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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-14-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By shoestring
Re: Summit with Terra Grappler G2's Pics

Nice pics

The TGs always look good. I have them in 285/50 and 265/50 on different wheels and switch them every several months

http://youtu.be/X_4gH9y7zdE
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-12-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By shoestring
Re: Short video of my Brembo diesel with terra grapplers

I got the calipers, pins, anti rattle clips and the non drilled Brembo rotors from allmoparparts.com which is a dealer web parts store- it is less expensive there as opposed to their over the counter...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-11-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By shoestring
Short video of my Brembo diesel with terra grapplers

I was switching my wheels/tires recently so picked up the phone for quick video. If you can suffer through my repetitive and mindless use of "but uh" phrase here's a quick video of my Brembos I've...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-11-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By shoestring
Re: any help

Put Bembos on, I've had Brembos on my 2014 diesel since March 2014. Numerous threads in this forum about the swap

http://youtu.be/X_4gH9y7zdE
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-06-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 51,861
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I did an oil change the other day. I didn't have to go anywhere the next morning, so just for kicks and out of curiosity I let it drain overnight.

I started the oil draining and loosened the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-06-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 51,861
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I have only raised my Jeep on a lift so far, haven't used a floor jack or tire jack (and hopefully wont get a flat so wont have to!) but with the lift pads you can't really place them where you would...
Forum: NorthEast 04-26-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,531
Posted By shoestring
Re: Spring Jeep meet NYC!!!

Ah man! too bad you missed us! like Megatron said we were by the water parking lot.
Forum: NorthEast 04-26-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,531
Posted By shoestring
Re: Spring Jeep meet NYC!!!

Nice pics Megatron!

Fun meeting you guys and talking Jeeps. It's always interesting and informative to see what other guys do to their rides.

Food and beer next time !:D
Forum: NorthEast 04-25-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,531
Posted By shoestring
Re: Spring Jeep meet NYC!!!

I'm in!

cool man yeah I have a 5T. I've shredded up a lot of Hostile slicks there :D I may have seen you there before

looking forward to seeing some Jeeps and another Baja!
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-24-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,722
Posted By shoestring
Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

Don't forget the Gorilla key lock uses a 13/16 socket and the Jeep, at least my 2014, came with 22mm lugs and lug wrench.

The 22mm wrench is too big and sloppy fit on the Gorilla key lock. I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-21-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 51,861
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I agree, it's very easy. Although most oil changes are.

Anyone with a minimum amount of mechanical experience, and a moderate amount of common sense, can do it.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-21-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,933
Posted By shoestring
Re: Brembo Brakes

I could reinstall my oem brakes AND bleed them in less than 3 hours

After I got my calipers on, I did a gravity bleed on all 8 screws and refilled the MC as I went along.

Then I had a friend...
Forum: NorthEast 04-14-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,531
Posted By shoestring
Re: Spring Jeep meet NYC!!!

I may have something doing, but if not I'll go.

It's at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. My avatar photo was taken there ha! I run radio controlled 1/5 scale gas cars there. Entrance is on the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-06-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By shoestring
Re: Nitrogen in tires from factory?

I just fill my tires with helium gas.

Helium is lighter than air so it lifts some of the weight of my car off the ground making my car effortlessly float down the road giving me incredible MPG...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-04-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,617
Posted By shoestring
Re: Want to upgrade to Brembo

rear rotors $169 each, x2 = $338

part # 5181512AB , you need 2


two rear rotors, $338, plus two front rotors from last post, $362.

Total price 4 rotors = $700
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-04-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,617
Posted By shoestring
Re: Want to upgrade to Brembo

front Brembo rotors for WK2 SRT are $181 each here, x2 = $362. that is stock Brembo front rotor.


enter part # 5181513AB , you need 2 of them.

much cheaper than anywhere else here:

...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-04-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,933
Posted By shoestring
Re: Brembo Brakes

yes they are, they are on my truck and they are Brembos. It doesn't say Brembo on the parts site, it's just their Mopar part number for it. There is a Brembo part number on each caliper with a...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-04-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,933
Posted By shoestring
Re: Brembo Brakes

this is where I ordered, you can enter each part # for price:


Repair Parts - Part #: (http://allmoparparts.com/oemparts.php?partstr=undefined/68143074AD.html)
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-04-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,933
Posted By shoestring
Re: Brembo Brakes

I don't see why they wouldn't fit on a 2012..

I ordered the Brembos on a local dealers internet parts order website. Many (maybe all?) dealers have that. The prices are much less doing it that...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-03-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,933
Posted By shoestring
Re: Brembo Brakes

yes they will. I'm running those same 20x9 in satin black purchased from them with Brembos.

see post #97

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f109/20-nitto-terra-grapplers-56826-9.html
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-30-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By shoestring
Re: Is there a shelf life on DEF fuid??

I filled mine last June (9.5 months ago) at a truck stop and haven't had any related degradation shelf life problems. I'm at about 5/16 on the DEF tank gauge now.

If you have a truck stop near...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,944
Posted By shoestring
Re: Ecodiesel vs Hemi Towing

I can't imagine why anyone would be surprised, and perhaps feel justified to boast, that a truck with an engine almost double in displacement and with about 155 additional horsepower over the 3.0...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-21-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By shoestring
Re: Overland without the air suspension

Unless they changed it for 2015, Offroad 2 gives the air suspension, not luxury 2.

I have a 2014 Limited diesel with Luxury 2, Offroad 1 so I don't have the air suspension.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-21-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,617
Posted By shoestring
Re: Want to upgrade to Brembo

special edition rusty Brembo rotors :lol:...after a drive back to nice and shiny
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-04-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,612
Posted By shoestring
Re: Diesel Exhaust in Cabin

the exhaust smell in the cabin made the news:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spVbuVhgbdw
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-04-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,086
Posted By shoestring
Any high mileage diesels out there? How many miles do you have?

Got mine in November 2013 and only have 16K on it so my Jeep is still a baby.

I recall a post in a thread somewhere here I think a guy had over 30 or 40K and that was probably over a half year...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-27-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By shoestring
Re: Larger tires on 2014GC, but wider in back?

If you want a wider stance you need 20x9 wheels which will have the +35 offset. (or 20x10 +50).

I have 285/50 R 20 tires on Factory Reproduction SRT replica 20x9 +35 offset wheels.

Compared...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-18-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 51,861
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

Is the $60 a price from a dealers parts counter? If so you can get them cheaper from an online dealer. many dealers have a parts website with prices well below what they sell for over the counter.
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-08-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,319
Posted By shoestring
Re: oil sample + 10,000 miles

I wouldn't worry too much about the lower temps on oil life. And any water that condenses after shutdown will be burned off next time you drive - provided the oil gets to operating temp on a long...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-06-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 51,861
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I stumbled across this youtube video of a guy doing an oil change on a Ram 1500 CRD which he says is out of warranty so he changed to using a synthetic Quaker State oil and a quart of Lucas synthetic...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-30-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 51,861
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

Just for the record and thanks to Roadkill I got the first post edited with the new part number for the oil filter (and added this video on how to reset the oil life indicator if anyone hasn't seen...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-28-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 51,861
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

Good idea. But I just tried to edit the first post to include the new part number but couldn't because there is no longer an "EDIT" button at the bottom..
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-28-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 51,861
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

If you are referring to the first post in this thread, the 13mm and 27mm socket sizes are clearly stated in it.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-30-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,989
Posted By shoestring
Re: Brembo Brakes

Not only are brakes important but don't overlook how important wheels and tires are too! It sounds to me like you would consider installing SRT 20x10 size wheels on a non SRT wk2 that only comes from...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-30-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,989
Posted By shoestring
Re: Brembo Brakes

Just remember if Brembo does tell you they make brakes for the SRT, it doesn't mean they really do.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-29-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,989
Posted By shoestring
Re: Brembo Brakes

5x100 wont fit Jeeps.




Brembos don't come in black for the SRT.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-28-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,989
Posted By shoestring
Re: Brembo Brakes

Perhaps the wheels in the link you posted are the same as these below, but in the link below I am positive that any of these wheels will fit brembos:

Jeep SRT8 - Factory Reproductions...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-28-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,989
Posted By shoestring
Re: Brembo Brakes

Sure. These are the wheels I have. 20x9 offset 34.7 satin black:

Jeep SRT8 - Satin Black - Factory Reproductions (http://factoryreproductions.com/factory/pc/Jeep-SRT8-Satin-Black-c306.htm)
...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-28-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,989
Posted By shoestring
Re: Brembo Brakes

If you scroll down in the description in the link you posted it says in red print they do not fit SRT/ Brembo brake equipped vehicles...but they appear to be the same as ones that do fit so I think...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-28-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,989
Posted By shoestring
Re: Brembo Brakes

So didn't you ask them the reason they can't put them on a non-SRT?? Is it one of some perceived liability on their part? Not that it makes sense to me but I could understand a dealer not wanting to...
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