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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-31-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,466
Posted By protect1989
Re: Owners: Would you buy your Grand Cherokee again?

Im replied "NO" to the poll. I have just had so many issues with my jeep that I cant justify spending that much money on it again. Ive been back to various dealerships to fix reoccuring and new...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-28-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By protect1989
Re: I would like some advice from MY2014 Owners

I havent used any of the apps in the vehicle because you have all the same apps on your phone...plus your phone is going to be faster and easier to use.

I havent personally seen any laredos with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-20-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,177
Posted By protect1989
Re: If you were to give up your GC today, what would you get?

Ive been doing some shopping around and even looking at future models that will be coming out. Im all over the map so dont be surprised at this list:

1) 2015 Audi Q5
2) 2015 Lexus NX
3) 2015...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-17-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,177
Posted By protect1989
If you were to give up your GC today, what would you get?

I find myself thinking about this questions a lot. If I had to or had the ability to get out of my jeep GC today, what would I purchase next?

There are some pretty amazing looking cars/SUV's out...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-15-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,864
Posted By protect1989
Re: Carmax Appraisal

UPDATE:

I was at the Jeep dealership getting my brake booster recall inspection (yay, another thing wrong with the GC!) and decided to do a bit of shopping. My thought process was that maybe I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-10-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,009
Posted By protect1989
Re: Sold the 2014, bought a 2014

Congrats! The wrangler is amazing and in an awesome color. It looks extremely bad ass.

You did that exact thing I am thinking about doing. I hope you enjoy the wrangler and please post any mods...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-05-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,864
Posted By protect1989
Re: Carmax Appraisal

Ive been doing homework to try and figure out what my exact vehicle is going for. The closest ive found on Carmax (link below) has 9k more miles than mine has and doesnt have a trailer hitch (mine...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-05-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By protect1989
Re: Vibration noise when driving into headwind?

I had this same exact problem when I first purchased my 14. I thought it was the wiper blades as well but after multiple trips to the dealership, that wasnt it.

Take a look on the outside of the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-03-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,864
Posted By protect1989
Re: Carmax Appraisal

Is there a thread or a reliable website on how to sell a car yourself?

I have never sold a vehicle on my own which of course leads to a ton of questions. Such as, do they pay with cash in a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,864
Posted By protect1989
Re: Carmax Appraisal

I was just looking at KBB and marking the vehicle as "Very Good Condition" ,with the options and milage my vehicle has, its giving me a dealer trade in range of $31,700-$32,900. As a private sale in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,864
Posted By protect1989
Re: Carmax Appraisal

I need to go find my sticker but i believe it was around 37 or 38k. Ill double check. It is a V6 and the trailer hitch was installed post delivery but it is all OEM and installed by a Jeep...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,864
Posted By protect1989
Carmax Appraisal

I just got back from getting my 2014 Grand Cherokee appraised at Carmax. It is a Dark Green Limited model with Navigation and a trailer hitch. The rest is pretty much what comes on a Limited Edition...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-16-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By protect1989
Re: Back up camera TSB

Mine is 2014 Limited w/nav. My build date was 7/13. I hadnt really noticed any issues with stuttering or the rear view camera until after my last update. Maybe 3-4 weeks ago. I have no idea what they...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-16-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By protect1989
Thumbs down Back up camera TSB

I brought my 2014 GC Limited to the dealership a couple weeks ago for a variety of TSB's that needed to be done. One of which was for the back up camera.

I have been on other posts talking about...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-22-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By protect1989
Re: Help my dealer "turn on" my towing wiring...

This is exactly what happened to me. I had the factory hitch installed and wired at the Jeep dealer. They told me everything was hooked up correctly and I was good to go. (I know, I know. Always...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-15-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,465
Posted By protect1989
Re: LED Light Bar Build Thread - Pic Heavy

This is the exact thread I was looking for. Thank you! I am looking into the 20" flood/spot combo and wanted to mount it in the exact same space.

I am looking forward to see the posting of the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-01-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,888
Posted By protect1989
Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting

Do you have photos of your roof rack now? Will you post photos once the light bar is installed?

This is the exact thing I was thinking about doing and would love to see what it actually looks...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-01-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,888
Posted By protect1989
Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting

How are you looking to mount your lights up top and what lights are you looking at? im extremely curious to see what you have in mind
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-19-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,888
Posted By protect1989
Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting

So far I have only seen two examples of a '14 Grand Cherokee with a Bull Bar or Brush Guard (links to both below). One looked like a simple Westin bull bar but the video was at night and not great...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-19-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,888
Posted By protect1989
Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting

Thats an excellent idea. I had the thought of putting two lights where the front tow hooks would go but never really expanded on that idea.

I love the way wranglers look when they have lights...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-18-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,888
Posted By protect1989
2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting

I have been looking at every company and website to try and get ideas on adding additional off road lights to my 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited. The selection seems to be relatively small. My goal is to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-23-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,902
Posted By protect1989
Trailer Hitch Covers, Lets See 'Em!

I am in the process of purchasing a trailer hitch cover and was curious to see what hitch covers you have on your jeep.

Post some photos and lets see what everyone has!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-18-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By protect1989
Re: What Size Drop For Hitch/Ball?

I appreciate the help. I was able to purchase the correct receiver. Next step, loading up the uhaul and driving for 16 hours. Good thing my satellite radio is still active
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-16-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By protect1989
Re: What Size Drop For Hitch/Ball?

I could use some help on this topic. Im renting a Uhaul 6'x12' enclosed trailer. I called them and they said so long as the hitch height is between 18"-25" I will be good to go.

I went out to my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-21-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By protect1989
Re: Uhaul vs. Dealer for Hitch Install

Thank you for all of your input!

I have decided to go with the dealer install. Its a safer bet all the way around. The final price they ended up quoting me was $441.64 for the hitch and install....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-19-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By protect1989
Uhaul vs. Dealer for Hitch Install

I am looking to attach a trailer hitch to my 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited RWD. I was told that it is already prewired for a trailer hitch.

I contacted both Uhaul and my local dealership. Uhaul...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-17-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,223
Posted By protect1989
Re: V6 laredo towing

This thread has been extremely helpful. I am in the process of moving from Orlando to Dallas, Texas.

When it comes down to it, is it better to get everything done at a Uhaul location or at the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-22-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By protect1989
Remote start doesn't include A/C?

I was talking with a dealership guy and he said that when you use the remote start on the 2014 Grand Cherokee, it does not turn on the A/C (until you grab the door handle).

I tried experimenting...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-18-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By protect1989
Aftermarket accessories?

Has anyone installed any aftermarket or mopar accessories on their 2014 grand Cherokee (bull bar, brush guard, off road lights, etc)?

I'm interested in doing it and would love to see some photos...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-27-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By protect1989
Replace non-LED DRL Headlamp for LED DRL Headlamp?

I was curious if it was possible to change the headlamps on a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited without the LED DRL to the headlamps with the LED DRL (commonly found on the summit and overland). Is it a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-27-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By protect1989
Switch non DRL headlamps for DRL headlamps?

I was curious if it was possible to change the headlamps on a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited without the LED DRL to the headlamps with the LED DRL (commonly found on the summit and overland). Is it a...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-18-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By protect1989
Re: Stereo Volume Relatively Low

I never thought about the source of the audio. I mainly use XM and have yet to try SD, that should probably make a huge difference.

I have the speed controlled volume turned off. Not a fan of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-18-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,221
Posted By protect1989
Re: 2014 UConnect

UPDATE: So I did some research and it turns out I have it for a year. When I asked the sales person on the test drive she specifically said that it did NOT come with a trial run. So now I have it and...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-18-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By protect1989
Stereo Volume Relatively Low

I have a 2014 Limited with the 9 speaker (plus subwoofer) sound system.

I noticed that the volume of it tends to be relatively low between 0 -30 on the Jeep's volume scale. Its only around 34-36...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-18-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By protect1989
Loud Vibrations at Highway Speeds

I have a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited that is less than a week old. Its still in the triple digits for mileage.

Today I was driving on the highway and heard a loud buzzing. Think of your cell...
Forum: Member Garage Discussions 09-16-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 659
Posted By protect1989
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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-16-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,221
Posted By protect1989
Re: 2014 UConnect

I just purchased a 2014 Limited however the dealer didnt mention anything about a free trial to the Uconnect. Did you specifically ask for it or does it comes with all new jeep purchases?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-14-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,624
Posted By protect1989
Re: 15,000 mile service scam?

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate. It sounded sketchy when she explained it. My fault for not going to my normal jeep dealership. Wont be making that mistake again.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-07-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,624
Posted By protect1989
15,000 mile service scam?

I just took my 2011 GC Laredo for its 15,000 mile oil change. When I talked to the service lady she told me that it was time for them to replace the filter, transmission fluids, and some other...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-03-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,834
Posted By protect1989
Re: HOT HINT: DRL's on my 2011 Laredo for free

I have a 2011 base laredo and my dealer did this for me for free. I told him I wanted DRL's and they went into the computer and just turned them on. They are only activated when not in "P". I like...
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