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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Excellent, finally got me an E number after ordering on 30/06. Now to get a build sheet and status details. Starting to get excited now but must remember patience.
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Please post pics of the nudge bar when fitted. I was considering same but was a bit worried it would spoil the chrome lines. This MY14 has such sexy curvy chrome lines and grille that I am worried of braking those visual shiny curves. I feel for guys that, through necessity, need to fit the heavy full bull bars because, unfortunately, those bull bars completely remove all the beauty of this car. However, those bull bars are still preferable to the damage that could occur should one hit a Roo.
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Will do. Should be fitted 27 Oct. Ordered in Jan 13 with the car. Car arrived Jul 13. No reversing camera, no bar. Had several discussions with the dealer re the nudge bar and I had to tell them the parts they needed for the 2012 model. I am but hoping that the 2014 is the same as the 12 for the chassis. If not, we think again.

As for the chrome. I have none as yet as I have the Laredo. So all black below the paint.

Other than some minor issues with paint imperfections love the car. Great drive and can't wait to get it back from the wife at weekends. Two car family, one likes manuals (real driving) one doesn't. JGC is Auto, second car is a manual!! Guess which I take to work!!

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I have had no Uconnect issues to date. The only slight sign was a report from SWMBO that on pressing SET+ to accelerate the CC tuned itself off and would not come back on. Once the car was off and restarted all was OK. I tried to re-enact the issue but no joy. Maybe it is the one that does not like a manual shift!!!.

Me thinks that I should nick the new car and see what happens. On second thoughts ----------

Maybe we won't go there!!

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Excellent, finally got me an E number after ordering on 30/06. Now to get a build sheet and status details. Starting to get excited now but must remember patience.
Who did you order from?
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Who did you order from?
Nepean motor group, looks like it was built on 15/8 so jeep must of released the number to the dealer after it was built. The tracking details and build sheets are great, Milous and the other people that run this site and get the info really are awesome!
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Mad ride Karter.
SA are asking $100k for 2012 SRT's, & here I was concerned about resale value
Call Shervin at private fleet 1300 303181
He will get a car to u at a very good price .
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Hi Jeepsters, thanks for getting me back into reading novels I decided to do the righty and read everything before posting... thankfully the politics finished at page 450 or so

I've had our 2014 Overland CRD for about four weeks now and am overall really happy with the car... and definitely happy for what you get at the price. Of course I have a few niggles which are annoying for someone not used to buying vehicles still in R&D!

I thought I might start off with some "giving" before asking questions, so here we go:

- Gracenote would be relevant in the US where their cars are Internet enabled. If the track information embedded in your music is missing, the car would seek it out online.

- I use MP3 format more than most other formats, and it's worth mentioning that there are two versions of the "tags" which hold the song information inside the music file. It is quite possible that music searching will not occur if this isn't done to the car's liking. I'll have a play and add more info soon, but for those who would like to get ahead there is a free Windoze program called MP3Tag which I have attend to any shortfalls in my music collection's data. I would suggest populating both versions of the tag data and try VR again.

- Bust out your old hard drives! Yesterday I set up an 80Gb 2.5" external hard drive in the iPod slot and so far all works well. There's plenty of power available from the centre USB port so even the annoyingly thirsty models like my Maxtor should be OK. I have no idea of the upper limit on drive size yet.

- I am liaising with Nav TV regarding the development of their U-Connect box as I am interested in enabling Nav in motion and also utilising the reversing screen with a trailer mounted camera. I tow a boat and my girlfriend/financier prefers me to be as self-sufficient as possible... because then there's no arguments I'd be happy to keep anyone interested in the loop as to progress.

- Does anyone in Perth want to do a bulk purchase of mudflaps, then have an installation day when they arrive? I'm also considering alternate side steps.

- I'll add we have not seen the climate issue yet, but always run in independent / split mode. Just for the data... I do not want to put the mozz on our Jeep as I feel the dealer will be useless.

- With respect, I'd forget about your rear hooks. Pulling a car from one corner is undesirable at best and using the towing system is a proven, robust approach I've used for years as a 4WD Instructor. It's best to use a receiver adaptor with a hook or a hole for the shackle, but in a pinch just put your strap down the hole and use the receiver pin through the eye of the strap. The worst event is you'll bend the pin and have to cut it off... no one died. To repeat, it's best to use the adaptor. I'll post pics if anyone hasn't seen what I'm talking about

And here are the questions:

- Does anyone's Nav respond to entering addresses by voice? Mine gives the usual "suck on it Aussie" message. I'm pretty annoyed because I saw voice recognition as the solution to the keyboard lockout when moving. To use current "nanny logic" back at the manufacturer, the car is quite dangerous... as even when travelling accompanied you have to pull over to enter a destination, and then pull out into potentially 110km/h rearward approaching traffic. Personally I don't care if they ever fix the VR, provided they disable the keyboard lockout in motion rubbish. Two years on I have never had anything close to a near miss in our 5 Series from dialling in addresses progressively as traffic movements permit. It is no more a risk than any other button pushing when driving. Rant over.

- Has anyone with rear sensors had a towbar fitted at a non-Jeep facility? I am told they splice the wiring to add in the required current booster (which they generously refer to as a "ECU") which means manual silencing of the rear sensors is required. I can't be bothered doing this all summer!

- Furthermore, can anyone confirm any intelligence to the Mopar towbar wiring installation with regard to silencing the rear sensors? I didn't want to pay LCT on the towbar so didn't order it with the vehicle.

- If anyone knows an economical source of 18" wheels in Perth WA, I am listening

- Are there any front hook solutions for the MY14, or must we always come out backwards

Thanks for reading... that is all... over and out,
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Great post Barboots. Interested to follow your progress with the mp3 hard drive function.
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Hi Barboots
Have a chat with Gavin at cruisinon at Malaga , I was there the other day as he is getting a LR tank in for me and then fitting a mopar bar, he was saying the mopar are about to release a MY14 compatible wiring loom for the tow bar not sure about silencing the rear but he should be able to give you the heads up on the info you are chasing

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- I am liaising with Nav TV regarding the development of their U-Connect box as I am interested in enabling Nav in motion and also utilising the reversing screen with a trailer mounted camera. I tow a boat and my girlfriend/financier prefers me to be as self-sufficient as possible... because then there's no arguments I'd be happy to keep anyone interested in the loop as to progress.

Hi Barboots
I am interested in the Nat TV as well , I want to be able to put a reversing camera behind my caravan and be able to use the U connect to see behind when driving or reversing, I would be interested in any info that you may have.
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- I am liaising with Nav TV regarding the development of their U-Connect box as I am interested in enabling Nav in motion and also utilising the reversing screen with a trailer mounted camera. I tow a boat and my girlfriend/financier prefers me to be as self-sufficient as possible... because then there's no arguments I'd be happy to keep anyone interested in the loop as to progress.

Hi Barboots
I am interested in the Nat TV as well , I want to be able to put a reversing camera behind my caravan and be able to use the U connect to see behind when driving or reversing, I would be interested in any info that you may have.
Of course Greenacres, or in fact anyone else interested in this... we may be able to save some dough by ordering as a unit then locally shipping them? To keep the thread clean, could those interested PM me with their vehicle specfics so i can pass them on to the manufacturer. My next communication is scheduled for the 26th and I'm hoping the news is positive

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If you get more info on Nav TV, then create a thread for it for all info to go into and make it easy to follow.
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