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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-12-2013, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Gearhead
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-09-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By Gearhead
Re: Am I being too picky?

In a word, yes.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-12-2013, 09:40 AM
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Views: 1,464,893
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Chevy,

I have to take moment to give you props for being so engaged in the product you build. I never worked a factory job and assumed it would get boring pretty quickly but your level of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-10-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12,494
Views: 1,464,893
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I'll be heading over to the Infiniti dealer now...

Chrysler workers fired for drinking back on job against automaker's wishes [w/video]...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-02-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12,494
Views: 1,464,893
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Dude, before you go to sleep stand up, put your feet together, close your eyes and make sure you don't loose balance. If you get all wobbly you may have a concussion and should not go to sleep, go to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-28-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12,494
Views: 1,464,893
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I hope these are the up-level 18's we'll see in production. Much better than the current bling-tastic wheel.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-27-2012, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Note to product planners; do not introduce any version of the GC with the silver grille. It looks so bad it will devalue the entire brand.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-26-2012, 04:12 PM
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Views: 1,464,893
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

All looks fine to me except the silver Laredo grill. Any chance it's only on this particular early build example?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-09-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12,494
Views: 1,464,893
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Check this out:

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Performance in this heavier vehicle with the PentaStar/8 speed is very...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-05-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 84,923
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2013 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Agree on the programming and I'll wait to see what the early experiences of first buyers are before I order. I've read this is an older transmission but I can't remember anything quite like it in my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-05-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 84,923
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2013 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Wait for the '14. The ZF 8 speed should be a great upgrade to an otherwise outstanding vehicle. I've been driving the Pentastar/5 speed the past 10 months and the adaptable transmission is just...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-03-2012, 04:28 PM
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Views: 1,464,893
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I have wondered what sort of service experience we can expect for the CRD. This isn't the first Jeep diesel in the US. Anyone have prior experiences to share?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-02-2012, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Both the CRD and the 8 speed are tried and true, just not together in GC. I plan to wait until the new drivetrain is in people's hands for around 3 months. If all is well my order goes in. I hope to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-25-2012, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I believe the author is citing current drive train mileage numbers. I'm believing the specs at the start of this thread stating the 3.0 (CRD) will have the 8 speed.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-14-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,935
Posted By Gearhead
Re: Will Jeep TOTALLY DeBug Quadra Lift by 2014/2015?

The fool proof workaround is a loaded Limited...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-22-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,898
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2012 JGC gets 29 MPG??

The EVIC seems to do a rolling average, weighting recent history more heavily than past history. I'd love to know the exact algorithm.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-14-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By Gearhead
Re: Trading the 11 for a 12

Good luck with your purchase. I hope you've spent a lot of time driving the Pentastar. Great engine, smooth but sluggish economy-minded transmission. Big, big difference. Not too noticeable on flat...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 84,923
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2013 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Wouldn't it be sweet if the CRD is an early '14 model year build, with all the improvements!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-29-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,949
Posted By Gearhead
Re: How's reliability if without Air Suspension? (Just checked truedelta.com)

Early '12 build of a Limited. No QL of course but just about every option. I went to the dealer for an intermittent headlight switch problem. Turned out a screw needed to be tightened. Everything...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-09-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,251
Posted By Gearhead
Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

One thing I'm certain of is nobody associated with Chrysler/Jeep has any interest in signaling the 8 speed is coming any time soon. Sales of the 2012 would drop off as people waited for the new...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-24-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,511
Posted By Gearhead
Re: It's On For 2013

Why do you believe it will be 5K more? I suppose it's possible but I don't see Jeep selling many with an uplift like that. Even at $5US/gallon you can buy a lot of gas for a Hemi before you'd come...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-22-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,511
Posted By Gearhead
Re: It's On For 2013

The excitement is massive torque/instant-on power, great MPG's/700+ mile range. Higher cost, less availability, higher maintenance are the drawbacks. Noise is reported to be well controlled. If I...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-18-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,511
Posted By Gearhead
Re: It's On For 2013

Milous said it might not be available until 1Q '13. I'd replace my '12 Limited V6 with the CRD today if I could. If I can't order the CRD in June I might have to go for the Hemi.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-01-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,280
Posted By Gearhead
Re: Please advise Limited or Overland

I went with the Limited to avoid QL after seeing several first year issues posted here.I don't recall seeing posters with QL issues here in a while and if I were doing it over I'd go with the O'land....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-31-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,251
Posted By Gearhead
Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

I've sort of adjusted to the 5 speed but coming out of an Infiniti FX35 the shift feel is unnatural and I have to be conscious of what I'm doing all the time. As an example I'll make a 90 degree...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-09-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,578
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2013 news at Detroit or Chicago?

Perhaps we're waiting for 8 speed production at the new factory to come up to speed? If I have to wait to get the 8 speed I'll suck it up.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-06-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By Gearhead
Flakey Headlight Switch

This morning after I arrived at work I turned off my headlights and they didn't turn off. Playing with the switch it almost randomly selected different positions (on, parking lamps, automatic etc.)...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-02-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,578
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2013 news at Detroit or Chicago?

Milous, can you confirm the CRD will be introduced with the 8 speed?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-28-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2nd test drive of Overland today, one problem arose

It's a stiff seat but I find it very supportive and comfortable, even after 8 hours behind the wheel. My first impression was how hard it seemed but after 2500 miles I don't give it a thought.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-18-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,159
Posted By Gearhead
Re: I hate my truck sometimes-- disorganized rant

CJ, yes, the exact same behavior. I rented the GC in Florida almost a year ago and loved it. Of course, it's flat as a pancake down there. The pre-TSB upshift was noted. When the TSB came out I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-16-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,159
Posted By Gearhead
Re: I hate my truck sometimes-- disorganized rant

CJ, when you say surge are you describing slipping? I think the trans is briefly in 2nd. I've tried manually downshifting under the situation you describe and not all that much happens in third. I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-15-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By Gearhead
Re: transmisson shift

I clearly heard pinging a couple of times after making a 90 degree turn then going uphill. The transmission was totally confused. I'd estimate I slowed from 40 mph to 15 and the trans was probably...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-15-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By Gearhead
Re: transmisson shift

I have to think the transmission is tuned this way to get the best MPG rating from the EPA. Big mistake IMHO. What's the point of capturing the sale if you give the customer an inferior experience...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-12-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By Gearhead
Re: transmisson shift

More gas holds off the dreaded upshift but for me not consistently. Maybe with a few thousand miles more practice I'll get the hang of it. I thought I had this mastered but all of a sudden I'll come...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-11-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By Gearhead
Re: transmisson shift

Others have made the same observation, including me. When I test drove the '11 Laredo I thought it was fine. I'm beginning to wonder if something about the transmission programming is changed on the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-08-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,159
Posted By Gearhead
Re: I hate my truck sometimes-- disorganized rant

A light foot on the accelerator doesn't work at all for me. I can see why you prefer Sport mode where the generally higher revs make it possible to go easy on the accelerator. I think It was more me...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 12-04-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,930
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 87 or 89 Octane in Hemi?

A petroleum executive once told me 87 octane is a commodity in the oil industry meaning it could have been refined by any company anywhere. He advised I always go with brand name 89 or higher...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-24-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 41,119
Posted By Gearhead
Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Have the 6 in my Limited and agree it's a very fine engine with decent power. I don't like the transmission at low-moderate speeds, especially on hills and twisties, and have taken to shifting myself...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-07-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,079
Posted By Gearhead
Re: 2012 now or 2013 next year worth the wait?

I wouldn't assume the 8 speed will be hands down better than the 5 speed. It will be better in some, perhaps many ways but if my experience with my 7 speed Infiniti FX is any indication there will be...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-06-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,400
Posted By Gearhead
Re: Accelleration in the v8 vs v6

Picked up my '12 Limited V6 3 weeks ago. I wanted the Hemi but, just like Brandont, couldn't live with mid-teens MPG average. Emotional choice, not objective, but that's how I'm wired. Anyway what...
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