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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Mirror not dimming?

"Automatically-Dimming Exterior Passenger Mirror" is part of the Advanced Technology Package.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-12-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 56,263
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I wish somewhere in the Grand Cherokee lineup there was a vehicle that offered all the luxuries/addons of the Summit, but offered the bumper and wheel surrounds of a Limited (non painted would be a...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 18,026
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

One minor comment... that bolt in the center is going to get banged up off road. I would suggest a bolt head protector like this:

Bolt Head Protectors | Chief Products...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-09-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 56,263
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I am curious about this too.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-14-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Shipping a car - road damage?

I have used an enclosed carrier from: Reliable Carriers, Inc. | Vehicles Taken Seriously. (http://www.reliablecarriers.com/)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-03-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,060
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Angry Re: 2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

WTH, why no center Latch system? My Commander has the Latch system in the center. This sounds like a case of bean counters saying it costs too much. The Latch system is the safest way to secure a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-26-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2014 rust allready? normal?

I have a 7.5 year old Commander with essentially the same exact hitch design. At about 50,000 miles I have zero rust on the vehicle. My Wrangler on the other hand -- plenty of rust.

The...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Overland Nepal Jeep Brown

I like the Nepal Jeep Brown... EXCEPT for the light colored carpets. I have Sahara tan carpets in my Wrangler and black carpets in my Commander and Subaru.

The Wrangler's carpets always get...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-24-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Jeep GC nose ?

There are no major changes for 2015. The Grand Cherokee was just refreshed for 2014. So far, the only minor changes we know of:

New: Active Noise Control System (Summit and SRT)
New: Acoustic...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-24-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Jeep GC nose ?

The blue one IS the Cherokee not the WK2. It is the Limited trim level and that photo was one of the very first public press photos of the vehicle.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-24-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Jeep GC nose ?

Or ever. Unlike Mercedes or BMW, Jeep has no plans to make all their vehicles look the same.

The Wrangler, the Wagoneer, the Grand Cherokee, the Cherokee, the Renegade, and the Compass/Patriot...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-12-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Jeep Renegade

Either a Grand Cherokee or a Grand Wagoneer will likely be my next new vehicle. But I totally will test drive one when they are available. It may be something my wife would like -- especially in...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,048
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: WK2 Tire Sizes that work

I was hoping the narrower tire would negate the difference in diameter. :-(
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-09-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,048
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: WK2 Tire Sizes that work

Will 265/60R20 (32.5" OD) fit with no rubbing on stock wheels on a Quadralift-equipped WK2?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-08-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,951
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2014 WK2 3.0 so far NOT so good

For the second issue, it may be a bad electrical ground.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,563
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Getting rid of the GC for a Renegade, NOT

I don't mind it at all!

It would make a great dirt road runner, and would look awesome in my driveway next to my family Jeep, my off-road Jeep, and my vintage Jeep.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,404
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 ecodiesel order/availability ?

Fiat is full owner of VM. They already had bought out GMs share in back in October.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,793
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting

Nice! Do you have daytime pictures, so we can see what they look like. Where did you mount the switch and route wiring.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,793
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting

If you don't have the ACC, you may be able to place a light bar in the space between the tow hooks.
Forum: 2019+ Grand Wagoneer-WS 02-11-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,026
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: New Wagoneer List of Demands

I am kind of scared to know.
Forum: 2019+ Grand Wagoneer-WS 02-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,026
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: New Wagoneer List of Demands

And I noticed you didn't shoot down any of the other items on my list... hmmm. :p
Forum: 2019+ Grand Wagoneer-WS 02-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,026
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: New Wagoneer List of Demands

I was just trying to create a new job opportunity for you. :)
Forum: 2019+ Grand Wagoneer-WS 02-10-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,026
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: New Wagoneer List of Demands

My Wagoneer "demands":


Classic, clean design (nothing overly forward-thinking like the Cherokee)
Durango-sized (not bigger, because we don't want it to lose all off-road ability)
Aluminum /...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-09-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 90,543
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Changes for 2015?

How is 360* camera a distraction? I have seen this kind of a system on an Audi, and it works well and it isn't like it is on all the time.

As others have said the lift gate doesnt care if you...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-08-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 90,543
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Changes for 2015?

Tesla's screens are 17" (portrait orientation). They control everything. I think that Jeep's redundant manual controls are ideal in a utility vehicle.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-07-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 90,543
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Changes for 2015?

It sounds like a good idea in theory. But believe me, on those six days you will probably just end up taking two cars. The hassle of putting the seat up, wedging someone in the backseat will be too...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-07-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 90,543
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Changes for 2015?

This is kind of like asking why they don't offer a four-door Corvette.

A third row makes no sense in a vehicle that is the size of a Grand Cherokee. Jeep tried it with the Commander (I own one)...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-07-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 90,543
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Changes for 2015?

No. The Grand Wagoneer will be the only Jeep that will offer the option of a third row seat.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 57,207
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Pacific Blue was never offered. It showed up on some early literature, but never went into production.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-05-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Hemi sounds like diesel when cold

This is a normal "cold" HEMI sound. My 2007 Commander's HEMI has done this from day one.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-03-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Exhaust tip rust

Once cleaned, would masking it and spraying it with some clear VHT FlameProof paint ( VHT FlameProof™ Coating (http://www.vhtpaint.com/products/flameproof/) ) help prevent the rust?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-03-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Wow, Superbowl Jeep/Chrysler Ad's were great

I guess maybe I am too young and just don't resonate with Dylan.

I didn't think this years ads were nearly as good as the "The Things That Make Us" and "God Made a Farmer" ads of past years. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-31-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 90,543
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Changes for 2015?

That is disappointing that this generation won't get it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-31-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 90,543
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Changes for 2015?

... and can't release it in the US yet due to some antiquated DOT laws. They are lobbying to have those laws changed though.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-30-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 90,543
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Changes for 2015?

1.) The original Trailhawk had them, as well as I believe the Wrangler Moab.
2.) Yes. It isn't going to be the Uconnect folks developing start/stop. I am pretty sure they are disparate...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-30-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 90,543
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Changes for 2015?

Ok, my three guesses:

Change in tires, to Wrangler SilentArmors (silent - shhhhh)
Enhanced sound deadening or reduced diesel noise
Start / stop (no engine sound when stopped).
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-22-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,759
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2014 JEEP Grand Cherokee Altitude 2 --pics

Pricepoint? Is it available with the diesel?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-22-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,226
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: What are you towing?

Thanks! One thing that might concern me, is that you stated the outside average temperature was 60F. We only have those temperatures for two months of the year here in Phoenix. I could very well...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-22-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,226
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: What are you towing?

You are correct, it is 7200lbs. for the 4x4.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-21-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,226
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: What are you towing?

So, the diesel is rated to tow 6800lbs, but how comfortable to tow is it around that limit?

I have a Willys pickup that we are almost done restoring. It will weigh in around 3500lbs when...
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