Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Search Forums

Join Jeep Garage Today
Showing results 1 to 40 of 183
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Rexlion
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By Rexlion
Re: HEAVY Towing w/o Class IV tow pack

I'm not a Jeep expert, but I have towed trailers for hundreds of thousands of miles.

There are several issues here. First issue is safety. If you have enough braking power and any necessary...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-09-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Upgrading to 2014 Limited V8

Just get the V8 and be done with it. You know you want it, and it's not that much more, so treat yourself.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-09-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Can power seat's cushion angle be mechanically modified?

My wife says, "I wonder what the short people in the far east think of Jeep seats?" Because the people in China and Japan tend to be of smaller stature, does their Jeep come with different seats? ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-04-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Can power seat's cushion angle be mechanically modified?

She has the steering wheel all the way in already. Actually the problem exists when she is in the passenger seat, too, which shows that it isn't related to wheel/pedal position.

As for the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-04-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Rexlion
Can power seat's cushion angle be mechanically modified?

My DW is 5'2" (and yes, eyes of blue) so her short legs sometimes present comfort challenges when sitting. For her, sitting in a GC seat is only marginally comfortable because the front edge of the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-01-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,934
Posted By Rexlion
Re: EcoDiesel Which Oil Will You Use

A local Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram dealer is running an ad in the paper, offering 4 diesel oil changes for a prepayment of $210.95 plus sales tax. The oil indicated is Rotella T. I thought that was...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-03-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Rear Flipper Glass

There ya go. Buy the 2014 which has no rear flipper, then stop suddenly in heavy traffic, every chance you get. :lol: Once you're rear-ended, :eek: have the body shop switch the liftgate to the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-02-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,375
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Tires... Destination AT vs LTX MS2 vs LTX AT2?

I have had Destination AT and now have Cooper AT3 on my Highlander, and to me the Coopers seem noticeably louder than the Firestones. I've been happy with the traction of both brands.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-02-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Wheel/tire change resulting MPG

Tire width and tire tread type may have some small effect on mpg due to the change in rolling resistance, but tire diameter should not. Like FalconST indicated, it will change your odometer and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-02-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Rexlion
Re: new jeep

Maximum Steel, "sexy"? LOL, I can't help feeling like Maximum Steel, Granite Crystal and Billet Silver are all just shades of gray. But since "Fifty Shades of Grey" is pretty sexy stuff, I guess...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-17-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,072
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Rear ended a Pontiac G6 today.

Been there, done that. Only I looked back in time to slam the brake pedal, and gave the car ahead just a love tap.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Jeep may become a VW

Oooh. "Fix It Again, Tony" would have to change to
"Fix It Again, Torsten". :lol:
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-06-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,515
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Cherokee Shutter on initial acceleration

It must be that new SST, Start-Shudder Technology. :rolleyes:
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-06-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Rexlion
Re: No diesel Cherokee without Grand Cherokee sales boost.

I don't get it. When they introduced the diesel in the new Ram 1500, the news reports said they could not keep up with demand for the diesel (between the GC and Ram). One would think they'd deduce...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-06-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,717
Posted By Rexlion
Re: 2015 Jeep Cherokee KL - Features, Options and Pricing

Some questions about the packages listed in post #1:

First, there's a AF1 TRAVEL AND SAFETY GROUP explained at the bottom, but I don't see it listed as an available option for any of the trim...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-05-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 100,189
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Changes for 2015?

20" wheels with offroad II wouldn't make much sense. The 18" tires have taller sidewalls-- to flex when going over rough obstacles and to allow airing down for sand-- so this extra sidewall height...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-05-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 26,820
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Texas folks group buy?

Yes, there have been plenty of folks who posted about their smooth transactions at that place. Mark and I did discuss financing a bit, and I'm looking forward to a great low interest rate on that...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-04-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Dealer Help!!! Fender flares

Design flaws definitely should be covered by warranty. What's a warranty for otherwise? "Uh, yes, Mr. Smith, your fuel pump failed during the warranty period... but it's not covered, because it...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-04-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,954
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Oil dip stick

I'm no mechanic. But if the oil pan is enlarged, it will hold more oil. If you fill the oil pan with extra oil to bring it to the level it was at before the enlargement, how does that harm the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-04-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,088
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Got my new 2014, didn't make it home!

I would be surprised if the tranny isn't toast. Sorry. I had a line burst on a Ford Windstar (high miles) and it was stopped as soon as it started acting up but that was still too late.

I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-04-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,896
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Towing MPG's

jeeplaredo33, I tow trailers all the time and that towing mpg number (10.7) does not surprise me. It's pretty typical of any vehicle with a similar gas V6. Towing my travel trailer with my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-04-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 26,820
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Texas folks group buy?

I'm all in... new GC on order as of 4/4 from River Oaks. Mark knows Shannon referred me. So far it's been a very pleasant experience.

I did check local dealers and none of them would come...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-02-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,089
Posted By Rexlion
Re: What's this hose, and why is it hanging so low?

Your Jeep had a low hanging hose. Very stud-ly. Maybe it needs a pair of underwear (skid plates?) to keep it from dangling. :D
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-01-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Towing with a Grand Cherokee

Don't have my Jeep yet so I can't say I've used them with GC, but I own one of each. The Andersen is less messy, since I was using a bit of grease on the L brackets to quiet them down and I'd end up...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-01-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,896
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Towing MPG's

When I'm towing my travel trailer with my Highlander, I get better mpg in the mountains than in the flatlands. The main reason is that mountain roads are curvy and steep, so I'm driving slower. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-01-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Towing with a Grand Cherokee

The GC diesel (or Hemi, for that matter) now come with the heavier-duty 8HP70 transmission. This is a strong drive train, and in the Ram 1500 it gets about a 10K lb tow rating with a lower (3.93)...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-31-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,226
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

Well, I just signed up for Tread Lightly, so that's taken care of. By the time my Jeep comes in, I will have a valid control number.

It just took me by surprise when Mark said that, because I've...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-30-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Summit - V8 Hemi - Fuel choice

But you say it can improve performance. Well, increased fuel economy is one possible byproduct of improved performance, right?

The article you link to says:
"One exception is with engines or...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-30-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,226
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Dealership VIP program - 1% below invoice

Does Tread Lightly actually help the dealer in some way? I called Mark in Houston yesterday to confirm the 5.5% below invoice, and he told me I had to be a Chrysler affiliate or Tread Lightly member...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-29-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,896
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Towing MPG's

Nice backup ride you have there. Yes, one would have hoped to get 20 mpg or more with such a low trailer.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-29-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Any towing comparsons for 5.7L to diesel?

That's a good graphic. I see what you mean.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-29-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By Rexlion
Re: 2015 Production?

Milous posted that they start taking orders for 2015s on June 9.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-29-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,956
Posted By Rexlion
Re: *EXCLUSIVE PHOTO* - 2015 GC Revealed!!!

That 1 Bullpower engine won't meet emission standards; the current administration is clamping down on bovine methane emissions.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-29-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 851,991
Posted By Rexlion
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-29-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Any towing comparsons for 5.7L to diesel?

I never want to 'floor it,' like they do in these tests. I just want to maintain a decent speed at no more than 4000 rpm while climbing over the mountain passes. (Towing a 3000 lb travel trailer,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Rexlion
Any towing comparsons for 5.7L to diesel?

Some of you may have had a 5.7 and traded it for a diesel. How would you compare the towing power of the two engines? Granted, the diesel will get better fuel economy. But will the hemi feel just...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By Rexlion
Re: What make/model OEM tire with ORAII?

The ordering info posted by Milous says " P265/60R18 BSW AS On/Off Rd Tires (TP5)". I agree that All Season Tires are NOT On/Off Road Tires. It really makes no sense for Jeep to not to provide ALL...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,462
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Going from WK2 to Wrangler Unlimited

If you are worried about scratching your Summit, you could spring for a full body vinyl wrap. That way the wrap will take the punishment instead of the paint.

If you want to really go hard core...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-26-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,661
Posted By Rexlion
Re: DEF Filter Warnings

I can't think of a reason why regen would not occur at a sustained high rpm even if not at highway speed. In other words, if in limp mode, can the vehicle be driven on the city streets at 2500 rpm...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-25-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,785
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Overland selec speed

I wonder if one would need hill ascent to climb a gravel road if it were steep enough? I recall seeing one road south of Ouray, going off the main road at an incline that looked to me like about 35...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 183

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.