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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Any rumors when the official re-launch will occur?
Supposedly in CY2015 as a MY2016. (Traditional late spring/early summer launch.)
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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it seems like tires just keep getting larger and larger....I can recall when jeep Gr Ch had an 18" and that was a big deal....and I recall owning a Chrysler Pacifica with 19" tires which looked huge...and now 20" tires on the GR Ch....those are pretty massive tires for the Jeep....not sure whether to go with the 18" or the 20"....I can recall someone telling me that a bigger tire is always better....

....P.S. even my dinky 17" low profile tires on my VW wagon are not cheap either....my flat tire will cost me $280 for the tire from the dealer, plus labour plus tax...about $350 out the door...ouch...that is one expensive nail hole.......I am wondering if these smaller, low profile tires are more apt to get punctured from road crap than larger off road tires???
I read somewhere, maybe on this site or the Jeep Specs, that the height of the 18" and 20" tires were almost identical. I recall that both turned 691 times to the mile. One has more metal and the other more rubber.

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Regarding Tires - this is from the 2014 Specs:

TIRES
Standard — Laredo
Size and Type P245/70R17
Mfr. and Model Goodyear Fortera HL Black Sidewall All-Season — OWL Optional
Revs per Mile 685
Standard — Limited; Optional — Laredo
Size and Type P265/60R18
Mfr. and Model Michelin Latitude Tour Black Sidewall All-Season
Revs per Mile 691
Standard — Overland; Optional — Limited
Size and Type P265/50R20
Mfr. and Model Goodyear Fortera HL Black Sidewall All-Season
Revs per Mile 690
Optional — Laredo, Limited and Overland
Size and Type P265/60R18
Mfr. and Model Michelin Latitude Tour Black Sidewall All-Season
Revs per Mile 691
Standard — Summit
Size and Type P265/50R20
Mfr. and Model Goodyear Fortera HL Black Sidewall All-Season
Revs per Mile 690
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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I read somewhere, maybe on this site or the Jeep Specs, that the height of the 18" and 20" tires were almost identical. I recall that both turned 691 times to the mile. One has more metal and the other more rubber.

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That's exactly true. Height of the rim plus tire is exactly the same. 18" wheels have 2" of extra rubber (1 inch on each side) than 20" wheels. I prefer 18" as tires are much cheaper and easier to find as well as they have more rubber so scuffs from sidewalks are less of an issue.

Additionally, more rubber more flex, better grip in the off road situation. Also more protection.

As far as I'm concerned all the above take precedence over any handling improvements due to 20" wheel (if there is any actually). Unfortunately you need ORAII package on Overland to get 18" wheels.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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That's exactly true. Height of the rim plus tire is exactly the same. 18" wheels have 2" of extra rubber (1 inch on each side) than 20" wheels. I prefer 18" as tires are much cheaper and easier to find as well as they have more rubber so scuffs from sidewalks are less of an issue.

Additionally, more rubber more flex, better grip in the off road situation. Also more protection.

As far as I'm concerned all the above take precedence over any handling improvements due to 20" wheel (if there is any actually). Unfortunately you need ORAII package on Overland to get 18" wheels.
ORAII is only $295 MSRP with the V6.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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ORAII is only $295 MSRP with the V6.
That's why I will probably go for it. Fairly cheap option but you are only getting all the skid plates and not much else (tow package, QL, full size spare is standard anyway). With Hemi and CRD it is 995 probably because of QDII.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

So unless I'm missing something I can't get leather in the Laredo. Too bad. I'm really missing the X package. Not a price issue to go for the Limited but I really don't like chrome. Sadly this is a showstopper for me.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Has anyone come across any good pictures of the black interior on the summit?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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So unless I'm missing something I can't get leather in the Laredo. Too bad. I'm really missing the X package. Not a price issue to go for the Limited but I really don't like chrome. Sadly this is a showstopper for me.
Correct...No way to get leather in the Laredo. Just get the Laredo and get aftermarket leather.
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So unless I'm missing something I can't get leather in the Laredo. Too bad. I'm really missing the X package. Not a price issue to go for the Limited but I really don't like chrome. Sadly this is a showstopper for me.
With a little time, effort, and money, you might be able to strip the chrome off of the Limited? Or like Sno suggested, maybe you could get the Laredo and replace the seats and/or cloth and you'll probably have money left over.
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Interesting suggestions. Thanks.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

cant wait for you guys to start getting your 14s in! its some time away but im anxious to see the performance figures!
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