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Put the Tow Baa on Baa Baaa this morning. Wasn't too hard, although I knew it wasn't going to be a breeze when it was already 32deg at 7:45 am. Instructions where pretty good although in "step 3" it referred to removing "2x plastic fittings" On the MY14 these are metal bolts that screw in to the impact beam. The tow bar has holes for the bolts but are not threaded so I had to get my own nuts, bolts and washers. They also provide a few plastic pop rivets, however you need a special tool to fit them, can't find the tool in town so I bought alternative plastic clips from SuperCheap. My only other thought on the install is that the wheel arch flares have 3 mount points that use plastic clips, these mount points are very flimsy and are very easy to break. Had to use a bit of araldite on a couple of them. Total time to put the bar on was about 3 hours, by the time I finished it was almost noon and 40deg so the wiring harness can wait until another day..



SNUKE the rest of the images of the bar are here:

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Firstly, I am not a black person but I have to admit your car looks smart. Black needs a little extra chrome and the side steps and the silver shiny rims do the job. I reckon you should consider those chrome headlight surrounds previous discussed. I reckon they would definetely work on the black. On white I am not too sure.
Now, you are too clever for me. No way would I pull my car apart like you have to facilitate the fitting of a tow bar. I had no idea one had to go to that extent. I'd never know how to put it all back again. I'd almost certainly leave off a screw or something.
BAABAAA is obviously in good hands....very sparkly too for your location.
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just one more thing, when you pulled the back off your car was it full of the red "bulldust"? or was it as clean as the photo shows?
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When I was under there yesterday it didn't look too difficult, but like the side steps I fitted, just pain in the ass getting under instead of having the ease of the car up on a hoist.
The wiring however, I haven't played with electrics in so long I wouldn't dare touch.

It looks the same as far as I can tell.
Did you get a MY14 wiring loom at least?

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auscop, just one more thing, when you pulled the back off your car was it full of the red "bulldust"? or was it as clean as the photo shows?
Hey Webber, sadly there was no red bulldust, with the wifer studying full time we are yet to get away on a good camping trip... And we don't head out in anything over 35deg.. . Yea yea call me soft... Baa Baaa was clean as she had just got back from the Baa Baaa Bath.
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When I was under there yesterday it didn't look too difficult, but like the side steps I fitted, just pain in the ass getting under instead of having the ease of the car up on a hoist.
The wiring however, I haven't played with electrics in so long I wouldn't dare touch.

It looks the same as far as I can tell.
Did you get a MY14 wiring loom at least?
SNUKE, Nope looks like I got the old wire harness.. If the only difference is the reversing sensors, then I am not too worried as we almost never tow, only time we do is when go camping and take our quad bike..

Use to be a sparky, so electrics don't bother me to much..
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I reckon you should consider those chrome headlight surrounds previous discussed. I reckon they would definetely work on the black.
I have thought about buying those Webber, also considering the centre side strips too..

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On your black car I reckon it will work as far as dressing the vehicle up in a stylish fashion. You probably noted, as I did, that the pics used to display the chrome strip they were offering for sale were on black cars. No co-incidence. Black is enhanced with chrome. SNUKE won't agree because he is not a "chrome" type of guy. Even though I love chrome I am not too sure with a White car. I am waiting to see some white cars "in the flesh" with these accessories (like the chrome headlight surround) before I take the plunge.
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On your black car I reckon it will work as far as dressing the vehicle up in a stylish fashion. You probably noted, as I did, that the pics used to display the chrome strip they were offering for sale were on black cars. No co-incidence. Black is enhanced with chrome. SNUKE won't agree because he is not a "chrome" type of guy. Even though I love chrome I am not too sure with a White car. I am waiting to see some white cars "in the flesh" with these accessories (like the chrome headlight surround) before I take the plunge.
I agree it will look sharp on a black GC, I still think it will look good on white, just more subtle..
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I have thought about buying those Webber, also considering the centre side strips too.
Colozzie fitted those to his
See pics here:2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

As they don't provide any protection I am looking at these ones
2014 Grand Cherokee side molding /door dings

They can be ordered in the correct colour per vehicle, they also do a chrome designed to fit too low though.
Now if only they would answer my damn emails.

There are also these ones which may do the job - Amazon.com: 4Pcs ABS Chrome Body Door Side Molding Trim For Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011-2014: Automotive

Although they may be too wide
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I tested the cruise control today coming down a steep hill.
At 60kmh, it maintained it, raised only a couple before dropping from 6th to 3rd gear by itself to maintain the set 62kmh.

It is possible I turned the cruise off instead of setting it at 82kmh due to the stupid button layout, but the car ran up to 100kmh, before I put on the brakes.
It was only 2 mins later when I know I turned it off that I realised I may have done it earlier.
I find the button lay out silly. On/Off should be where cancel is and vice versa, with the set and reduce buttons being more prominent rather than the centre button, ie the two buttons most likely to be used.
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Colozzie fitted those to his See pics here:2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia As they don't provide any protection I am looking at these ones 2014 Grand Cherokee side molding /door dings They can be ordered in the correct colour per vehicle, they also do a chrome designed to fit too low though. Now if only they would answer my damn emails. There are also these ones which may do the job - Amazon.com: 4Pcs ABS Chrome Body Door Side Molding Trim For Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011-2014: Automotive Although they may be too wide
Dang, the things I miss out on if I am off the forum for a while.. Those first ones look pretty damn cool, may have to look at those... Amazon is also an option.. Have a few Yankee ties for freight..

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I tested the cruise control today coming down a steep hill. At 60kmh, it maintained it, raised only a couple before dropping from 6th to 3rd gear by itself to maintain the set 62kmh. It is possible I turned the cruise off instead of setting it at 82kmh due to the stupid button layout, but the car ran up to 100kmh, before I put on the brakes. It was only 2 mins later when I know I turned it off that I realised I may have done it earlier. I find the button lay out silly. On/Off should be where cancel is and vice versa, with the set and reduce buttons being more prominent rather than the centre button, ie the two buttons most likely to be used.
Hi Snuke, I find myself adjusting the gearing when the computer decides to hold the speed back via the gears, especially when it goes over 3000 rpm. The computer then adds more brakes to maintain the speed which I feel is better for the engine. After the speed settles, I then reset the gear selection back to automatic.

I was hoping the Transmission TSB (NUMBER: 21-011-13 GROUP: Transmission and Transfer Case DATE: November 09, 2013 - Serial 8) would fix this, but I reckon the dealership thought that the N58 recall would fix this. I'll have to get this checked again on the next service. Has anyone had this TSB applied and found an improvement in gear selection.
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