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Forum: Off Road Modifications 11-18-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,416
Posted By tratpop
I think I realized the geometry question. Im used...

I think I realized the geometry question. Im used to raising subarus and the control arms are flat or slightly upwards at the hubs, so adding height was very linear from strut out to fender. Im...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 11-17-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,416
Posted By tratpop
The look would also depend on your options and...

The look would also depend on your options and features. A base Laredo with the V6 and QT1 should sit higher than a V8 with QT2. Then if you consider things like sunroof, ORA with the steel plates,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-06-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By tratpop
Re: HEAVY Towing w/o Class IV tow pack

I thought all the V-8s came with HD brakes regardless of any other package?

Im sure if you went the numbers on the GVW and axle and tire loads it still works out. Might need a WD to take some...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-31-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,238
Posted By tratpop
Re: Jeep reliability dead last in Consumer Reports

There are so many elements to the discussion in this thread. Actually been a pretty good read. First need to mention that some of the arguements are being made from a different frame of reference in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-16-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By tratpop
Re: Eco mode on/off

For me it seems to make more of a difference in the 20-40 mph not city, but not highway driving. where eco will always drop down to 8th, and Eco off will tend to stay in 6 for quite a bit longer...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-15-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By tratpop
Re: RRO bumper bar/brush bar

The issue i have seen is when you are in what would have been a minor bump. This is especially true with those decorative(as far as im concerned) chrome bars that mount under bumper, and curver out...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-15-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By tratpop
Re: Trailhawk 2 copy

nice. Can you get a lower angle, and maybe a little clooser shot of the front? I was wondering where you would have to trim the lower facia to fit the prerunner plate.

thanks
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-09-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By tratpop
Re: RRO leveling kit not so level?

I was looking into those bags for towing, I didnt think about them to add a little rear height with the leveling kit? I guess they make contact even with no load in the, and you are able to maintain...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-08-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By tratpop
Re: RRO leveling kit not so level?

There is probably a little more settling still to happen. But i remember reading of another post where someone said the same thing. Do you have the load leveling rear struts? Do you keep anything in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-25-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 870
Posted By tratpop
Re: Help decide 2014 GC Laredo w/All Weather vs. 2014 GC Limited with Nav

Was in the same boat as you last year. Wife and I ended up with the Laredo E, no all-weather either. I added the factory hitch installed at the dealer. Worked for us since niether of us really would...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes 09-22-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By tratpop
Re: Lowering + Towing =?

I think Air Lift makes a setup that gets installed inside the factory rear springs. Then you can manually inflate them with a remote strader valve when you need the extra load capacity. They also...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-11-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,487
Posted By tratpop
Re: Well I sold my Jeep

I am currently contemplating doing this with my Laredo. How rough was the loss on the trade in? obviously your payments reset, but how much did they increase?
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By tratpop
Re: RRO Trim Packer Kit Suspension

Thanks for posting, I was looking for something like this. I wish it would be a little higher, but might be worth it for the price.

I like the idea of the leveling kit, but i do not have the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-13-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,592
Posted By tratpop
Re: Another RA2 to RA4AN upgrade thread

Another question for you.....did you add the back-up camera also? Did you notice any preexisting wiring on the truck for the back-up camera?

-trat
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-24-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By tratpop
Re: How to turn off A/C...

this is my first vehicle with ATC, still coming to grips with how it wants to do things. I wish i can just have the vents open, or even just set a temp to blow the air.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,697
Posted By tratpop
Re: Getting rid of the GC for a Renegade, NOT

Agree with that "other" configuration. not bad looking. Would be good if it followed the K.I.S.S. mantra. have a standard longitudinal drive train. Add a locking transfer case and rear on higher end...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-26-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 33,601
Posted By tratpop
Re: Problem With 2014 Grand Cherokee Heater

I tried playing with it last night. I left it in manual, and it went to defrost with fan almost maxed and pretty warm temperatures reaching me. I then switched to manual mode and no matter what...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-19-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 830
Posted By tratpop
Re: The CRUX RVCCH-75C back up camera for 5" Radio

If you check some of the other threads going around, the 2014 Laredo E is not prewired from the factory for the rear view camera. You will need to make a little harness from the lift gate to the BCM....
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-07-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,428
Posted By tratpop
I just can't imagine scheduling an appointment to...

I just can't imagine scheduling an appointment to flash the computer with a function I'm not supposed to have, without some questioning?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-07-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,428
Posted By tratpop
How was the dealership with doing the flash for...

How was the dealership with doing the flash for you? Did they say anything about you warranty?

I can't imagine any dealership in the tristate area would be receptive and willing to work with you...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,808
Posted By tratpop
Interesting, it could potentially be possible to...

Interesting, it could potentially be possible to have only one wheel spin. But you should have the traction light blinking and ABS kicking in the whole time trying to fight it.

The only other...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-30-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,808
Posted By tratpop
Re: 2014 GC snow problem

Im still confused as to what was actually happening. I have the QT1 and have tested it capabilities when ever i can. i know you can easily get one tire in the air and still have it pull you through...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-09-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By tratpop
Re: '14 GC Overland, Need Roof Rails and Cargo Box ?

I run the factory cross bares on my Laredo E. And I use the Thule Atlantis 1600 box. 3' wide, almost 6 ft long, 15" high. Someone has a thread about the exact same setup on these boards. No issues,...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-02-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,817
Posted By tratpop
Re: When to NOT use ECO Mode

i would think it depends on where and how you drive. Im pretty sure my wife does better with it off. But we are on long island, with a million stops to get anywhere, and all the mom doing the 0-40...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-01-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By tratpop
Last time I visited my family in italy my uncle...

Last time I visited my family in italy my uncle and I followed his friend to a rally cross event. His friend was towing a fiat x19 with full cage and support gear on a trailer with a fiat punto...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-14-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,662
Posted By tratpop
It may not be a copy of a MB, but the base...

It may not be a copy of a MB, but the base chasis, suspension geometry, and design methodology are all there. Just a visual comparison would show that. All the rest of the parts that bolt on would...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-13-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,662
Posted By tratpop
Re: JGC and rebirth of Chrsyler

ZF trans was a smart way to keep the jeep relevant, and the reason i bought one.

This story was already written under the Daimler days, Fiat really just lucked out with the sequence of events.To...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-12-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,457
Posted By tratpop
Re: 5-Stars for 14" Grand Cherokee!

Could trying to capture sales from other manufacturers by having the "latest thing" out for the "look at me" crowd.

Or more likely tied to parts supplies, and inventory management. All those...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-05-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,916
Posted By tratpop
A good way to check is to get pictures of the...

A good way to check is to get pictures of the harness behind each radio. If the harness is identical its a good start. Then, if there is a harness for the camera tucked away in the hatch waiting to...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-29-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,916
Posted By tratpop
Let us know. Definitely check for the 5" screen...

Let us know. Definitely check for the 5" screen too.

The problem with dealerships, especially in the tristate area, is there are so many people they don't care about spending time to help out a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-16-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,634
Posted By tratpop
Re: Saw New Cherokee, Just Might Give up the Grand for this Next Year!

Seems like they are going to take away more GC buyers than bring in new customers from the other guys small CUVs.

The only thing that really stands out when compared to others is its off-road...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-08-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,916
Posted By tratpop
The Ram discussion required a harness to be made...

The Ram discussion required a harness to be made to patch in a section of the wiring that was missing?

I really wonder if I'm going to find a harness in the hatch.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-08-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,916
Posted By tratpop
Hey, saw the post, just never remember to grab...

Hey, saw the post, just never remember to grab the vin.

So if that laredo E VIN has the wiring, then is simply plug in camera to a harness that is unused in the rear hatch and have BCM flashed?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-24-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,730
Posted By tratpop
Re: How to drive 2014 8-Speed 3.6L V6 in ECO Mode

Funny seeing this post, i prefer driving a manual, but in any auto we have owned i always tried to learn what the trans. wants to do, adn figure otu how the two of us can get along.

Im guessing...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-18-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,709
Posted By tratpop
They weren't a whole lot "whiter" but put off...

They weren't a whole lot "whiter" but put off more light. Again I ended up adding a set of driving lights that I could aim farther down the road, and not be in other driver's eyes too much.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-18-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By tratpop
Re: Got Selec-Terrain? Heads Up.

We just got a laredo, and it has just two buttons and the shifter can go into sport, and my wife freaks if a light looks out of place.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-18-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By tratpop
Re: RA3 omissions - bad surprise for Laredo buyers

I said it when the pricing came out, they want you to buy a limited. And frankly, it is a good value if you can get a base limited. But in the tri-state area you would have to order one, none of the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-17-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,709
Posted By tratpop
Re: Non-HID Head Lights + Fogs

I have run the Phillips OSRAM Nightbreakers +90 on my subaru. They were good, and like $30 each. Then i ended up just adding additional driving lights. which i liked better as i could aim the lights...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-15-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,916
Posted By tratpop
These are the things I feared. I was actually...

These are the things I feared. I was actually hoping someone would make a replacement unit that would relocate the 6 hard buttons and give at least a one din space for something aftermarket.

I'm...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-04-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,567
Posted By tratpop
Re: ATTENTION: Please respond if you removed load leveling rear shocks for standard!

Is it possible the load leveling has an intergrated mount that is part of the strut. And all other struts have this other mount? that would explain why there is only one part number for mounts.
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