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Old 03-31-2014, 07:45 PM
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The fact that most posts are from people who have "good things to say" suggests your observation is off the mark.
Hi chooke, he didn't say that.

I think that you may have misunderstood Rocksfly's intention. I don't think that his post was insulting.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Ok, thanks perhaps I did misinterpret Rockfly's post. I read it as posters who raise issues with the Jeep have too much time on their hands and hence a disproportinate fault postings. I accept that probably wasn't his intention. Anyway, the ratio of posts seem consistent with the feedback I received from two dealers, but who really knows, it's not like Jeep Australia would disclose this sort of information.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:36 PM
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Yes, there are pros and cons with removing the airdam. There is greater potential for radiator damage, and damage to the QL compressor and wash bottle. But having it on ruins the approach angle making it more likely you will get stuck in ruts and hill approaches, etc.

This is where a pre-runner would come in:
The pre-runner discussion thread

If you didn't care about approach angles, then you could get one of those nudge bars with a skid plate on the bottom to protect the airdam:
I don't think you'd get stuck if you left it on, it would simply bend or rip off. But totally agree that a prerunner would be good. When I get time I might look at making something up.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Quick question. Is there a 'magic' product that instantly dissolves huge glutinous shudder-worthy spider webs that I now encounter every morning because it's that time of the year when the hideous things build 20ft webs across our driveway from tree to tree and I have no choice but to go right through them? (That was quite a long question )

Smashed through two this morning and when I cleaned the Jeep, the webs just seemed to stick even more. I'm using Maguiares soft wash.

I had to spend ages hand-picking the long thick strands off the pano and the wing mirrors etc. **shudder**

Is there a good product that does it easily? And I don't even want to think about where the critters ended up themselves. I just trust the Jeep is tightly sealed.
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I don't think you'd get stuck if you left it on, it would simply bend or rip off. But totally agree that a prerunner would be good. When I get time I might look at making something up.
Situations where you could get stuck would be where the dragging airdam slows momentum. Particularly a problem in sand.

On flat sand, probably not an issue, as the airdam is no lower then the rest of the car, but going up dunes or access tracks, the front end will dig in. My mates navara has this problem a lot. A bull bar is another solution, the ARB and Uneek bars improve the approach well.
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I don't think it was meant like that, I think Rocksfly is trying to say that he is trying not to be concerned that he will get a lemon, and that all the bad issues he is reading about is outweighed by those out there enjoying their GC.

I agree, I'm taking the same view, I'm hoping I'm one of the lucky ones..... when it arrives.
Spot on Benny... Thanking you.
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Hi chooke, he didn't say that.

I think that you may have misunderstood Rocksfly's intention. I don't think that his post was insulting.
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Well that comment is a tad insulting. How would you know who is busy or not? This is a Jeep forum and people will post their experiences whether good or bad. The fact that most posts are from people who have "good things to say" suggests your observation is off the mark.

Information, whether it is good or bad, is a good thing. Not only is it in information for current and potential owners, it puts pressure on the manufacturer to sort things out. The issues which inflict the Jeep are common and well known to dealers. The majority that haven't experienced these common issues have a probability that they will experience them at some point, until Jeep sorts it out. Like others in the same boat, I want to get to a position where I can "enjoy my vehicle" - hopefully when the new DPF (so I can finally go outback in confidence that I won't be stranded) and new shocks (so I can drive without the thing sounding like a 20 year old country hack car over every bump).
Chooke

I apologise if my post was so unclear and caused you any angst.
I assume everyone is leading a busy life in the world we now find ourselves
I agree with you there are well documented problems associated with the MY14 and if you were familiar with my many early posts you would know I have had issues with my dealer and others. I've also had issues with Jeep Australia and their Customer
Couldn't Care Less Program.

When people have problems with the new vehicle they seek out advice and support in an effort to sort it out. I did that here on this forum. I am learning from you and others. I am familiarising myself with the issues, preparing myself for the likely inevitability that I to my have to deal with some or all of the documented issues.
I am buying from Sydney, living in Tasmania and here we only have two Jeep dealers and one closest to me missed out on a sale, so they are not talking to me. That and the sat nav install which dealers lied about is not going ahead. No late arrival of the uphill ascent which was meant to be in the ORII.... Just another electronically controlled gizmo that can give grief eh!
No love lost between me and jeep/dealers.... They continue to offend, gee I read a post by one of our North American friends who said Jeep have a lousy rep in the US.

So Chooke I have sea sawed back and forth about going ahead with this purchase. He'll I even had the dealer offer to let me pull out of the contract. I got a good price and they could sell it for more off the lot.
I think it was Snake, others to who have previously mentioned that the JGC is such a fantastic all round vehicle that essentially it should be the ducks nuts once all the current recurring issues are sorted.... And we would have to have a real expectation that eventually this should happen.
Chooke again I meant no offence.... Just hoping things will work out in a positive way for us all.
Cheers mate.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:55 PM
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Quick question. Is there a 'magic' product that instantly dissolves huge glutinous shudder-worthy spider webs that I now encounter every morning because it's that time of the year when the hideous things build 20ft webs across our driveway from tree to tree and I have no choice but to go right through them? (That was quite a long question )

Smashed through two this morning and when I cleaned the Jeep, the webs just seemed to stick even more. I'm using Maguiares soft wash.

I had to spend ages hand-picking the long thick strands off the pano and the wing mirrors etc. **shudder**

Is there a good product that does it easily? And I don't even want to think about where the critters ended up themselves. I just trust the Jeep is tightly sealed.
You can install a flame thrower to clear your path.....

Edit: on second thoughts may need to find a safer option....
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I'll post some video on Youtube soon.

I have never driven offroad before so I cant give too much info, I basically kept it in OR2, selected mud on the dial and put it into 4WD Low (when I remembered).

However couple of things that I learnt, which is likely common knowledge.
I measured that water depth which was just over a foot deep, however when got moving in it the front of the car pushes the water and being in that big rutted channel it had nowhere to go but up. Kind of lucky it didn't hit the bonnet and into the airbox.

Second I would recommend that you don't remove that front air dam as your radiator and other things are exposed. If you damage the front bumper it would be a lot cheaper than a radiator.

Limitations of the car are obvious, ground clearance and approach/departure angles, and no front tow hooks. (Although available through Chief Products).

I would not go out alone in that environment, I had two Defenders with me to give assistance if needed.

But what I love about this car is less then 24hrs prior to drowning it in mud I was using it to take my wife out for a classy dinner in the Sydney CBD.
This car ticks all the boxes for a younger mans lifestyle.
The jeep is far more capable and competent than most drivers you just need to know who to drive it.
Its not like a patrol or L/cruiser its better in some areas but again you need to let the car do it

Use the gear box don't leave it in drive first thing

I am amazed at times at just what they will do.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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Chooke

I apologise if my post was so unclear and caused you any angst.
I assume everyone is leading a busy life in the world we now find ourselves
No worries Rocksfly - no angst here, I just misinterpreted what you posted.

I'm looking forward to the new DPF assembly and rear shocks being fitted in a fortnight. Maddington DVG came good in this regard while Jeep Aus has still not replied to a letter I sent them last year.

On the balance of probabilities, your new Jeep should be fine but you know what to look out for.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Just had a phone call from our local jeep dealer informing me that my Jeep is required to come in for the cruise control recall.

Apparently jeep actually told them it needs to come in. Anyone else been contacted? I know theres a TSB out about it, but am very suprised to be personally contacted seeing as they never did for the N58 recall!
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