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Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-03-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 2014 altitude sub

Greetings,

You have two options; the first being you can get a custom box using thin-woofers which are very effective if properly built or you can use the JL Audio Stealtbox and adapted into the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-03-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,776
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: JD Power Initial Quality

Greetings,

Well stated.

The Jeep service dealer that I have been going and have establish a relationship with provides as best as they can to provide satisfaction with the customers. The...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-03-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,776
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: JD Power Initial Quality

Greetings,

I guess the perfect car in the same price range for Jeep does exist with another manufacture.

Here is some fun reading:

I guess that those who drive GM vehicles wish they had...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-03-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: What do you think of these tow hooks

Greetings,

I think those look absolutely lovely. That is for a toy jeep that you can buy at Toys-R-Us. Moreover, it really looks bad on a Jeep.

Follow GCLimited's advise and get the right...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-02-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,235
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

Apple is pushing hard to get Maps up to speed as indicated in this article:

Apple 'overhauling' the backend for its Maps service, hints at 'big plans' to come...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-02-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: REAL breaking news - Apple CarPlay for Jeep announced!

Greetings,

Check out the other CarPlay thread located in the main WK2 Audio Thread:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/carplay-72368.html

Best for now.:)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-02-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Jeep, Chrysler and Fiat are new partners of Apple's CarPlay system

Greetings,

Check out the other CarPlay Threads in the main WK2 Audio threads:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/carplay-72368.html


Best for now.:)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Greetings,

Wait to see the full product from both platforms and how they work and feel. And the major factor, how they handle the 3rd party apps in particular the navi.

Best for now.:)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-01-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,235
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

Their was no mention about retro fitting older Uconnent systems, therefore, I think it will not happen. I could also be wrong too. The aftermarket solutions hopefully will be...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-30-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Greetings,

For those who want an aftermarket unit for the Google system, Alpine announced today in Japan, that in 2015 products will be available. Sometime this fall, CarPlay is due out by them...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-30-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Removal of Subwoofer

Greetings,

If you are not using Pandora One, their top of the line option, you are not missing anything. The sub does not do justice at all.

Best for now.:)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-30-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Greetings,

Just a followup to question a few days ago.

As I said in the 1st response, the advantage of the online map databases update the information continuously. I know that Waze and Google...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-30-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: potential buyer questions...

Greetings,

Without any doubts, if I needed another vehicle today, with out any hesitation is going to be another Grand Cherokee. Despite what J.D. Power says.

Despite what others have reported...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-30-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,235
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

For those you are looking at the aftermarket CarPlay units, Pioneer is still on hold and from what I can tell, Alpine has not release any new information since their 1st press release. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-27-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: potential buyer questions...

Greetings,

Interesting observation regarding the seats.

In the 3 1/2 years of seating in the JGC, we found them to be more comfortable than my previous Pathfinder. This was in particular on 2...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-27-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: potential buyer questions...

Greetings,

This is the first time I have owned a Jeep product, a 2011 JGC. I ended by lease on my Pathfinder months before it was supposed to end. Even through I had to pay extra to end the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-26-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Greetings,

Great setup. Use it well.

Right now I am using the Pioneer AppRadio 3. :slapfight: Next I am waiting to see how CarPlay develops. If it not to my liking, :eek: I am going with my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-26-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Greetings,

You have notable concern that I agree with regarding data mining. For all intensive purposes the smartphone is a computer and should be treated as one in order to protect your data. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-26-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Greetings,

As I understand it, the Chevy Cruze is only using the smartphone to download the navigation only into the headunit. All other apps does not integrate except for music. The advantage...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,676
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Greetings,

Whether you settle on Google or CarPlay, the truth of the matter is these platforms are bring forward what technology should be in today's car headunit. Most notably the update...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-25-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 806
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: New Tires HELP!

Greetings,

Usually, a commercial grade tire does give you a long tire life span depending on the road conditions. Believe or not, I found the Pet Boys Dakota AT gives me a solid performance for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-25-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 806
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: New Tires HELP!

Greetings,

I another great tire to look into that might fit your functions is the GY Duratrac's.
There is great information on it in the regular forum under Suspensions, Brakes, etc....

Best...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-24-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Alpine 9 speaker system Speaker Only Upgrade results

Greetings,


I have it on a 75 watt amp. Even a 50 to 60 watt amp will run it clean.

Best for now.:)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-24-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 806
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: New Tires HELP!

Greetings,

This fall Nokian will be upgrading the product line again. I do know that any number ending in 7 should be upgraded to 8.

Best for now.:)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-24-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Alpine 9 speaker system Speaker Only Upgrade results

Greetings,

The factory tweeters in the front door are 1inch silk. And they are not even Alpine, how about that.

This is what I am using:
...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-24-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Stock speaker polarization issue.

Greetings,

It is possible that both the stock 6x9 and center channel speakers are out of phase on purpose in order to set the delay correctly. It is an old trick that is works. In very simple...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-24-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 806
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: New Tires HELP!

Greetings,

The tires you are showing here on the links, IMHO, I would not use them for the winter. For a winter tire, first of all, you need a softer compound that has the ability to give you...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-22-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: How do I add a sub and amp to 2014 jgc

Greetings,

Check this link out:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/stealthbox-installation-75043.html

Same principle and you do not have to loose 2 the speakers. You are just substituting the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-22-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Navigation Issues

Greetings,

I do not have the factory 2014 navigation. However, the first thing that I always have done with the various forms of navi, is to make sure in the route settings is set only to the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-21-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 2014 8.4 Uconnect WifFi Interface Kit

Greetings,

Make sure you look into how the system multitasks with the Uconnect and visa versa as I said in the opening post.

For now, I will just wait and see how CarPlay develops in the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-21-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 2014 8.4 Uconnect WifFi Interface Kit

Greetings,

Correct, their is no touch screen control off the factory OEM 8.4 display using the Cruz set up..

The advantage with this system is you have complete access to your device to do what...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 2014 8.4 Uconnect WifFi Interface Kit

Greetings,

Since I do not have a 2014 8.4 Uconnect, I guess if you want to use the OEM navigation you will have to. Otherwise, you can use the many different navi apps for both IOS and Android. ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-20-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 2014 8.4 Uconnect WifFi Interface Kit

Greetings,

Try this link from Cruz:

CRUX Interfacing Solutions ::: Where to Buy (http://www.cruxinterfacing.com/store.html)

Give them a call next week to find out more and other tech support...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-20-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By 1stJeepGC
2014 8.4 Uconnect WifFi Interface Kit

Greetings,

For those who have the 2014 8.4 and a factory rear view camera, here is an interesting interface for wifi from Cruz. Make your smartphone IOS or Android mirror onto your screen. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-15-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: A 1200 mile round trip to North Carolina with a cool "adventure" story

Greetings,

Glad that everybody was all right in that mishap. Once the engine breaks in, you should start to see a slight increase in mpg.

As for the tires, the Nokian's will be an excellent...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-09-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,235
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

Thanx,

It looks like another head to head coming up. I can not see how Microsoft is going to compete against these 2 heavy weight systems. Another interesting thing, Pioneer at...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-09-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,235
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

Here is quick update on the aftermarket Carplay and nothing new on the uConnect front that I found online.

From my understanding, Apple at the developers conference last week went...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-28-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,371
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Anyone know what tires come on a 2014 LTD?

Greetings,

Glad you like them and good luck with them.

Since Bridgestone has some sort of stake in Nokian Tires, some of the technology has headed to both the Bridgestone and Firestone brands. ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,235
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

For the aftermarket users or potential buyers that are interested in Apple's Carplay, I came across this series of video presentations from Pioneer's demo last week.

This link is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-21-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Completed A Survey, Got Offered A Free Protection Plan...

Greetings,

Glad that you do like the GC after that nasty experience. How do like the sound system and which one did you get?

Best for now.:)
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