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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-26-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 57,672
Posted By ljramsey
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

I followed this YouTube video for installation. https://youtu.be/ZL5OPgxDsDo

Those are the same bars I have except I went with the powder coated black bars. No holes drilled, a complete bolt on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-25-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,592
Posted By ljramsey
Re: New running boards

Romik side steps finally arrived this week. Installed them yesterday.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-25-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 57,672
Posted By ljramsey
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

I installed Romik Side Steps on my '11 Overland. Very happy with the flat black bars. Easy to install, took about 90 minutes installing alone.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-10-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By ljramsey
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-10-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,390
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Why did you buy your Overland vs other options

I am in a very similar situation. I too drive a lot for business and the ride of the Overland was outstanding. I never considered a lower model. Actually debated between the Overland and the Summit....
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-10-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Rooftop tent

Cool concept. I have not seen this before. I do a lot of back country camping so it would not meet most of my needs, but cool nonetheless. Enjoy your camping.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,874
Posted By ljramsey
Re: What to buy with my 'Customer Appreciation Certificate'?

I purchased the cargo mat, 5 oil filters and 2 oil drain plugs from justforjeeps.com
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-08-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,592
Posted By ljramsey
Re: New running boards

Very nice! I ordered a set of Romik step running boards for my Overland this week. Excited for them to arrive and to install.

You have a very nice looking Jeep.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-22-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By ljramsey
Re: What does the powertrain warranty really cover?

I picked my 2011 up tonight. May trade it for a 2015 Overland. Dealer made me a good offer. Hard decision.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-22-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By ljramsey
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-19-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By ljramsey
Re: What does the powertrain warranty really cover?

Well it is a cracked left cylinder head. Covered under the powertrain warranty and will be repaired by COB Thursday.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By ljramsey
Re: What does the powertrain warranty really cover?

Yes, I have the V6.

Thanks to both of you for the info. Will certainly help with my dealer, if necessary.

I know a lot of people complain about the V6 and related issues but I still love my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By ljramsey
What does the powertrain warranty really cover?

I have a 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland that is out of the regular warranty but still covered under the powertrain warranty. I do not have any experience using a powertrain warranty so I am not sure...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-19-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By ljramsey
High pitched noise from HVAC blower motor

I have a high pitched noise coming from my HVAC blower motor on cold starts. The problem occurred at the end of last winter and went away when there weather turned warmer. Now that we are in winter...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-15-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By ljramsey
Re: tow hooks

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f156/wk2-front-tow-hook-installation-pic-heavy-15288.html


Great detail with pictures. Easy install, especially if have a friend to help out.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-10-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,593
Posted By ljramsey
Re: High pitched whistle sound from heating blower fan

I have an appointment scheduled for Jan 20th, the soonest it fit my schedule. Hopefully I will have luck with the service bulletin or them fixing a known problem. With 55,000 miles I am not too...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-08-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,593
Posted By ljramsey
Re: High pitched whistle sound from heating blower fan

I appreciate the recommendations. Unfortunately, the windows were not the issue. I will contact my dealer for the service bulletin.

Thank you.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-08-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,593
Posted By ljramsey
High pitched whistle sound from heating blower fan

I have a '11 Overland with ~54,000 miles. This morning when my heater fan was running on high I noticed a high pitched whistle noise that sounds like it is coming from the passenger side under the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-24-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By ljramsey
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland

I purchased my '11 Overland in Aug 2011 and now have 56,000 trouble-free miles on it. $32k for an Overland sounds fair. I am sure you will be happy with the purchase.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-06-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 33,643
Posted By ljramsey
Re: NEW software application RHR-RHW-RHP 2.184

Thank you for the update. The update was very easy. Have not had a chance to test it out, but do thank you for providing the update.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-19-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,443
Posted By ljramsey
Re: v1 or passport max

The V1 arrows are as JWS said, invaluable. I have been using a V1 for 12 years without any issues...or tickets. The arrows give you the ability to see where the radar is coming from and make your own...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-07-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,027
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Thule Roof Rack for 2011 WK2?

I have the same feet and fit kit, but 47" bars. That is the minimum length that works. You can longer, just depends on what you plan to hull on top and if you are okay with the extra hang over.
...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-06-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 70,304
Posted By ljramsey
Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

After purchasing the tow hooks eight months ago, I finally installed today on my 2011. Thanks for the pictures. Fairly easy, 1 1/2 hours to complete.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-18-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,055
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Replacing daytime running light bulb

Yeah, I have larger hands but finally managed to squeeze them into place and pull the light.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-17-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,055
Posted By ljramsey
Replacing daytime running light bulb

Good day, does anyone have any tips or hints for accessing and replacing a daytime running light bulb? I do not see an easy way to access the headlight assembly.

Thank you in advance.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-21-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,677
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Where to find latest software version for 730n RHR Radio/Nav system

Gracenote is the CD database that identifies the CD in your player and associates it with the artist, track names, label art, etc.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-12-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,490
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Hello all!! Big problem with my new Jeep grand cherokee Overland!

Back in the late-80's, my grandfather's Ford F-150 jumped out of park and ran over him as he was behind it opening a fence. Thankfully he injuries were not life threatening and he fully recovered....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-03-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 16,666
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Is Anybody on here happy with there WK2?

Yes, I have a 2011 Overland V6 that I have owned for a year today and driven 24,890 thus far and love it.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-17-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Will a 44in Thule Fairing work on a WK2?

I have Thule's square bars and the 44" fairing. The fairing is the right size and fits nicely. There is noticable wind noise with the square bars and fairing especially above 50 mph. Without the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-06-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,220
Posted By ljramsey
Re: My new Rack

Very clean look. How much weight can they support?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-11-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,116
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Thule AeroBlades - Pics

I use those bar pads on my Thule square bars and strap my kayak straight to the bars. Just got back from a trip to Florida (I live in Indiana) and had zero issues.

Good luck.
Forum: Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 01-01-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 34,782
Posted By ljramsey
Re: 1. Software Update MyGIG RHR-RHW-RHP Units / Version 2.120

Thank you for sharing the update. Works fantastic on my '11 Overland. I really like the addition of the weather radar. I did not lose any of my presets or recent navigation destinations. The only...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-12-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,747
Posted By ljramsey
Re: new 3.6l pentastar

You can expect to lose around 20% MPG with E-85.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Crossbars for roof rails?

I installed the Thule 460R Podium system with the square bars to carry my kayak. I have been very pleased with how easy it was to install, the stability of the system, being able to lock the feet to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-04-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 53,152
Posted By ljramsey
Re: What car are you dumping to make room for your WK2?

I traded my '07 Tundra CrewMax for a 2011 Overland. So far I am very happy with my decision.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-04-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By ljramsey
Re: iPod integration with 430N/730N

My iPod Classic 60gb is recognized within 30 seconds and plays very well with very little lack time. I have an original iPod Touch that I have simply given up on using with my 730N. It would take...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-24-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,331
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Anybody know ETA on Thule or Yakima Racks?

The Thule bars set up 3" from the roof with the 460 Podium feet.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-24-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Roof Rack Access

Yes, I can load it with the air suspension lowered to entry level. And no, wind noise is pretty darn annoying, but to me that is the price I pay to get to the water.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-24-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By ljramsey
Re: Roof Rack Access

Picture of yak on top of Jeep using Thule rack system and Yakima Bowdown J-hooks.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-23-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,801
Posted By ljramsey
Re: iOS5

Yes. Once you press the home button and activate Siri it will use your vehicle's speakers and microphone.
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