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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-12-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,453
Posted By Cperez
Re: Illuminted door sills and metalic sill guards Installed

Joe, this just proves that women are not the only ones who suffer for their fashion. Just be thankful that you have a stylish "friend" who likes to wear high heels!! There are worse things, my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-11-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,929
Posted By Cperez
Re: Adaptive Cruise Control ... deal breaker?

I got it in a slightly different scenario...the vehicle I found on a dealer lot had it and even though it hadn't been on my checklist of accessories, I sprang for it. I have never regretted it! I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-11-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By Cperez
Re: Oil analyzing device

I read about it in my daily gizmag.com news digest this morning, so I'm sure that coverage generated a lot of exposure for them. Not to mention all the fresh JG traffic that has now been driven their...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-11-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,439
Posted By Cperez
Re: Headliner Rattle.... Who Else is Experiencing

Mine developed a slight rattle right after I had the windshield replaced. Go figure. Like others, I'm living with it for the time being. I like my dealer, but I am going to try my own diagnostic...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-11-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By Cperez
Re: Oil analyzing device

That's interesting, Jorde. I hadn't dived into the FAQ at the site yet; thanks for posting that.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-11-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By Cperez
Oil analyzing device

Anyone heard of this? It's still in development but looks promising from what I read here:

http://tinyurl.com/686ec84

In short it allows car owners to do away with often arbitrary mileage-based...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-04-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,317
Posted By Cperez
Re: Recent MPGs on a Weekend Trip

My kind of road trip! That is indeed respectable. I got north of 20 mpg on a trip to SC over Easter weekend and have maintained around 17.5 since then with some careful driving. On Monday I played a...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-01-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,426
Posted By Cperez
Re: Sirius Travel Link 430N

Jonesark, I recall getting an error when I used the wrong case for "poi" in the filename when loading custom POIs. As a fellow mac guy I'm not accustomed to worrying about that sort of thing...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-29-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,970
Posted By Cperez
Re: Custom POI Loads for 430N

Yep, they work like an independent layer on your map regardless of whether or not you have a destination plugged in.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-28-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,970
Posted By Cperez
Re: Custom POI Loads for 430N

Shamus, see post #28 in this thread. I chose POI Factory for my speed camera/red light camera custom POIs and they work great. Sometimes I'll get a false positive when the speed camera is facing the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-28-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By Cperez
Re: Crusing Around and ....

Great thread, J13. I love my WK2, too.

I've used mine mostly as an around-town cruiser so my MPG has not been phenomenal, though I have seen an uptick since I started putting mid-grade fuel in it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-27-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By Cperez
Re: Sand in Selec-Terrain/Transfer Case/Quadra-Lift Switch

Maybe Moose is monitoring this thread and will have some input. He'd be my go-to guy for this type of question as he's successfully dismantled and reassembled virtually every bit of his Jeep. :D I...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-27-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,319
Posted By Cperez
Re: Changes in new sofware for 430N (except Travel Link)

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Well played.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-27-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,426
Posted By Cperez
Re: Sirius Travel Link 430N

I felt safe renewing since I've used and enjoyed Sirius a lot over the years and it's a safe bet I'll have the WK2 for at least 2 years if not longer. But I have to agree that the situation seemed...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-27-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 33,426
Posted By Cperez
Re: Sirius Travel Link 430N

UPDATE ON TRAVEL LINK SUBSCRIPTION COURTESY EXTENSION:

Earlier this year I received a letter from Sirius that confirmed that my at-the-time-nonexistent Travel Link subscription would be extended...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-27-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,461
Posted By Cperez
Re: Album Art for 430N

Mashie, just curious-- what's your primary gripe with the 430n?

This is not a whine or a gripe, but I have to say that I'm glad I didn't get too overwrought while waiting for the recent update. I...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-26-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,863
Posted By Cperez
Re: Do Not Try This at Home

Moose, I don't even know if you're Catholic or not, but your wife is going to be the first-ever person canonized as a saint while still living. :lol:
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-21-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Cperez
Re: Hard to say good bye

Nice sendoff for a trusty old steed, and congrats on your new one!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-21-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By Cperez
Re: 1,000 miles in... a few observations

Glad to hear you're enjoying it and getting her all dialed in to your preferences.

I'm driving mine from DC to Myrtle Beach tomorrow for a combo double college visit separated by a weekend at the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-21-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,666
Posted By Cperez
Re: New chrome light bezzels..MODIFIED! **PICS**

In recognition of your excellent bezel mod, I'll give you a quick tutorial on quoting in replies. In the bottom right corner of every post there are 3 buttons: (l-r) Quote, Multi-quote, and Quick...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-21-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,199
Posted By Cperez
Re: 430N and Sirius Travel Link

Thanks for the update. Like you, I consider this pure, U.S. Grade A, unadulterated [hearsay] until I see it. :D
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-21-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,252
Posted By Cperez
Re: Clean Panties by BT

Regarding the replacement Mopar logo panel for the engine cover, is the center panel of the stock item a knockout piece or will you have to carve it out? And that metallic one with the mesh insert is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-21-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,252
Posted By Cperez
Re: Clean Panties by BT

True, but it's under the hood where only true aficionados would appreciate it. Just like flying razor accurate headings, pulling the right g's on the corners, and catching a 3-wire on the trap.
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-20-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,252
Posted By Cperez
Re: Clean Panties by BT

Those are what I call pure style points, Moose.

Naval aviators talk about flying tight patterns around the carrier and the need to always "look good around the boat." You get +rep for looking...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-20-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,414
Posted By Cperez
Re: Holder for cell phone?

I saw a really slick one that was a leather slide loader, more of a stiff pouch or wallet style with an open edge so that the phone would come out easily. It mounted to the side of the center stack...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-20-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,828
Posted By Cperez
Re: Another keyless enter-and-go question

I have adopted a routine that makes the fob a mere trinket in my pocket. (I thought that was the whole point of keyless entry and go). I unlock the Jeep by grabbing the handle or by using the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-19-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,481
Posted By Cperez
Re: Flashlight missing.....???

Mine was beeping at me this evening. Played a quick six holes with my son before it got dark and tossed the bags in the back. Hatch warning lamp was on in the EVIC so I tried cycling the upper...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-19-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,461
Posted By Cperez
Re: Album Art for 430N

Guys, techy members of this forum have been trying to drum up a workaround for the missing album art issue for months. A variety of approaches have been tried, including a deep dive into the metadata...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-19-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,054
Posted By Cperez
Re: Thanks fot the Memories

I know exactly how you feel. I have never turned in or traded a vehicle that I didn't miss.

As corny as it sounds, my second Expedition was one of the toughest. As I cleaned it out for its final...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-19-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,481
Posted By Cperez
Re: Flashlight missing.....???

If you can't recall leaving it in there, you'll never know if it's the original one you lost or another one left in there during assembly. :lol: Can we assume that the item you measured for another...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-19-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By Cperez
Re: Ipod in center arm rest note working?

Although highly unlikely, did you try a different USB cable to make sure it hadn't gone bad? I only mention it because it's an easy thing to rule out and I've spent a lot of time before trying to...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-18-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,081
Posted By Cperez
Re: BWoody Sway Links Install w/Pics & Impressions

604, I will likely never do this mod but have to agree with the others-- that was an outstanding writeup and awesome photography.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-18-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By Cperez
Re: Buyer's Remorse?

Buyer's Remoose?

<insert Curly-style "nyuk-nyuk" here>
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-18-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By Cperez
Re: Sharkfin antenna experience

Solid, evidence-based report, rich mac. Even though each individual's situation will be different based on enviro/weather/topographical (and possibly other) conditions, this is the way to evaluate a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-17-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By Cperez
Re: My Summit Wait is Over!

I am just now seeing this, Joe!! Bravo! And a big welcome to the newest member of the Road Trippers Club. Enjoy and glad it worked out for you. I agree that the ride home from a remote dealer is a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-13-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By Cperez
Re: Lockout

Thanks for the tip, but sounds like something they reserve for folks who buy from them. That's one of the tradeoffs of buying out of the area; I don't get the treats from the selling dealership. But...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-13-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,510
Posted By Cperez
Re: Best MyGig Picture

These are killer, 604!! +rep
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-13-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,882
Posted By Cperez
Re: Shark Fin Antenna

I have to respectfully disagree B65. Everyone had an opportunity to make an informed adult buying decision. The organizer who coordinated it did it as a service and a courtesy for other members. He...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-13-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,695
Posted By Cperez
Re: New Overland owner in Maryland

Fellow Mountaineer alum/fan here! (gets a little tough when the Terps play WVU but what're you gonna do).

For those of you who purchased at Criswell, they are running a pretty decent oil change...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-13-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,882
Posted By Cperez
Re: Shark Fin Antenna

^^I thought VG's reply was reasonable. In addition, the FAQ on their site clearly addresses the reception topic:

***
"Is VG Shark Fin Antenna functional and how does it compare to stock?

Yes!...
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