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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-15-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 54,936
Posted By mswlogo
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

As does Prius, I would expect these start/stop engines to move towards Electric A/C, Electric Assisted Steering etc. My wifes 2011 VW CC (Gas) has Electric Steering (which has been flawless). That...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-10-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By mswlogo
Re: 2015 Overland or Altitude?

Bought Both a limited 2014 (ordered) and Overland 2015 were completely stress free, two different dealers.
Both around 4% below invoice. Never even haggled. I just use cars.com to find them and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-09-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,033
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Asking for help on how to not get ripped off.

$507/mo rent for a Limited is rediculous.
Why people think it's easier to get out of a vehicle with a lease is beyond me.
It's WORSE, you are locked in for 3 years.

If it looks to expensive to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,353
Posted By mswlogo
Re: My new wheels

Pics look fine. I like those tires too.

Are you using spacers or something or wider tires? Wheels look they have a wider stance.

P.S. Sun is generally bad for taking pics (unless it's...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-06-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,632
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Strength / load ability of the panoramic sunroof

Good point. I wasn't aware of differences on the rails themselves.
Keep in mind that with something like a Kayak, the Wind is probably WAY more of a factor than it's weight. The downward or upward...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-06-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By mswlogo
Re: 2015 JGC Ecodiesel Towing capability

I can't imagine either matters. The rating is the same.
Other than you might have more tire choices for your needs with 18"
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-06-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Interesting visit to the DMV today ...

It's a result of politicians afraid to use the "Tax" word. Instead they introduce more "Fees".
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Question for Potential Buyer

For me, the Automatic Highbeam is one of the best features of the LED/HID lights. Which you won't get with Aftermarket.

Part of that Lux package includes most (if not all) of the Upgrade on the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-23-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,576
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Best sd card for my new 2015 Summit?

I have 64GB SD and USB and they both work fine.
Make sure the USB stick is FAT32 and if you do have to format it on Windows it won't let you use FAT32 on large drives. You need a 3rd party tool. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-17-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,188
Posted By mswlogo
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-13-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By mswlogo
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-11-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By mswlogo
Re: How much should i be paying?

I got 4% below invoice locally on both my GC's without haggling.

Seriously consider Advanced Tech Group.
Read the threads on it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-05-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By mswlogo
Re: 2015 JGC Ecodiesel Towing capability

What's does it weigh (loaded)? How much do you plan to trailer?

Many trailers have Surge Brakes which can work quite well too and less involved hookup wise. They are completely hydraulic so it's...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-03-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By mswlogo
Re: 8.4AN Radio related to Blue Tooth

Yes, and it's annoying, isn't it. Who wants to stare at the blank phone screen. I like how the Seat controls window automatically closes. The Phone should work the same way. It should be a "Pop Up...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-02-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,011
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Problems to look for when buying a used 2014 Overland

Once we got past the tranny issues on the V6, which were quite real and wide spread and 99% firmware. And the xmas tree issue. Which I'm not sure effected V8's. I tend to see more issues with V8's...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-02-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,011
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Problems to look for when buying a used 2014 Overland

Actually I think your both right.
Also they updated radio somewhere along the way.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-02-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,011
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Problems to look for when buying a used 2014 Overland

Make sure it has a build date later than august 2013
and has all the flashes and recalls done.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-30-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,861
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Economy Mode button, hate the default?!

With the last Transmission update (Dec-2013-ish if I recall)
I barely notice the difference with Eco On or Off on the 3.6L.
Mostly on the highway on how much it resists wanting to goto into 8th....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-07-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,379
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Synthetic oil?

I do 20K a year and live in MA and drive up to NH often. Plenty of potholes, that will knock your teeth out. Been lucky I guess. Maybe they cancel each other out statistically over time.

I got...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-30-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By mswlogo
Re: 10,000 Miles

I have a V6 and I'm at 20K miles on a 2014 (Built in Aug 2013) and I'm quite pleased with it.

2 Transmission firmware updates and 1 HVAC firmware update. Nothing else has been done. I change my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-29-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,589
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Ouch

That's why I should NEVER get an SRT. Because I'm sure I'd do something stupid with it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-24-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,163
Posted By mswlogo
Re: 1 Year Review with the V6 Pentastar

My 6 shifts flawlessly at any speed. Not just good, but great.

Light foot or heavy foot it reads your mind.

This is in eco mode.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By mswlogo
Second Blackstone Oil Report Pentastar 3.6L

Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-02-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,007
Posted By mswlogo
Re: JD Power Initial Quality

1 year in, 15k. And only 2 visits for transmission firmware.
Will make another visit for hvac firmware and brake booster recall.

Pretty happy so far.

Builds in early 2013 really skewed the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-10-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,790
Posted By mswlogo
Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

You said it right above.

You said I can pay $50K cash with 1/11 of our take home pay.

The math is really tricky here.

11 * $50K = $550K TAKE HOME PAY.

Take home means, after taxes.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-18-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By mswlogo
Re: First Issue - No Sound

I doubt it will work, but I'd try a factory reset before driving 65 miles.
Note you will lose all settings if you factory reset it.

Might be a separate fuse for the amp too.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-07-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,349
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Made the move! Hi, I'm Anthony aka The New Guy

Now stop reading before you find problems that aren't problems ;)

Congrates !!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-14-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,664
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Blackstone Oil Analysis Report on Factory Fill Oil 2014 Pentastar V6 with 6000 Mi

131K, that was just broken in. My 2002 4.0L GC had 227K and my service guy had 300K on his 4.0L. It's keeping the rest of the Jeep together that's usually the limiting factor :)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,664
Posted By mswlogo
Blackstone Oil Analysis Report on Factory Fill Oil 2014 Pentastar V6 with 6000 Miles

Note that the designated oil from the factory on the form is wrong, I spaced out when I filled it in. It's probably 5W-20 Organic oil. It had no impact on the report.

I filled it with Castrol...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-05-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,410
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Just did an oil change on my '14 Summit

I just sent in Factory oil for analysis with 6500 miles on it.

I will send in a couple more and plan on 7500 mile interval using Castrol Syntec 5w20.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-13-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 37,634
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Problem With 2014 Grand Cherokee Heater

Sounds like they took you seriously and did a thorough job.

Sounds like the dealer is a keeper too.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-08-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,343
Posted By mswlogo
Re: JGC RWD vs 4WD?

Audi makes fantastic AWD systems. If I was concerned about safety only I'd be in an Audi. I've not owned a Subaru but I've heard some pretty positive things about them. I sure Land Rover does too.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-01-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By mswlogo
DIY Garage Door Hatch Guard

Sooner or later I know someone (probably me) is gonna hit the garage door opener with the hatch up.

Hopefully this will minimize the damage.

I don't really want to test it.

I also added a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-14-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By mswlogo
Must Listen - This American Life episode dedicate to a Jeep Dealer

You gotta listen to this show.

For those that don't know they pick a topic and just jump into the real world on it. It's an awesome show. Might be a day of Prison inmate, a drug addict, a song...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-05-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,650
Posted By mswlogo
I love my 2014 Limited

4K miles in 3 months.

Only been to dealer once for Transmission Update. Still need to get rear bowed handle fixed. Not worth the trip. I avoid dealers as much as possible.

Updated Radio...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-01-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,267
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Found cause of Glove Box rattle in 2014

Yup, just peeled them off.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-28-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 29,319
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Consumer Reports Drops Grand Cherokee Recommendation

I do totally agree with CR's comment

My 2002 GC was at the bottom of CR's list too. That's a good sign my 2014 GC will be another good SUV, in the long run. You really have to measure the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-21-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,842
Posted By mswlogo
How to drive 2014 8-Speed 3.6L V6 in ECO Mode

This thread is NOT for whiners and is the reason why I did NOT put this under "Trouble Shooting".

This is for folks that want to make the best of what they currently have.

Believe me if there...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-18-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Possible fix for preventing Rusty Hubs


Maybe you are confused on what the change was.

I marked up a photo.

Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-17-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By mswlogo
Re: Possible fix for preventing Rusty Hubs

Here is a link to the original size photo of the fixed 2014 Wheel.


I didn't go as deep and wide as Jeep did to stay on the...
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