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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes 07-24-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: End Links

Chad announced this morning that they are for sale on his Black Ops Auto website.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-08-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Brake Squeal

I had the same issue with the StopTech's I put on the rears...long story short I had a hairline crack in 2 of the pads (probably from shipping) replaced with the stock pads and noise is gone. I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-13-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,246
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Message: Service Adaptive Damping Suspension System

This is exactly what I was talking about, have them code it as VOR when they order the part, mine came within a week. Also make sure they zip tie the wire to the shock when they reinstall it. Good...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-10-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,246
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Message: Service Adaptive Damping Suspension System

I was having some brake issues looked at a week ago and the tech had found that the shock control wires had come lose from the clip and rubbed against the tire and ate through the wire. This would...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 05-02-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Brembo Pads

I got about 26K out of them.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes 04-16-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: 2012 Jeep SRT/8 Brembo Rotors ordering issues:

Mine have been on back order since ordering them in December through Black Ops. I did get the pads and front rotors but I'm starting to think that Brembo will never fill my order for the rears.
Forum: WK2 SRT Showoff 04-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,088
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: 2013 Alpine Edition build thread

Love it! The green calipers are a great touch and the drop looks great. I think I'm going to look into the mid level drop with Black Ops control arms and end links this summer. Congrats!
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: exhaust tips

I just put on the Kooks system as well, when ordering it from Chad he mentioned they are working on tips at Black Ops so maybe reach out to him. Otherwise I have not seen anything on the market...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-07-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 85,654
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: What did you do to your WK2 SRT today?

Thanks to Chad at Black Ops my Kooks cat back exhaust got here last week (ordered Tuesday it was here Thursday) and had it installed this morning at the dealer. The service guys LOVED it. Anyway...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-02-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,082
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: BlacksOps items installed

Looks great!! I feel like you had to wait forever to put all this stuff on, this winter was brutal and so long! Def worth the wait!
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 85,654
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: What did you do to your WK2 SRT today?

I gave Chad at Black Ops a call today and ordered the Kooks Cat Back Exhaust for the beast. Can't wait until it gets here!

If you buy your stuff anywhere else other than Black Ops you are doing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-26-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,840
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: little disappointment with my Jeep SRT family

Love when people generalize an entire group of people. Wish the WK1 guys that obviously don't like the WK2 go back to their section of the forum since they have nothing to add to our "yuppie"...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes 03-20-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: replacing run flats with another brand ?

I put on a set of the Sumitomo's mainly because availability. I had all 4 tires pretty badly punctured thanks to the new construction (thankfully it is over now) where I live. The sumitomo's were...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-29-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Seat Belt Chime

I disabled mine for when I put stuff on the passenger seat that's heavy the truck doesn't think I have a small child not wearing a seat belt in the front. My cases of wine really live on the edge...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-11-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 38,990
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: New pics of my white 2014 SRT

I want to see one of these trucks in a matte military green but I'm weird haha :lol:
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-03-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Super Impressed w Snow Handling

I had fun getting to work this morning here in northern NJ. And to have the option of traction (snow mode) or fun (track mode) is amazing.
Forum: WK2 SRT Showoff 12-10-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Jeep JK Wrangler SRT8 6.4L

I need one of these...hmm Xmas is right around the corner, maybe I'll drop some hints around the house. :lol:
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-09-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,528
Posted By johnpassantino1
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-03-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,983
Posted By johnpassantino1
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-27-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,528
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Powder coat. Black wheels?

My tire guy messed up the finish on my wheels so we came to a nice agreement for a discounted power coating for $200 (all 4 and paint center caps). Normally around here (north Jersey) anywhere from...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-25-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,528
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Powder coat. Black wheels?

The shop that powder coated mine painted the center caps for me. The black lugs are a personal preference and I thought the contrast of the polished lugs and black wheels gave me the look I wanted. ...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-25-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,528
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Powder coat. Black wheels?

I did this and love them. Went with gloss black.
Forum: WK2 SRT Showoff 11-21-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: new guy

congrats! nice surprise having the badges and borla done already!
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 11-20-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: How realistic can I expect...

I've driving through 2 winters now with the scorpions and I was fine here in the northeast. Only problem with forums is sometimes they turn into alarmist gatherings. I'll put it this way, it is an...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-30-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By johnpassantino1
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes and Exhausts/Superchargers/Turbos 10-25-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: ARH X Pipe and Reso Ordered

Love how that sounds!!
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 10-08-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Dealship uldates?

Wait wait wait...you don't want to change the oil too much!! :lol: Too soon? :D
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 10-04-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,089
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Deleting rear JEEP badge on MY14 SRT

Me too I love saying I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee and then one of my friends that understands the difference will say "yeah but he has the racing jeep" then a new conversation starts with me showing...
Forum: WK2 SRT Showoff 10-04-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Aussie Expat WK2 SRT8

Love the look of those stripes!!
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes and Exhausts/Superchargers/Turbos 09-17-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,028
Posted By johnpassantino1
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 08-23-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 85,654
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: What did you do to your WK2 SRT today?

PM sent Scott...thanks gnasty and Artofnoize!
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 08-21-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 85,654
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: What did you do to your WK2 SRT today?

Got the wheels back from powder coat today. Next up adding the alpine grill and blacking out the chrome window trim. Can't wait to wash it but want to give it a day or 2 with the fresh powder coat.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes and Exhausts/Superchargers/Turbos 08-16-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: 2014 hemi 8

Can we get a mod to move this hippie post out of our SRT section?
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-23-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: LED DRL Strip...

Looks like 68187875AA (driver side) and 68187874AA (passenger)

WK2 SRT8 Daytime Running Lamp (http://www.justforjeeps.com/wk2srdarula.html)
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 07-18-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,772
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Harman Upgrade

This has to be one of the dumbest threads on here. Just get the upgraded stereo, no one orders the truck without it. Sorry to be mean but you would spend more than $2k replacing the other...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-17-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: what is D1

I think it means it is ready for production meaning all parts are at the assembly plant and ready to go.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-03-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Looking for Quiet Replacement Tires

Do you know anything about the Hankook Ventus ST's? I'm certainly no tire expert just don't think spending 2K on a new set makes sense for performance levels that I will never come close to. And do...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-02-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Looking for Quiet Replacement Tires

Keep us posted as I think this is what I will do when I need a new set...close to $2K for tires to replace OEM ones is insane.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-28-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Black Chrome

It can't hurt to take it in for digital imaging but I'm guessing if it isn't a defect in the finish they won't warranty it. I have another chip in a different wheel but it is a normal chip that...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-27-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By johnpassantino1
Re: Black Chrome

UPDATE: Service manager finally called back with an answer from Chrysler and they approved the wheel to be replaced. Very happy with the outcome on this one.
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