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Re: A year in my TRAILHAWK

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Just over 2k in Trailhawk. And everytime I drove it I feel like it was a car built exactly for me and what I want/need out of an SUV.

It's a phenomenally well thought out and balanced vehicle.

I haven't yet found anything that annoys me or disappoints me about it.

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Exactly how I feel. 1100mi.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:43 PM
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granddriver 125 I know you have a limited... is it a V6 or I4 and if it has 4wd which one? Thanks
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granddriver 125 I know you have a limited... is it a V6 or I4 and if it has 4wd which one? Thanks
V6 with Active Drive II. Need that to tow it behind our motorhome.

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I completed a little interior project on my TH today. After installing the husky liner cargo mat I realized that the only remaining fabric surface in the cargo area is the back panel of the rear seats. I use my TH for a WIDE variety of things as I'm a very active person so slick surfaces that wipe clean quick and easy are highly favored so the carpet had to go.

I picked up some FlexSeal, which is rubber in a can, then pulled the seats out. Removal of the seats was straight forward and a one person job but a second set of hands would be nice when removing the larger side. I used a heat gun to melt the carpet down to very short nap, which takes only about 10 minutes to complete. Then I masked off the areas needing protection from overspray. I used 4 cans of FlexSeal to achieve the coverage I was looking for. This may have been doable with 3 cans if I had spread the high product into the lower/thinner areas after the first couple coats were completed. I'm pleased with the end result at this point and I'll report back after I've gotten it dirty and cleaned it up again.
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Re: A year in my TRAILHAWK

it has been quite a long time since my last post. I am no less thrilled with my trailhawk now then I was several thousand miles ago. I love it.

it seems that at around 10,000 miles it began getting noticeably better gas mileage. I have 11,300 miles on it to date. On a trip that I take rather often that involves a mixture off significant hills and flatland miles (170 miles) cruising 65 most of the time I'm averaging 26.4mpg. Or 19.8-20.5 mpg towing my boat.

Couple things I'd change;

I hate everything about the auto parking brake and everything related to it engaging at any time other than when I chose.

When the auto on feature is on both seat heaters should come on rather than just the drivers seat.

When remotely starting, it should start regardless if doors and hatch are open or closed.

Not sure why the hatch sometimes will only close manually.

Why 9 speeds? Mine has NEVER seen 9th gear.

Only problem Ive had;

My odometer is blinking. My local dealer has no clue why and I'm not comfortable leaving it with them.
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Re: A year in my TRAILHAWK

My additions:

Power co-pilot seat.
9th gear engaging at 65 mph
Adjustable pedals
Second 12V power outlet in the front
Softer suspension for the Limited. The OR suspension is just too jarring.
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I hate everything about the auto parking brake and everything related to it engaging at any time other than when I chose.

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Not sure why the hatch sometimes will only close manually.
It seems we have a Grand Cherokee thread in the Cherokee (KL) sub-forum.

In any case, on our Cherokees (KLs), the auto parking break is an option and can be selected or deselected (manual set only) through the settings menu. Perhaps it's the same on your WK2s.

On the Cherokee KLs, the hatch will only close manually if it has been open for a long period - not sure of the timing, but I've noticed it and seen it referenced in this forum. Perhaps it's the same on your WK2s.

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It seems we have a Grand Cherokee thread in the Cherokee (KL) sub-forum.

In any case, on our Cherokees (KLs), the auto parking break is an option and can be selected or deselected (manual set only) through the settings menu. Perhaps it's the same on your WK2s.

On the Cherokee KLs, the hatch will only close manually if it has been open for a long period - not sure of the timing, but I've noticed it and seen it referenced in this forum. Perhaps it's the same on your WK2s.

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Look closer. My thread, about my Trailhawk which is indeed a Cherokee KL.
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My additions:

Power co-pilot seat.
9th gear engaging at 65 mph
Adjustable pedals
Second 12V power outlet in the front
Softer suspension for the Limited. The OR suspension is just too jarring.
I am sorry but I have to disagree with you about the off road suspension on the Limited. I LOVE it. It is much firmer than the mall cruiser Jeeps and reminds me of the Wrangler. It is great for the Michigan potholes. Even my 92 year old mother likes the firmer suspension as she says it takes the bumps better and she is not jarred around as much.
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My additions:

Power co-pilot seat.
9th gear engaging at 65 mph
Adjustable pedals
Second 12V power outlet in the front
Softer suspension for the Limited. The OR suspension is just too jarring.
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I am sorry but I have to disagree with you about the off road suspension on the Limited. I LOVE it. It is much firmer than the mall cruiser Jeeps and reminds me of the Wrangler. It is great for the Michigan potholes. Even my 92 year old mother likes the firmer suspension as she says it takes the bumps better and she is not jarred around as much.
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I am sorry but I have to disagree with you about the off road suspension on the Limited. I LOVE it. It is much firmer than the mall cruiser Jeeps and reminds me of the Wrangler. It is great for the Michigan potholes. Even my 92 year old mother likes the firmer suspension as she says it takes the bumps better and she is not jarred around as much.
You can disagree, you are entitled to be wrong.

I'm aware of several people who have found the same issue I have and we read about the issue on RV forums before ours was delivered (ordered last July/Aug). A rippled road and you leave you really feel it. Almost reminds me of a Mach 1 Mustang I had in 1971.

BTW, we spent last weekend in Michigan (Waterford area) and at times I mentioned to my DW that I can't see them "not" softening it a bit. It was not initially included as standard on the Limited and sometime between the time we ordered ours and September that was changed.

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You can disagree, you are entitled to be wrong.

I'm aware of several people who have found the same issue I have and we read about the issue on RV forums before ours was delivered (ordered last July/Aug). A rippled road and you leave you really feel it. Almost reminds me of a Mach 1 Mustang I had in 1971.

BTW, we spent last weekend in Michigan (Waterford area) and at times I mentioned to my DW that I can't see them "not" softening it a bit. It was not initially included as standard on the Limited and sometime between the time we ordered ours and September that was changed.

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OK, I can agree to disagree. I like having the TrailHawk suspension in my Jeep Limited. If I would order another Jeep Limited I would get it again. But then again I have no interest in RVs so the way we look at things is probably different. As I wrote on another forum I think Jeep has confused things a bit with the Cherokee. Is it a traditional rugged off road Jeep or is it a luxury mall cruiser? My brother has always bought Wranglers so I am used to the off road suspension and would find a soft suspension in a Jeep odd.
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