Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 09-29-2011, 11:49 AM
1200RT-P's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 680
Thanks: 9
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 2310
1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute
When will the Aftermarket catch up?

When I had my 92 Cherokee, there was NO shortage of awesome aftermarket parts for it. The Wrangler has aftermarket mods for nearly everything in the vehicle.

Is it me or does it seems like the WK2 aftermarket is lacking?
__________________

__________________

2011 JGC WK2 - Laredo X - 5.7 - 4x4 - 430N(RHB)
2010 Audi S4 - BMW 1150RT (Mine) - BMW 1200RT-P (Theirs)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-29-2011, 12:06 PM
moosehead's Avatar
Horseshoe for the Donkeys

My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: CO Rockies
Posts: 3,195
Thanks: 221
Thanked 99 Times in 85 Posts
Rep Power: 1620821
moosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond repute
Re: When will the Aftermarket catch up?

+1, tend to agree, particularly considering the 100k + sold in year 1 issue.

admittedly, i gotta problem so YMMV.
__________________

__________________
2011 JGC Oland Hemi / Borla Catback Proto / Hemifever Tune on DS Trinity / Flyin Ryan PTB / Volant CAI / Bwoody Sway Links / BT Catch Can & Underhood Kit / Jon's Tinted Tails / SRT8 Hood, Steering Wheel, Shiftknob, Pedals / Firestone Dest AT's & Winter 18's / Focal 165 Component Fronts, Alpine PDX 5 Amp, Rockford Fosgate P3 10" Sub & Fiberglass Enclosure / PS2 Grill, Mirrors & Liftgate Strip / Tow Hooks & Skids / JW Speaker LED Foglights / Debadged, Tint, Clear Bra / Sharkfin / Vled & Putco LED's / JRoll Uber-Tech Cabin Filter / RA & Yak Roof Rack / Lit Sills, Slush & Cargo Mats
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-29-2011, 12:10 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 156
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1584
BHHJEEP is on a distinguished road
Re: When will the Aftermarket catch up?

I agree that it is lacking but I also think it is because of the target market. Soccer moms and business men don't tend to mod their vehicles much. I would say less than 5% of people that own these will ever see anything but roads and driveways. Whereas a much bigger chunk of wrangler owners have a tendency to take their vehicles "off road".
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-29-2011, 12:49 PM
BuckeyeSRT's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Home of the Buckeyes
Posts: 1,617
Thanks: 28
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 102415
BuckeyeSRT has a reputation beyond reputeBuckeyeSRT has a reputation beyond reputeBuckeyeSRT has a reputation beyond reputeBuckeyeSRT has a reputation beyond reputeBuckeyeSRT has a reputation beyond reputeBuckeyeSRT has a reputation beyond reputeBuckeyeSRT has a reputation beyond reputeBuckeyeSRT has a reputation beyond reputeBuckeyeSRT has a reputation beyond reputeBuckeyeSRT has a reputation beyond reputeBuckeyeSRT has a reputation beyond repute
Re: When will the Aftermarket catch up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BHHJEEP View Post
business men don't tend to mod their vehicles much.
I disagree cause I am one and I know plenty just like me. I am ready for 4 or 5 different intakes to choose from. A bunch of hand held tuners would be nice as well.
__________________
2012 BB Overland Summit
Like my company on Facebook ...please
https://www.facebook.com/TheSimmondsGroup
Twitter @simmondsgroup
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BuckeyeSRT For This Useful Post:
  #5  
Old 09-29-2011, 01:23 PM
1200RT-P's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 680
Thanks: 9
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 2310
1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute1200RT-P has a reputation beyond repute
Re: When will the Aftermarket catch up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BHHJEEP View Post
I agree that it is lacking but I also think it is because of the target market. Soccer moms and business men don't tend to mod their vehicles much. I would say less than 5% of people that own these will ever see anything but roads and driveways. Whereas a much bigger chunk of wrangler owners have a tendency to take their vehicles "off road".
I agree with this to an extent - but such is true for MANY vehicles, but there are still substantial aftermarkets out there.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BuckeyeSRT View Post
I disagree cause I am one and I know plenty just like me. I am ready for 4 or 5 different intakes to choose from. A bunch of hand held tuners would be nice as well.
Yeah, i'm not specifically a business man, but know many people in my profession who like to mod their cars.
__________________

2011 JGC WK2 - Laredo X - 5.7 - 4x4 - 430N(RHB)
2010 Audi S4 - BMW 1150RT (Mine) - BMW 1200RT-P (Theirs)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-29-2011, 01:30 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 156
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1584
BHHJEEP is on a distinguished road
Re: When will the Aftermarket catch up?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BuckeyeSRT View Post
I disagree cause I am one and I know plenty just like me. I am ready for 4 or 5 different intakes to choose from. A bunch of hand held tuners would be nice as well.
Yes I am in the same boat. But I think we are in the major minority.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-29-2011, 08:45 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1255
ron13 is on a distinguished road
Post Socioeconomic target?

What, blue collar likes to go fast but us button down or other professional types don't?
Naahhh! I've been a highly educated frustrated mechanic/drag/street racer all my life. LOVE to mod things, make them better, improve them. Mod everything I own. Got a 5.7 2011 just until they drop the 8 speed into the srt8. Already have THAT order in at the dealership.
I do believe that as these things get more complicated, it becomes more difficult to produce aftermarket goodies, i.e. the complexity of the mopar code. Also gas prices will have an effect. If it goes to $5, I won't pay it. I will look at something like a Toureg Hybrid instead. (Check 0-60 in that little puppy!) Do you think most people realize that a CAI actually makes the engine more efficient. Even so, if we get it we all tend to use it. And that means mpg goes down. Things in general are tighter, but I think goodies will come. HOPEFULLY!
Cheers.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-30-2011, 12:41 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 254
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 163704
josh3008 has a reputation beyond reputejosh3008 has a reputation beyond reputejosh3008 has a reputation beyond reputejosh3008 has a reputation beyond reputejosh3008 has a reputation beyond reputejosh3008 has a reputation beyond reputejosh3008 has a reputation beyond reputejosh3008 has a reputation beyond reputejosh3008 has a reputation beyond reputejosh3008 has a reputation beyond reputejosh3008 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: When will the Aftermarket catch up?

I would like a decent full sized bar bar, something like an ARB one would be great....
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-30-2011, 01:40 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1265
disarray is on a distinguished road
Re: When will the Aftermarket catch up?

Yeah, I just read an article this afternoon that said the 2011 Grand Cherokee was one of the top vehicles sold for the year.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-30-2011, 09:36 AM
GTOGreg's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 205
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1621
GTOGreg has a spectacular aura about
Re: When will the Aftermarket catch up?

CJD isn't friendly with the aftermarket anymore. Just look at the Challenger, Charger, and 300 boards and you'll see what the future holds...they have been locking the PCM's on the cars since the 2011 MY and will continue to do so. This means you can't add an aftermarket tune. Applies to SRT and other models. The reason: Fraudulent warranty claims on an already ailing company trying to nurse itself back to health. Their answer to this short term is that they plan to release their own tested and certified mods that you can purchase from the dealer . If you don't believe me, call Diablosport and ask them about 2011 tunes and when/if they expect to have them.

I've been pretty vocal about this on the Challenger boards and went as far as to sell my Challenger and buy a new '12 Shelby GT500 instead of the new SRT model...a decision I absolutely DO NOT regret! I'm not as concerned about the jeep as it is more of our safe transpo and snow-mobile. But, just wanted to address your question and concern. Don't expect anything soon other than maybe billet bling for your interior, a few suspension components, and maybe a warm air kit :sarcasm:.
__________________
-------
2011 Hemi WK2 Blk/Blk
Offroad I, Mopar Rock Rails, Mopar roof racks, Tow, Nav, Lockpick v.2, Sharkfin, Thule 1800XT cargo box, RRO front leveling kit, Firestone Destination ATs
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-30-2011, 10:29 AM
moosehead's Avatar
Horseshoe for the Donkeys

My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: CO Rockies
Posts: 3,195
Thanks: 221
Thanked 99 Times in 85 Posts
Rep Power: 1620821
moosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond reputemoosehead has a reputation beyond repute
Re: When will the Aftermarket catch up?

^I'm afraid GTOG is correct. In the recent SRT8 chat, Giles was asked multiples times why Chryco wasn't more tuner friendly and as stated above it is warranty abuse. He did suggest they are considering an option whereby the PCM will be open up to tuners but then the quid-pro-quo is that the vehicle owner would have no or limited warranty coverage.

Meanwhile it took several years for the tuners to crack prior MY's but the security lock is definitely tougher in recent generations. We'll see, but best case it will take a ton of patience.
__________________

__________________
2011 JGC Oland Hemi / Borla Catback Proto / Hemifever Tune on DS Trinity / Flyin Ryan PTB / Volant CAI / Bwoody Sway Links / BT Catch Can & Underhood Kit / Jon's Tinted Tails / SRT8 Hood, Steering Wheel, Shiftknob, Pedals / Firestone Dest AT's & Winter 18's / Focal 165 Component Fronts, Alpine PDX 5 Amp, Rockford Fosgate P3 10" Sub & Fiberglass Enclosure / PS2 Grill, Mirrors & Liftgate Strip / Tow Hooks & Skids / JW Speaker LED Foglights / Debadged, Tint, Clear Bra / Sharkfin / Vled & Putco LED's / JRoll Uber-Tech Cabin Filter / RA & Yak Roof Rack / Lit Sills, Slush & Cargo Mats
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Catch can steveo Tech Tips/DIY/How To 18 02-11-2012 07:25 PM
Catch Can tcm glx Export & Diesel Powered Jeep Models 6 07-10-2011 05:12 PM
Catch Can jeepster23 Tech Tips/DIY/How To 14 12-12-2010 04:16 PM
catch can jdcollins86 Performance Modifications 11 02-11-2010 10:08 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.