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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-12-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,146
Posted By jpsmith
Re: BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain T/A tires

I recently had Rugged Terrains installed on my Jeep. p265/60/18. I like the look and the ride is fairly smooth. I get a slight vibration in the steering wheel with them. Road noise is high,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-25-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,676
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Rear window / Tailgate issue / Grrr!

The Jeep is going into the shop tomorrow for the spoiler scraping the D-pillar. Thought I'd post a picture here of what it looks like...

http://i.imgur.com/dZikp.jpg

Yeah, it's filthy. Why'd...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-18-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,676
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Rear window / Tailgate issue / Grrr!

My Jeep developed a similar issue. It's not identical to the other liftgate alignment problems here, but it's in the same vein. I think heat expansion might have pushed the upper-right corner into...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 02-25-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,124
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Laredo X with Graystone pics?

A couple more here (http://www.jeepgarage.org/showpost.php?p=246002&postcount=6) that I posted last summer.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-24-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,407
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Did anyones WK2 come with the trail rated badge?

I think it's only on the driver's side because that's how it was on older models where the radio antenna protruded from the passenger's side in the exact same place that they stick the TR badge. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-02-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,789
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Remote Start Question?

Same thing for me - remote start doesn't defrost the windshield. I started a thread asking the same questions about two months ago. You can find it here...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-28-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,561
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Unsure about snow performance

Destination AT's are fantastic tires all around. I had them on my KJ. The snow performance was top notch for an AT. As was mud performance, thanks to the siping mentioned above. Lastly, the tread...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-28-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

You are trying to be an ass. If you have to make such a qualifying statement, then the opposite of said statement is true. I'm trying to have a constructive conversation. You seem to not be...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-28-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

Yes, this is exactly what happened. I remote started the Jeep before beginning to brush all the snow off of the vehicle. This took about 7 minutes. Then I went inside for four or five minutes. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-28-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

I wanted to wait for a snow day before posting here again. Today was snowy enough. I got about 3" over night at home and it continued to fall at the light-moderate pace of about 1/4 - 1/2" per hour...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-20-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

Correct, sort of - when it is about 25F and is still snowing after an accumulating snow fall such that the roads are slushy and there's a lot of road spray from other cars, that spray is light enough...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-19-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

I actually did try this. It ended up causing smeared icing to occur around the top 1/3 of the windshield. I think it was spreading the wee bit of precip so thin that it would freeze very quickly. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-19-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

For me and apparently a few others that have chimed in recently, it is exactly as I have described.





Round and round we go. ostroveni, read back through the thread to where I explained how...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-18-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

I'm glad to hear others are experiencing this. (Well, not really, but you know what I mean.) I think the problem is twofold - (1) the wipers rest in a completely unheated area at the bottom of the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-12-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

Hey, guess what happened again this morning. Repeatedly. I had to pull over three times on my 15 mile 35 mph commute to scrape the ice from the wiper resting place. Each time there was a good 1/4"...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-22-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,086
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Nitto Terra Grappler or Firestone Destination A/T

I've had Destination A/T tires and loved them. Sure, they don't look quite as aggressive as other A/T tires out there, but the excel in many other categories - wet traction, snow traction, muddy...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-21-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By jpsmith
Re: how are you enjoying your ride

See my sig. :D

But seriously, I'm very happy with it despite the issues. I bought the car the first month the new model hit the dealer lots. I knew there would be problems. I didn't expect any...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-16-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By jpsmith
Re: My Huskyliners

Nice! Mine arrived last week, just in the nick of time before the snow & slop arrived. When I ordered them, I didn't like how they didn't have the diamond pattern like the older husky liners I had...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-15-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

No need for decaf. The is the internet. When people challenge you, you have to fly way the hell off the handle. If you don't, you're doing the internet wrong.

I agree that a different style of...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-15-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

Where did I say it didn't clear snow and ice from the wipers? Where did I say that was what I was expecting it to do? I said that I manually cleared the snow & ice from the car. I removed it all. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-15-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

There was no resolution. In my post in the link you provided, I mentioned that the dealer described it as a design flaw and said she'd report it to Chrysler. That's all they could do; there is no...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-14-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Price Drop on 5.7 Hemi

Ditto. And I bought mine in July.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-14-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 17,561
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Unsure about snow performance

Blackwolf, did your '06 GC have ESP? wjs is on to something with having to learn to drive a modern, computer-controlled car differently in the snow. I've found the WK2 to be very sure-footed in the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-13-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

As I mentioned above, it never happened once with my KJ Liberty, and I used nothing but spider blades on there. My tacoma has a similar design to the WK2 and it has had its blades freeze up a bit -...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-13-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

I never had a problem with spider-type blades on my KJ Liberty. That's because on there the blades rested on the heated portion of the windshield. On the WK2, they do not. On my Tacoma, the blades...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-13-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

I agree. And I'm dumbfounded that it was designed this way. The wipers simply do not benefit from the windshield defroster.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-13-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

Oh, yeah. Need to do that. I'm going to hit the character limit in my sig soon!



I didn't receive this. How did they get your email address?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-13-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,614
Posted By jpsmith
Design Flaw - wipers freeze up when driving in cold, wet conditions

In addition to the issue with the remote start not defrosting this windshield (http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=15739), this morning I was "pleasantly" surprised to find myself suddenly...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-12-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,072
Posted By jpsmith
Re: 2012 ml

It looks just like my friend's '05 Dakota - the huge plank of fake wood is awful.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-12-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,072
Posted By jpsmith
Re: 2012 ml

Interesting. That's in pretty much all the newly redesigned chrysler interiors coming out now. Didn't know it was ripped straight from MB.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-11-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,072
Posted By jpsmith
Re: 2012 ml

The instrument cluster on the dash is surprisingly familiar looking given all the lines we've been fed about the two cars diverging so early on in the development process.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-07-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,779
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Does your windshield defroster come on with remote start?

This morning it was 18F outside and we got a fresh inch of snow overnight. It took me a little longer than normal to get ready after remote-starting, so it ran for 15 minutes. The windshield...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-06-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,902
Posted By jpsmith
Re: official: can't disable esp

...to say the least. And having a light on the dashboard with the ESP icon and the word "OFF" when it's not really off. WTH, Chrysler?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-06-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 15,237
Posted By jpsmith
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee - reliability

The clunking noise from the rear end (http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=14939) was declared to be a design defect by the service department at my dealer. The have documented it as such with...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-06-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,779
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Does your windshield defroster come on with remote start?

Yeah, sure, that would work. But the point is that's not what one should have to do when purchasing a brand new, $40k car with auto-start and climate control. If it's 23F outside and I remote-start...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-03-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,714
Posted By jpsmith
Re: WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode

If you really want to alter shift points (aside from shifting manually, of course), press the tow/haul button. You'll be glad you did.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-02-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,204
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Biggest Disappointment

You can turn this off in the EVIC program using the buttons on the left side of the steering wheel.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-02-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,672
Posted By jpsmith
Re: No way to switch ESC/TCS fully off?

In my '06 KJ, you could only turn it off partially by pressing the button or putting it in 4Hi. However, when you put it in 4Lo, it went off entirely. I'm not sure if that's true for the WK2. I'm...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-02-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,779
Posted By jpsmith
Re: Does your windshield defroster come on with remote start?

Glad to know it's not just me. Or maybe not. I'm not sure.

I looked through the EVIC and there seems to be only one setting - remote start comfort program on/off. I have it on. It kind of...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-01-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By jpsmith
Re: QL Clunk - Anybody Else Hear It?

I started hearing a clunk, too. I do not have QL. I do have load-balancing suspension (or whatever they call it) with the towing package.

Took it in to the dealer. They were able to reproduce...
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