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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-23-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,358
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Anyone whos had the WK2 6 speed tranny and now drives the 8 speed, thoughts

The V6 uses the W5A580, a 5 speed transmission.
The V8 used a 5 speed in 2011 and then the 65RFE 6 speed starting in 2012.

All of them use a computer.
If you drive like a 'granny' it holds the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-29-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,859
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Stir (stuff) up...

Sorry for the thread hi-jack, but...

:lol: Who rakes anymore?
Mulching mower is the way to go!
One pass with the mower at the high setting.
Second pass with the mower one stop above the lowest...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 12-28-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Engine Noise 3.6L

I can hear a 'whine' noise when walking around the front of my GC while it's idling. I've always just assumed it's the electric motor for the power steering.

Inside?
The radio is usually on so I...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-24-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,426
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

If you are in the USA, there are no separate turn signals in the rear.
3157 is your marker/turn/brake in the rear.

I believe European and Australian models have amber rear turn signals which...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-24-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,672
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Its not going to snow in NYC this winter..

100% agree on the salt trucks, that shit can break windshields!

I always let other traffic follow right behind the salt trucks, I try to hang back at least 5 vehicles so that they take the abuse...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-16-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,570
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Bosch Icon Wiper

I personally think the Bosch Icon or Silblade Flex Blade type wiper is the best in the winter.

Even if they ice up, you can usually flex them enough to pop the ice out of them whereas the normal...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-13-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,975
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

Sorry to hijack the thread for you 14+ guys...

The ebay seller is 'revotec' and I had some communication with him. I advised him that us 11-13 GC guys are looking for some LED tail lights and he...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-04-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,043
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: RHB 430N Update to City Navigator NT 2016.10

Google search "jetmouse bittorrent" and make sure you have a good Bittorrent client installed like Qbittorent.

Make sure you find the 'patched' version.

Guess I'm a little late with this...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-17-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Service ALTERNATIVES

Seems to be a 'crap shoot' with dealers.

I've had good luck with my local dealer (Fury Motors in South St. Paul, MN) for myself and my brother-in-law.

Any question or complaint I have had was...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-10-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,043
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: RHB 430N Update to City Navigator NT 2016.10

JoeSchmoe007 you don't mention what model year you have...
(and it's not in your profile)
NOTE: This is only good for model year 2011 & 2012 430N radios. They changed something in the model year...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-05-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Engine air filter

AFE makes a dry filter
Advanced FLOW Engineering (http://afepower.com/)
$62

So far I'm just using the factory filter, replaced at 30K miles.
$29 plus tax at the local dealer.

Just took it...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-07-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,820
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: WK2 Junk in the trunk: version 2.0 - interior storage compatments

...side recess?
Not if you have the sub-woofer. :)

Oh, and I keep a LiIon jump pack under the driver's seat.
Great little devices. Much smaller/lighter than a conventional jump pack and you...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-07-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Front Licence Plate Frame?

Check your local laws.
Some places forbid any type of cover over the license plate, even clear ones.

Usually not an issue, but I used to work in the Highland Park area of St. Paul, MN and the...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 10-02-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Need to access center stop led wiring

The wire harness comes in underneath the tailgate spoiler.
You have to remove the spoiler to get to the wire harness.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-16-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: WK2 Nudge Bar Project

I think it looks f'ing great!

Any chance of sharing a full size old fashioned 3-view engineering drawing with the USA folks so we could see about getting one made over the pond?

(Sorry, my...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-19-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Galaxy S4 playlists

Depends on how you are connecting to the radio (and which radio).

If you are using a data cable, then the radio is probably just treating your phone as a large USB hard drive and using it's own...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-19-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: HDD Question

I've found the 'shuffle' option to be a waste of time.
It seems to only play 40-50 songs out of 700+ songs that I've loaded onto my 430N.

I have it play by song title (alphabetically), that way...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-05-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Car Seat Pad

Google search for:
pad to protect leather seats from car seat

You will find many options.
Target sells one for $12.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-31-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: How to remove fog lights?

Look for my post here:
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/2011-2013-foglight-upgrade-option-63853-3.html

Or for even more detail:...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-27-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: LED Switchbacks for 2014 Laredo

There's really not much to load resistors.
The key is to have the finned aluminum housing to ensure heat dissipation.

Here's some 25watt units (the max wattage of a 7443 bulb is 25watt):...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-26-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,872
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Enabling DRL on Laredo

The service rep or tech can hook up a device that wirelessly talks to their main computers. Then they navigate to what appears to be a web page on their system.

Brought up graphic display of the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-19-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,352
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: What do you keep in the compartment under the driver seat?

Did you mean 4 "Fosters" and no ice?
:D

(Or is Fosters Australian for 'shit' like Budweiser is here in the States?)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-08-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Using Garmin Exclusively

:lol:
Android and Google Maps.

I've set a couple friends addresses (people we don't visit very often, but they come down to our area more often because of the river and boating), but otherwise...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-08-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,287
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Cabin Filter

Did they change the design of the glove box for 2014?

On my 2012, I just open the glove box, pull the owner's manual package off the little 'shelf' and then give a good yank outwards on the shelf....
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-02-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,095
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: so, snows or good A/T replacement

2014 23' Manitou Oasis SR SHP with Evinrude E-Tec 250HO
The SHP refers to the tri-toon hull
First one is on blocks last spring (brand new) before she was in the water.
Second one is in the water...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-24-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,199
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: How long should the negative cable be disconnected

FYI...
The 'idle for 2 hours thing' is only because then their techs can walk away from the vehicle and not monitor it.

If you have the push button start, you can set a timer for 25 minutes, set...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-22-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,199
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: How long should the negative cable be disconnected

Question...
Why disconnect the battery cable for a radio reset?
Just locate the radio fuse (or fuses) and pull them for a couple minutes.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 02-13-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,536
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

LOL, the money isn't going into the pockets of American farmers.
It's going into the pockets of the ethanol producers and the congress-critters they bought off to give them subsidies.

Mandated...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-12-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Rust resistant hitch ball mount & tow ball?

Agreed!
I lock the hitch into the receiver and when I use the convert-a-ball system I always keep the hitch balls inside the truck if I'm not towing a trailer.

I keep everything locked up.... ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-11-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,356
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 in the snow

LOL!
See this a lot here in the Twin Cities.
Coming back from friends house early in the morning (2am) during a slight snow storm. Begins with blowing snow, so I set the cruise at normal highway...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-11-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Rust resistant hitch receiver & tow ball?

And Convert-a-ball makes a nice stainless ball system.

They have 2 versions:
1 has the 1-7/8" and 2" balls, the other has 3 balls and a bigger shank.
(Yeah, I know but get your minds out of the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-19-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By Todd3.6
Radio - At least 1 car company has the right idea

Hyundai hands the keys to CarPlay and Android Auto - SlashGear (http://www.slashgear.com/hyundai-hands-the-keys-to-carplay-and-android-auto-18360046/)

Cater to both the Androi and the Apple crowd...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-07-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,404
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Black Wheels

I have the Laredo X with the 18" rims.
I went with the OEM size of 265/60R18.
According to the onboard GPS my speedo is still 'dead nuts' accurate.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-16-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,509
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Michelin LTX M/S2 or Goodyear Wrangler All terrain adventure

My co-worker went with the Michelin LTX tires a couple years ago when his wife side-swiped a pillar in the MOA parking ramp with his F150 King Ranch (cut the sidewall of two tires, besides the minor...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-12-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Frost On Inside Of Windshield?

Ah yes!
The days/weeks of sub-zero temps in MN with only a small Toyota 4 cylinder engine... I fondly (sic) remember the days of sitting in the vehicle for 20 minutes to get it functional. By the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-14-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,247
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: 2014 Halogen Bulb Upgrade!

I don't have a before/after set of pics, but...
Shortly after replacing my low beams with the Nighbreakers I was parked next to my co-worker (both vehicles facing out) and we both unlocked our...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-04-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,377
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: 32" Wheels on stock suspension

I see this all the time around the Twin Cities.
In fact, there is a car down the street from me with the 'stupid big' wheel/tire combination on it.
Almost looks like they are trying to go 'off...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-25-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 594
Posted By Todd3.6
If you use your cargo tie downs... Read this!

Took the grill off my boat last Friday to clean it at home.
With all the coolers in there too, it didn't roll around.
Cleaned it and put it back in the Jeep for the next boating trip, but on the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-30-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: 2012 headlight suggestions

Osram Night Breaker H11 is what I'm running.
Not quite as expensive as the Silverstar bulbs.
Big difference from OEM bulbs.
Less of the 'candle in the wind' look.
Seem to be a bit brighter and...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-23-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,228
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Oil and filter for 3.6L

I'll chime in with my $0.02.

Factory filter from the local dealer (just a couple miles away from me, can't beat that) and Castrol Syntec (or whatever they call it now-a-days).

I ran 6K miles on...
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