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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-06-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 30,554
Posted By foggy
Re: Off-Road Adventure II Package Tires

I have a 2011 Overland with the Off Road package and the 18" Michelin Latitude tires. I now have a little over 30,000 miles (bought Dec 2010) and the tires need to be replaced.

I am quite...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-23-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By foggy
Re: Tailgate opens / closes by itself

It's not the fob issue stated....allthough I have experienced that too. I have had it into the dealership a few times for this problem....but so far it is not resolved. Afraid to leave it with a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-15-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By foggy
Tailgate opens / closes by itself

I got a strange tailgate issue. The tailgate will open / close on its own....sometimes repeatably. It may stand for 15 minutes or so....then the gate starts operating. This generally only...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-23-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,528
Posted By foggy
Re: Irritating stuff

No offense taken Dood. But it seems to me that the engineers outta find a way for me to store the REQUIRED draw bar. And....THAT IS NOT BEING EVERYTHING TO EVERYBODY. Its common sense....and that...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-23-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,528
Posted By foggy
Re: Irritating stuff

The inability for the rear compartment to hold my ball mount (draw bar) is inexcuseable. I live in MN.....it gets muddy / snowy / yucky here. I do not want to store a ball mount under the rear...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-22-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,528
Posted By foggy
Irritating stuff

A few things I really find irritating.

1. I wait for my new Overland to get here so I can get the right ball mount for my trailers. I need a six inch drop hitch to fit five different trailers...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-20-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,465
Posted By foggy
Re: Unsure about snow performance

The rear end of my vehicle will come all the way around very easily if I gun it just a bit. I did not expect that from a vehicle these days with all the traction control etc. Very surprising from...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-20-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,465
Posted By foggy
Re: Unsure about snow performance

I have the 18" latitudes. We have had lots of snow and a rain / ice storm that has coated our roads creating the worst situation (ish).

I am not very impressed with the traction from these...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-18-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,890
Posted By foggy
Hitch Rattle solved

I recently had to make a trip pulling a small trailer. The hitch rattle on my new Overland was enough to drive me crazy. Most of this was due to pulling an unloaded trailer, but later, even a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-12-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,662
Posted By foggy
Re: WK2 Overland vs. Audi Q5

You may get a better answer on the Audi website....no?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-10-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By foggy
Re: Those with QuadraLift in a cold climate

It's been "O' f here the past days...and up to about thaw temps. I have not noticed a change. Rides nice. Not sure about -30...time will tell. :eek:

EVERYTHING....gets stiff at -30. ;)
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 12-10-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By foggy
Re: Technology Package Pictures

I have the tech package too. All messages are on the EVIC, or the triangles on the mirrors. The timing on the EVIC displays seems very well executed, so you know what is going on. It's all quite...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-09-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,075
Posted By foggy
Re: Is there a way to turn of the beep of the power liftgate?

Yeah....I don't see any need for the chime here either. My last vehicle had a power lift gate and no chime....never a problem. Not sure if it could be an issue with little kids...as mine are grown....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-09-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,383
Posted By foggy
Re: New Overland with Adaptive Cruise Package

What I did to force a close call was while using the ACC. I had set my cruise to 30 mph. And was driving up a hill that had a stopped car way up ahead at a stop light. As I approached the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-08-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,383
Posted By foggy
Re: New Overland with Adaptive Cruise Package

The picture really does not do those antlers justice. They really stand out on my vehicle.....and I get lots of laughs from everyone we passed while going to "deer camp". Lotsa fun with them. :D
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-08-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,383
Posted By foggy
Re: New Overland with Adaptive Cruise Package

Yeah....I'm not too worried about the drop....but I think I need a 5.5" and I want the 10,000 lb HD FORGED ball mount (cause I WILL pull the limits of 7200 lbs, and I want to be safe and legal). ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-08-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,383
Posted By foggy
Re: New Overland with Adaptive Cruise Package

Just got back from a short hiway trip. I set the ACC to the farthest setting and followed a semi rig down the highway for about 15 miles (pretty aggressive 18 wheeler - perfect for test). Set...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-08-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,383
Posted By foggy
Re: New Overland with Adaptive Cruise Package

I really don't have any highway or high-speed experience with it yet. There have been so many things to learn about....that the ACC had to wait. So far....it seems that in 30 to 45 mph traffic it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-08-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,383
Posted By foggy
Re: New Overland with Adaptive Cruise Package

Forgot to add a few other pics. I have flaps installed on mine....for the (few) other flap lovers out there. ;)

I have some more pics but did not download all of them yet.

The last pic...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-08-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,383
Posted By foggy
New Overland with Adaptive Cruise Package

I got my new 2011 Overland on Monday afternoon. Only have 85 miles on it so far...but wanted to comment on a few things of interest.

1. Like so many other reviews I am quite impressed with the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-05-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 15,900
Posted By foggy
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee - reliability

^^ Agreed...but they wont get to this higher level overnight....and for some of us that is going to be an issue.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-04-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,417
Posted By foggy
Re: Told Mobil 1 0w20 Oil Not Compatible With 5.7 Hemi at Dealership Service Departme

I'm surprised that ANY dealer would accept oil or filters that you bring in the door for them to install. (Kinda like the old joke where you bring your own ham and eggs into a restaurant....not...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,924
Posted By foggy
Re: Surveys From Chrysler

My Overland got to the dealer late Thursday. Its being prepped and I will pick it up on Monday. We also recently bought a Honda car for my wife.

The Honda dealer spent an hour + going over...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-02-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,329
Posted By foggy
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee vs. 2011 Ford Explorer

What is the tow rating for the best Ford model offered? That's one BIG thing that brought me to jeep....the ability to tow my tandem boat and car trailers. NOBODY else has this kinda ability in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-01-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,305
Posted By foggy
Re: Electric Tow Brake Controller

Well I think the pic above shows that the pigtail connects to the Jeep...BUT all the brake controller brands have their own proprietary means for connecting to their controllers......and so you need...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-01-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,305
Posted By foggy
Re: Electric Tow Brake Controller

This pigtail is similar to that furnished by many automakers (light trucks and some SUV's). Typically you can plug it into the under-dash Jeep connector and then into YOUR brake controller (which...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-01-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,305
Posted By foggy
Re: Electric Tow Brake Controller

Geeez....it only took about 3 weeks to get a straight answer about this. :eek: Doesn't seem it should be that difficult. THANKS PLASTICAR!!!!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-01-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 39,280
Posted By foggy
Re: Build status thread for Overlands with Tech package

I spent much of my life wearing out company cars....often driving 60 to 70K per year....and buying every two years...or so. I have ordered all kinds of cars and trucks. Though I have slowed down a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-30-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 39,280
Posted By foggy
Re: Build status thread for Overlands with Tech package

It appears to me as the sensor would stay put when the facia is removed....no?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-30-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 39,280
Posted By foggy
Re: Build status thread for Overlands with Tech package

It appears to me as the sensor would stay put when the facia is removed....no?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-30-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 39,280
Posted By foggy
Re: Build status thread for Overlands with Tech package

OK...thanks. I will know what to look for. This tech package is new to me.

Are you trading that Sub for the GC? Having owned a Sub in the past....these are so much nicer to drive IMO. Your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-30-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 39,280
Posted By foggy
Re: Build status thread for Overlands with Tech package

Have you located rear sensor yet? Pic? What does warning light in mirror look like?

Errrrrrr.......maybe I should just wait two days and I can see for myself. (grin)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-29-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,760
Posted By foggy
Re: V6 vs. V8

What lead me to Jeep in the 1st place was tow ratings....and that included a Hemi.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-29-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 39,280
Posted By foggy
Re: Build status thread for Overlands with Tech package

This seems to be the unofficial "jeeps in waiting" thread......so I thought I would add my words of wisdom to the fray. My dealer gave me some dates that seem to be pretty accurate at time of my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-29-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,760
Posted By foggy
Re: V6 vs. V8

I have driven a similar weight and HP SUV vehicle for the past 4 years (GMC Acadia). It has a V6 engine. I have not felt underpowered and have pulled some pretty heavy loads at highway speeds...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-28-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By foggy
Re: Slop in the receiver.......

Etrailer has a few accessory items that are supposed to quiet the hitch slop on SUV's. But they all require some wrenching to take up the excess space.

I have considered buying one of these...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-27-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,883
Posted By foggy
Re: Overland vs. Limited

I dont think you would not get power tail gate either.....and I think you would pay more....and get less.

Go for it. :lol:
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-26-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By foggy
Re: Newbie Question on Order from Dealer

Sounds like your the kinda guy that wears a belt and suspenders? OK....thats a joke....but seems a little excessive no? (notarized?:rolleyes:) I'm not sure how much you put down....but if I was...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-26-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By foggy
Re: Newbie Question on Order from Dealer

Living in a small town where folks know each other has some advantages. When ordering my last two vehicles (both new models) the dealers didn't ask for any deposit....gave me the ability to sell my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-25-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By foggy
Re: ESP off in 'Sport" mode?

Errrrr....even "stupider" question: What is "ESP light"? :confused:
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