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Old 09-05-2016, 03:08 AM
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Re: Ordered my 2017 diesel Trailhawk!

I also really like the redline red, but the wife didn't want something so bright. She really wanted true blue but it isn't an option for the trail hawk. So we settled for Granite metallic.

Really looking forward to this rig. I owned a 95 ZJ for 8 years, sold it shortly after I joined the military. I really miss the ZJ so maybe the WK2 will fill that void.

I enjoyed the KJ quite a bit as well, but it's not the same as a good grand. I will miss the manual TC lever though.

Gonna be a long year wait until I get to pick it up.

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I really like the Billet Silver on my Trailhawk. It contrasts very nice with the black hood decal and wheels making them stand out.


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Re: Ordered my 2017 diesel Trailhawk!

Devil Dog,

I'm quite a bit like you actually. I'm also military who came to this site because of my KJ, but then ordered the 2017 GC Trailhawk, pretty much just like yours brother! I received my VIN today so the wait begins.


I was a lifetime member over on LOST with the same name, were you ever over there? I still have my KJ CRD, but the tranny is needing work, I just haven't had a chance to pull it out yet. Attached are pics of the old girl for fun.

Best of luck with your order and the move back CONUS brother!

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Old 09-06-2016, 07:29 AM
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Re: Ordered my 2017 diesel Trailhawk!

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Devil Dog,

I'm quite a bit like you actually. I'm also military who came to this site because of my KJ, but then ordered the 2017 GC Trailhawk, pretty much just like yours brother! I received my VIN today so the wait begins.


I was a lifetime member over on LOST with the same name, were you ever over there? I still have my KJ CRD, but the tranny is needing work, I just haven't had a chance to pull it out yet. Attached are pics of the old girl for fun.

Best of luck with your order and the move back CONUS brother!

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No shit, I will be picking my Trailhawk up in Medford by the way! Or maybe GP, depending on the dealers and shipping.

It looks like we ordered the same exact Jeep, except you got the advanced safety and I got the rear entertainment. That is a nice looking KJ, liking the flat green. Is that plastidip? Mine never made it too far into the off-road world. It did some mudding through Oregon, and a few trails in Moab but it mostly belonged to the wife. Here is a shot of it, I've got some action shots from Moab but can't find them.



I never really got into the LOST forums, I spent most my time on the Jeepsunlimited and jeepkj forums. I stopped in a few times to hunt for good info, those guys were good with their Liberties.

Yah, the trip back to CONUS will be fun....said nobody ever. Should be easier than the trip to OCONUS though.
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Re: Ordered my 2017 diesel Trailhawk!

Dude, that's awesome! Small effing world. I ordered mine from Lithia in Medford for 5% below invoice plus Tread Lighty and military discount. They had never factory ordered one before and I was not comfortable signing anything unless my interest rate was locked so they just ordered it for me anyway with no deposit or anything. They were actually really cool about it and I am surprised. Obviously the no sales tax thing is pretty nice in Oregon too. You should give me a ring when the time comes to pick it up and we'll link up.

For my KJ, that is actual paint in matte OD green. I scraped the paint up pretty nicely in Colorado off-roading and kept hitting it with primer to keep the rust off. I finally decided to just go all out and have the OD green done. I'm pretty happy with it. There's not much off-roading here in southern Oregon so I haven't been even once since moving here. I miss CO...

The move home will suck brother, but at least it's a move home. You heading to Pendleton?
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Re: Ordered my 2017 diesel Trailhawk!

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Dude, that's awesome! Small effing world. I ordered mine from Lithia in Medford for 5% below invoice plus Tread Lighty and military discount.
5% below invoice? How did you mamage that?
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Re: Ordered my 2017 diesel Trailhawk!

I told them I have factory ordered before from a dealer in Houston via this site. I also said I didn't mind travelling since this was factory and would take some time regardless, but would prefer to work with a local business.

I went in with invoice build sheet using the info from this site and calculated the 5% off that. Since the military and tread lightly discount are Chrysler specific those will be added on when it is all finalized.

This site is an amazing resource in so many ways and I appreciate all the info that has allowed me to do things like this. Thanks to all!

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Dude, that's awesome! Small effing world. I ordered mine from Lithia in Medford for 5% below invoice plus Tread Lighty and military discount. They had never factory ordered one before and I was not comfortable signing anything unless my interest rate was locked so they just ordered it for me anyway with no deposit or anything. They were actually really cool about it and I am surprised. Obviously the no sales tax thing is pretty nice in Oregon too. You should give me a ring when the time comes to pick it up and we'll link up.

For my KJ, that is actual paint in matte OD green. I scraped the paint up pretty nicely in Colorado off-roading and kept hitting it with primer to keep the rust off. I finally decided to just go all out and have the OD green done. I'm pretty happy with it. There's not much off-roading here in southern Oregon so I haven't been even once since moving here. I miss CO...

The move home will suck brother, but at least it's a move home. You heading to Pendleton?
Not sure where I'm headed yet, not due for orders until December timeframe. It's nice that Lithia took care of you, they usually treat military quite well. I bought the above Liberty from the Lithia in Grants Pass. They gave us a pretty good deal, but more importantly they took our trade in at market value so it really cut down on the overall price.

What do ya mean not much off roading in southern Oregon! There may not be as many dedicated and rated trails but there is more than enough back woods roads full of all the mud, tree roots, and rocks you can handle. Try these sites, they have some good ones listed for a variety of difficulties.

https://www.trails.com/stateactivity.aspx?area=13140#lat=42.2576592265263 5&lon=-124.19990545607477&zoom=9&m=roadmap

http://www.lastgreatroadtrip.com/4x4-tech/trail-talk/tillamook-forest-off-highway-vehicle-ohv-area-overview/

As for linking up when I am back on Oregon, that sounds good. I'm sure the wife would be fine with me taking the WK2 on an adventure before we've put 100 miles on it!
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Re: Ordered my 2017 diesel Trailhawk!

Still no 4th gen uConnect, right? I am ordering a diesel one of these too as soon as my VW emissions settlement arrives, but I'm hoping that it takes long enough so that the "late availability" radio will get added. But, I've also heard rumblings of Q1.
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Still no 4th gen uConnect, right? I am ordering a diesel one of these too as soon as my VW emissions settlement arrives, but I'm hoping that it takes long enough so that the "late availability" radio will get added. But, I've also heard rumblings of Q1.
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Re: Ordered my 2017 diesel Trailhawk!

Congrats! I am also waiting on my order. I ordered a 2017 Grand Cherokee limited 4x4, Velvet Red pearl coat, 3.0 Diesel. I checked with the dealer today thinking it should be in because I had a estimated ship date of 10/17/17 but he said it was in paint and not shipped yet. I wonder how long after paint it ships. Anyone know?
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Heard all '17 ED Jeeps are being held up due to emissions certification. Anyone have the skinny on this?

My wife ordered a '17, VIN has been assigned.
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