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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-23-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 288
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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-22-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 34,408
Posted By ratkins
Re: I Want Spacers

I checked the torque on my spacers after 5 days and about 550 miles. They were right where I left them.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-19-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,631
Posted By ratkins
Re: Wheels STOLEN!! Need advice.

Gorilla Automotive 71643NBC Black 14mm x 1.5 Wheel Lock, (Pack of 20)

they look good, too.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-14-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By ratkins
Re: will these tires fit?

I just purchased 275/55/20s cooper discoverer atps last week. They do fit OK. I did hear a rub in the front this afternoon going through a rough intersection at high speed- no damage.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 04-14-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By ratkins
following the formula

There's a pattern of mods that seems to be fairly popular. I dig the look so at the risk of being a little unoriginal, I'm taking the same path.

So far-

debadged the hood
275/55/20 Cooper...
Forum: Member Garage Discussions 04-12-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By ratkins
my jeep :: 2012 Jeep WK2

my jeep :: 2012 Jeep WK2 (2015-04-12 10:33:23)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-19-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By ratkins
Re: 2015 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts

black window trim FTW!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-07-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,760
Posted By ratkins
Re: your history with Jeep

1st- '85 grand wagoneer- blew rod on way home from purchase
2nd- '08 patriot- 275,000 miles
wife's current- '14 GC laredo
my curent- '12 GC altitude
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-20-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By ratkins
Re: Pure Michigan weekend

did you get the wrangler out?

I'm in a '12 altitude just outside of rockford. you have a nice truck, there.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-15-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By ratkins
Re: New '15 GC - Now where to go?

i've never been to the offroad park linked below, but I used to live nearby in ottawa, IL. you could camp at starved rock state park. lots to do, see, and beer to drink in the area. it's all about...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-18-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,945
Posted By ratkins
Re: '14 Set Max Height on Power Liftgate?

i also adjusted my garage door opener travel but it still made contact depending on our parking accuracy. i sliced a pool noodle lengthwise and slid it onto the lip that's on the back of the garage...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-02-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By ratkins
Re: SD Card and iTunes

+1 for doug's scripts. useful for more than getting music in the jeep.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-13-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,264
Posted By ratkins
Re: Group Buy on Spacers

all in here 1.25"
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-30-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,493
Posted By ratkins
Re: Used 2013 vs New 14 or 15

We bought a '14 laredo for my wife last fall. While the 8 speed trans does improve gas mileage slightly and the seat of the pants acceleration fairly significantly, I don't like it. While...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-28-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By ratkins
Re: 2011 high milage hemi expectations?

I'm blown away by the value the wk2s are holding.

Does $20,000 for a 2011 laredo with hemi approaching 120,000 miles seem like a bad idea?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-27-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By ratkins
2011 high milage hemi expectations?

Are there any members that have 100,000+ miles on an 2011 WK2 with the hemi?

How are they holding up? What are the reasonable lifetimes of these jeeps?

I'm at 270,000 miles on my patriot and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-02-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By ratkins
Re: Diesels just got a bit cheaper

finally fixed the bugs on the website. you can build the 3.0 without auto adding lux II on 4x4.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-21-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,964
Posted By ratkins
Re: Show us your Dogs!

great dogs all around. this is weezer.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7439/12688962975_364e701d08_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44579313@N04/12688962975/)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-19-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By ratkins
Re: Diesels just got a bit cheaper

any trick to getting jeep.com to allow this in their build and price? every time I add the diesel on the limited it auto adds the luxury II.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-24-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,419
Posted By ratkins
Re: Mid winter reviews

i have 260,000 miles on my '08 patriot limited 4x4. i know, JINO...but it's nice in the snow. my wife's '14 GC Laredo 4x4 is the most capable winter vehicle i've driven, hands down. my '85 grand...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-24-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,771
Posted By ratkins
Re: Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee & Wrangler Altitude editions revealed

it looks like dual exhaust in the photos...on the cherokee, too. our laredo 3.6 doesn't have dual exhaust. hmm.
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