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Newbie in UK

Not new to Jeep, had a Grand Cherokee 3L CRD from 06 to 08, tried a Volvo XC90 D5 SE Sport and hated it, brought an Alfa Romeo 159 SW and loved it but at 40,000 miles a year knew that I wanted another Grand Cherokee so today I brought a 06 CRD LTD in Dark Khaki metalic which I pick up on Monday

Will have performance chip fitted by the end of the week, and hopefully rid of the Goodyear Wranglers in a matter of week replaced with either General Grabber UHP's (had them on the last GC and they were brilliant) or the Grabber HTS

Anyone else in the UK?
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Nice! I wish we had more CRD jeeps in the US. Welcome from NY!!!
BTW I'm not going to be the only one to say this but pics when you can. Wh thrive on pics!!! LOL
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Will be in my drive on Monday

Don't see many in this colour in the UK, most are silver or black

Not actually sure that I like it, but I do prefer the interior in beige



Can't mod to much as it will be my high mileage dialy driver
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Re: Newbie in UK

welcome to the garage bro!!!! nice ride!!! i was reading tirerack.com and the grabber's have gotten a great review!
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Re: Newbie in UK

I can confirm that the General Grabber UHP's are a great match for the Grand Cherokee, like them so much I even put them on the XC90


Am curious about the newer General Grabber HTS as they seem to have a much better rating in snow and ice

The UHP's are M+S rated, but I don't really see it myself and would like to find out how the HTS work in (mild) off road/mud type conditions

If I am honest, my GC will not see much more than a muddy field, and we don't get much snow in the SE of the UK, but I like to be ready for all occasions


I have done a bit of surfing tonight (I remember how bad the Wranglers were) and the HTS is getting almost rave reviews and seems to win in most comparison tests

Anybody here tried them!
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Welcome to the JG bro, great looking Jeep!

Definitely agree with your tyre choice I have the Grabber UHPs on my other wheels and they're awesome. The Wrangler F1's I'm using at the moment make for some fun in the wet!
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I have got to get the rear light lenses "smoked"

Is there anything in a can that can achieve this efect?
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You can get tail light paint (VHT Nite-Shades for example) in a can.

Personally I'd get them professionally painted. You'd get a few layers of black to darken them and a couple of clear coats to protect the finish.

I'm not entirely sure how legal they are though. I've had a few cops behind we with no problems - the light is still clearly visible - but don't take that as definite.
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BTW, what chip did you go for?
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Re: Newbie in UK

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BTW, what chip did you go for?
Had a chip for my last GC from these guys

http://dieseltuning.uk.com/chrysler.html

Lifted MPG by 3-4 mpg overnight and the performance increase was stunning

When I sold the Jeep, I removed it and they re-configured it for the Alfa (same result + 3-4 mpg) and it is going back to be re-configured back for the Jeep

I am not actually looking for performance, its MPG I am after, used to get 32(US) mpg on the trip computor most days on my type of distance driving which equates to high 30's UK
We are talking about motorway work at 80mph max and not using the prodigeous acceleration

When I did bury the throttle in the carpet, the Jeep flew and gave a few drivers a shock as I shot off into the distance!
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