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Old 05-12-2014, 01:21 PM
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

First and foremost, the extended warranty


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Old 05-12-2014, 03:07 PM
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

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Cool stuff!


  • I am poised to order the Husky liners, but some buyers here seem to prefer the Mopar cargo mat. What do you think of your Husky cargo mat?


  • Do you get much wind noise with your thule rack?


  • I definitely need to get wheels and snow tires. My GC will come with 20" wheels, but for winter I want 18" wheels. Which Nokian model did you get? Incidentally, have you considered also carrying chains?

I like the cargo liner, it's not slippery like I've seen others talking about the wearthertech, I've never seen the mopar so I can't compare both. it really depends if you like/dislike the lips on the edges of the liner, I used to dislike but now I don't really care

there is quite a bit of noise with the cargo box, but I can travel at 80mph and haven't had any problems, what really drives me crazy is that if you move the front aerobars as much as you can towards the front at 35/40mph if you have the sunroof n the vent position it whistles like crazy! so I don't usually open/vent when I have the bars on

I got the R2 and I'm pretty happy with its performance over the last winter! I haven't thought much about chains and also I haven't got any close to need one this past winter
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

Like some others here I got the weather tech mats for the front and rear and purchased the Jeep cargo liner. The weather techs are nice I thought they were a little pricey for mats but they are pretty high quality I was pleased.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:47 PM
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

My "necessary" first mods were:

HIDs for the fogs,
Mopar Slush Mats cabin/cargo
Triton v3's


I have since converted every bulb to LED, deleted all chrome and added a Mopar CAI.


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Many members here have a jeep on order, or recently completed that process. The waiting around is tough, and it's clear that some prospective owners pass the time by scaring each other with the horror stories of unfortunate buyers. I wondered whether others pass the time by shopping for accessories? While waiting impatiently for the birth of your new baby jeep, did you stock up on floor mats, cleaning products, and/or other treats for the new arrival?
Yeah, I did. [shopping for accessories]
Plus upgrade insurance coverage a tad.
Clean out the garage--but did not buy a new crib.

Now wondering if should plan a birthday party...
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Yeah, I did. [shopping for accessories]
Plus upgrade insurance coverage a tad.
Clean out the garage--but did not buy a new crib.

Now wondering if should plan a birthday party...
Love it! My main fear is that I already have no time for everything else in my life, yet I can feel this new Grand Cherokee demanding my undivided attention. I started cleaning out my garage this week, too.

I will probably install the new Husky mud guards when they are released in a few weeks. I have them on my current vehicle (a BMW x3) and I am convinced that they help keep stones and grime from kicking up on the sides of the car.

Considering a new floor jack for the seasonal change of wheels (my current one takes ages to adjust), thinking about a new utility trailer, definitely want a roof rack that I can take on and off quickly, will probably add skid plates.

What about music libraries? What's the best method for regularly updating a music collection in your jeep?
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I ordered and received Husky weather beater, the mopar trunk mat, skid plates and the tow hooks, all before I got my Jeep.
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I drove my JGC from the dealer straight to a local auto spa for the application of a clear bra covering the front bumper, grill and several inches across the front edge of the hood. It looks really great. I neglected to do this on my Acura MDX and the front end has multiple stone chips. I don't want this to happen to the new Jeep (2014 JGC Limited, black/black, Jan.'14 build).
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

I stopped at a tire shop after I picked up my Limited and traded in the Michelins Latitudes for a set of Firestone Destination AT's. I had a set on my JK Unlimited, great tire for the Colorado high country,
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

Waiting for my JGC ordered the Weather Tech front mats and rear cargo mat. Ordered 24 quarts of oil (diesel takes a special oil from either Pennzoil and or Mobil). As soon as I picked it up I added extended service 8/ 120 from Ziegler and also got the front windows tinted to match the rear windows.
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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

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What about music libraries? What's the best method for regularly updating a music collection in your jeep?


With the new set up in the jeeps I think streaming music from various music apps is probably a decent option. I used to use my ipod exclusively for music in the jeep. Just plugged it in and stashed it in the hideaway spot under the radio and forgot about it. I'm sure a lot of people also load music on the hard drive from flash drives. Plenty of options with our jeeps!



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Re: What are new owners buying for their new Jeeps?

First thing I bought was a real set of slush mats. I got the WeatherTech laser fitted due to the nice fit/quality (have them on my wife's car too). I opted for both front/rear and the cargo area mat...a bit pricy ($300 total). They've come in handy already. My only complaint is I wish they covered up a bit higher on the dead pedal area on the drivers side.
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