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Old 08-20-2014, 09:20 PM
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Hi there! Quick intro: My name is Jay. You can call me Jay or Mac or whatever I deserve! New to forum and so glad I found it. I recently purchased my first ever Jeep, specifically a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E. Black on Black. And I love it. It is the best ride I have ever owned.

While new to this brand, I have been thinking about some things I'd like to do to my ride and I'd like your assistance on where to look, what to consider, products to consider and avoid, etc.

My first question is, where do I learn what category my ride falls under? Meaning WK, WK2, WJ, etc..

As for upgrades, I am going to be tinting the windows as I live in Texas and it is hot here! Then auto start and integrated bumper hitch. These are must haves to me.

I'd like to learn more about wheels as I'd like 20". I upgraded my ride to the 18" package with the 8.4 screen inside. Other than that it is stock.

Furthermore, I'd like to know about performance upgrades, body upgrades and where to purchase such items, I'd like to learn about giving it more 'curb appeal/flare' like painted brake calipers, tinted lens covers, best way to 'black' it out and make it look more utilitarian (if that's the right description).

Thank you in advance for all the insight, thoughts shared, direction, etc.

Thanks for having me and looking forward to beginning this journey.

All the best,
Mac

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Old 08-20-2014, 09:31 PM
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Re: New to Forum! Need help understanding where to begin...

Hi and welcome to the forum ... and congrats on the new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Technically you have a WK but we refer to 2011+ model years as WK2 since the 2011 was a major major major redesign from the ground up.

There are a lot of mod people on this forum that can be helpful.... my only mod is adding a HEMI badge! LOL So, I'm not too much help with that!
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:07 PM
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Welcome! The best advice I can give you is to get familiar with the search function of the forum. I think everything you asked about has a thread or two going over details and member experiences. Tons of info here, just start looking around. Enjoy your new ride!
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Re: New to Forum! Need help understanding where to begin...

Well hello there Jay/Mac! Welcome to our fine little Jeep forum

When you look at the Jeep platform discussions..Grand Cherokee-WK2 etc, under the name it will tell what years are represented in that section.
Here's the short list: ZJ=1993 to 1998
WJ=1999 to 2004
WK=2005 to 2010
WK2=2011 to current
Then the Wranglers/Durangos/Cherokees etc have their own letter designations too

I live in S Florida, so I know a thing or two about hot weather, LOL. All my cars have very dark tint also, 5% all around, plus the windshield and sunroof are tinted. There are tons of threads on tint {with pictures} and every mod imaginable, plus some I'm sure the guys here probably made up.

In a perfect world, which this isn't, everything would be in the proper section when you look for something, if not use the search function up top which may or may not help you out. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like, we have a pretty friendly and sometimes even helpful bunch of folks on here!
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