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Does this pertain to srt wheels too? 1st and 2nd generation.
If you are asking if the SRT wheels are compatible between 1st and second gen, I can not answer that as I have had no experience with that specifically. The dealer should be able to tell you or maybe a quick Google.
If you are asking if the information I gave in the first post is accurate for the SRT then yes, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 2011 to current is considered a WK2.

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Old 04-16-2015, 08:06 PM
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My Weather Tech Mats came today. I'll put them in first thing in the morning. Front and rear mats, and a rear cargo mat. They look really nice!
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My Weather Tech Mats came today. I'll put them in first thing in the morning. Front and rear mats, and a rear cargo mat. They look really nice!

Would you mind posting some pictures of how well they fit? Mainly the rear cargo mat. I'd greatly appreciate it.


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Old 04-17-2015, 06:31 AM
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Would you mind posting some pictures of how well they fit? Mainly the rear cargo mat. I'd greatly appreciate it.
Will do. As I said, they look real nice, but not $323.80 nice. If they fit well, I'll be happy. I'll find out as soon as it get's light enough outside. I understand the cost of manufacturing the molds for these things is very high. While I'm not sure of the process they use, (most likely some type of pre heated, vacuum molding process), that's a lot of money for what amounts to molded floor mats.

I got the 2 piece front, along with the 1 piece rear that includes the "hump" which connects both sides, and makes the whole deal one piece. The cargo mat has a generous "lip" running around the entire edge that looks like it would contain anything that spilled pretty well. That's important because the first thing I noticed is that deep well the spare tire sits in. If something nasty spilled, and ran down into there, you're looking at a real mess to clean up.

My last "investment" with this thing is a Dash Topper dashboard cover. They're made across town from me in Tempe, Az. I ordered it last week and still no word. I know they are made to order, so I'm going to give them a call today to see where it's at. The Grand Cherokee has a LOT of surface area on the top of the dash. This is the one I ordered.

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Old 04-17-2015, 08:33 AM
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Plasti dipped Grand Cherokee emblems and all 4 wheels after the indicent which they removed all plastidips...

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Old 04-17-2015, 09:45 AM
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Will do. As I said, they look real nice, but not $323.80 nice. If they fit well, I'll be happy. I'll find out as soon as it get's light enough outside. I understand the cost of manufacturing the molds for these things is very high. While I'm not sure of the process they use, (most likely some type of pre heated, vacuum molding process), that's a lot of money for what amounts to molded floor mats.

I got the 2 piece front, along with the 1 piece rear that includes the "hump" which connects both sides, and makes the whole deal one piece. The cargo mat has a generous "lip" running around the entire edge that looks like it would contain anything that spilled pretty well. That's important because the first thing I noticed is that deep well the spare tire sits in. If something nasty spilled, and ran down into there, you're looking at a real mess to clean up.
I've been looking at the cargo tray they make because of how messy that area can be. I'm not as keen on the mats for up front because they just look like you'd have your feet in a shallow plastic bucket all the time.

For those, I'd rather just pick up a cheap set of mats for winter use, then toss them when the salt and other crud eats them. Then I can use the Jeep branded ones in the better weather months.

The only issue I can see with the cargo liner is actually that "generous lip". When you have to haul something long and fold the rear seats down, you'll have to remove the liner. That's not too handy if you forget to do that before you head out. For that reason, I'm considering a mat instead of a tray.

As far as the wheel well, I'm pretty sure you can just pull up the liner carpet and pop the drain plug if you spill a whole bottle of soda or something. Then just hose it out.

I did get one of those little collapsible divider things designed to hold shopping bags and such just to avoid spills from grocery or automotive items.
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Here are some quick and dirty pics with my crappy Sony Cybershot. They fit pretty well overall. They are more flexible than I thought, and they should lay better after they're in a few days and soak up some heat. It was pretty cool out there this morning, and they were rolled up in the box for God knows how long.

For price I'd give them a 5. For fit and function an 8. They do what they are supposed to do, and fit well. They'll keep the carpeting clean, which is what I wanted. The cargo pan went in really easy. If I had to take it out to haul something heavy that I wanted to slide in on the bars, it wouldn't be a big deal. It can just be rolled up, and you can stick it on the floor in the back seat. Then reinstall it.







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I've been checking my oil level on a regular basis and the Hemi has used almost a quart in 3,800 miles. I say a quart, but I'm not 100% sure. The oil was about midway between the high and low mark when I first checked it between the time we bought it and then left for our first road trip. That was about 3000 miles ago. It's just above the "add" mark now.

I'm trying to decide now if I should add a quart or schedule an oil change when I have some warranty work completed next week.
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I've been checking my oil level on a regular basis and the Hemi has used almost a quart in 3,800 miles. I say a quart, but I'm not 100% sure. The oil was about midway between the high and low mark when I first checked it between the time we bought it and then left for our first road trip. That was about 3000 miles ago. It's just above the "add" mark now.

I'm trying to decide now if I should add a quart or schedule an oil change when I have some warranty work completed next week.
Mine used a little in the first few thousand miles thats not unusal for new engines. At 23k mine currently uses none. One thing several people have found is that bringing the oil to the full line on the 5.7 takes 8 quarts not the stated 7 in the manual. Though nerver determined 100% the general belief is that the dipstick or the dipstick tubes are wrong on some by 1 quart, 7 quarts will only bring it to the add line. I have an early 2014(march 2013) build and mine is that way and i have heard somd 2015 people saying the same so apparently they have done nothing with it Anyway just food for thought concerning hemi oil levels, there are threads dedicated to the subject on here if you want to read more on it.
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Mine used a little in the first few thousand miles thats not unusal for new engines. At 23k mine currently uses none. One thing several people have found is that bringing the oil to the full line on the 5.7 takes 8 quarts not the stated 7 in the manual. Though nerver determined 100% the general belief is that the dipstick or the dipstick tubes are wrong on some by 1 quart, 7 quarts will only bring it to the add line. I have an early 2014(march 2013) build and mine is that way and i have heard somd 2015 people saying the same. Anyway just food for thought concerning hemi oil levels, there are threads dedicated to the subject on here if you want to read more on it.
Thanks. Mine is a '13 and is at 25k now. I might add half a quart and then check the level after the next oil change. If the level isn't at the full mark, I'll ask the Jeep tech what their process is.
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Mine used a little in the first few thousand miles thats not unusal for new engines. At 23k mine currently uses none. One thing several people have found is that bringing the oil to the full line on the 5.7 takes 8 quarts not the stated 7 in the manual. Though nerver determined 100% the general belief is that the dipstick or the dipstick tubes are wrong on some by 1 quart, 7 quarts will only bring it to the add line. I have an early 2014(march 2013) build and mine is that way and i have heard somd 2015 people saying the same. Anyway just food for thought concerning hemi oil levels, there are threads dedicated to the subject on here if you want to read more on it.
Unfortunately, the dipstick is never 100% accurate. The problem is, there's always oil stuck up in the crevasses of the engine as well as some that stays in the filter. However, it's a good guide to know if you're too low since being in the good range will always mean there's enough oil in the engine.

Checking the oil level on a hot engine makes the problem worse since less oil has made it's way back down to the pan. Once the engine sits for several hours, it's closer to the proper level. That's why you want to check your level on a cold engine before driving anywhere.

The same goes for tire pressure: check them cold and use the number on the door panel, not what's on the tire. The number on the tire is the maximum air pressure it should ever be, not the proper pressure.

Now, when you change the oil, you want to do it on a warm engine. Not only does that stir up the sludge and metal particles so they can drain, it also pre-lubes the engine so you aren't starting dry after a change. It does trap some old oil up in the engine, but it's not enough to affect oil life.
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Thanks. Mine is a '13 and is at 25k now. I might add half a quart and then check the level after the next oil change. If the level isn't at the full mark, I'll ask the Jeep tech what their process is.
Well, if they're using an oil vac to get the oil out, that will potentially remove more than simply draining it like you would at home.

The capacities are based on filling it after the factory fill, meaning it accounts for some oil staying in the engine. If that small amount is sucked out, that leaves you short.
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