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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-31-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2015 Range Rover VS Grand Cherokee (Overland/Summit)

Horror stories like that (the Range Rover story above) make me stay away from German cars. I considered the VW Touareg before the Jeep, and I badly want an Audi S4 but my few functioning neurons...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-31-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2015 Range Rover VS Grand Cherokee (Overland/Summit)

While the Jeep is a better value for the money, it also doesn't play in the same category as the Range Rover. Anyone who thinks they would turn down a factory supercharged V8 SUV that is as capable...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-31-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,088
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Map Update

I am not sure why people are so...enamored by the cellphone driven navigation (i.e. Car Play and Android Auto). It adds capability and lowers the costs. True. Such a feature would be awesome for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-30-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Anyone have this sound?

I think ownership of a Summit or Overland would be conclusive. I think you ought to consider owning one to avoid these noises.
Forum: NorthCentral 03-30-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 15,634
Posted By f1anatic
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-30-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,603
Posted By f1anatic
Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

Terribly sorry for your loss.

Of course I say it humorously, but after having my share of accidents (including a rear end last summer by a dude who wanted to cut a yellow-red light around...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,158
Posted By f1anatic
Re: "I don't know how to drive in snow/ice, so I blame my GC" Part Deux

Not A GC, but take a look here starting at 15:20. By minute 16:40 they put the Land Cruiser with all 4 wheels on rollers. Of course it fails, but as the Land Cruiser begins to spin all 4...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-28-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee Speed warning.

Ya'll don't live in places that have speed cameras like Chicagostan... Then you'd see how advantageous it is. And when you think that Ozztralians also get a speed camera database with their maps...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,158
Posted By f1anatic
Re: "I don't know how to drive in snow/ice, so I blame my GC" Part Deux

Come on bro, summer tires? How did you reach that conclusion?

i think we need a video of the jeep on rollers to close this argument.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,158
Posted By f1anatic
Re: "I don't know how to drive in snow/ice, so I blame my GC" Part Deux

He indirectly gives you that answer: Grand Cherokee Diesel: Quadra Drive. The rest of the visual clues (like the black edges to the wheel arches and the HID headlights) point out towards a Limited...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,158
Posted By f1anatic
Re: "I don't know how to drive in snow/ice, so I blame my GC" Part Deux

Having been stuck myself, in deep snow, I do not consider his case to be 8extreme. However, normal behavior is to selectively slow down each wheel, independently, in an attempt to regain traction and...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-22-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Not for everybody but... Wagner motocoat

I think plastidip in the spray can is cheaper and more convenient. you are right, not for everybody.
Forum: NorthCentral 03-20-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 15,634
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The Chicagoland Jeep Meet Thread !

I also received a late notice of a scheduling conflict. I think we should postpone this. How is 13:00 hrs for everyone? Or next week-end earlier in the morning?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-20-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,059
Posted By f1anatic
Re: offroading with my 2wd Laredo

I would love to see the damage these ^^^ cause.
I got me these: TRED 800 (cheaper than MaxTrax) but similar purpose and design.
TRED (http://www.tred4x4.com/)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-20-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,386
Posted By f1anatic
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-19-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2015 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts

Some of those Jeep engineers must fancy the Toyota FJ 40 a wee too much...
I agree that those rims are part of the whatever retro look they were aiming for, but with modern day disc brakes that need...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-19-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By f1anatic
Re: USB Quit Working

Have you tried a different USB flash drive or...re-formatting this one?

Every couple of months songs get duplicated on mine. Not physically duplicated on the SD card (when I check it on a...
Forum: NorthCentral 03-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 15,634
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The Chicagoland Jeep Meet Thread !

well, either Schaumburg if there's enough interest by folks from outside the city.

Or we meet at Westfield Mall (Golf Rd. x Skokie Blvd.) at that Burger Joint...i think it is called EPIC BURGER....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-17-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By f1anatic
Re: HDC (Hill Descent Control) is great!

Thanks for the reference bro.

If you consider doing this more often and continue to wear out those Forteras, an investment into some self-recovery tools is prudent. I got these (x 2 sets) after...
Forum: NorthCentral 03-13-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 15,634
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The Chicagoland Jeep Meet Thread !

So are we good to meet next Saturday (21st?)
Forum: NorthCentral 03-13-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 15,634
Posted By f1anatic
Forum: NorthCentral 03-12-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 15,634
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The Chicagoland Jeep Meet Thread !

I think we are due for a meeting. How about next Saturday, the 20th ?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-10-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,829
Posted By f1anatic
Re: DIY 2014 Grand Cherokee Front View Camera

Well I've been busy recently retooling my Subaru CarPC from Windows to a Google Nexus 7. I will turn my attention back to Jeep in a few weeks but I did use DashCommand and Torque with the Jeep and I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-10-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Is the Forward Collision Prevention system different on the Cherokee?

That full stop capability is for ACC only, not FCW, and yes it came on models built from July 2013 onwards.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-08-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,359
Posted By f1anatic
Re: What to buy with my 'Customer Appreciation Certificate'?

Mine is for $200 on Mopar brand parts and accessories, NOT labor. SILVERMAX above is on to something with his list, though I might choose a cargo mat plus anything else that I can squeeze in the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-07-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Using Garmin Exclusively

Item # 1 - there are at least 2 aftermarket solutions to deal with the inability to input addresses while in motion. Automotive manufacturers fear liability.

Items # 2 - Yes the maps are old by...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-07-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Rare visited in a Hong Kong garage

I was in Hong Kong 1/19 thru 1/24. I saw 2 Grand Cherokees, 1 in Kowloon and 1 parked up on that mountain from where you get a view of Down Town HK. If I remember correctly, one of them had 2 front...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-04-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,829
Posted By f1anatic
Re: DIY 2014 Grand Cherokee Front View Camera

Then just wait for later this season when I will install cameras in the side mirrors.



I used a Lockpick which has its own power source output. I actually have a Lockpick Air now, Miracast and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Front parking sensors on Overland?

I agree as well though in a different way. Get yourself one of the two infotainment hacks (either the Swedish Software Sensation or the CoastalTech Hardware Lockpicks) and install a front camera . ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-02-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By f1anatic
Re: How to activate ACC properly?

This kind of situation is what Subaru's active cruise control system using two cameras excelled at: detecting already stationary objects. This drew high praises from automotive journalists for the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-28-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Adjusting Side Mirrors without Blind Spot Monitor

I've been adjusting mirrors this way since about 15 years ago when I was rocking a 1994 Ford Taurus.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-25-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,401
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Jeep attraction

I think you are discriminating against the older Jeep in the background. I don't think that's cool :mad:
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-25-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,401
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Jeep attraction

What's true in KY is not true in IL.

I will restate the obvious: if in KY, on the base, people go gaga over a Grand Cherokee, in Chicago people don't care about mass ownership of Jeep or a Grand...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-25-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 3.6 V6 very low MPG

Why is your assumption "my failure" ? What argument are we having ?

Glad you are turning the conversation away from thermal efficiency and back to root causes of fuel economy misery and city...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-24-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 3.6 V6 very low MPG

Why would you assume I forgot about it?



I will use your own answer on this one.



The thermal efficiency, best understood in layman's terms as horsepower per unit of fuel burned, is...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-24-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 3.6 V6 very low MPG

The extremely cold weather and driving locally, with stop and go traffic, have absolutely nothing to do with poor fuel economy.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-19-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,401
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Jeep attraction

COINCIDENCE - dictated by something in common, other than the car, be that parking constraints or interests (i.e. biking)

http://reviews.mtbr.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Subaru.jpg
SOURCE:...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-19-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,401
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Jeep attraction

Simple. The photo appears to be in an industrial, semi-rural area. With a limited number of people assigned a general parking area, owners congregated around other parked cars, without a specific...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-19-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,401
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Jeep attraction

You guys are missing the point. I too park far away from cars and shopping cars, always with one or more sides protected by a sidewalk, always uphill of any shopping cart stalls so that any shopping...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-18-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,401
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Jeep attraction

This is so true...in more than one way. It is true that the JK crowd has low regard for the Grand Cherokee. And it is also true that the Grand Cherokee is mostly a mall crawler.

I see dozens...
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