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Old 09-02-2013, 06:00 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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Hi guys,

Thanks for the kind comments.

Have noticed a couple of things in the past couple of days
The brake dust from the Brembos is terrible. Spent an hour scrubbing the Goliath rims when I washed it. Might have to look into an alternative brake pad
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Hawk Ceramic Pads are the way to go. I have them on my FPVF6X with the same Brembo calliper as the SRT, hardly any dust compared to stock.

Great choice in car/colour, same as me
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

[QUOTE=Blakey;885823]Well, picked up the new ride on Thursday.
This truck is fantastic!

Hey Blakey
Congrats! Look amazing

You didn't happen to be driving on Albert St Preston just crossing over Bell St yesterday by any chance???? if so then you had a car load of admirers checking you out on the road very jealous
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Hi guys,

Thanks for the kind comments.

Have noticed a couple of things in the past couple of days
The brake dust from the Brembos is terrible. Spent an hour scrubbing the Goliath rims when I washed it. Might have to look into an alternative brake pad
The Uconnect still has the standard gremlin - weird temp operation, apart from that the HK stereo sounds great, and SATNAV seems to work really well.
Found one build quality issue so far. Plastic rivets are used to attach the wheel arch liners and bumpers, found two rivets that didn't take up properly, but probably being a little pedantic.

Missed out on Stop and Go, but love the ACC as is.
8 speed auto on the HEMI is amazing, but the tiptronic style gear selector takes some getting used to.
The fuel economy seems ok so far, travelled around 200km and used around 1/3 of a tank - all city driving so far.
Has anyone replaced the Brembo brake pads from new? I've used a place called Race Brakes in Vic in the past. Reputable aftermarket race accessories. Used their pads on previous FPV Brembos and they work a treat, leave next to little/no brake dust, last long and prolong the life of the disc. However, i only used these once originals wore out. The owner there said lots of people come in and replace factory pads straight away on new cars. I am considering doing this for my SRT (on order) - but part of me thinks not to... Especially on brand new car. But honestly, the (lack of) brake dust feature was enough to advocate these pads... I hate dirty wheels and the new goliaths are nice and shiney
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Dealer had my SRT all of last week to rework the flares & get them to align correctly .. Back in there again today for a final adjustment.. Dealer has a few more SRTs that are giving him major grief! I'm expecting the flares that have been glued & fastened with double-sided tape to come apart as soon as the weather heats up!
That's no good to hear about the wheel flares. Hear a few people mention these now. Dealer remedies always make me nervous...
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:23 AM
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Hello from NYC,

Heading to brooklyn on exchange my off road permit for a new one. I have a set of brand new Staun deflaters, I never used them on the 05, always just did it the old fashon way. Do any of you down under beach rats use this brand deflator? are they reliable? I plan on bringing my 18" tires down to the preset PSI of 18.
I use an arb ezi-deflate, much easier, faster and has tyre pressure gauge!
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:16 AM
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Hello from NYC,

Heading to brooklyn on exchange my off road permit for a new one. I have a set of brand new Staun deflaters, I never used them on the 05, always just did it the old fashon way. Do any of you down under beach rats use this brand deflator? are they reliable? I plan on bringing my 18" tires down to the preset PSI of 18.
I used Stauns for years because I could screw them on and then walk around making sure everyone doing theirs manually were OK. As mentioned, they can be a problem... mainly if not cared for. Keep them in their pouch and free of any sand. If you drop one in sand, consider it 100% untrustworthy and requiring a full disassembly service. Lock your setting with a small amount of thread-locking compound as the dual nut on them doesn't really cut it as a locking mechanism unless you use tools.

Do not believe the "pre-set" hype as they are often way out from the value they're supposed to be at. I remember one proud owner coming back to a wheel sitting on the ground... the brand new Staun never stopped! Adjusting them is best done at the service station (garage) or with a "proper" compressor, as it is important to reinflate your tyre back to ~full pressure before testing your 'new" setting. This is a pain with a slow compressor, or one that outputs warm/hot air as the pressure will alter when the air cools.

I used the same set for several years with no problems at all. I had two of them at a different setting to the other two in response to the uneven weight distribution of the car.

The Curry gauge/deflator (original to the ARB one) I have doesn't get much love. As a single purchase it is a better option than a set of Stauns, but to be clear, an excellent compressor is my idea of the best investment.

I'll tell you a secret. When I'm out by myself or with crew that know what they're doing, I use a valve tool to pull out the valve core and go by eye. You really only need to be accurate when reinflating. Oh... and carry a few spare valve cores!

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As everyone knows adelaide is the home of the dunnie door (aka commodore, everyone has one)... but am I the only one who is noticing... I am seeing more 2014 jeep grand cherokees on the road than the new vf...

I purchased a jgc to be different... I selected dcr to be different... as adelaide was home to plenty of silver, black and white older jgc (older as in more than 3 months old)... but now it appears I just another trend follower... as I see at least 3 or 4 new jgc a day and at least 1 jgc a week.

Until our jgc arrived, neither my partner or I had seen a dcr coloured one in adelaide.
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Hawk Ceramic Pads are the way to go. I have them on my FPVF6X with the same Brembo calliper as the SRT, hardly any dust compared to stock.

Great choice in car/colour, same as me
Thanks DCRSRT
Might have to look into the Hawks.
Have better things to do than spend half the weekend on hand and knee scrubbing alloys!
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:25 PM
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Well, picked up the new ride on Thursday.
This truck is fantastic!

Hey Blakey
Congrats! Look amazing

You didn't happen to be driving on Albert St Preston just crossing over Bell St yesterday by any chance???? if so then you had a car load of admirers checking you out on the road very jealous
Hey GiGi,

No haven't been in Preston, been keeping close to home in the south east.
Hope to get some run time on the beast over the next few weeks
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:41 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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Has anyone replaced the Brembo brake pads from new? I've used a place called Race Brakes in Vic in the past. Reputable aftermarket race accessories. Used their pads on previous FPV Brembos and they work a treat, leave next to little/no brake dust, last long and prolong the life of the disc.
I have been thinking about this as well, the spider monkeys have a lot more places to clean than the goliaths.

Is this place the one in Yarraville?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi blakey, nice! can I ask -when did you place your order and which dealer did you use? were you happy with them? I am also in SE melb and I have a dcr srt with spider monkeys and tow bar on order from june 27. great pre sales from my dealer but not much info coming from them since. I have no order no, E number yet despite asking several times.
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Hi blakey, nice! can I ask -when did you place your order and which dealer did you use? were you happy with them? I am also in SE melb and I have a dcr srt with spider monkeys and tow bar on order from june 27. great pre sales from my dealer but not much info coming from them since. I have no order no, E number yet despite asking several times.
Hi Robbbo
Ordered mine early June from Werribee Jeep, as i found them to be very responsive to my enquiries
Car was built on the 21st June and picked it up last week.
All through the process i found Werribee Jeep to be good. Got a phone call every friday with updates.
Called me last Tuesday when it was delivered and let me take it around the block.
Tont and towbar done Wednesday, collect thursday.
Found a couple of small items to be adressed and dealers seems ok with my queries
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