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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-01-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 34,272
Posted By Truck11
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

This will be 4th, or is it 5th time now for the rear shocks on my 2011? I lost count. Ugh......


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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-28-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,265
Posted By Truck11
Re: Stock GY Fortera 20" > Expectations

Noise level is slightly higher than the stock tires, but not crazy loud as one might expect. Ride is slightly, just slightly more harsh. Handling is great in all weather.
I would not go with the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-12-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,265
Posted By Truck11
Re: Stock GY Fortera 20" > Expectations

Just installed Nitto Terra Graplers - a day before the snow we got in DC metro. Beefy tire - they are louder than the stock GY fortera's, but not too bad. Handled the crappy weather great (so far)
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-06-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,246
Posted By Truck11
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

4/32 to 5/32 left on the Fortera's - 55k miles and probably could get a few more miles out of them..... However, it's December and would rather have more tread than not! So - Tarra Grapplers go on...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-22-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,654
Posted By Truck11
Re: Bridgestone Dueler AT Revos 275/55/20

Any issues with using the stock 20" spare tire and the larger Revo's? (that is in the event I would have to use the spare!!) :-)
How would someone go about re-calibrating speedo? This is the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-22-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,265
Posted By Truck11
Re: Stock GY Fortera 20" > Expectations

I put the Toyo Versado on my Infiniti FX-35 - they sucked so bad and I managed to get the shop to give me a full refund - put towards a different tire.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-10-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,246
Posted By Truck11
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

How much off is the speedometer with the 275/55/20 tires?
This is my wife's daily driver and we put A LOT of miles on it (43K miles in 25 months!) - don't want her to have to try to keep remembering...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-10-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,246
Posted By Truck11
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

These look like a great replacement...... (but really wanted the Bridgestone AT Revo 2 - not avail in stock 20" size)
A couple of questions that I hope those running these tires can help with.
...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-10-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,265
Posted By Truck11
Re: Stock GY Fortera 20" > Expectations

I have 42K on the OEM Forteras and they are not quite at the wear bars yet - and of course we are coming into winter! Good enough for 3 season, just don't trust them for winter weather. No...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-03-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Truck11
Re: Oil blow by in Air filter?

Sorry for the late response - every time I think about checking it... the wife is out in the Jeep or something!
Checked it 10/1/13 and air filter is clean & dry - no oil.

Didn't check the catch...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 09-03-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By Truck11
Re: 325/65/18 - on stock 2013 Sahara rims?

Trying to decide if I want to go to 33's or 35's. The Duratracs 33's are 1inch taller and 2 inches wider. Is it worth the $$$$ ??? Is there a noticeable visual difference going between the stock...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-28-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By Truck11
rear shocks

Going in tomorrow for service for the second time to have the rear shocks replaced. Clunking sound - apparently there is a TSB that they took care of back in June. Now less than 3 months later they...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 08-28-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By Truck11
325/65/18 - on stock 2013 Sahara rims?

Thinking about putting 325/65/18 Duratracs (34.6" according to GY specs) tires on the stock Saraha rims (2013 MY)? (the 'sparkle' rims as Jeep calls them!)
Looking to put Duratracs on with a 2.5...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-06-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Truck11
Re: Oil blow by in Air filter?

Probably have not checked it since last oil change ~ which was done by the dealer 3-4 months ago maybe?? They never made mention of it.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-05-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Truck11
Oil blow by in Air filter?

Went to change the air filter on the '11 WK2 (V8) and noticed oil on the filter. Not sure if this is Pre or Post Catch can install (Catch can has been on for about 8 months or so)

Anyone else get...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-29-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By Truck11
Re: Wiper Nozzle problems.

Similar issue - not the actual nozzle though - but the hose that runs across the hood to the nozzle separated. Like it shrunk with the heat of the engine or something.
Do I hassle with going to the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-18-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By Truck11
Re: Ventilated seat opinions/info

They are not 'cooled' seats, just ventilated. They do work well in keeping your butt cooler though.
I have already had the driver seat cushion replaced due to side bolster cracking. Nothing to do...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-13-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By Truck11
Re: 275/55/20

I would get the Bridgestone A/T REVO 2. Had these on the Dakota and even put them on the Honda Pilot! Great in snow, wet, NC beaches....
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-07-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,053
Posted By Truck11
Re: Hemi spark plug change interval?

Yes - NGK - LZFR5C–11G I think they have since dropped the G at the end.
Also known as Mopar - SPLZFRC11
NGK part 92174
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-06-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,053
Posted By Truck11
Re: Hemi spark plug change interval?

around $64 for the OEM plugs ordered online, about an hour or so of your time and change the plugs every 30-32k miles on the Hemi.
Oh, and you need 16 of them! Put the OEM copper plugs in - no...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-06-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By Truck11
Re: First world issue: AWY or AWB on '14 Overland with V8 or CRD?

20's look SO much better on these Jeeps.... but if your doing off-road, then get the 18's.
I speak from experience - the 20's seem to attract curbs (wifey has introduced both right side rims to...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-06-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,825
Posted By Truck11
Re: 275/55/20 GY Silent Armor (pics)

the question is..... is it messing with the speedometer?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-27-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By Truck11
Re: Extended Warranties

I got my 100k / 7 year ($100 deductible) for $1200 from the dealer at time of sale.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-06-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By Truck11
Re: Compact vs Full Size Spare TIre

You cannot tow with the donut spare. The full size spare is pretty much a regular tire/rim combo.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-06-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,781
Posted By Truck11
Re: smoke at start up normal for Hemi?

Is there some guidance on the seafoam procedure? I have done it on the FX and Accord, but not yet on the Jeep. Which vacuum line do you use?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-01-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Truck11
Re: Talk me into trading up to the V8 :)

50-80 LESS? How you are coming out of an X and into a Limited V-8 for less?
I love the power of the V-8 - the towing capacity, the power on the highway to pass with out crossing my fingers I don't...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-01-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By Truck11
Re: Extended warranty question

I bought the 84month / 100k mile Chrysler one from the dealer for $1200.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-01-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,172
Posted By Truck11
Re: Transmission clunks when shifting to park

FIXED! Yeah!
2 TSB's for this. 1) Software TSB, 2) Transmission separator plate and filter TSB.
Also resulted in transmission fluid change (nice expense I don't have to worry about now!)
One...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-01-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Truck11
Re: v8 - rough idle

Just picked up the Jeep from dealer yesterday - they said the target idle is 624 - and when connected to the computer, mine was 624-635 - so no issues! However, vehicle still feels like it is idling...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-23-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Truck11
Re: v8 - rough idle

Dealer could not find 'anything' wrong and advised to run 93 octane for about 1000 miles to clear up the idle "as these Hemi's prefer 93" (BS!). done just over 1000 miles using 93 octane and still...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-09-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,560
Posted By Truck11
Re: 87 vs 89 octane for hemi v8 5.7

We have been using 87 for the last year - 11 or 12 around town - 18-19 maybe 20 highway.
Now it idles rough and the 'official' response from the dealer was... "could not find issue with idle, try...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-11-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,465
Posted By Truck11
Re: BT Catch Can for WK2

Has anyone made a clear version of this - so you can easily view the amount of oil?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-11-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Truck11
Re: v8 - rough idle

Changed plugs last night - not too difficult. 26,140 miles, 15 months old. Still getting rough idle.
Any other thoughts?
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-11-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,261
Posted By Truck11
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

Just changed mine at 26,140 and 15 months old. Butt dyno like the new plugs.
Thanks for the write up.
How do you reset the ECU? I removed the + terminal in the engine bay for over 5 mins.
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-30-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Truck11
Re: v8 - rough idle

Thanks Bill_de - I was thinking plugs also, but didn't realize it would effect the idle like that and not the overall performance (unless i just didn't notice it!)
I found the OEM plugs online at...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-29-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Truck11
Re: v8 - rough idle

Sorry - 600rpm. Thread fixed.
Had 6000 in my head about something else :-)
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-29-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Truck11
v8 - rough idle

'11 Limited 5.7l v8, 25k miles - getting a rough idle.
Happens when cold or warmed up. 'almost' Normal idle if I put it in park or neutral but very rough when in drive stopped at a light etc. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-10-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,823
Posted By Truck11
Re: BumbleBee GC

Have you seen the recent Wrangler colors? Yikes!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-26-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,776
Posted By Truck11
Re: What are you towing?

Wait... why would we want pics of his 500lb girlfriend?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-21-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,567
Posted By Truck11
Re: thought I would share.

Very cool. I have a some great shots of Discovery when it flew over Dulles airport (and right outside my office) back in April. What a cool sight.
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