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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-03-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
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: 1,808
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: 502
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: 508
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: 1,954
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: 1,126
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: 2,037
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: 676
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: 122
Views: 18,833
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: 95,368
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: 376
Views: 24,487
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: 526
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: 4,506
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: 9,691
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: 3,606
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: 376
Views: 24,487
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: 1,948
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: 938
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: 3,606
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: 938
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: 32
Views: 2,431
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: 1,923
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: 32
Views: 2,431
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: 3,606
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: 561
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: 876
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: 1,894
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: 827,358
Posted By Rexlion
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-29-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
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: 561
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: 972
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: 1,358
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: 2,425
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: 1,579
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...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Dealer trying to sell 30K mile maintenance

Well then, you're saving a bundle, aren't you! :rolleyes:
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-23-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 24,487
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Texas folks group buy?

Looks like a taxi ride from Hobby to River Oaks is $38.50 (if I'm reading the rate map correctly). I certainly hope that recipients of Brainstormer's generosity share some tokens of their esteem.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-23-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,012
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Train Horn

I watched some of the video showing this guy and his buddies driving around and blasting the horn at unsuspecting pedestrians. After the first minute of the (10 min) video, all I could think was,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-23-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 25,840
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Towing thread

Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR, total allowable weight of vehicle + cargo/occupants + weight of trailer with its cargo) is not the same as the Jeep's current weight. Can't find out from the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-22-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,902
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Diesel transmission jumping

It sounds to me like maybe the engine is lugging, which would happen if the tranny were not downshifting as freely as it should.

Best take your service adviser for a drive and let him feel it.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-21-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,923
Posted By Rexlion
Re: Summit - V8 Hemi - Fuel choice

Around here it's usually a 10 cent difference. Break-even on mid grade gas would be about .5 or .6 mpg at that point.

I guess pre-detonation ping has not been a problem for users of regular...
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