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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-06-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 748
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: V8s- Which gas do you use?

I'm approaching 50K miles on my MY12 Summit Hemi...and I've exclusively used 87 octane fuel the whole time. No issues; very good fuel economy (16 ratting; 21 hwy - during warm weather) and easier to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-04-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,653
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

Yes, correct about the liability thing. That said, I always would let my carrier handle things...that's what I pay them for. In the previously mentioned accident, I was on the hook for the deductible...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 176,203
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: DC metro area group buy

'Glad you got your chariot ordered! (I actually drove by there on Wednesday as I headed home from a customer meeting)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Question for Potential Buyer

Auto highbeam "sees" oncoming traffic and other factors and automatically changes from high to low beams as appropriate. The adaptive headlights on Summit are additional features.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,040
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - V-8 Or V-6 ??

No, that's not accurate, at least relative to the miles and years. The Lifetime MaxCare extended service contract is for the "financial lifetime" (my words) of the vehicle, not for any specific...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-23-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,680
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Quick Drain Valve

While I never change my own, I must say that absolutely is a great tip for dealing with the filter!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-20-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,763
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

Pull it straight out of the socket...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-16-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 873
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Stupid or Cool?

Since it's common practice for official vehicles to have colored lights located in those areas on unmarked setups, I think you would be courting some attention you may not want...even when stationary...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-13-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 18" to 20 " conversion ride quality

Sponsor. Main forum page and scroll down until you get to that section.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-13-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 18" to 20 " conversion ride quality

While I had no issues with my Forteras that came with the Jeep and were still at 6/32" at 40K miles when I switched them out, (I do primarily highway driving due to work) I wouldn't have bought them...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-13-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 18" to 20 " conversion ride quality

Yes, there are folks who have made that swap...but it's not "common". That said, you're more likely to get a response in this forum since forums attract folks who make changes.

As to the ride of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-09-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: How long does an order take?

Please note that your dealer's allocation can also affect factory order time. Some smaller dealers have less allocation than larger, volume oriented retailers. If they've used their allocation for a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-01-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 176,203
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: DC metro area group buy

Yea...and I'm at 48K miles on the original brakes and they have a whole lot of life still left in them according to the folks that do my state inspections. Zero brake noise. I suspect you just got an...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-24-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: How difficult is it to change a DRL bulb

Previously posted...DRLs and Fogs with 5K LEDs. Sorry, this photo only shows the Fogs, but the DRLs are the same color and noticeably brighter than OEM halogens.
...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-23-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: How difficult is it to change a DRL bulb

'Depends if you are triple jointed or not. :D

Seriously, it's not "hard" to change these lamps...it just takes a little patience, especially the first time as you figure out things. The driver's...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-20-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: WK2 Qualms

Every vehicle each of us buys will have things that delight us and things that irk us...'nature of the beast. And some of the latter will always be around features that change or disappear. Some...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-18-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Tires changing from stock 20" Fortera to 275/55/R20

Roadkill is correct...except for very short duration at lower speeds to get you to a service point, a mis-matched spare is not a good thing for any 4x4 vehicle. The tire diameters on all four corners...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-18-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,157
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Quadra Lift Air Suspension Failure

As long as the mileage and time since in-service is within the eligibility specifications, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to purchase the MaxCare Extended Service Contract, even in your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-16-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: It's Cold and the JEEP squeals!

I wouldn't even be able to squeal...because just breathing would take precedence... ;)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-14-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,729
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude III

I didn't say that at all. Go back and read my post(s). It is true that I didn't mention the (very short) list of options available for Altitude, however, but that was because it wasn't material to...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-11-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,507
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Fog replacement in Canada

Xenondept is actually in Canada, I believe...that's where my LED fogs shipped from...and they are a forum sponsor.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-06-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2012 or 2013 Overland

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/nes-software-application-rhr-rhw-rhp-2-60-a-76346.html
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-05-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Thinking bout coming back to Jeep...Need Input

Recalls are a good thing...they are proactive acknowledgements of an issue and a plan to rectify. In the past, you might not even had known about a defect until it was too late.

The early kinks in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-31-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 170,768
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I'm liking the Deep Auburn Pearl a lot more these days after seeing it person, but me being me, I'd want a lighter color interior. Black and dark brown just don't "float my boat"...

It will...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-29-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: I test drove a 2013 JGC Overland today and have a question

Congrats! A fine looking JGC you bought there!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-26-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2011 Towing/Camper questions

Your decision isn't just about length.

Technically, you need a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for any trailer over 3500 lbs, according to Jeep's specifications, but you can't use a WDH with a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-23-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Quick help needed!

If it's nothing out of pocket, that's pretty interesting! I would say that they are motivated to move a new vehicle...perhaps there are some to-the-dealer incentives on the line.

But check the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 32,592
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Towing thread

Bluegrass', I agree with CIEGOS...you need either the Hemi or the EcoDiesel for that kind of load over time. And even there, your JGC will require a Weight Distributing Hitch since you're towing over...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-11-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,315
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Dealer name sticker removal

Heat from a hair dryer or heat gun and either finger nails or a soft plastic scraper will easily remove these stickers.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-08-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Build Sheets

Support this great forum...upgrade your status to a premium level...and Milous will provide you with the build sheet. Yes, it's a few bucks more to do it that way, but this forum is a great resource.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-18-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Wheel/tire fit for 2015 Overland

Please keep in mind that if you up-size the diameter of your winter tires, your spare will still be OEM size. With these 4x4 vehicles, it's not recommended to mix tire sizes so that needs to be a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-16-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,705
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Amount off MSRP for 2014 Summit???

To be clear, we're saying "work down" from invoice, not "up"... ;)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-02-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,436
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: US sales mid-size SUVs

Interestingly, the JGC isn't even called out as a competitor in that article...'just the Durango.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,116
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: WK2 Altitude Edition pictures and questions!

There's a thread in the Interior/Exterior/Visual section up above that shows how one owner did this with Plastidip.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-17-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: HID Fogs 2014 Summit

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/new-2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-xenondepot-automotive-lighting-packages-74349.html

Plug 'n play...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-15-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,935
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Newbie with a Question on 2015 Altitude Price

Congrats!

And that full size spare will be on an 18" steel wheel with a tire that is slightly narrower than the normal four corners. That's what fits in the bin and it's specifically there to be...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-09-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,293
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Qudra lift air suspension...?

My QL has been flawless to-date and I really like the feature. Yes, there have been folks with issues, but given the number of JGCs built with QL, even with an elevated incidence of problems over...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-07-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Dealer/Aquisition-Fee on a Chrysler Affiliate Purchase?

Lease fees from a lender are not a dealer fee, as you've surmised. They do need to be accounted for relative to figuring out the true cost of the lease, however!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-31-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 170,768
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

QD is only available with the EcoDiesel and V8. It is not available with the V6 gasser. If you are "super serious" about off-road, then QD adds a little extra traction capability, but QTII with the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-29-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Pictures of Deep Sienna Brown?

http://wk2jeeps.com/2015/2015_wk2_Summit_California_02.jpg
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