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Newbie from Indy w/ 255,000 miles on my 2005 Hemi

HI everybody! Thanks for an awesome forum! I started down the Jeep path in 1990 with an 87 Wrangler and have purchased 4 Grand Cherokee's since then.

I'm currently the proud owner of a fully loaded 2005 Blk Limited with a 5.7 V8. In the last five years I've driven it 255,000 miles and the Hemi is still stout! (aprox. 10 trips around the world, 15,000 gallons of fuel, 55 gallons of Mobil 1, & trillions of dead bugs...what's your carbon foot print? haha )

On 10/4 I ordered my blk/blk Overland with the Off Road Adventure Pkg II and the Adaptive Cruise Control/Blind Spot Pkg. I can't wait!

However, I am having some buyers remorse regarding the Off Road Adventure Pkg II. Mainly because the 20" wheels are badass... I plan on searching this site to see what others have done. I want to find out if I can buy the 20" wheels next spring and use them without taking any of the skid plates off. I look forward to reading all the forums on this site.

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Re: Newbie from Indy w/ 255,000 miles on my Hemi

Welcome and WOW.. 250k????

We (or... "I") need a copy of your maintenance records because I'm going to probably most likely put my WK through the same workout until I can save up for something that I really want. What, if any, major problems have you had with your Jeep?

Nice purchase with the new 2011.. can't get away from the black, can you?
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welcome...and yes...you can add the 20" wheels with the skids
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Re: Newbie from Indy w/ 255,000 miles on my Hemi

Gezz you drive a lot


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Specking of mileage, its time to bump that thread
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Pics are a must! I need to set his WK!
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Welcome and WOW.. 250k????

We (or... "I") need a copy of your maintenance records because I'm going to probably most likely put my WK through the same workout until I can save up for something that I really want. What, if any, major problems have you had with your Jeep?

Nice purchase with the new 2011.. can't get away from the black, can you?
Thanks! Yeah, I'm proud of my 255k. I'll try to dig up my records and post them. The only major stuff I can remember is the rear passenger wheel bearing went bad twice and I had the transmission worked on around mile 200k. That was done by a Chrysler buddy and I know he saved me a bundle. I don't know if that work will show up on the records. He is the one that told me my Hemi was still stout. He tested it with a computer.

From day 1 I used Mobil 1 5W20 synthetic, and I changed the oil aprox. every 6k miles. Sometimes I went 9k.

BTW almost all of those miles were driven as if I was being chased by bad guys..
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welcome...and yes...you can add the 20" wheels with the skids
AWESOME! Thanks Scottina06!! I will actually sleep better now.. I hate indecision..
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