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Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-06-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,967
Posted By jpcjf
Re: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

If you contact Retrosolutions by email or phone they will advise you exactly what components you need and email wiring diagrams/schematics for your specific install. It takes all the guessing out...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-28-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 22,879
Posted By jpcjf
Re: HID projectors headlamp retrofit - DIY (picture heavy)

They are holding up very well. No problems of any kind.

Even though the fogs are "capped" and the fog lights being aimed properly the wife say's she does get "high-beam flashed" every now and...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-02-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,187
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

We did not do the control arms. Just the complete RRO Kit. Seeing that it's the wife's daily driver I didn't think it needed larger tires. The slightly taller suspension and mildly aggressive tire...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-01-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,187
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

I went out and double checked the height after the wife has put 15K miles on her GC. The bottom center of front fender is still at 35" and the rear is at 37 1/4 " wearing stock rims and OEM size...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-17-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 22,879
Posted By jpcjf
Re: HID projectors headlamp retrofit - DIY (picture heavy)

I just finished sealing both TYC headlamp units and they are ready to be installed back in the GC. (I tore a muscle lifting which had to be surgically repaired so I have to recoup for a few weeks)...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-21-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 22,879
Posted By jpcjf
Re: HID projectors headlamp retrofit - DIY (picture heavy)

This past week I began installing retrofit HID BiXenon projectors in the wife's 2013. Last month I installed capped HID fog lights. I didn't have the experience or time to do it all at once, so I...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-21-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,670
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Phillips Daytime4 LED DRL install

Yes, you could. I just found it more secure to screw or double-side tape the light brackets directly to the metal frame directly above the lights.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-08-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,967
Posted By jpcjf
Re: How-To: Fog light HID kit in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee (pic heavy)

Yes, the 5202 kit from RetroSolutions does not require any splicing and is true plug-n-play.

35W DIGITAL HID KITS - Retro-Solutions Store...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-06-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,670
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Phillips Daytime4 LED DRL install

I installed HID Fogs this weekend as well as an Ablaze black powder coated metal upper grill insert. I moved the LED's to the lower gill area. I mounted them behind the OEM lower grill, they are so...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-06-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,039
Posted By jpcjf
Re: FYI: 11-13 Hemi Magnaflow Exhaust fits the 2014

Yes, the underside is almost completely covered with plates with the Off-Road package, they come off easily with a regular 3/8 ratchet and metric sockets. But they don't need to come off or be...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-06-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,922
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Stainless Steel Mesh Grill Insert Install

For those who prefer the "All-Black" look, I installed the Ablaze metal powder coated upper grill insert this weekend when I installed HID fogs and moved my LED DRL's. I ordered it through American...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-28-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,039
Posted By jpcjf
Re: FYI: 11-13 Hemi Magnaflow Exhaust fits the 2014

We installed the Magnaflow exhaust system on the wife's 2013 Laredo X, with Off-road pkg, a few months ago and we did not have to cut or modify anything (skid plates, etc.)
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-09-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,578
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Wk2 hemi oil change

It may be for political reasons but still technically, No.
Copied and pasted from today's Mobil 1 website.

Question: Mobil 1 5W-20 and Chrysler MS-6395 Why is your Mobil 1 5W-20 not Chrysler...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,631
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Fuel Requirement GC 2014 V8 owners

I was lazy. As usual a few minutes research on the web finds numerous petrol-engineers, racing teams and even fuel distributors saying it is as simple as mixing. They say the 89 octane tanks at gas...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,631
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Fuel Requirement GC 2014 V8 owners

If you fill your tank with half 87 octane and half 91 octane (as stated above Buyer's Clubs only sell these octanes) does it become 91? Anyone educated in this field know or does common sense have...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-02-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,670
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Phillips Daytime4 LED DRL install

I apologize for not replying sooner, as answered above, ours did not come with OEM DRL's. I wanted to mod a Laredo X specifically for options it did and didn't come with from Jeep.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-03-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,973
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Winter - Blizzak DMV1 vs Blizzak W965

I just came across your post and am also surprised there aren't more replies.

The W965, as referenced above, is an excellent severe duty snow tire for HD2500's, etc. I had them on a 2005 Dodge...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-12-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By jpcjf
Re: TPMS Part #

56029398AB is the correct part number. The $44 set of four from Ebay. I just installed them on OEM polished wheels with a RRO 2.5 lift two days ago. They worked fine and automatically learned the...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-10-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,187
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

Update:

Had the RRO 2.5 lift professionally installed today. Strongly recommend having the lift installed by pros. The professional shop I used installed the entire kit in three hours plus 45...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-30-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,187
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Coil Spacer Lift Install

Has this ever been answered? I have the RR 2.5 kit on order and currently being shipped, and its going to be installed professionally. I telephoned RR and asked them specifically about the heights,...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-30-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,670
Posted By jpcjf
Re: Phillips Daytime4 LED DRL install

The instructions note to keep you OEM Automatic headlight switch set to off. It would over-ride the DRL's, if I understand your question correctly.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-29-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,670
Posted By jpcjf
Phillips Daytime4 LED DRL install

The Phillips Daytime4 is an extremely bright LED DRL kit that is equal to the OEM DRL's on newer Mercedes and Audi's. The instructions are very clear and accurate and the install is easy. The kit...
Forum: Member Garage Discussions 12-28-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 938
Posted By jpcjf
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Forum: Member Garage Discussions 12-28-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,348
Posted By jpcjf
The wife's Grand Cherokee :: 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4X4

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-28-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 24,308
Posted By jpcjf
Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

I was curious:

Interstate battery MT5 AGM-94R/H7 $271.95
...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-23-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,667
Posted By jpcjf
Re: BT Catch Can for WK2

The CC is one of the first things I've done to my two Power Wagons. The 5.7 truly needs it. I was just ordering one for my wife"s brand new 2013 Laredo X. This is a good write up and it saved me a...
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