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Old 08-31-2013, 12:05 AM
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Picked up my Jeep from its 1000km check up and the list of faults. Most of the faults are still there as they relate to the uconnect/climate control which the dealer says the software fix is only a few days away. They could not diagnose any faults with the Evic disappearing (only happened once), cruise control sometimes not working and auto headlights issue is apparently "normal". The rattle/vibration behind the dash is still there (they could not fault it until I picked up the car and demonstrated it).

I am still waiting for the towbar and reversing camera - the dealer could not give a time frame except "soon". On the plus side, they apparently did change the oil and filter even though it is not required, and gave me a loan car for the day.

The crome oval side steps, mud flaps and metal sill panels have now arrived from the USA, all genuine MOPAR. The cost for them all was about $800 aud delivered.

I have now done close to 1500kms and I have noticed a quirk with the driving position which is probably just me, or a legacy of the Jeep being a RHD design, but I'd be interested if anyone else finds this. I just can't get my left leg (or more specifically foot) in a comfortable position. If I adjust the seat and column exactly how I like it, I find there is nowhere to rest my left foot. The angle of the floor pan and the lack of a footrest is the issue. If I compromise the seating position, ie moving it more forward, so my foot is flat on the floor, then my leg interferes with the stupid foot parking brake. If I move the seat somewhere between the two to strike a balance, then it is ok'ish for a while but then I get pins and needles in my leg after an hour or so at the wheel.

Btw I am 5"9 medium build/weight with normal length legs and arms.
I can relate to your ' fit' problem. I am 6ft and have had a bit of difficulty finding the perfect driving position, I hate the position of the park brake, it should sit higher. My best compromise was to lower the seat, if its too high (which I prefer) then there is too much pressure under my thighs. Funny how a vehicle with multiple seat and steering wheel adjustments it is still difficult to get that perfect driving position.
You could be right as to there is a compromise between LH drive and RH drive.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:10 AM
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Hi everyone, I am interested about people's comments about the lack of a footrest. I currently drive a Calais and have a footrest which has become second nature in terms of access. I have read elsewhere suggestions about installing a footrest, but always have reservations about drilling through a firewall or tunnel into the unknown the other side.

I have got the light beige on order unfortunately the darker carpet with this trim option is not available on the Overland. In my current Calais I have the light urban interior like the light beige and was always concerned about the soiling. The Jeep carpet mats are just like the Holden ones I.e. small and no not provide much coverage. I bought special moulded carpet mats from a place in Dandenong for the Calais, these are full wrap around that run up the sides to an extent and am going to look at getting some made for my Overland when I finally get I and have some form of footrest incorporated to the underside of the drivers mat to provide me with a footrest.
With the position of that foot park brake I think you would find a footrest would interfere with your leg position, if only there was a way to lift that FB up a little away from your leg then you would have the room to fit a foot rest.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:36 AM
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:45 AM
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Last post for the day...

My GC CRD Limited now has 2000km's and the issues I originally complained about seem to have sorted themselves selves out, except of course the Air Con problems (but only on auto setting).
Engine is smooth and responsive, there are no unusual noises from suspension etc. The auto headlights now seem to be working better, it is a fantastic vehicle and I enjoy driving it.
Fuel economy is now averaging 7.8 per 100 and that's a lot of around town driving. The transmission gets a little getting used to as the down shifts can easily be felt when slowing down, but this is a good thing as it reduces to amount of brake application. When turning the the Eco setting off the shifts are smoother but the engine revs are a little higher, so I would surmise that the fuel econ would suffer a little too.

I know some of you may think I am a little 'anal' but I didn't like the look of the surface rust showing on the hubs of the disk brakes, the factory finish is some sort of gray paint finish. the rust is very noticeable through the spokes of the 18" wheels. So I removed the wheels and using a special heat resistant paint, I sprayed the inner hubs silver and refitted the wheels, it looks a treat and after a few hundred Km's there has been no heat deterioration to the applied paint, so for me it was worth the trouble.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:19 AM
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:28 AM
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I know some of you may think I am a little 'anal' but I didn't like the look of the surface rust showing on the hubs of the disk brakes...

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Nope... I agree that it looks sh!t. I don't see it on much else around either.

I intend painting mine when the wheels come off at service.

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Hey

Does anyone with a overland find the stitching on the dash reflects on the window? I need a dash mat. My 5.7L hemi is using 13L/100 over the last 2000k's, but it goes. The highway pulls 9's with the cylinder deactivation. A/c issue yes, but that's about it. The tow bar was a week late, but on now. Quadra Lift is awesome, the difference in height/clearance is great. Ventilation on the seats, the uconnect, the stereo, the ACC(amazing), the anti-collision(it works), the pana sunroof(keeps the kids happy), side steps are used by the little ones even on entry/exit height, remote tail gate, easy entry/lock exit, the great colour of the deep cherry red, the media centre swallowed a 4gig stick of music and the VR just spits out any song/artist you command, geezz and the list goes on,....did I mention it goes, I find myself slight jealous of the SRT 6.4 guys.Mmmm. ....Launch control.
Jeep should bring out Quadra-lift as standard, it's that good.
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Anyone with cruise control issues had theirs fixed yet? My dealer gave the could not replicate excuse so was hoping someone had a solution to the 'set+ turning off cruise control' problem.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:41 AM
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Does anyone with a overland find the stitching on the dash reflects on the window?
Yes, a bit of discussion about this on the US threads. I can see the stitching most days but it doesn't bother me. Good idea to get some dash mats but shame to cover nice leather.

Just got back from my first 4x4 trial over my dad's farm. No hills were big enough to bother the Jeep

I did test QL suspension. When using off-road II (2.6" lift), traction set to auto, 1.9 bar tyre pressure, I did notice a knocking sound that seemed to come from the shocks? I presume this is because there is very little travel available and perhaps too soft a shock setting?? The sound came when popping over bumps at slow speed. In off-road I (1.3" lift) the noise was nowhere near as noticeable, I'm not even sure there was any. I will try again tomorrow and set traction to rock.

Downhill assist in 4x4 low is good fun. The Jeep just crawls down the hill and does everything for you, gear, throttle and brake. Normally 4x4 low in 1st would be fine but i can see that there might be some tricky hills that this option might come in handy.

Any insights from others welcome. This is my first 4x4
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:44 AM
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Dont know ill ask my wife. She has me sussed.. I only get to drive it when we go out so she can drink. ..... im such a sucker! She says that I didnt let her drive my car when it was new so she's paying me back.... mine was a ute!
Thanks iboughtajeep, just tell her you need to take it out to help me out
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Yes, a bit of discussion about this on the US threads. I can see the stitching most days but it doesn't bother me. Good idea to get some dash mats but shame to cover nice leather.

Just got back from my first 4x4 trial over my dad's farm. No hills were big enough to bother the Jeep

I did test QL suspension. When using off-road II (2.6" lift), traction set to auto, 1.9 bar tyre pressure, I did notice a knocking sound that seemed to come from the shocks? I presume this is because there is very little travel available and perhaps too soft a shock setting?? The sound came when popping over bumps at slow speed. In off-road I (1.3" lift) the noise was nowhere near as noticeable, I'm not even sure there was any. I will try again tomorrow and set traction to rock.

Downhill assist in 4x4 low is good fun. The Jeep just crawls down the hill and does everything for you, gear, throttle and brake. Normally 4x4 low in 1st would be fine but i can see that there might be some tricky hills that this option might come in handy.

Any insights from others welcome. This is my first 4x4
It seems the suspension noise in OR2 is "normal" (or at least common). Check out this link: Jeep Grand Cherokee - includes video . Search on "rock-shelf".
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TJQLD - Except for the stitching/reflective issue on the dash, which I haven't noticed at all (although I have read about it on postings from the US guys), I was nodding my head all the way through your post.

DCR - Isn't it the best colour? That's a rhetoric question for all you 'Bright White' and 'Granite' owners.

I have also taken a look at the two SRT's ('13s) at school and thought ..'ummm...' but I quickly get over that. Completely impractical for our property.

One of the guys that owns one of them was having a squizzy at mine as he walked past one day and I wonder if he thinks...'ummmm... 8 speed transmission....ummm'

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I have had enough of the "you brought a Jeep",
I am so over hearing that.

Take the other day. Parked outside the deli to pick up a few things. Walk through the door. Accosted by two guys (waiting for their orders) that say ... You guessed it.

Actually yes I said, another one. That makes two now. Need to get a third.

Then they wanted to have a look at it. 'Do you mind?' they asked as they proceeded out the door and towards the car.

'Is it diesel?, is it a V8? (No), '8 speed tranny - nice'. 'Can we take a look inside' 'Wow - nice interior'.....

I'm so sick of the 'You bought a Jeep' being said to me that the sooner that CA/JA give their advertising agency/marketing people a new direction/theme to take, the happier I'll be.
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