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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-27-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: What Tire Pressures Do You Run?

I run my tires at 37 psi cold which provides about 40-41 psi at highway speeds once they heat up. I'd never pump them up to 44 psi...that would likely lead to very uneven tire wear and potentially...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-27-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Keyless Ignition Lawsuit - FCA among the sued manufacturers

My personal opinion is that this is yet another frivolous law suit that could only benefit the firm(s) that are managing it if they actually prevail.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-26-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 105,348
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Yea, you have to remember that the sockets were designed for incandescent bulbs which don't give a rat's pattootie about polarity. LEDs, however, are polarity sensitive, so flipping them around in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-19-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,663
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Towing thread

The hitch receiver class doesn't reflect the vehicle's towing capacity...that involves a lot more. Jeep happens to equip JGC with factory towing with a class IV hitch receiver, but the max rating for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-16-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 45,202
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

There have been a lot of complaints about where this thread has gone lately and I personally share that sentiment.

Folks...everybody has different likes, needs and decision making priorities. The...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-07-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,237
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Extended warranty prices options

Yes, in dealerships, the finance folks usually quote the extended service contracts (they are not "warranties") but if a salesperson isn't willing to pursue that on your behalf, they may not be...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-05-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Service Dealership in Seattle Area

Service intervals should be on 10k marks for MY14...please look in your manual for what's coming up for your JGC from a manufacturer's recommendation.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-04-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 45,202
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

Hah! We all have our preferences. The black interior itself would be a show-stopper for me. ;)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-02-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Overland High Altitude

Complete discussion here that started way before Jeep put the model on their web site in the last week:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/new-2015-grand-cherokee-high-altitude-edition-88800.html
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-26-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Will LT255/75R17 fit?

17s may not work if you have the HD brakes on your Overland...clearance issues.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-16-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 40,280
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

"Group Buys" need to take into consideration the financial needs of the forum going forward. The forum owner is evaluating what form that might take. If you want more information, please PM Scottina....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-16-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Is my jeep 4 wheel or all wheel drive?

With 4-low available, you likely have QuadraDrive with the V8, or QuadraTrak II if QD wasn't optioned on your Overland.

JGC is full-time 4WD, but it's an intelligent system as already mentioned...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-10-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Warranty info

The Mopar MaxCare Extended Service Contracts (they are not a "warranty") are available from any authorized Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealer including those who sell online. And those online dealers often...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-10-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Help with XM traffic

XM Traffic is only available with the RA4 (8.4AN - NAV from factory)...it's not listed as a feature for the RA3 which is the only system available on the Altitude special edition. So your dealer is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-10-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 45,202
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

ssgunner, you do not have all the Overland options available for this special edition. Only those listed in the first post of this thread. No ORA, for example.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,663
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Towing thread

That's purely dependent on your particular trailer and the required ball height so that the trailer is level or very slightly nose high on the ball. Both of my trailers are "right there" with a 4"...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-06-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,137
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Overland or Summit??

'tech, the Summit you saw may have been in "park" mode relative to the suspension while the Overland was a "normal". As noted, they have exactly the same suspension and there is essentially no...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-30-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 83,514
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

--> http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/2016-grand-cherokee-features-and-changes-88249.html
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-29-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,156
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Replace Cabin Air Filter --- Just Do It!!!

I buy mine through Amazon.com...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-27-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 40,280
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

'Grizz, I agree with the others...that salesperson is working you in a nasty way. Run, don't walk, away. There are better places to buy where the dealers are honest and don't make stuff up to try and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-22-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 40,280
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

GCO, that is with the delayed year, if I'm not mistaken. Originally it was going to be MY18 released in 2017 for the new platform...again, if I'm not mistaken. MY16/17 was going to be the last for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-19-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,963
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-16-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,963
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee Altitude Build Thread

Is there not a third party exhaust tip product in black that would give the same look, sans any logo?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-07-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,528
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Breaking News!!!!!!

Yea, I'm a rider...this is Elvis (My Aim Is True) whom my daughter rides and competes on. We switched horses on Memorial Day and my daughter was on my mare, Nellie (Little Miz Excitable) as shown on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-06-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Oil Change: Midas vs. Dealership!

Even if you use the QL raise method that Turbo' mentions, please put jack stands in place before wandering under the vehicle to do any work underneath. "Stuff happens..."
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-05-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,528
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Breaking News!!!!!!

"I'm watching you..."

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/QanYVREsSMo/hqdefault.jpg
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-05-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,236
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Please Help Getting Weak looking at 4Runners :(

Please remember that "bad dealer service departments" are not unique to FCA...dealers are independently run businesses and there always have been and always will be dealer service departments that...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Help with a question about ACC

ACC effectively uses the same system to brake the vehicle as you do, so just like when you press the brake peddle, the lights come on. It would be quite unsafe otherwise... ;)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-29-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,423
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Advanced tech package

My MY12 has the +/-...same buttons as the set/resume. MY13 should be identical.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-29-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,686
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Laredo VS higher trim levels

There are a gazzillion Laredos on the road around here is what he is saying...folks buy them because they feel they are a good value.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-27-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Please Help with new order

If you are leasing, lease for the OEM warranty period. (3 years) No way would I buy an extended service contract on a vehicle I didn't own or keep it beyond the OEM warranty coverage. For a buy, I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-24-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 83,514
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

For those just joining the conversation "refresh" and "next generation platform" are two different things; the former brings new features and cosmetic changes to the existing platform, the latter is...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-21-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,747
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Brake Life & The Grand Cherokee WK2 ?

52000 miles and not even close to needing brakes. General rural driving and a lot of highway mileage. And I'm not one who uses the brakes hard (or the gas pedal, for that matter)...which makes them...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-16-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Special order lead time?

A factory order generally takes 4-6 weeks...but of course, the time can vary based on a number of factors, including a dealer's allocation (affects small dealers more probably), transportation...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-12-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,480
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Just updated my 730n rer map database

The upgrade takes about an hour. Keep on waiting as you drive or leave it running...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-11-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,426
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 Overland or Altitude?

If the Altitude offers you the features you want/need and it's limitations are not an issue for you, it's a nice machine for the money. But if the Altitude's limitations (drive train, tech, etc.)...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,184
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 JGC Ecodiesel Towing capability

Purely personal preference...as well as related to how you plan on using your new JGC. Congrats on your coming order!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-06-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Matching low beam bulb to XD LED 5k fogs

I have 5K LEDS in both my DRLs and Fogs. This is a close match to my headlights. (Photo is fogs and low beams, but DRLs are the same color, more or less)
...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-05-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 46,183
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Map Update

I don't think that the MY16/17 minor refresh will be changing any dimensions like this...it's the same platform. But I certainly do hope that there is a different system implemented that has the map...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-20-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,102
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Has anyone seen the new paint?

Just a minor thing...the referenced finishes are not "water based"...they are "water borne". Water is the carrier, but there are still solvents involved in the actual finish. This reduces VOC...
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