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Old 04-16-2013, 02:07 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

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How many of you really go off road? I suggest don't get Off Road option, and get the 20" wheels. They look and ride way better than the 18s. 4x4 V8 all the way. That's the best Grand Cherokee Jeep makes especially if you add Quadra Drive II, in my opinion.
Well, I'm one of those who do go off-road. (My wife is goading me into playing "follow the leader" while she's in her Rubicon.) So I'm not just getting ORAII on my Overland (which is in Cheyenne already!), I'm dealing with Discount Tire and Michelin to swap the Latitude Tours that come with the GC for LTX A/T 2's. They're the only Michelin's in this size that I've found that are actually called "all terrain" and they get great reviews for driving in snow and ice, as well.

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Old 04-16-2013, 02:37 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

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Well, I'm one of those who do go off-road. (My wife is goading me into playing "follow the leader" while she's in her Rubicon.) So I'm not just getting ORAII on my Overland (which is in Cheyenne already!), I'm dealing with Discount Tire and Michelin to swap the Latitude Tours that come with the GC for LTX A/T 2's. They're the only Michelin's in this size that I've found that are actually called "all terrain" and they get great reviews for driving in snow and ice, as well.

Next - rock rails.
Thanks for the idea. I didn't think about the possibility of a trade in on those tires. I was going with coopers but if Michelin or a Michelin dealer will do a trade that will be awesome.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:42 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

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How many of you really go off road? I suggest don't get Off Road option, and get the 20" wheels. They look and ride way better than the 18s. 4x4 V8 all the way. That's the best Grand Cherokee Jeep makes especially if you add Quadra Drive II, in my opinion.
Why do you need QDII if your not going off road? Makes no sence. Don't see how a 20" is going to "ride" better than an 18". To each is own, but I do go off road occasionally and 20" just don't cut it! No "O-ring" tires for me!
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:53 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

How do you work a trade on the tires? Do you have a mileage limit or something? They can't resell them for new, right?
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How do you work a trade on the tires? Do you have a mileage limit or something? They can't resell them for new, right?
I just called the shop here in town to see what he would give me for a trade on these as they are coming off the vehicle with less than 100 miles. They have a way of figuring it out.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:28 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Interesting... I will have more like 300 miles on mine but I wonder if I can still get a decent deal from my local round rubber seller. Time to make a phone call...
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Just got this from a local dealer:

"Ken, I just heard from my Chrysler Sales Mgr that the diesel engine is going to be Job 1 in Mid June 2013.......Just a couple months away. Hopefully you will wait and order what you like then. If not, we can move forward on a gas engine if you like.

Any questions/comments feel free to email or call me direct Q! "
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

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How do you work a trade on the tires? Do you have a mileage limit or something? They can't resell them for new, right?
You just have to go into a few tire shops and let them know what you're trying to do. It's easier when the tires are new.

I remember back when I worked at Goodyear ASC, I bought a set of tires for my van, and a month later the trans started to go out for the third time. I didn't want to put any more money in the pos, so I asked our store manager if I could get some kinda credit for them, and throw some worn out tires on it before I junked it. He actually gave me almost what I paid for them, and he knew, bc he was the one who sold em to me. He just paid me out of his pocket, bc his son needed tires for his car/truck so he just took em. And I just mounted some worn tires out the junk pile. I put like three different sizes on there! Lol..

And earlier this year when I bought my Ram, I went to Belle Tire to see about upgrading, bc the previous owner had recently installed Toyo Open Country's from them, which are nice, but he didn't get the LT version. I've never liked cushy tires on a truck. So I wanted to swap em for the same in LT, but slightly taller. 65s, instead of 60s. Anyway, one location was willing to do it. They offered me $100ea for em w/upgrade. I didn't do it. It was a fair deal, but these are basically brand new tires, and ride REALLY nice. And surprisingly they feel pretty good when towing. I know they have their limits, but I don't tow enough weight regularly to justify wasting the money. Plus these will probably give me better fuel mileage vs heavier/taller LTs. So when I NEED tires, then I'll get what I want.

But it can be done. Fairly easily. You just have to either know someone, or be willing to do the legwork. I'd suggest doing the scouting in advance (in another car of course), and when you find a deal, drive the Jeep up there with all the lil nipple thingys still intact, and you shouldn't have any problems.
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Just got this from a local dealer:

"Ken, I just heard from my Chrysler Sales Mgr that the diesel engine is going to be Job 1 in Mid June 2013.......Just a couple months away. Hopefully you will wait and order what you like then. If not, we can move forward on a gas engine if you like.

Any questions/comments feel free to email or call me direct Q! "
I'm not waiting until June. I wish we had a firm date so I can make a firm decision!
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

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Just got this from a local dealer:

"Ken, I just heard from my Chrysler Sales Mgr that the diesel engine is going to be Job 1 in Mid June 2013.......Just a couple months away. Hopefully you will wait and order what you like then. If not, we can move forward on a gas engine if you like.

Any questions/comments feel free to email or call me direct Q! "

I just received a call as well from my local dealer (who I have spoken on and off with I've the last couple months). Just a normal sales guy (not a manager), but he just told me September for the diesel. However, I've always had a "shady" vibe from this particular salesman and he has been pushing me hard to get a 13 off their lot (despite my stated interet in a 14 diesel).

I trust Milous' info a lot more...
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I seriously hope that they don't push the CRD out again .. past May. I'm with torifle in that at that point, I'm out of the market at least until winter.

I'm already not 100% sure my dealer is going to stick to the pricing already negotiated on the Jeep and the trades anymore ... another month and I'll be 100% sure he will not hold pricing.

No sense buying a vehicle in the middle of summer ... that guarantees you'll be paying too much.
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