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Old 04-04-2016, 03:34 PM
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Hello all,

I just joined and am happy to say we've just ordered our 2016 Grand Cherokee Overland with the High Altitude package and the 5.7L Hemi. My girlfriend and I test drove several GCs before ordering, including all 3 engine options and several trim packages before we knew that this was exactly what we wanted. Initially we planned to buy the diesel (my daily driver is a diesel pickup) but were pretty off-put by just how rough it was at low speed and idle (again, I daily a diesel so I know what to expect, it just seemed excessive in the EcoDiesel JGC). We sold my girlfriend's 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 with the 5.7L Hemi so I suppose it was only appropriate to replace it with another Hemi!

Here's the Ram we sold:


(yes, that picture is current, taken just about a week ago with 120k miles on it)

And here's what the new JGC will look like (obviously no pictures of our actual JGC yet):



The Jeep is joining our fleet:
1967 SS/RS Camaro - LS2/T56 - Full Suspension
2014 Potter PX2 2 Seat Sand Rail - 454cui LS7 - PBS Sequential
2016 RZR XP Turbo - Full Dune Build
2015 RZR XP 1000 - Full Dirt/Rock Build on 32"s
2009 Kawasaki Teryx - Cabin Rig
2011 Silverado 2500HD - Duramax/Allison
2009 Southwind 34G

-TJ

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Congrats on the new ride. Looks like it will be a very nice addition to your fleet. Welcome to JG
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Re: Just joined, ordered a '16 GC

Our JGC came in!

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, High Altitude Edition, 5.7L Hemi. There aren't a lot of options on the HA, we got the 19 speaker Harman Kardon 19 speaker stereo, the engine block heater (for $95 why not?) and that's it. The only things that leaves off were a single disc CD player and rear-seat entertainment (our Boston Terriers can live without it ).

I thought about getting the SRT with the 6.4L Hemi, or even waiting on the supposed Hellcat-powered version in '17 but honestly it's not a hot rod. The SRT loses a lot of the legitimate off-road capability. While we don't intend to rock-crawl the thing it will go on some excursion type camping trips and out to my family cabin.


(yes, took the MoHo to pick it up, made a weekend out of it)


(stance in "parking lot pimpin" mode)


(playing w/ the air suspension)


(already doing work - groceries and a Cold Air Intake)



The plans for it are very minor, but you know I can't leave it alone:
  • AFE CAI.
  • Custom Exhaust - this is THE quietest V8 I've ever heard, I mean it's silent. Her 5.7L Hemi truck was a bit loud, nearly obnoxious with a big 1 chamber flow and a turn-down, we'll be going a bit more refined with this one. We'll be replacing the 4 factory mufflers/resonators (one each per side) with a single Magnaflow per side and some custom tips to work with the rear-bumper design. I'm still a little unsure how it'll work out, so if we don't like it I'll just pay the big $$$$ and get the newly resigned Corsa.
  • Clear Bra - front fascia, hood, behind wheels, lower rockers.
  • OEM SRT LED Foglights - sort of annoying they don't just include them on the upper trim-levels, but only the SRT gets them.
  • Osram 5500K HID bulbs (it has factory HIDs, but these are said to be a much closer match to the pure-white LED driving lights and fogs)
  • Gloss Black Calipers
  • Tint front windows
  • All sorts of Weathertech mats and various back seat/door panel protection for the dogs - hardcore modding here!

We're still debating blacking out the window chrome and the chrome accents on the front and rear bumpers. Maybe something semi-translucent, more of a "black chrome" look. I don't want it to look like a cheap "murdered out" car somebody went to town on with a can of Krylon, but I'm not sure the bright chrome fits it either. Also, maybe a very subtle tint on the tail lights to match the factory head lights better.

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