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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-16-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Michelin

Hi Wedge: They came standard (18 inch) on my Limited and dry road, wet roads, towing my boat, ramps etc. they are ok. When last winter arrived I found out they were TERRIBLE in snow, had to get...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-11-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Transmission learning.

Thanks a lot! :thumbsup: Dave
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Transmission learning.

I might try this. In your list on item#1 do you mean stay under 2000 r.p.m. after getting to 50 m.p.h or under 2000 rpm going through the first 8 gears to 50 mph.? Thanks, Dave
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-07-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Question on a heavy tow

Hi Norcal: Just make sure after it is all loaded up that you do some "test" stopping at lower speeds to make sure the surge brakes are working before you really get rolling on the highway. U-Haul is...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-05-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By Dave in Pa
Deleting Phone Calls?

So recently paired my Moto G with the Jeep, works great although I have not tried voice recognition. My question is; when you select recent calls it shows on the 8.4 screen all recent calls by date,...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 05-26-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: New Maximum Steel/ Indigo Blue/Brown Overland

That interior combination is gorgeous, I would have liked a two-tone color offering in my limited. :thumbsup: Dave
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-29-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Have You Added a Transmission Cooler?

Hi Dirtsaver: A good transmission shop may be cheaper than your dealer, but get a price from both. Based on the trailer weights that you told me about, I think it really is a must to have that...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-25-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Factory Tow Package vs Aftermarket Towing Equipment

:thumbsup: I think that was a reasonable price for being done at a dealership; any issues and they should stand behind it also. So what is the gross weight of the Lance Trailer that you have...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-23-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Factory Tow Package vs Aftermarket Towing Equipment

Hi Dirtsaver: One thing you might check; most vehicles have the wiring installed all the way to the hitch area EVEN if no factory hitch is ordered. If that is the case on the GC then the shop only...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-10-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,564
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Worn leather seat

Hi PT: I have the light frost interior, delivery last April 2013, now has 13000 miles on it, summer, fall, and this current lousy winter we have had, and absolutely no problem with the driver's seat...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-10-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: The sun came out :)

:thumbsup: Clean and no salt, yeaaaa! Cannot seem to keep the salt of mine yet, come on Spring! Looks great! Dave
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-02-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,962
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Off-Road Adventure II Package Tires

I had Michelin LTX ms'2 on my Trailblazer and they were very good in snow, others here also make this claim. The Lattitudes that come/came on my Grand Cherokee you will NOT like in snow, trust me, I...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: I know it's 4wd But.

Sorry I forgot to mention, with the snow tires I have not had traction control light come on at all. Dave
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-02-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: I know it's 4wd But.

So what kind of tires are you currently running? The stock Michelin Lattitudes that came on mine were about the worst thing I have experienced so I had a set of Hankook I-pikes (snow) put on and I...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-27-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,584
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: JGC Laredo '14 - Wheel and Tire Fit Question

Let us know how they work out, could be a good option when my Lattitudes are shot. Did you consider the Mich MS 2's ? Dave
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-19-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,470
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Serious Snow Finally!

Very nice; and a great piece of history too! Dave PS: Well worth visiting during warmer months.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 02-15-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,708
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Snow!

Nice SnakeDoc! Where was the Jeep for this picture and tell us about the Jeep! Dave
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-15-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,470
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Serious Snow Finally!

Hi Steve "Wombat" (hilarious) from Trappe; I am in Downingtown with the Limited with I-Pikes. As I said in a previous post, no problem running thru 14,15,16 inches plus of unplowed roads the other...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 02-15-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,708
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Snow!

Great! Yup thats what mine keeps looking like when I get back to the garage, then it winds up all over the floor over time, what a mess but what fun to go out and "play"! :thumbsup: Dave
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 02-14-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,708
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Snow!

Thanks; I really was not thinking about posting pics at the time I was outside or I would have put more "effort" into them, next time but thinking this could be the last big storm for us this year....
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 02-13-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,708
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Snow!

Neither! The stock Michelin Lattitudes were scary so I got Hankook I Pikes and they are amazing, never had snows before, only different At's. And yes, clearance can become a limiting factor...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,470
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Serious Snow Finally!

Only what I saw on TV and the internet but yes, big! And I just looked outside and now we are getting the "backend" that they said would happen, snowing like crazy, another 3 or more inches before...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,470
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Serious Snow Finally!

So 15 inches in Gaithersburg (been there), my friends down on the North end of the chesapeake got 12 or so, and I am up here in Chester County Pa, (West Chester area) and we had 15 or more in some...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 02-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,708
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Snow!

Ok, think piks are going to work?! 14/16 inches plus drifts, old GMC to open up my drive etc. then the Jeep & I went in search of virgin snow on unplowed roads etc; it seems to be unstopable and a...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 02-13-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,708
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Snow!

You got that right Scooter! I went thru unplowed developments with 14 inches plus drifts today, for fun, did not even phase the Jeep! I am working on some pics to post, glad you had fun with it, I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,470
Posted By Dave in Pa
Serious Snow Finally!

Awoke here in S.E. Pa. to serious snow coming down this morning, by the time I got outside at 9:00 am there was a good 14 to 16 inches where it wasn't drifted. Took me a good hour and a half to plow...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-10-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Scored Some Winter Wheels!

Ok Great! That gives me an idea of what I should be paying if I decide to get them which I probably will. I think finding the wheels at this price was the difficult part but I lucked out. Thanks!...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-09-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Dave in Pa
Scored Some Winter Wheels!

I have been watching e-bay & craigslist, needed 18 inch for my Limited and liked the Mopar Black Offroad that some have gotten but $200+ a wheel for winter tires was too much. Drove 40 minutes today...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-25-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Rugged Ridge Floor Liners & Cargo Mat

Yup, got a set just for the front from Quadratech, $68 shipped if I remember as I did not feel the Mopar Slush mats would be enough for the winter stuff. They are great so far, and have been getting...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-22-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,040
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Mid winter reviews

Yup! Like Scooter says, it is an awesome vehicle in snow especially with dedicated snow tires and I have gone PAST the limits in a lot of 4-wheel drive equipment; I am enjoying my Limited! :thumbsup:...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-22-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Hankook I Pikes Got Tested!

So today I drove about 70 miles of mostly back roads for work purposes, plowed but but covered; never got above 8 degrees, in and out of unplowed driveways etc. and never once did the ABS activate or...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-21-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Dave in Pa
Hankook I Pikes Got Tested!

So here today in S.E. Pa. we have a good snowstorm happening, left work to come home at noon (11 Miles) and what a Cluster F...! Cars all over, can't get traction on hills, the usual mess, maybe 4 or...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-19-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,150
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: My Trailhawk Mods...

XJ: No, back to wheel hunting. Wow the powder coating you had done was more than reasonable and what a great job. I will have to ask at our local place and see what they would charge in case I locate...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,150
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: My Trailhawk Mods...

XJ that turned out really nice, nice fab work on the lights. When you had the wheels powder coated do they just do the outward facing surfaces? Is the cost reasonable? Dave
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-16-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,672
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Duratracs and Mopar offroad wheels on a 2014

Very, very nice! :thumbsup: Dave
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Question for Those with the Towing Package: Does the Receiver Come With It?

Yup, all last summer towing a 21 ft. Four Winns boat, tows like a dream with the 8 speed and rear load leveling shocks! :thumbsup: Dave
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-13-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Strange Noise While Turning Right

As Grand Jeep mentioned above, I asked the shop to check my heatshield a few weeks ago at service/warranty time; they said they did adjust it and so far no "moan" turning right although I admit I...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-13-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Another Wheel Fit Question

Hi XJ: Fantastic reference, now I know what to look for, I expect them to be the 5 blade painted, will see them Saturday and hopefully bring them home. Did not realize the size was stamped also; that...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Another Wheel Fit Question

Hey XJ: I found a set last nite off a 2013 GC (18 inch) that I will go see/buy this saturday, price is right. Question: Is the casting number the same as the part number? It is different than the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-12-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Dave in Pa
Re: Another Wheel Fit Question

Thanks XJ, great info! :thumbsup: Dave
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