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What upgrades are worth getting for the jeep? I have the overland ecodiesel. I just purchased the GDE hot-tune. Anything else I should be looking at? Couple things I'd like to consider

1) Ride is a little stiff. Has the 20" wheels. Has anyone tried different shocks?

2) My jeep is used but new to me. Excellent condition except for the tires. I do mostly street driving but I guess that's everyone. It's that other 2% of the time I'd like to be better equipped for. Any tire recommendations that offer a good ride but decent grip?

3) Have been bouncing around looking at warranties. Has anyone used the Mopar Max care plan? The thing that gets me is they backdate. I can get a 5yr 60k plan from other places like carchex for around $2800. Didn't know how they compare.

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Re: Upgrades worth getting?

We have had our 2015 Summit for about two months....so far from being a "Seasoned" EcoDiesel owner. The two things that I purchased right away are the DEF injector and wire harness protection plate and a fuel filler cap.

Here's a link to the stories about what happens to the injector and wiring under certain driving scenario's:

DEF injector broke..

Here's a link for the plate:

Jeep Eco Diesel Fix | Jeep Eco Diesel 3.0 V6 exhaust fluid injector and harness guard

There seems to be two manufacturers of the fuel filler cap. One is from the plate manufacturer ( Which is the one I purchased ) and one from another excellent manufacturer. Either one appear to do a great job covering the filler mouth and keeping "Junk" from accumulating in it.

As far as ride harshness.....No expert here....I think it could have several variables. It could be partly related to suspension, tire construction and side wall. I have the air ride suspension...not sure which one you have. I've found the ride to be pretty forgiving. Before we found our Summit...I had been looking into the Limited line....specifically for one with 18" rims. I think the taller sidewalls allow the tires to absorb more bumps than the 20's. At least that's my hypothesis. I know I will be replacing the GoodYear tires that came on the vehicle...with a set of Michelin's within a year. I've found the Michelin's to give a quieter and smoother ride than any other tire I've had on a SUV or my F350.

Anyway, best of luck.....I'm sure you will get a lot more in terms of worthwhile and excellent advice from folks with a lot more experience and knowledge.
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FlyingTexan, does you Overland have the air suspension?? Because the air suspension ride is far from stiff.

Make sure your tire pressure is at/around 36psi.
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What upgrades are worth getting for the jeep? I have the overland ecodiesel. I just purchased the GDE hot-tune. Anything else I should be looking at? Couple things I'd like to consider

1) Ride is a little stiff. Has the 20" wheels. Has anyone tried different shocks?

2) My jeep is used but new to me. Excellent condition except for the tires. I do mostly street driving but I guess that's everyone. It's that other 2% of the time I'd like to be better equipped for. Any tire recommendations that offer a good ride but decent grip?

3) Have been bouncing around looking at warranties. Has anyone used the Mopar Max care plan? The thing that gets me is they backdate. I can get a 5yr 60k plan from other places like carchex for around $2800. Didn't know how they compare.
1) You have the QL suspension... there are no aftermarket shocks that I'm aware of that will work with this system.

2) There are quite a number of tire threads out here. And quite a number of different opinions to go along with them.

3) If I remember what others have said, I don't believe Mopar MaxCare is offered on the diesel. A lot of people out here seem to think that Ziegler offers one of the better extended warranties... and it's available with the diesel.
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If I remember what others have said, I don't believe Mopar MaxCare is offered on the diesel. A lot of people out here seem to think that Ziegler offers one of the better extended warranties... and it's available with the diesel.
Mopar Max Care is available for the diesel.

There is much confusion about "Ziegler warranties"... people are referring to buying a regular Mopar service plan from a Ziegler dealership due to their competitive pricing. Ziegler doesn't do anything special beyond that or offer unique service plan products of their own. People are just pleased that they got the standard Mopar Max Care policy for 40-50% less than their local dealer tried to gouge them for.

That's a key point: you can buy a Mopar service plan from *any* Chrysler dealer. Never have to set foot in the door of the dealership to do it, and all Max Care policies, regardless where purchased, will instantly show up on your vehicle's database entry at every Chrysler dealer service bay in the country who happens to enter your VIN. Stay away from third party warranties--they are scams. Mopar is a branch of Chrysler, so Mopar Max Care is a "factory" type service plan in terms of the parlance.

Finally, these are service plans rather than "extended warranties".

Hope that helps to reduce some confusion.
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Re: Upgrades worth getting?

I have the max care on my 3.6L and thinks it's going to be worth every penny. It helps me sleep better, but above is correct, it's not offered on the diesel. This should tell you something though...they won't take your $2k for a reason.

As far as tires go I have Firestone Destination AT and they are 100% better than stock IMO. 20" wheels look cool and all but aren't for me.
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I have the max care on my 3.6L and thinks it's going to be worth every penny. It helps me sleep better, but above is correct, it's not offered on the diesel.
Stop spreading misinformation. I have a 2014 EcoDiesel and I (and many others) have purchased Mopar Max Care plans for our diesel Jeeps.
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Stop spreading misinformation. I have a 2014 EcoDiesel and I (and many others) have a Mopar Max Care plan.
Isn't it just the "lifetime" maxcare is not offered on the diesel but all of the other shorter term maxcare are offered for the diesel?
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Isn't it just the "lifetime" maxcare is not offered on the diesel but all of the other shorter term maxcare are offered for the diesel?
That's what I was recalling. Sorry for not stating it that way.
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FlyingTexan, does you Overland have the air suspension?? Because the air suspension ride is far from stiff.

Make sure your tire pressure is at/around 36psi.
I have the air suspension with 20" rims. I really don't have much to compare it to I had a 2012 Silverado Z71 prior to this that I had replaced with Yokohama tires and it just seemed to be a little better of a ride. Given that my current tires are for pure highway driving, I was expecting a little smoother of a ride.
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I have the air suspension with 20" rims. I really don't have much to compare it to I had a 2012 Silverado Z71 prior to this that I had replaced with Yokohama tires and it just seemed to be a little better of a ride. Given that my current tires are for pure highway driving, I was expecting a little smoother of a ride.
For tires take a look at the Michelin Defender LTX M/S they just became available in the stock 265/50R20 size. They are a great all-around tire, smooth quiet highway manners but also do ok in snow and mild-medium off road. They are a good tire that captures a little bit of each. several of us here have been waiting for them to become available in the stock 20 size and now they are. take a look t them if you are shopping tires
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Re: Upgrades worth getting?

Anyone every swap the 20s for the 18s and see a difference? Was thinking maybe I could hit craigslist
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