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Old 11-21-2013, 03:48 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Checked the Big Red Fire Truck out for rear misalignment and caved in floor panels and the like.
Nope, solid as a rock.

Oh well, got a perfect Jeep so far!!

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Old 11-21-2013, 04:31 AM
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Last week I posted whilst out in my truck I counted 15 MY14's and made an observation to which SNUKE responded with some official sales figures to support my observations. Went out in the truck again today (not the Jeep but a real truck so sitting up high and looking over car roof tops including SUV's with ease). Playing "car spotto" I got to 20 this time and the break down was......
Black...6, Billet Silver....2, Crystal Granite.....5, Bright White....5, with two other dark colours either black or Granite.
Sorry Hymer, SjandL, JosephR and other DCR owners but I did not see any this trip.
ANOTHER OBSERVATIONS: In addition to above saw two SRT's. One Bright White which was stunning and one Granite. So far I have not seen an SRT which has both the ribbon LED'S and the stip LED's on at the same time. Is it possible to have both on at the same time. I only ever see SRT's with the stip LED's on. I cannot understand why they don't illuminate the mean ribbon LED's. Is there a technical reason? On Utube clips I have seen both sets of LED's illuminated but not in the flesh. LED'S being DRL's
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:01 AM
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We don't get the ribbon lights in Aus SRT's unless the headlights are on (bloody pollies). But I plan to "cross wire" mine so they do.
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20 Webber. You win. I'm sort of pleased you didn't see any DCR though. I like having a not so common colour.

I did see one today (I couldn't tell the colour though at the time). I was standing outside the house and happened to be gazing across to the top of hill and I spotted the DRL's as it was coming down. Completely recognisable from that distance - I thought 'Wow' - that's an MY14 JGC...

... and then I realised it was mine. Husband was coming home earlier than I expected.

He had a 'first' with it today though with regards to the Foreward Collision Warning system. It has not been the first time that it has be used in the last few months but it was the first time that the vehicle actually took over from him.

Guy in front braked unexpectedly, normal warning happened - BRAKE thing coming across the EVIC, husband braked however (and this is a first), it took over the braking from him and he felt like the brake pedal depress by itself (as in - he was pressing it, fairly hard he thought, but it was pulling further down away from his foot) if that makes sense.

The manual does state that it will apply further braking if it feels you aren't, however in this case, he was aware of the guy behind him having trouble and he didn't want to be rear-ended and felt there was some lee-way still with regards to the guy in front.

Obviously the Jeep didn't feel that way and actually came to a stop about 2 car lengths from the front guy. Thankfully, guy behind did manage to pull up but very very close to the rear of the Jeep.

So be aware, it will take over if it feels that you aren't doing enough.
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20 Webber. You win. I'm sort of pleased you didn't see any DCR though. I like having a not so common colour.

I did see one today (I couldn't tell the colour though at the time). I was standing outside the house and happened to be gazing across to the top of hill and I spotted the DRL's as it was coming down. Completely recognisable from that distance - I thought 'Wow' - that's an MY14 JGC...

... and then I realised it was mine. Husband was coming home earlier than I expected.

He had a 'first' with it today though with regards to the Foreward Collision Warning system. It has not been the first time that it has be used in the last few months but it was the first time that the vehicle actually took over from him.

Guy in front braked unexpectedly, normal warning happened - BRAKE thing coming across the EVIC, husband braked however (and this is a first), it took over the braking from him and he felt like the brake pedal depress by itself (as in - he was pressing it, fairly hard he thought, but it was pulling further down away from his foot) if that makes sense.

The manual does state that it will apply further braking if it feels you aren't, however in this case, he was aware of the guy behind him having trouble and he didn't want to be rear-ended and felt there was some lee-way still with regards to the guy in front.

Obviously the Jeep didn't feel that way and actually came to a stop about 2 car lengths from the front guy. Thankfully, guy behind did manage to pull up but very very close to the rear of the Jeep.

So be aware, it will take over if it feels that you aren't doing enough.
I'm happy with your hubbies experience though and good to know it worked.
Trying to AVOID you being rear-ended would need some precise braking expertise to use a little more of the 2 car spaces the Forward Colllision left you with. I'd be happy with that. If you rear end then you're in trouble whereas the guy rear ending you has the problems (apart from the inconvenience for you with repairs).

.....and you are right....these MY14's are so easy to see. I love our new signature lights. I am not a Black person but the best colour for showing off those mean lights is Black. One car today was black with the sun behind it and somehow the car was almost invisible but coming towards me were those clearly distinguishable ribbon DRL's. It did look menacing. I just thought to myself. Gee, they look good. You would think after nearly 6 months the love affair would have worn off.
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You would think after nearly 6 months the love affair would have worn off.
Never. I love this thing with a passion.
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We don't get the ribbon lights in Aus SRT's unless the headlights are on (bloody pollies). But I plan to "cross wire" mine so they do.
Absolutely rediculous. The Ribbon lights are the up todate spec and they have you still driving around with only the EARLIER WK DRL's on. The ribbon lights are at their best without the headlights on. I'd cross wire them too if I had that skill but won't you be running foul of the law?
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Never. I love this thing with a passion.
I wonder if your eyes will stray a little when you have the Cherokee in the garage?
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Agree, but he was a little cranky with it. 'I've been driving for near on 35 years and I know how to control a vehicle...I don't need it to second guess me... blah blah blah' type of rant.

I do respect what he is saying, however I (and he overall), is thankful for the system.

However, for future enhancements to the vehicle, I wonder if the rear sensors can somehow be engaged to compliment the forward ones in such a way that performing together ie: car in front and car at rear, could somehow optimise the braking to allow best avoidance from not only the front but also the rear.
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__________________......now that is going to be some "hell of a good" Uconnect System to work that out.
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However, for future enhancements to the vehicle, I wonder if the rear sensors can somehow be engaged to compliment the forward ones in such a way that performing together ie: car in front and car at rear, could somehow optimise the braking to allow best avoidance from not only the front but also the rear.
__________________......now that is going to be some "hell of a good" Uconnect System to work that out.
We can put man on the moon, send small crawling rovers to climb all over Mars (and report back no less), create brilliant flying machines like the B2 Stealth bomber with all the complexity going on in that etc etc. We really are very clever when you think about it.

Retrieving and combining the data from front and rear sensors, crunching that data and then passing it to the ABS system to act accordingly, I think is a walk in park.
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