Picked up my Deep Cherry / Black Summit yesterday. 14 miles when I got it, sitting in the drive at 246 now, and leaving for FL tomorrow morning (from MD). She'll have close to 1k on her tomorrow night.
Not new to Jeeps (also in the garage are a 92 XJ 4.0/auto and a 92 YJ 4.0/stick), not new to diesels (also have an '01 Ram 2500 Cummins/stick) and I also know my turbos (played all through college with the Mopar 2.2/2.5 four cylinder turbos)...so this GC seems like the perfect blend of all worlds to me. Smooth, quiet, powerful, comfortable, awesome fuel mileage (so far showing me 27.8 average/mixed and the fuel gauge is pretty much dead-on 3/4 tank), and TONS of nice toys. Haven't noticed any turbo lag - not surprising for a VNT - power is nice and smooth, and the only thing I've had to disable because the computer pissed me off was the auto-high-beam control. Reflection off a clean road sign made them think there was oncoming traffic...more than once.
I have to say that's the only thing that hasn't impressed me - the headlights. They don't get brighter on "hi", there's just a shutter that reveals a top section of beam (understandable for an HID). I wish they were brighter in general, and better-focused - I'm already getting flashed by oncoming traffic. Might see if the dealer can adjust them down a bit, and keep an eye out for future wattage upgrades. Beam spread is nice...but I live in deer country and I like my lights BRIGHT.
Checked the EVIC just now, showing 96% oil but just under half DEF. I'll stop along 95 at some point for fuel, and pick up a jug of DEF as well. Typically I run Rotella in everything - but it looks like this one needs a decidedly thinner oil, any thoughts on changing/adding or just stick to the dealer stuff?
Already got the HomeLink programmed, and the Droid paired...just need to load up the mutts and hit the road in the morning! By this time tomorrow...the poor thing should be pretty well filled with dog hair
Does anyone have any prime tire PSI recommendations for good ride quality, good treadwear, and good fuel economy? I run 80 psi in my Ram (10 ply / Load range E) and they wear perfect, last for nearly 75k, and I get nearly 24mpg out of the truck on the highway. Would like to find the same optimal setting for the Eco...any thoughts?