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Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By JohnS
Re: What's under my back seat?

Thanks for looking. It'll be interesting to see what my dealer says.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-09-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By JohnS
Re: What's under my back seat?

I haven't really had a close look at what's there. The lighter colored insulation caught my eye, and i stuck my camera under the seat to see what it was. I'll spend some time and see it the disk...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-09-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By JohnS
Re: What's under my back seat?

Thanks for the reply. I'll see if I can pop this thing under the carpet.

I'll try to remember to ask the dealer what it is at my next visit.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-08-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By JohnS
Re: What's under my back seat?

Sooooo, has anyone had a chance to look under their back seat & see if this thing should be under the carpet?
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-08-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By JohnS
Re: What's under my back seat?

I was thinking it might be something like that.

Could someone have a look under their back seat & see if this thing should be under the carpet?
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-07-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By JohnS
What's under my back seat?

I was cleaning the carpet under the back seat of my '12 SRT8. I found a round black rubber or plastic disk, about 6-8" in diameter, about 1/4" thick, with insulation material attached to one side. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-21-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By JohnS
Re: Dukes of Hazard in a Viper?

Bo & Luke look older than I remember. :D

Fun to watch. Thanks for posting.:thumbsup:
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 05-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,080
Posted By JohnS
Re: Almost GO TIME...Ripp supercharger inhand and ready for install

Yep!

BTW, I didn't mention what he does with all that power. Here's a pic of his truck in action. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/JWS/stevepull1print.jpg

He's "retired" from...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 05-23-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,080
Posted By JohnS
Re: Almost GO TIME...Ripp supercharger inhand and ready for install

The ultimate mod. :cool: I can't wait to hear the results.


You've made a good point. My son has a RAM 2500 with a Cummins diesel. He added a larger turbo & other bolt on performance bits. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 05-22-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By JohnS
Re: Looking for tire advice:run flats

I got rid of my run-flats, as well. I have non-run-flat winter tires & was quite impressed with the ride & handling. So, I purchased summer non-run-flat performance tires a month ago. The ride is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 05-13-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By JohnS
Re: Help - New SRT wont start

It's possible, but you should take it to the dealer to find out for sure.

Back in the day, I used to do most of my car repairs myself. But today, vehicle mechanical & electronic systems are so...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 05-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By JohnS
Re: Help - New SRT wont start

My '11 Overland's battery died. It turned out that it was caused by a software glitch that told the computer that the tailgate was open (it wasn't) and the computer turned all the interior lights...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 05-10-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,712
Posted By JohnS
Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT being discontinued?

Déjà vu? Chevy cancelled the Camaro in 2002 due to poor sales. It was resurrected in 2010 as a result of internal GM and external customer lobbying. Maybe FCA will resurrect the Jeep GC SRT...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 05-08-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By JohnS
Re: License plate frame

Here's a pic of the black plastic bracket I use on all my vehicles. The plate slides into the bracket. It adds rigidity so the plate doesn't flop around in the wind or car wash, and it covers the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-07-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By JohnS
Re: Bring on the snow.

It looks like we're finally getting some Spring-like weather. I gave the Jeep a thorough cleaning and once-over to see how it survived the winter.

Here's a few observations;

- The replica...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-31-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,648
Posted By JohnS
Re: Carbon Fiber Warped in Hot Sun

I had the passenger carbon fibre door trim replaced today. It was a relatively painless process, other than having to take the Jeep to the dealership to have the work done. The dealership ordered...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-29-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By JohnS
Re: 2014 JEEP SRT major malfunction

Sorry I can't help you, other than to say I feel your pain. I had to have my previous '11 Jeep GC towed twice with 2 fatal problems. I suggest you find a reputable dealer, where you will have...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-29-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,376
Posted By JohnS
Re: Fender flares coming unstuck anyone?

Unfortunately, I've got to agree. It seems Chrysler/Jeep has tried to set set up a minimum cost parts & service process (e.g. nickel-&-diming warranty work and reduced replacement parts'...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-26-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,648
Posted By JohnS
Re: Carbon Fiber Warped in Hot Sun

I got a call from my dealer. The replacement parts are in. They suggested i wait 'til he temperatures get warmer so the door panels are a little more flexible to prevent damage. Sounds like a good...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-25-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By JohnS
Re: Garage Door Opener

Here's an excerpt from the owner's manual.

Security
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
20...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-14-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By JohnS
Re: Might be throwing in the towel

No auto manufacturer is perfect, but statistics show that Chrysler & Jeep have higher than average problems per vehicle. A recent 2014 J.D. Power dependability study ranked Jeep 28th out of 31...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-02-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,648
Posted By JohnS
Re: Carbon Fiber Warped in Hot Sun

Four weeks and counting, and still no parts. :(
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-02-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,648
Posted By JohnS
Re: Carbon Fiber Warped in Hot Sun

I think you're right Scott. The TSB says 1500 SRT8s built from June 01, 2011 through March 05, 2012 were affected.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-02-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,550
Posted By JohnS
Re: Getting an SRT8, But have a couple questions before i buy.

I've heard that very tall people have had driver leg room issues in the WK2 Jeeps, specifically their knee hitting the centre console & the shifter when moving their foot from the gas pedal to brake...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-14-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,648
Posted By JohnS
Re: Carbon Fiber Warped in Hot Sun

Good News: The oil leak repair seems to have worked, as I haven't noticed any leaks for two weeks.

Bad News: The carbon fiber trim pieces are on back order. :mad: You'd think if there was a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 02-09-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,883
Posted By JohnS
Re: Brake Dust / New Pads

Yes, this was my first mod. I replaced my stock pads with Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - fronts HB649Z.605, rears HB194Z.570. Very little dust.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 02-04-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By JohnS
Re: oil filter leak

I had the oil cooler assembly and seals replaced today. Fingers crossed that solves the leak problem.

I had a good look at the old cooler assembly. I'm not impressed with the overall cooler...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 02-02-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By JohnS
Re: oil filter leak

Thanks Zack. Will do!
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By JohnS
Re: oil filter leak

I'm taking my Jeep in next week to the dealership to have the oil cooler and oil filter assembly replaced. Hopefully this will fix the leak. Fingers crossed!

Wish me luck.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-30-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,648
Posted By JohnS
Re: Carbon Fiber Warped in Hot Sun

I just noticed that the carbon fibre trim on my '12 front passenger door has warped. The repair is covered by the TSB/warranty, but I didn't expect the trim would warp on an almost two year old...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-18-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By JohnS
Re: New to the SRT-WK2 Forum

I purchased replica wheels and Pirelli Scorpion winter tires (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f97/bring-on-the-snow-66969.html). I was little concerned about how the 10" wide wheel/tire combination would...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-12-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By JohnS
Re: Run Flat Tyre Punctured - Advice?

It can be repaired depending on the location of the puncture.

I had a puncture in the tread of one of my run flats back in the summer. The tire store repaired the tire using a plug & patch, and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-11-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By JohnS
Re: Cold weather driving ....Brrrrr!!!!!!

Same here. People are still driving around with 6-12" of snow on their roof.

The Scorpions paid for themselves yesterday morning. Roads were icy. I was travelling at about 25mph in a turning...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-07-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By JohnS
Cold weather driving ....Brrrrr!!!!!!

It was -7° F here this morning, with a windchill of -34°F. Between ice and packed snow, the roads were like ice rinks. My SRT8 started like and charm, and the Jeep with Pirelli Scorpions handled...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-04-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By JohnS
Re: Window washer problem

My passenger side windshield washer stopped working last week. Turned out the plastic elbow on the nozzle, that the line attaches to, broke off and the fluid was squirting into the engine...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-27-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By JohnS
Another great dealership service experience ...

Over the years, I've been really critical of Chrysler/Jeep quality and corporate customer service. I've had too many problems to list with my 5 Grand Cherokees & and my Charger SRT8. But, I still...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-26-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By JohnS
Re: Merry Christmas to my Jeep SRT brothers and sisters!

A belated Merry Christmas everyone. Best Wishes for a great 2014.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-26-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By JohnS
Re: SRT and slush spray...

Yep!

I removed the factory clear stone chip guard material from the lower back corner of the rear doors. I replaced them with longer & wider strips of 3M invisible bra material to prevent stone,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-19-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By JohnS
Re: SRT replica wheels

Ya, the factory OEM lug nuts don't fit my replica wheels either. The tire store supplied new ones. Unfortunately, I can't remember the size.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-18-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By JohnS
Re: SRT replica wheels

I have grey painted replica wheels for my winter combo. Although I haven't used them off road, they're standing up well in the salt & sand on our snow covered roads.

Here's a pic (the replica...
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