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Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-23-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,158
Posted By Gymkata
Re: Diesel People - Enlighten Me? (2014)

I can't speak to cold starts at -22f, but I can comment on the other things.

If you are paying cash up front for your vehicle, then it will take you a little while to make up the price...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 02-18-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gymkata
Re: 2013 & 2014 Jeep SRT gearing comparison

Yes, this is just factoring in engine rpm, axle gear ratio, transmission gear ratios, and tire size. It doesn't address power requirements to reach top speed. It is only a gearing theoretical top...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 02-17-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gymkata
Re: 2013 & 2014 Jeep SRT gearing comparison

One thing that jumped out at me is that the 2014 should be more comfortable on the highway. 59 mph at 2000 rpm in top gear for the 2013 and 73 mph at 2000 rpm for the 2014. That should also make a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 02-17-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gymkata
2013 & 2014 Jeep SRT gearing comparison

I'm not sure if anybody has posted something like this yet or not. I was curious what the difference was between the two transmissions so I took a few minutes to make the calculations. Below you...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 12-28-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,684
Posted By Gymkata
Re: Fuel consumption on my new 3.0 CRD limited -

Thanks, fixed the typo in the sig.

I have yet to go on a road trip that far in the Cayenne, but as long as it was highway miles 750 miles would be easily handled on one tank of diesel (26.4 gal). ...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 12-27-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,684
Posted By Gymkata
Re: Fuel consumption on my new 3.0 CRD limited -

I really can't wait for the 2014 GC diesel to come out in the US. The more I drive the Porsche Cayenne diesel I bought for my wife a few months ago, the more I want an SUV with the same diesel power...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 08-04-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,569
Posted By Gymkata
Thumbs up Re: Is the diesel JGC worth the wait?

Well, I was waiting for the WK2 diesel in the U.S., but no longer. I sold my wife's '08 WK Overland and am going to order her a 2013 Porsche Cayenne diesel. I was hoping I could get away with the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-17-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By Gymkata
Re: Overspin's 1747 H.P. family.....

Thanks. Its a lot of fun. The 475 crank HP is a guess...it dyno'd 405 WHP...350 WHP stock. That's from just headers and exhaust, although those two mods get rid of all 4 catalytic converters and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-17-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By Gymkata
Re: Overspin's 1747 H.P. family.....

Thanks. It is a lot of fun. The 475 crank HP is a guess...it dyno'd 405 WHP...350 WHP stock. That's from just headers and exhaust, although those two mods get rid of all 4 catalytic converters and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-16-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By Gymkata
Re: Overspin's 1747 H.P. family.....

That is a sweet looking line up you have there!!!

I am sitting a little lower than that at the moment with 2008 Lexus ISF (475 HP), 2008 WK Overland (330 HP?), 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 w/ crate 360...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-03-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,903
Posted By Gymkata
Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

Well its official...I'm waiting for the WKII CRD 8spd. I was about to order a diesel 2013 Mercedes ML with the on/off road package that becomes available for the 2013 models. I found out yesterday...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-28-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Gymkata
Re: Wife was rear ended - need repair advice

I know what you mean...My wife took the GC to get a damage estimate today. I was expecting 4-5k since everything seems to be so expensive these days. It came back as only 1600. It needs a new rear...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-24-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Gymkata
Re: Wife was rear ended - need repair advice

I guess i should have said "structural unibody components" :D
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-24-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Gymkata
Wife was rear ended - need repair advice

Hey all,

My wife was rear ended at a stoplight today. Our 2008 WK Overland rear bumper was pushed in on the driver's side, but other than that seems fine...can't say the same for the Honda...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-18-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,091
Posted By Gymkata
Re: WK2 Rear Chrome Delete\Debadge

Looks fantastic...when I upgrade from the WK to the WK2 (when the VM diesel comes out in the US), I plan to get rid of every chrome piece in a similar fashion. I want to remove of every badge as...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 12-24-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By Gymkata
Re: 2008 WK Electrical problem...help!!!

So I go out and try to just start the jeep and nothing.... decide to undo battery and put it back together again nothing.. I try to get to the fuses with needle nose pliers and I can't even get the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 12-24-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By Gymkata
Re: 2008 WK Electrical problem...help!!!

Thanks Im going to go ahead and do that now...I dont have a manual and Im looking online... Do you guys know off hand which fuses I should check? Thanks.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 12-24-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By Gymkata
Re: 2008 WK Electrical problem...help!!!

So here it is 4.5 months later... I was driving the jeep all yesterday morning and everything was fine. I had to go out later for an appt and the radio/navigation wont turn on at all. Tried hours...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 10-10-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,442
Posted By Gymkata
Re: OME front strut question

I've been really busy lately, so I haven't had time until today to fully tighten the struts. I tightened them until they would not turn any further, and still I am getting clanking/popping. It...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-25-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,442
Posted By Gymkata
Re: OME front strut question

Thanks for the response. I was looking at the stock struts yesterday and came to the same conclusion. I just need to get in there again and tighten till they won't tighten any more.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-23-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,442
Posted By Gymkata
Re: OME front strut question

The picture I posted did not get it taken care of. I had to take the tires off again and drop the strut enough to get a hold of the top of the strut and the strut bolt at the same time.

My new...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-19-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 225,472
Posted By Gymkata
Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

Thanks. I bought this as a daily driver for my wife. She will be the baddest @$$ "soccer mom" in town now. Of course I drive it whenever I get the itch, but for me it is usually the Lexus ISF or...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-19-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 225,472
Posted By Gymkata
Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

Well, I finally managed to finish installing the OME MD suspension over the weekend. It was my first time messing with a suspension, but I finished it...what a PIA. I am very happy with the...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-18-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,442
Posted By Gymkata
Re: OME front strut question

Yes, all the noise/clanking is now gone...once again I would like to reiterate "What a PIA". I tightened both front strut bolts until 3/4" of thread on the struts were showing. This seems to be...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-18-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,442
Posted By Gymkata
Re: OME front strut question

Alright, I'm going to finish this thing. It annoys me that the suspension came without any instructions. It seems pretty obvious to me that OME should include instructions that show how far the...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-18-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,442
Posted By Gymkata
Re: OME front strut question

Thanks. I assume you just tighten till it is really tight? What will keep this from happening again under suspension compression?
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-17-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,442
Posted By Gymkata
Re: OME front strut question

Here are a few pics. I tried tightening the nut from the top...still a gap between the strut and the boot, or whatever that rubber piece is called.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-17-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,442
Posted By Gymkata
OME front strut question

I just finished installing the MD OME suspension on my 08 WK Overland (Holy crap what a PIA...yes I'm a newb to DIY suspension). I test drove it around the neighborhood and heard all sorts of...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-15-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,651
Posted By Gymkata
Re: WK with new Nitto Crossteks and Spidertrax spacers

So far the tires are great. I have no complaints about them. We'll see how they work in deep snow in a few months. They are very smooth riding, look great, have good on-road grip, and can handle...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-05-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,651
Posted By Gymkata
Re: WK with new Nitto Crossteks and Spidertrax spacers

I had a chance to semi-test the off-road traction of the Nitto Crossteks today. I went to a 200+ acre construction site near my house. I snapped a pic of my jeep on a 45-55 degree incline (felt...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-04-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,651
Posted By Gymkata
Re: WK with new Nitto Crossteks and Spidertrax spacers

Thanks...I love the color as well. It is like mixing gunmetal with blue.

Also, I have an OME MD suspension on order...it is supposed to be delivered in 2-3 days.
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-04-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,651
Posted By Gymkata
Re: WK with new Nitto Crossteks and Spidertrax spacers

I have put about 75 miles on the tires since last night...they are very smooth/quiet on the road. I haven't tried them off road yet, but am sure they will handle everything other than mud well...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-04-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,860
Posted By Gymkata
Re: What is your favorite feature on your WK?

brown leather Overland interior and QDII traction
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-04-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By Gymkata
Re: Tires?!?!?

Thanks. I do like the style of the wheels. I'm not a fan of chrome though, so I will be changing them to black chrome shortly.
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-04-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By Gymkata
Re: Tires?!?!?

Yes, I currently have a stock suspension on my WK with the Crossteks. I do have Spidertrax 1.5" spacers though. I am not sure if that wide of a tire would rub or not on stock wheels without...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-04-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,651
Posted By Gymkata
WK with new Nitto Crossteks and Spidertrax spacers

I figured I would put the word out to everyone. I just got a great Labor Day deal at NTB. I purchased the new Nitto Crosstek tires (265/60R18s) and mounted them on my stock 18" Overland wheels. ...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-18-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By Gymkata
Re: 2008 WK Electrical problem...help!!!

The vehicle has been running like a champ ever since. It is frustrating, and I am hoping this was a fluke. Since the Jeep came with a 3 month 3000 mile comprehensive warranty from the dealership I...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-09-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By Gymkata
Re: 2008 WK Electrical problem...help!!!

This is frustrating...the dealership says there are no codes, and they can't reproduce anything. The vehicle is working perfectly now. I guess I will take my Jeep back and keep a camera in the car...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-06-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By Gymkata
Re: 2008 WK Electrical problem...help!!!

Fortunately the Jeep has a 3 month 3000 mile comprehensive warranty from the dealership, so they will be taking care of it. Their initial impression is that it is possibly the alternator, but we...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-05-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By Gymkata
2008 WK Electrical problem...help!!!

I just bought a 2008 Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 last Friday. While picking up some Chinese food, I pulled up to the curb, turned off the vehicle, put the hazards on, and got my food. When I...
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