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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

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Did you go with 5 tires or 4?

I am thinking of the 265X65 as well.
I went with five. I am currently using the spare tire wheel but will switch to a wheel matching the other four when I do the first rotation. (I purchased the matching wheel off eBay for $150.) With the matching wheel I can do a five-wheel rotation. And, I like the idea of having a real full-size spare when I am away from civilization.

BTW, the 265/65-18 fits in the spare tire compartment with the two bins removed.
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:24 PM
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Finally got my license plates. Thought what could be better than to use my Jeep Garage handle...

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Finally got my license plates. Thought what could be better than to use my Jeep Garage handle...
Beautiful - but where's "SFU"?
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Beautiful - but where's "SFU"?
Too many letters.....
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Finally got my license plates. Thought what could be better than to use my Jeep Garage handle...
Looks great! Perfect!!!
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:16 PM
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VERY fitting, my friend... I hope you are finding a place to stay warm.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:35 PM
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Looks great. Just need to add a few wings and a propeller and you should be ready for takeoff.
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Yoohoo!!!!! I went four wheeling today! Full-blown rock mode, removed front air dam, and spotter required. It was terrain probably far more difficult than most owners will ever do. I was glad I changed to the 265/65-18 Goodyear All-terrain tires and glad I had watched the Jeep.com propaganda video on the Grand Cherokee doing the Rubicon Trail. From the video I saw that it is okay to have wheel-spin. Maybe that is part of the ELSD doing its thing. Whatever, it works to just stay at an obstacle, let wheels spin until there is traction, and it goes up and over. Impressive. Scraped a skid plate once. That was caused by a spotter deficiency, not vehicle or driver. Anyway, air-dam removed, 31.5" tires, rock-mode and the 2.6" suspension rise makes it a very capable vehicle.

I also tried the hill-descent mode. Clearly a solution in search of a problem.
I suppose some over-zealous engineer (like me) said "I know what I can do!". And he/she invented hill-descent mode. I tried it for a minute then turned it off.

BTW, the front air dam is easy to take off and put on.

Oh, and sorry, no pictures.
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

OK, newbie question. Been here since getting my Summit Eco...what is SFU???

(once you stop laughing at the newbie, feel free to answer...lol)
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OK, newbie question. Been here since getting my Summit Eco...what is SFU??? (once you stop laughing at the newbie, feel free to answer...lol)
Skittle Farting Unicorn - first penned by Chivvalry, I believe, as many of us had been waiting for about a year since rumors first surfaced of the JGC diesel, and we began to wonder if it was simply a myth, much like the unicorn. "Skittle" refers to the rainbow often seen in unicorn pictures, often appearing to come from the animals hind quarters.... Hope that helps. Search the forum threads for "skittle farting unicorn" and you can read back through some of the fun. Don't ask about inverted pork rectums....
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Yoohoo!!!!! I went four wheeling today! Full-blown rock mode, removed front air dam, and spotter required. It was terrain probably far more difficult than most owners will ever do....

...Oh, and sorry, no pictures.
What - you post this and no pics???
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Skittle Farting Unicorn - first penned by Chivvalry, I believe, as many of us had been waiting for about a year since rumors first surfaced of the JGC diesel, and we began to wonder if it was simply a myth, much like the unicorn. "Skittle" refers to the rainbow often seen in unicorn pictures, often appearing to come from the animals hind quarters.... Hope that helps. Search the forum threads for "skittle farting unicorn" and you can read back through some of the fun. Don't ask about inverted pork rectums....
Hm.

No WONDER google didn't find anything!
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