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Crestwood1001 11-01-2010 10:23 PM

New Owner, Few Questions!
 
Hey guys, my names Nathan, I just bought my 2005 Grand Cherokee Loredo about two weeks ago, im coming off a 2006 Acura TL. I moved on from the car phase and wanted a nice suv for the 4x4 because im a member of our local volunteer fire department and will need it for responding in the winter.
I am about to put new tires on it for winter, im wondering what you guys suggest in the term of size and tire. I know I can go with stock size but if I can go a bit bigger to better fill out the wheel wells ill go for it.
My second and final question is about the blank accessory slots below the radio, I want to mount switches in them for my emergency response lights. I was behind there to tap into switched power for my radio and pagers but I didnt see how to get into those empty spaces to use them for switches, any tips?
Thanks guys! Took a while for me to find this forum, I came from a great acura forum, hope you can help!

cain45 11-02-2010 06:50 AM

Re: New Owner, Few Questions!
 
I put 245/75R17 Cooper Discoverer AT's on mine....it's rides a bit rougher but has some good tread and wear characteristics.

amarkmtu 11-02-2010 07:10 AM

Re: New Owner, Few Questions!
 
I just put on 255/70/17 Firestone Destination AT's and they fit like a dream. Here is a link so you can see the after pics. They will be up tonight.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f5/new-tires-coming-soon-13647.html


The Destination AT is the best rated AT tire on tirerack.com right now:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=ORAT

SRTILL8 11-02-2010 08:29 AM

Re: New Owner, Few Questions!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Crestwood1001 (Post 294446)
My second and final question is about the blank accessory slots below the radio, I want to mount switches in them for my emergency response lights. I was behind there to tap into switched power for my radio and pagers but I didnt see how to get into those empty spaces to use them for switches, any tips?
Thanks guys! Took a while for me to find this forum, I came from a great acura forum, hope you can help!

welcome to JG! many walks of life on here. :thumbsup:


our member jdubya did a "how to" on this application with the blank ports below the radio...

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f187/how-to-activate-a-switch-blank-08-radar-detector-hardwire-remote-mute-leds-9907.html

and timmyb also did some LED changing located here:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f50/installed-leds-in-heater-control-buttons-5020.html

either way gl!

SvenskaJeepGuy 11-02-2010 11:47 AM

Re: New Owner, Few Questions!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by amarkmtu (Post 294554)
I just put on 255/70/17 Firestone Destination AT's and they fit like a dream. Here is a link so you can see the after pics. They will be up tonight.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=13647


The Destination AT is the best rated AT tire on tirerack.com right now:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=ORAT

i did the same thing and they are higly recommended. i have been through very heavy snow with them and they are the best tires i have ever owned

Crestwood1001 11-02-2010 08:45 PM

Re: New Owner, Few Questions!
 
Thanks alot guys! So far im not missing the acura at all, I really thought I would. I spent alot of time modding that car, and had a great time with it, but starting college, a new job, and being a fire fighter I feel like I grew outta that phase. Heres a link to a thread I made on Acurazine with pics, not sure if you guys can see the link if ur not a member but its worth a try! Mine is the one with the black rims. http://tl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=787161

Crestwood1001 11-02-2010 09:00 PM

Re: New Owner, Few Questions!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by amarkmtu (Post 294554)
I just put on 255/70/17 Firestone Destination AT's and they fit like a dream. Here is a link so you can see the after pics. They will be up tonight.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=13647


The Destination AT is the best rated AT tire on tirerack.com right now:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=ORAT

Thanks! I am gonna make an order tomorrow for a set of them! Perfectly in my price range!

amarkmtu 11-03-2010 07:12 AM

Re: New Owner, Few Questions!
 
What size are you going with?

GR33N D3M0N 11-03-2010 07:27 AM

I say you get some halos, hook a strobe up to them, and use those as your emergency response lights :D...my brother had an 04 TL, awesome cars...congrats on the purchase!!

Crestwood1001 11-03-2010 10:28 PM

Re: New Owner, Few Questions!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GR33N D3M0N (Post 295246)
I say you get some halos, hook a strobe up to them, and use those as your emergency response lights :D...my brother had an 04 TL, awesome cars...congrats on the purchase!!

Not the worst idea ever! But that would be illegal lol, right now iv got an LED dash light, once I get the new tires and everything situated (drivers side window glass just broke :( ) ill be getting new lighting.


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