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Re: ATTENTION: 2011 owners! PLEASE READ! Questions for the engineers?????

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No there is not, but there should be!
The WK2 is IMHO not as capable as the older WK in the sand. I have had both and do quite a bit of sand driving.
They really should find a way to completely disable the ESP/ESC. Especially the feature where it limits power when wheel spin is detected.

Do something about this!!!
I second that opinion, but in my case it is for deep snow. Sometimes wheelspin is your friend to chew through tough conditions, instead of having the traction control applying brakes and causing you to lose momentum. The Snow mode in Selec-Terrain is valuable for modest snow depths. For deeper snow, I want to be able to disable the traction control entirely.

To clarify: by deep snow I'm talking 8 to 12 inches of the heavy or ice-layer filled type -- not fresh loose stuff, which Snow mode handles fine.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:25 PM
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Re: ATTENTION: 2011 owners! PLEASE READ! Questions for the engineers?????

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I second that opinion, but in my case it is for deep snow. Sometimes wheelspin is your friend to chew through tough conditions, instead of having the traction control applying brakes and causing you to lose momentum. The Snow mode in Selec-Terrain is valuable for modest snow depths. For deeper snow, I want to be able to disable the traction control entirely.
Yep...snow sucks. I hate my Benz for that reason...can't turn it all the way off! I think I should get front and rear winches based on this past year's snow fall...lol.
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Re: ATTENTION: 2011 owners! PLEASE READ! Questions for the engineers?????

I would ask:

Of the 4 million miles of real world testing that Chrysler said was performed prior to launch what was the split of V6 vs. V8 platforms? QTI, QTII, QD? Laredo, Laredo-X, Limited, Overlands? How much of it tested reliability of the drivetrains and how much of it tested durability of the other (non-drivetrain) components of the vehicle?

I would second or third any questions about the shudder, fuel tank, adhesives, HVAC unit.

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Re: ATTENTION: 2011 owners! PLEASE READ! Questions for the engineers?????

Is the new ZF rear differential equal to or superior to the strength provided by the old Chrysler 8.25 diff?
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Re: ATTENTION: 2011 owners! PLEASE READ! Questions for the engineers?????

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Originally Posted by Dunecrawler View Post
No there is not, but there should be!
The WK2 is IMHO not as capable as the older WK in the sand. I have had both and do quite a bit of sand driving.
They really should find a way to completely disable the ESP/ESC. Especially the feature where it limits power when wheel spin is detected.

Do something about this!!!

i do sanding too its a problem must be able to disengage ESP/ESC .
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Re: ATTENTION: 2011 owners! PLEASE READ! Questions for the engineers?????

i would like to know the difference between extended warranties. does the lifetime warranty cover everything for the life of the vehicle or are they going to claim wear and tear at 100k or what is the limit.

also

can we get an option in the evac to turn the damn lights off on the dash, for fog lights, and traction control.
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Re: ATTENTION: 2011 owners! PLEASE READ! Questions for the engineers?????

Did this happen yet? Which Monday? Anyway...

I have many questions... some may be more marketing related but we will see. Also, some have been partially answered during the last session but may need further clarification.

And, I apologize if I have asked a question previously asked in this thread, 55 posts are a lot to go back and forth through.


1) The Ram Hemi makes more HP due to the upper end (intake, heads, etc.). What is the possibility for GC users to switch to a Ram Hemi setup (upper intake, heads) to gain more HP? Will the Jeep's computer management system "handle" and “respond” to such a swap?


2) PART 1: Why are the rear windows not express one-touch? Seems like an easy feature for all models to have or at least to help differentiate Limited and/or Overland's from Laredo's.

2) PART 2: Can the front one-touch express window controllers be installed in the rear? For example order replacement parts for the front and add to the rear.

3) PART 1: Reason behind the 430N/730N RER/730N RHR confusion? When I ordered my Limited the dealership had no idea which radios was going to show up, very frustrating for owners.

3) PART 2: Why was the GC not included with the recent 8.4" NAV systems shown in the new 2011 Chrysler's and even the Compass? Is it possible to swap/upgrade? Are the communications systems in place? If so, are the Wk2s physical dimensions adequate?

4) PART 1: How is Jeep/Chrysler kept aware of the technical problems that owners are reporting to dealers? If there is such a feedback process how does it work?

4) PART 2: As an example, many owners are experiencing problems using the audio toggle switch located on the rear of the left-hand side of the steering wheel. Mine has been replaced twice, still doesn't function properly.

5) Who does the rear wheel opening sit 1.5” higher than the front wheel opening? This is true on non-QL models – I cannot comment on QL equipped GCs.


6) Will selecting Sport or Snow mode offer different performance of the engine or is it simply a function of the transfer case? For example: does “snow mode” start in 2nd gear and “sport” mode allow for a larger rpm range before shifting, as in Mercedes-Benz vehicles? If so, what are those differences from Auto?


7) Why is QD2 only available with the QL system? I, like some, would have preferred the QD2 system over the QT2 system but it wasn’t an option for non-QL vehicles.


8) What does ECO in the HEMI engine ACTUALLY indicate? From the owners manual we know it means economy mode, i.e. driving in an economical manner. Does it necessarily mean 4-cyl mode?


9) When driving the HEMI, I notice a strong “lag” in acceleration in the 1200-2200rpm range (roughly). My service advisor indicated it as a “normal function of the HEMI.” He even said his Ram owners have commented on the same sensation while driving. He said the engine will eventually “learn” my driving habits. Is there any validity to this? The odd piece is that I also notice the reverse of this when coasting at highway speeds, 55-80mph. I find the engine incapable of maintaining its current speed and I am constantly applying pressure to the accelerator to stay with traffic. So, when I apply the gas pedal I really have to stomp it. Is this a function of 4-cyl/ECO mode?


10) Is the Wk2s primary computer control system capable of upgrading interior and technological capabilities? For example, a Laredo E owner wanting to add heated front & rear seats (excluding the seats of course) or a Limited owner wanting to add the features of the Lux2 package (A/C seats, Pwr steering column, Pwr lift-gate & heated steering wheel) or an earlier built Overland owner who would like to add the Tech Package (ACC, FCS, BSM, etc)?


11) Why is there no park assist in the front bumper? Is it possible to add to or upgrade the existing park assist software?

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Re: ATTENTION: 2011 owners! PLEASE READ! Questions for the engineers?????

What is the Best Way To Disable the MDS?
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Re: ATTENTION: 2011 owners! PLEASE READ! Questions for the engineers?????

What's the rationale for the the change in layout for the Dashboard/Steering Controls (lights/wiper/tach/speedo/cruise switches)?
My pet peeves: Present wiper controls means removing you hands from the steering wheel to do a single wipe. Speedo 40-100 MPH display obscured with the steering wheel in my normal driving position. Switched Tach/Speedo and Temp/Fuel Gauge positions ,makes me confused with I drive my 08WK and my wife's 11WK2. Layout of Cruise Control Switches requires you to look at the switches to use (no "feel" markers particularly for cancel button)
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What is the required equipment for 2011 Grand Cherokee to be "Trail Rated"???

4x4, Off-Road Tires, Skid Plates, etc.

Can a 2011 Grand Cherokee with 20" wheels and no skid plates be officially Jeep "Trail Rated" badged? The 4x4 V8 70th Anniversary Edition is badged Trail Rated even though it has 20" wheels and no skid plates. Oddly, the V6 isn't. Please explain what is going on?
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What is the required equipment for 2011 Grand Cherokee to be "Trail Rated"???

4x4, Off-Road Tires, Skid Plates, etc.

Can a 2011 Grand Cherokee with 20" wheels and no skid plates be officially Jeep "Trail Rated" badged? The 4x4 V8 70th Anniversary Edition is badged Trail Rated even though it has 20" wheels and no skid plates. Oddly, the V6 isn't. Please explain what is going on?
Yes all 4x4 Jeeps are Trail Rated.
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