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Old 11-04-2013, 06:27 PM
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Just curious - what (if any) accessories are people getting with their SFU?

I've got a little extra room in the pre-approval to look at dealer adds. Really want to get a roof rack, but not sure about what the dealer carries vs. getting a Thule set.

I'd assume that floor mats don't come with...?

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Regular Carpet mats are there... I got Weathertech mats myself.
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

i have new Yakima roof rail cross bars and SkyBox waiting patiently (REI sale). Also, per some recommendations in this forum, have the Jeep cargo area liner also waiting. Still deciding on all weather mats. Oh, and a pet liner for the back seat ... two Aussies.
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

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Just curious - what (if any) accessories are people getting with their SFU?

I've got a little extra room in the pre-approval to look at dealer adds. Really want to get a roof rack, but not sure about what the dealer carries vs. getting a Thule set.

I'd assume that floor mats don't come with...?

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You will get carpeted mats front and rear. You won't get a cargo mat.
Many like to add the rubber slush mats. My own feeling is carpeted mats came out to replace the old rubber mats. To each their own.

I also purchased a carpeted cargo mat. On the rare occasion it is going to get real messy I throw a tarp in the back.

I use a Thule rack, because I already owned the cross bars. I only put them on as needed.

Keep in mind, you can buy oem or aftermarket ad-ons after you get the Jeep, and most likely for less than the dealer would charge.


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i have new Yakima roof rail cross bars and SkyBox waiting patiently (REI sale). Also, per some recommendations in this forum, have the Jeep cargo area liner also waiting. Still deciding on all weather mats. Oh, and a pet liner for the back seat ... two Aussies.
Cool I have an Aussie as well!!

She Rides in the Cargo area with our Lab/Rotti cross. Full Front to rear cargo area included Weathertechs.
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Cool, we have 2 Aussies as well. I purchased the MOPAR cargo mat and slush mats off of Amazon.
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

I'm adding a variety of things, but likely not much (if anything) through the dealer, and likely my list is a bit more than you're thinking, but here's the things that are on my list to get after the SFU arrives:

Extended Warranty: Still on the fence with this. If they offered the lifetime for the diesel, I'd be all over it. I'm not sure if the 8 year is really worth it, but maybe. Still debating.

Mats: Husky x-act front and rear; still debating between the weathertec cargo mat, the jeep cargo tray, and the combo jeep cargo tray + jeep cargo mat.

Rack: I want something fairly heavy-duty, and I like the looks of the Rocky Road safari style rack system, but I still haven't been able to figure out what to make of the seemingly bipolar reviews that RRO gets. They have what I would consider an inordinate number of negative reviews, but also seem to have a large number of very positive reviews.

Winch and some type of push bar: again, I like some of RRO's options here, but not sure due to reviews.

Rock rails or side-steps: I'm still torn here. I've really regretted not having side-steps on the Explorer - it makes dealing with stuff on the roof that much more difficult. So I want *something*. But I also want the extra protection of the rock rails. So I'm debating between the mopar rock rails (which do provide a *little* bit of stepping ability), the RRO super sliders (again, provide a little bit of stepping ability) or some actual side steps. I'd definitely use the stepping portion of the functionality a lot more than the protection, so I'm tempted to just go with a step, but maybe the rails or super-sliders are "good enough" steps.

New shoes: Torn yet again (sensing a theme yet?) - I definitely plan on replacing the stock tires immediately since I need something that performs better in snow and off-road. The "more power!" side of me likes the idea of an LT tire, but LT sizes for the tires I'm looking at are *really* close to the limit since they're 32". I'm also concerned about the comments made by another member indicating that the harsher ride of the LTs will take a bigger toll on the suspension and driveline components, as well as just being a harsher ride. So I'm probably just going to end up with the Cooper Discoverer AT/3s in stock size. But the new Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain adventures in an LT size seem quite compelling ....

Jump start battery: Actually already bought this one. I ended up getting the Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700-Amp 12-Volt Jump Starter with Power Source and Air Compressor. I opted for the larger size since I think that might be helpful starting the diesel. And the air compressor so that I can easily air up/down the tires when needed.

Paint protection: I've been debating getting the Xpel. I want my vehicle to last as long as possible. I live in an extremely corrosive environment (virtually right on the beach) and as soon as that salt air gets to any bit of metal it's game-over, so I'm thinking protecting the paint as much as possible will help stave off some of the rusting action. I was also tempted by Mopar's rust proofing because, at least when I was doing the research earlier, if you got their full package (paint protection, interior protection and rust protection) they'd offer a lifetime warranty against rust. However I'm having trouble finding that deal now, so I'm wondering if they've discontinued that.

And then there's a whole laundry list of things I'm debating with the hitch. Just read through this thread: Cool Useful Ideas for 2" hitch?

Phew - methinks I should have gotten a larger loan check!
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:59 PM
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Just curious - what (if any) accessories are people getting with their SFU? I've got a little extra room in the pre-approval to look at dealer adds. Really want to get a roof rack, but not sure about what the dealer carries vs. getting a Thule set. I'd assume that floor mats don't come with...? Thanks!
I've ordered the Husky X-Act floor liners front and rear seats, and will be getting the mopar cargo liner. Also will be getting the Xpel paint protection film from a local installer (not dealer). Still debating on lifetime warranty through CNA (Chrysler only offers 8 yrs). I've never had a major failure in 40 years of car ownership. $2200 up front or take my chances and get out the wallet if there is a major failure. Not sure....
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Are any of you going to do anything to your new unicorn as far as the finish goes? I read about doing a special wash, using clay bar, washing again, then putting on a sealant then some kind of wax. Sounds like a lot of time I don't have (or want to spend) or taking it to a detailer. Is all that really necessary or are they just trying to sell product? I've never done anything but a rare wax job and wash it periodically. But then I've never spent $50k+ for a car before either, and I want it to look nice for a long time.
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Are any of you going to do anything to your new unicorn as far as the finish goes? I read about doing a special wash, using clay bar, washing again, then putting on a sealant then some kind of wax. Sounds like a lot of time I don't have (or want to spend) or taking it to a detailer. Is all that really necessary or are they just trying to sell product? I've never done anything but a rare wax job and wash it periodically. But then I've never spent $50k+ for a car before either, and I want it to look nice for a long time.
I was wondering the same thing. I'd rather not try to wash and wax it myself in northern minnesota in December when mine should be in.
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Are any of you going to do anything to your new unicorn as far as the finish goes? I read about doing a special wash, using clay bar, washing again, then putting on a sealant then some kind of wax. Sounds like a lot of time I don't have (or want to spend) or taking it to a detailer. Is all that really necessary or are they just trying to sell product? I've never done anything but a rare wax job and wash it periodically. But then I've never spent $50k+ for a car before either, and I want it to look nice for a long time.
I was debating this myself. I ended up washing mine by hand Sunday and then used Wizards paint seal. Plan to wash again this weekend and put a coat of wax on before the snow flies.
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