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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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The Michelin LTX M/S2 is reported to maintain on road quiteness and good offroad performance with 60,000+mi tread wear. Good Year Silent Armour AT and Michelin LTX AT have more aggressive tread with good offroad performance but with a little less tread wear mileage. There are quite a few alternatives in this tire size. You can read reviews and info on 40 different tires in this size at tirerack.com
I had some great luck with LTX M/S tire. Went through 2 sets on my current truck and each set lasted about 80K-85K miles. Great handling. When tire is new it is pretty decent in snow. As my truck rolled 200K on odo I decided recently to get more aggressive tires and got General Grabber AT2 tire. Man ... this thing is a beast is snow. Just unstoppable. Just tried to get stuck in snow and wasn't able to. Unfortunately on the highway around 60mph it is a little bit noisy. Don't care as I'm about to retire truck to local trips and get 2014 Jeep GC for longer trips.

Never tried Wranger SilentArmor but heard a lot of good things about.

Now ... if you have 20" wheels than exact fit tire availability is a challenge. You can go a little bit bigger/smaller than OEM size and you can probably fit LTX M/S (search the forum).

I decided to get ORAII package (especially on Overland it is a 260 dollar option) just to get 18" wheels. Also prefer look of 18".
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:31 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

First time posting but read every post on this forum. Went to dealership in Denver area today, was hoping they had some 14 in to test drive. They said it would be 2 more months before 14s show up. Salesman was nice guy and I was there 2 months ago to test drive a 13 Overland, max steel (loaded they way I want it). He was talking smack about the 14s. I joke around saying after talking to him, I might keep my 2003 Grand Cherokee loaded with the 4.7 HO engine, since it is almost as nice as the 14s
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First time posting but read every post on this forum. Went to dealership in Denver area today, was hoping they had some 14 in to test drive. They said it would be 2 more months before 14s show up.
BS!!! Went through similar spiel this week ... see whole bunch of 14 in transit. Asked when I can see one in person but either no answer or some date in the future, usually followed by "I can get you a deal on 13". Only one dealer admitted that he will have 14 next week. They got my business.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:07 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I could tell they were pushing the 13s but thought it was funny when I brought up the 8 speed tranny: his reply, "not much mpg difference on the Chrysler 300." Headlights: his reply, "same as Chrysler, starting to look to much like Chrysler." Radio display: "too larger and people complaining about being too bright." Diesel: "referred to the 2008 being doggy, diesel clatter." He was willing to change an order to what I want. I might order two Overland 14s both identical except; one HEMI and the other CRD. Test drive them and determine which one is going home with me
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:10 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I hate to say this, but I think Jeep may have shot their dealers in the foot in some instances. Lots of 2013s on the dealer lots, but I can tell you from experience, once you drive a 2014 you're not gonna be satisfied with a 2013. Of course, if money is an issue, then there's going to be some great deals on the 2013s. Can't blame dealers for trying to steer customers to a 2013, and maybe even delaying stocking 2014s for a while.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:17 PM
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The dealers have had almost 5 months to sell the 2013 models as they stopped taking orders on them in October. Some dealers are having problems keeping them and doing other dealer trades. All depends on badly they want to sell them.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:19 PM
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I hate to say this, but I think Jeep may have shot their dealers in the foot in some instances. Lots of 2013s on the dealer lots, but I can tell you from experience, once you drive a 2014 you're not gonna be satisfied with a 2013. Of course, if money is an issue, then there's going to be some great deals on the 2013s. Can't blame dealers for trying to steer customers to a 2013, and maybe even delaying stocking 2014s for a while.
I totally agree with you. There are still many 13s setting on lots and they are going to have to make room for the new babies coming in! Money really isn't an issue I could maybe be tempted if they gave a smokin deal on a 13 but I realize I will keep this ride for about 10-15 years (since I kept the 03 for 10yrs). So I am more about getting what I want instead of saving a few thousand dollars.
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Can someone help me out with a pic? I have read and searched to no avail...

If I understand correctly, the new RA3/4 head units have no disc player and if you want one it goes in the center console (same place as Blu-ray/DVD player will go)?. I hear guys talking about not ordering the disc player because they will lose center console storage, does anyone have a pic of the center console CD unit?

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Can someone help me out with a pic? I have read and searched to no avail...

If I understand correctly, the new RA3/4 head units have no disc player and if you want one it goes in the center console (same place as Blu-ray/DVD player will go)?. I hear guys talking about not ordering the disc player because they will lose center console storage, does anyone have a pic of the center console CD unit?

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From jeepgarage user srt_hemi; he has a new 2014 Overland with the CD player.
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From jeepgarage user srt_hemi; he has a new 2014 Overland with the CD player.
Thank you for the pic!

Wow... The engineers really weren't shy about making you 'pay' for that option, that is a big difference.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:14 PM
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The dealers have had almost 5 months to sell the 2013 models as they stopped taking orders on them in October. Some dealers are having problems keeping them and doing other dealer trades. All depends on badly they want to sell them.
Very few 13's around here. One dealer drove some in, as he's showing them with 200+ miles on them. None are showing 14's.

Looks like I might be the first one on my block with a 14.


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Very few 13's around here. One dealer drove some in, as he's showing them with 200+ miles on them. None are showing 14's.

Looks like I might be the first one on my block with a 14.


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You'll definitely be first. I'll be a month or two behind, just got my order in this past week for my Overland to come to Dover. Didn't sound like they had any on the way for the lot either and well cleared out of 13s.
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