, it was one of the two advantages to the 20s, the other being better handling on road.
But we just don't like the look of them.
The upside to 18s, far more choices for replacements, easier to get replacements, cheaper replacement tyres.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:52 PM
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Mopar towbar fitted today at SVM Mosman, Sydney (wasn't available when we picked up our car originally). Pics attached.
Stick you head under the car and see if they have put back your recovery hook. The muppets at SVM Mosman removed mine, so I have no rear recovery point.
I keep forgetting to get them to replace it during service.
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Thanwintun, your question will probably prompt many to report their experiences which are already posted here. Colossie lost his screen momentarilly and remedied it by pressing volume & Tune button at same time to reboot the Uconnect. Reports of reverse camera going blank, no VR working, Nav screen spitting the dummy, Uconnect failing to monitor heating with one side blowing cold and the other hot.....and so it goes on and on.
My car goes in for a new Uconnect this Wednesday. They have assured me they are aware of the problems and the new one will remedy it. Time will tell. I love most features on my Uconnect. My problems are that the Nave will not remember favourites etc. Voice Recognition will not work for calling out, only for receiving calls. Car blows Hot one side and then Cold the other. They tell me it is a very quick job to exchange the Uconnect so I will be reporting outcomes later on this site.
Thanks for reminding and sorry for repeating post. I will have a look in the old posts.
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Allins, RIchmond Rd approx $950 for a H/Reese.
Halls, Mn Nth Rd approx $650 H/duty 3.5 t
I'm bit concerned using an aftermarket, any electical problems eg U-Connect etc, might cause a headache with any g/tee issues.
You guys want to have a look at this. I checked with manufacturers site. This fits 14gc. According to u tube. it looks very easy to install as well. Remove your original recovery hook then bolt it on. Shipping cost at amzon is about $100.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

If anyone is interested, we have just towed our 2t Jayco with our new MY14 Laredo from the south coast of NSW to Broken Hill, then to Cameron Corner, Innaminka, The Dig Tree and currently at Thargominda. The CRD Laredo with quadralift, ORII and Mopar bar with p3 controller and seven pin plug was fitted with Cooper AT/3's. here is our progress report:
NEGATIVES:
The usual aircon issues with varying temp controls etc.
No mud flaps. A serious issue for remote travelers.
POSITIVES:
fuel economy with caravan! Varied from 10.5 l/100 From Broken Hill to Menindee (following the Darling down dirt road at leisurely pace) 11.7 from Cameron Corner to Innaminka. 13.00 on the bitumen run 350k to Thargominda at 95-100kph. To date I have traveled 2200 k with the van and averaged 12.1 litre/100k. By way of comparison.... Mate with a Pajero and similar van uses around $40 more fuel every fuel stop, and another with a Landcruiser 80 series ute with no van uses 5 to 10 liters more per fill.

8 speed auto box....Magic! Cannot fault it, always in the right gear at right time. silky smooth changes, usually run economy but paddles are excellent for fine control and braking. ACC works well no issues.

VM Motori motor. Heaps of power, nice growl when asked to respond. Quiet refined high class Euro diesel. The motor has been using a bit more oil than I would have expected. 2 liters in 3000k. It is not an easy motor to check oil levels with.very sensitive to slopes and the dip stick seems to accumulate oil as you withdraw it no matter what. This is making it difficult to get a clear reading.

DUST: With all black trim I thought this would a big issue, but no signs of dust getting past the seals. This is a very tight vehicle.

SUSPENSION: Quadralift worked perfectly and on demand. Excellent for 4'10 wifer to get in and out. Valuable aid when hitching or leveling for overnight camp stops. Works well in OR1, not too stiff. In Aero the ride is first class luxury. The road between and Innaminka and the QLD border was a shocker! As bad as I have experienced with a van. The Old Strezilecky was not much better but the car handled it with ease. No body rattles or squeaks to date. This is going to be one serious remote area tug if Jeep Aust give it the mandatory back-up with servicing and spares.

EVIC gauges: The ability to monitor engine oil temp, transmission temp, and configure the dash to suit is a great aid. I air-down a lot in these areas and the ability to check tyre pressures in transit is reassuring.

RADIO ETC. works well, easy to tune and store stations no issues as yet with exception. I get an intermittent thump from the radio when using AM Channel. Minor issue.Music works via blue tooth phone, SD card and USB iPod.

If the Big Jeep continues to perform in this fashion we will be two very happy little campers!
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Of the 1,765 Jeeps sold in Aus for July 1,196 were GC’s.
New Car Sales Figures July 2013 |*CarAdvice

SUV Large Segment Winners:
Qty sold and market share.

1. Jeep Grand Cherokee (1,196 – 14.5%)
2. Toyota Prado (1,059 – 12.8%)
3. Holden Captiva 7 (1,016 – 12.3%)
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our new MY14 Laredo.......

.........ACC works well no issues.
????????
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) in a Laredo, how is this possible?
Standard on Overland and SRT, not an option on Laredo or Ltd.

Great feedback otherwise.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

[QUOTE=nariracruisin';870420]If anyone is interested, we have just towed our 2t Jayco with our new MY14 Laredo from the south coast of NSW to Broken Hill, then to Cameron Corner, Innaminka, The Dig Tree and currently at Thargominda. The CRD Laredo with quadralift, ORII and Mopar bar with p3 controller and seven pin plug was fitted with Cooper AT/3's. here is our progress report:

Great report! & re-assurring that the JGC are a reliable & efficient alternative to Toyotas
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If anyone is interested, we have just towed our 2t Jayco with our new MY14 Laredo from the south coast of NSW to Broken Hill, then to Cameron Corner, Innaminka, The Dig Tree and currently at Thargominda. The CRD Laredo with quadralift, ORII and Mopar bar with p3 controller and seven pin plug was fitted with Cooper AT/3's. here is our progress report:
NEGATIVES:
The usual aircon issues with varying temp controls etc.
No mud flaps. A serious issue for remote travelers.
POSITIVES:
fuel economy with caravan! Varied from 10.5 l/100 From Broken Hill to Menindee (following the Darling down dirt road at leisurely pace) 11.7 from Cameron Corner to Innaminka. 13.00 on the bitumen run 350k to Thargominda at 95-100kph. To date I have traveled 2200 k with the van and averaged 12.1 litre/100k. By way of comparison.... Mate with a Pajero and similar van uses around $40 more fuel every fuel stop, and another with a Landcruiser 80 series ute with no van uses 5 to 10 liters more per fill.

8 speed auto box....Magic! Cannot fault it, always in the right gear at right time. silky smooth changes, usually run economy but paddles are excellent for fine control and braking. ACC works well no issues.

VM Motori motor. Heaps of power, nice growl when asked to respond. Quiet refined high class Euro diesel. The motor has been using a bit more oil than I would have expected. 2 liters in 3000k. It is not an easy motor to check oil levels with.very sensitive to slopes and the dip stick seems to accumulate oil as you withdraw it no matter what. This is making it difficult to get a clear reading.

DUST: With all black trim I thought this would a big issue, but no signs of dust getting past the seals. This is a very tight vehicle.

SUSPENSION: Quadralift worked perfectly and on demand. Excellent for 4'10 wifer to get in and out. Valuable aid when hitching or leveling for overnight camp stops. Works well in OR1, not too stiff. In Aero the ride is first class luxury. The road between and Innaminka and the QLD border was a shocker! As bad as I have experienced with a van. The Old Strezilecky was not much better but the car handled it with ease. No body rattles or squeaks to date. This is going to be one serious remote area tug if Jeep Aust give it the mandatory back-up with servicing and spares.

EVIC gauges: The ability to monitor engine oil temp, transmission temp, and configure the dash to suit is a great aid. I air-down a lot in these areas and the ability to check tyre pressures in transit is reassuring.

RADIO ETC. works well, easy to tune and store stations no issues as yet with exception. I get an intermittent thump from the radio when using AM Channel. Minor issue.Music works via blue tooth phone, SD card and USB iPod.

If the Big Jeep continues to perform in this fashion we will be two very happy little campers!
Man o man I'm jealous.... counting down the days.... oops years to retirement.

Great info on fuel econony especially with towing.... keep enjoying your trip and continue to beat the other makes fuel economy.
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