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Old 10-04-2014, 08:47 AM
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Questions for WK2 Owners

Hello guys I currently own a WK and recently my dad has been looking at getting back into a Grand Cherokee he used to have a 1999 5.9L GC and loved it but after that bought 2 subaru's. He is asking me questions about the WK2's and I do not know how to properly answer them. He is looking for a 5.7L WK2 fully loaded with no luck, our local jeep dealer can't even seem to find one so he is looking at 3.7L's but he wants to tow our two place snowmobile trailer with it. So for you that tow with your jeeps how does it pull and what kind of weight are you hauling? Also are there things to look out for in the WK2's, things to check, I know a lot about WK's but the WK2 is a whole different beast so any help would be wonderful!! Thanks guys.

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Re: Questions for WK2 Owners

If your pops knows exactly what he wants then he should place an order with the dealer instead of trying to find it already built, which might be next to impossible depending on what he wants.

Also in many cases, ordering the car will help your negotiating position because the dealer knows it's already paid for and won't spend one day on the lot.

Good luck and I hope he gets what he's looking for!
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:57 AM
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Re: Questions for WK2 Owners

Go to Jeep.com and build the car he wants. Put in your zip code and let the system search for you. You can expand the search area.

The dealer might be more interested in selling what he has.


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Re: Questions for WK2 Owners

Agree with the build your own thing...and then either ship it in or order from the factory. As to the towing, the V6 can handle up to 6200 lbs towing with the factory tow option. He may not need the V8 and its extra fuel costs for towing a couple of snowmobiles...
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Re: Questions for WK2 Owners

Alright guys thanks for the help! also how does the WK2 handle in snow? I know last winter here in Michigan I was plowing through snow over my hood with my WK in 4low when we had a blizzard. Our cabin is up north and we want the best capability in the snow.
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Alright guys thanks for the help! also how does the WK2 handle in snow? I know last winter here in Michigan I was plowing through snow over my hood with my WK in 4low when we had a blizzard. Our cabin is up north and we want the best capability in the snow.
From everything I've read and heard, there may be a couple SUVs out there that can compare, but nothing better.

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Also in many cases, ordering the car will help your negotiating position because the dealer knows it's already paid for and won't spend one day on the lot.
Vehicles that are already sitting on the lot are money pits for dealers. They are paying every single day that those vehicles sit there. So if anything, you have better negotiating power helping them move a vehicle off their lot that's already cost them money. Sure, they'll order a vehicle for you, but they'd be more happy to sell you one already in their inventory.
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Hey everyone here is an update to the thread last night we received a call from the dealer and they said they had a 2011 WK2 70th anniversary fully loaded and i mean every single option on the lot with 30,000 miles. I checked it out for my father, he drove it and we ended up picking it up for 26k. Now I have a question for you all it's going to need tires before winter. Living in michigan and with the 130" of snow we got last year we need the best possible tire that will fit on the jeep without any modifications. It has the 20" 70th ann rims which i'm guessing has the same exact specs as the overland model. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good A/T Tire?
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Re: Questions for WK2 Owners

Lots of good discussion on Tires up above in the Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires area....
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Re: Questions for WK2 Owners

Search the forum. There are COUNTLESS threads on tires.
If you want the "best" tire for the winter it's not going to be an all-season.

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Yep, there's a lot of differing opinions out here on AT's vs dedicated snow tires... LOL.
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Hey everyone here is an update to the thread last night we received a call from the dealer and they said they had a 2011 WK2 70th anniversary fully loaded and i mean every single option on the lot with 30,000 miles. I checked it out for my father, he drove it and we ended up picking it up for 26k. Now I have a question for you all it's going to need tires before winter. Living in michigan and with the 130" of snow we got last year we need the best possible tire that will fit on the jeep without any modifications. It has the 20" 70th ann rims which i'm guessing has the same exact specs as the overland model. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good A/T Tire?
You don't want an AT tire for snow, you want a winter tire with the snowflake symbol from a premiere tire manufacturer. Or studs. The 20 inch size will limit selection, but you can always use the 18 inch rims and widen the selection.
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