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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-01-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 Overland QL tires

The edges of the tread pattern potentially could affect clearance...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-01-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 Overland QL tires

There are lots of threads here detailing tire choices that will both fit the OEM wheels and fit the wheel wells when up-sized. The general rule seems to be to not exceed 32" in diameter. (OEM is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-01-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,103
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

Factory Tow shows up when you build it as a 4x4...at least it did for me.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-28-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: towing advice

The hitch receiver is capable of a greater load, but your Jeep is not unless you have Factory Tow.

BTW, if your wiring uses the factory installed harness to the front, a Jeep dealer needs to turn...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-28-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: towing advice

Your max tow capacity with an after-market hitch receiver install (even if Mopar OEM) is 3500 lbs. Other than that, should be no issues. Note you need the electrical live (4-pin) for lighting to work...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-27-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,625
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Hmm....50K...already

Charlie, I changed my DRLs to LED and that "fixed" the short lifespan issue with them.

Since my original post that started this thread, I'm just approaching my 56K mile "earl change" and continue...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-26-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Will LT255/75R17 fit?

17s may not work if you have the HD brakes on your Overland...clearance issues.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-26-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: SRT flavored facelift

Ah, that makes sense.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-26-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: SRT flavored facelift

Can't you also get the filler piece from the 15 for that space?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-26-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,695
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: why no summits

Changing out speakers is the one thing that folks actually can do if they want to...all that is beyond the entertainment system. But replacing the actual entertainment system "head" isn't possible...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-26-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: My new Ride!

Congrats!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-25-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,695
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: why no summits

Well...yea, in the good old days. But with the MY14+ JGC you can't swap out the sound system because there still is no integration available from third parties for the new computer bus that went into...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-24-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: my wk2 hail damage build

They did a really great job with your restoration...it looks sharp!!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-23-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Yellowstone area test drive

Do you really think you can wait that many months for a JGC of your own?? :D

Seriously, 'glad you had a great "test drive" and you certainly picked a nice place to do it, too.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-23-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 10 Year Maintenance Plan?

Well...considering that the manufacturer's interval for oil changes is 10K miles on MY14+ and the plan is for 5K miles...it's interesting. Also, the spark plug change for current model years is...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-22-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,071
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Suspension Lift Kit - WK2 4x4 Quadra-lift

1.25" over OR1 puts you pretty close to "normal" for OR2 which has a significant speed restriction. Be sure you carefully test what your rig performs like and remember "normal" OR1 has a speed limit,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-22-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,465
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Whats your choice of oil for your WK2?

That would be 10,000 miles or once a year... ;) ...unless you're running a taxi service, etc. :)
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-22-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,071
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Suspension Lift Kit - WK2 4x4 Quadra-lift

Please be sure you understand that as noted by the vendor, the upper limit doesn't change because of the physical end of the suspension travel. That may potentially affect your comfort and handling...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-21-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Tow package after purchase

If the tow package was added at the factory, the dealer doesn't have to do anything. If the hitch receiver and wiring connectors were added by the dealer, they need to update the computer in the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-21-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 25,607
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-21-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,695
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: why no summits

Local demographics are definitely going to affect the "mix" of the trim levels that are "popular" in that area.

AAAA mentions SRT...I've only seen two that I can recall around here.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-21-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 25,607
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

No question, it's a great feature that provides good things to many different driving situations. There may very well be engineering reasons it's not available for the V6 as well as marketing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-21-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,695
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: why no summits

I several Summits (in addition to my own) every day on the road around here...and a lot of Laredo, Limited and Overland, too. :)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-21-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 25,607
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I suspect that the challenge to the manufacturer is that the vast majority of JGC buyers, especially for the V6 are not interested in "off road" performance nor willing to pay for the added cost (and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-20-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,761
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Replace Cabin Air Filter --- Just Do It!!!

I get automatic two-day delivery with Amazon Prime.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-20-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,761
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Replace Cabin Air Filter --- Just Do It!!!

I buy them via Amazon.com. I'm not sure what you mean by "How long was the cabin air filters for everyone..." Please clarify what you are asking.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-20-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: First Jeep Buying experience

If you're going to keep that car for 6-7+years, I also recommend you get a price for the MaxCare Lifetime contract, especially with that nice "disappearing deductible" offer from your dealer and the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-20-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 25,607
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

SW, I suspect you can use current MY15 pricing to estimate MY16 pricing...there's not typically a "huge" difference in subsequent model years, albeit there may be a small incremental bump. Jeep seems...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-20-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: question about the qt11 in the 2015 gc summit

Modern 4x4/AWD vehicles do not "chew through tires" like the older 4x4 systems in 4x4 mode on pick-em-up-trucks did/do. The 4x4 drive train in the JGC moves freely and allows all four corners what...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-20-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Can i swap a summit bumper on a laredo

OP, the key here is that the Summit exterior (SRT, too) has unique contours that are different than the other trim levels; Laredo, Limited, Overland. So adopting one "part" required adopting all the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-20-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,761
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Replace Cabin Air Filter --- Just Do It!!!

I went with the carbon version this time around...it was $20 instead of $10 so no big deal.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-20-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: First Jeep Buying experience

The MaxCare service contract is very, very comprehensive in what it covers. In a nutshell, it covers everything EXCEPT a few excluded items, such as fluids, wear items like brakes, wipers, tires,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-20-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: First Jeep Buying experience

I seriously doubt that Mopar would be very happy if a dealer service department used non-Mopar parts for work covered under a Mopar service contract... ;) The cost metrics of that just don't work and...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-19-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Can i swap a summit bumper on a laredo

The Summit fascia (front and rear) is different than on the other trim levels and you will most likely not be able to swap out just part of it (bumper) without purchasing the rest of the assembly....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,465
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Whats your choice of oil for your WK2?

Synthetic from first change. I really don't care on the brand...whatever the dealer or independent shop is using is fine with me as long as it meets or exceeds the Jeep specifications. Dealer uses...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-17-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Im Lost! Help! SRT wheels on Overland

There's no issue with the wheels on your JGC...you do need to use a tire that's suited to the wider rim, however.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-17-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,550
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee Altitude Lease (Good Deal?)

I believe this should actually read, "The only thing stopping me from trading this in right now for an SRT...is having to sleep in the garage on the floor when my spouse finds out about it." :lol:
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-17-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: First Jeep Buying experience

Warranty you get with the vehicle purchase at no extra charge and with no deductible. Service Contract you pay extra for and covers beyond the warranty with a deductible per incident, although zero $...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-17-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Proper PSI

The issue with running at 44psi cold is what they get to when they are hot...you get remarkably close to max and you're likely going to wear the center of your tread faster than the edges and also...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-17-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: First Jeep Buying experience

The difference is legal/commercial...it's been discussed a number of times. A warranty is something that's included in the purchase and states that defects, etc., will be attended to for a specific...
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