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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-17-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: TrailHawks....where are they?

We found the "herd"! Surprisingly there are a lot of Cherokee vehicles in Santa Barbara, California.


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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-13-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,977
Posted By WK2 Rover
9 speed transmission?

Comments on three topics in this thread:

* 9th gear: We did have my wife's Trailhawk with the V-6 go into 9th gear a couple of times on a road trip at high speed (freeway in the desert). But...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-10-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,774
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: How fast do you think your Hemi is?

Hemi or V-6, the Grand Cherokee is too heavy and not designed for fast acceleration from a dead stop.

However when in the right gear and 50+ MPH it is fast, even to the Tesla who couldn't pull...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-19-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Space for Blank button?

On my Overland that space is for the infamous TURN OVER my upside down Jeep button.

The space above is the passenger ejector seat button.

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Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-29-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Remove airbag stickers on visors?

I hate having this crap that I can't remove from MY expensive vehicle! I tried with so-so results using water, goo remover, and abrasive pad.

It is better than the brightly colored warning label...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-08-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,830
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: your history with Jeep

Two Grand Cherokees for me:
1993 Laredo with 4-liter I-6
2011 Overland with Hemi

And two Jeeps for the wife:
1997 Wrangler Sahara
2014 Cherokee Trailhawk with 3.2-liter V-6
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 68,015
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Installed the VisualGarage Shark Fin Antenna to my 2011! AM, FM, Sirius, and GPS all work at least as well as the stock whip antenna in a driveway test. Will need to do some drive testing, including...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-20-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: iOS 8 with RHB Radio

Installed iOS 8.1 today on my iPhone 5 and Bluetooth is working again!


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-27-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By WK2 Rover
iOS 8 with RHB Radio

8.0.2 worked with 2014 Cherokee.

My 2011 now pairs! I can stream audio again with 8.0.2.

The system attempts to make calls but usually fails. It did work occasionally, but is very unreliable.
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-24-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By WK2 Rover
iOS 8 with RHB Radio

I did the Bluetooth on/off, deleting, and re-paired multiple times before filing the initial post.

Apple might've done something "clever" that has broken Bluetooth on many vehicles, not just...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-23-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By WK2 Rover
iOS 8 with RHB Radio

I upgraded my Apple iPhone 5 to iOS 8 this weekend. Today the Bluetooth would not connect. When it tried to connect, the system thought there was an incoming phone call.

I tried reinitializing...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-21-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By WK2 Rover
Light Bulb Replacements

I love my 2011 Grand Cherokee, but have a fourth light bulb to replace. The first was a daytime running light. Next was a headlight, and the dealer replaced both since they figured the other...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 07-20-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: route 66 road trip

I hope you drove to Oatman since you are in Arizona!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-16-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,822
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Stall after start

I started having this issue too in my 2011 Hemi. For the first three years everything was just fine. Now once every couple months this happens.

I told the service manager but he was no help...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-13-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,012
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: JD Power Initial Quality

I had 0 issues in the first 3 years of ownership of my 2011 Grand Cherokee. However I did have to pay the $100 deductible to replace an HID headlight. Actually the dealer just did them both.

As...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-13-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,010
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: My Experience with E85 and V6

Was there any noticeable difference in acceleration?


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-21-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,809
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

The Grand Cherokee great value compared to other pseudo-comparable vehicles. I had my first Jeep 17 years until I bought the 2011. I fully expect to own this Jeep another 15 to 20 years! I am still...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-21-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,099
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: sill guards

I like the illuminated door sills. Installation was fairly easy although I didn't splice the wires as per the instructions. It is much simpler to cut and use a standard electric wire twist connector....
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,299
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: puddle light

The 2014 Grand Cherokee has puddle lights on the underside of the mirror. This is not available as an accessory from Mopar [yet].


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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,190
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Cherokee Trailhawk Cargo Liner

My wife wants the matching cargo tray for her Trailhawk also, but so far we have only found the WeatherTech. I have WeatherTech in my Grand Cherokee, but she wants to hold out for the Mopar/Jeep...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-07-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,299
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: puddle light

The 2014 Cherokee has puddle lamps that I am considering trying to apply to my 2011 Grand Cherokee. I too am interested in what Ronsse610 wants to do, under the mirror, not a light strip. There is...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-03-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,396
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Jeep Easter Eggs

The trail map on the underside of the seat is Hell's Revenge in Moab.


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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,396
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Jeep Easter Eggs

Yes there is a grill and headlights in the plastic under the hood by the wiper fluid reservoir. We had found that one, but I forgot to list it.


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Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 06-01-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,823
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Do CAI's actually make power on the Hemi?

K&N provides horsepower and torque numbers for their CAI.

Mopar does not provide numbers, but the throttle response is definitely better.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-01-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: TrailHawks....where are they?

We see about one per month in the San Francisco area.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-01-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,396
Posted By WK2 Rover
Jeep Easter Eggs

Good thing we have YouTube videos from the vehicle reviewers otherwise we might not find these hidden treasures in our Jeeps! I am aware of 3 (so far) in the Cherokee. The best one we discovered last...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-18-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Where's the ECO message?!

Are you sure you are on the correct forum? The 2014 Cherokee Owner's Manual Second Edition has info about Child Restraints from pages 112-116.

There is no ECO mode in the Cherokee. There is an...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-15-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,304
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

More observations after a few months with the Mopar CAI:
* The engine seems to run a little cooler!
* The average MPG seems to have increased by 0.5 MPG (3%)!

I am assuming this is because the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-11-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: My Jeep Loves Me

Love it back and you will have a long and happy life together. If only it were that easy with the wife!
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-24-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,335
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Transmission problems

My sympathies, and Jeep owes you a new vehicle and apology.

I have almost 40 years of Jeep ownership ('93 Grand Cherokee, '97 Wrangler, '11 Grand Cherokee, '14 Cherokee), and have had only two...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-24-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Interior Shots

I have a couple pictures of the brown Trailhawk interior in my photo album. Look in the Cherokee section.


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Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-24-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,917
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: LED Approach/Entry/Puddle Lighting Mod write-up!!!

My wife's 2014 Cherokee has puddle lamps on the underside of the rear view mirrors, as did my Lexus IS. The 2011 Grand Cherokee has small access doors on the underside of the mirrors. It would be...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-20-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: 5.7L Hemi on 2011 4x4 Limited

3.5 years with the 5.7 V-8 in my 2011 Grand Cherokee with no issues. I like it even more after installing the Mopar CAI.

This engine has been around for awhile in many Chrysler vehicles,...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-20-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Using 89 Octane

89 is recommended, although 87 is allowed. I personally would rather pay the extra ten cents per gallon for better performance, and take better care of the investment in the vehicle. I kept my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-14-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,304
Posted By WK2 Rover
Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

Smog Checks and CO Monitors are other ridiculous laws in the golden ($) state!! New cars barely log any PPMs yet we have to pay for smog tests every couple of years. And our homes are required to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-14-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,304
Posted By WK2 Rover
Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

You need a CARB (California Air Resources Board) exception sticker, otherwise you will be allowed to pass the smog test. K&N clearly states that their unit is NOT legal in California. If K&N is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-13-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,304
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

The forum website keeps messing up the link. Go to my album and look at the Accessorize section. The main photo is the engine with the CAI.


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-13-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,304
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

Fixed the link, sorry!

Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum - WK2 Rover's Album: Accessorize! - Picture (http://www.jeepgarage.org/members/4362-albums151-picture2957.html)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-13-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,304
Posted By WK2 Rover
Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

You can see the reflective insulation (silver) covering the heat shield (black). I used Reflectix, which you can buy from Home Depot.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-13-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,304
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

I put in the Mopar, which is the only one legal in California. It looks great (http://www.jeepgarage.org/members/4362-albums151-picture2957.html), sounds great...
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