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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-19-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Wheel Corrosion

Check out this thread. There's a DIY fix to help prevent moisture and water build up behind the wheel center cap area that will cause rusty wheel hubs.
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Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-22-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: addco bushings

Aren't the Addco and SRT8 sways different diameters with the Addco being larger? I wouldn't think the SRT8 bushings would fit correctly around the larger Addco sway bar. I'm using the supplied...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 05-16-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: 06 qd2 rear diff binding while cold

So after new fluids it's getting worse? That could be bad news. The differential doesn't require friction modifier. Only the front & rear diffs. One 4oz. bottle in each. If you have ELSD's in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 05-14-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: I love my Jeep again...

Just curious. What did you do to lower control arms? Replace or rebuild them? And why?
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-08-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 857
Views: 127,409
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

I'm in south central PA myself and this winter really killed the local roads. Pot holes everywhere- so I know what you mean. I have SRT take-out springs with Monroe Reflex shocks/struts which I like....
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-08-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Shorty Attenna?!? 05 wk

I cut my factory antenna down to 12" after pulling the ball off the end. Used a hacksaw and file to taper the end after cutting. I filed and tested often to make sure the ball had a very tight fit,...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-26-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 598
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: URGENT! tire size question- wife stranded

Article from Tire Rack that supports using caution when mixing tire sizes on 4wd and AWD vehicles:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=18...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-26-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Experience 275/55/20 flat tire

Article from Tire Rack that supports using caution when mixing tire sizes on 4wd and AWD vehicles:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=18
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-26-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Addco vs SRT swaybars. Which would you choose and why?

I have the Addco's and am happy with the ride and handling. However, I had fitment issues, especially the front bar. Plus lots of squeaking. I had to modify the bushings, add grease fittings to the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-26-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 598
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: URGENT! tire size question- wife stranded

My Jeep is back on the road! Purchased a new tire yesterday. The wheel checked out OK, not bent or cracked. Put new tire/wheel on last night and drove it to work today.

I did find some...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-26-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Experience 275/55/20 flat tire

I just had a similar incident. Wife hit a pothole and blew out the right, rear tire. I have 20" SRT reps on and the spare was factory 17". The tire diameters were only 1/4" different, but she had...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 598
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: URGENT! tire size question- wife stranded

UPDATE: The roll-back flatbed arrived at my house around 9pm last night. Thank you AAA! This one tow paid for the membership- glad I got it now.

The tire was completely destroyed. Both side walls...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-23-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 598
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: URGENT! tire size question- wife stranded

Jeep is on a roll-back heading home now. It's 95 miles away and I didn't want to risk damaging the rear diff with two different sized tires.

Now I have to find a new tire and have the rim checked...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-23-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 598
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: URGENT! tire size question- wife stranded

Scott, thank you so much for getting back quickly. So you feel even that small size difference could damage the diff? She's 1 1/2hrs away right now. So you wouldn't recommend driving that long. ...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-23-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 598
Posted By SteelBlueWK
URGENT! tire size question- wife stranded

Wife has my jeep. Hit pothole- blew out right rear tire. Rodian HP 20" on srt8 rims. Can I run the factory spare even though it's 1/4" shorter in overall diameter?

Rodian is 29.75" dia
...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-31-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: 2006 grand cherokee 5.7 stalling

Wow! That is some destruction now. Glad to hear you weren't seriously hurt. Hopefully the insurance comes through and you can get another Jeep.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: 2006 grand cherokee 5.7 stalling

Wow! Unusual find. What the heck does the trans filter have to do with engine idle? I would think you would experience a 'slipping' effect while driving or when putting trans into D or R, but not...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 11-07-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Hemi shudder gone!

You sparked my interest (pun intended) because I have not come across different gap requirements for different model years while reading here in JG. So I did some research and did find some other...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 11-07-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Hemi shudder gone!

The correct factory gap is (0.043 in [1.09 mm]. Some plugs come pre-gapped at 0.044.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 10-08-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Search for a new project

Hi, welcome to Jeep Garage. My preference is 5.7 Hemi with QD2 which is what I have. But a modded 4.7 and QT2 would be my second choice. Since you're new to JG you may not have browsed around the...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 10-06-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,626
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Jeep grand cherokee srt8 srt 6.1l hemi exhaust manifolds

Thank you for the detailed explanation, much appreciated. It will definitely help others who are thinking of attempting this mod.
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-04-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Addco Sway Bars

So you have had no issues with frame bushings squeaking? Did you grease them before installation perhaps? And the front bar ends are perfectly aligned so that the end links are not angled inward at...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-02-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Addco Sway Bars

Don't do it (buy Addco)! You may not like the fit and function. I just installed front and rear Addco bars on my 07 WK. Process was straightforward, but I've got issues. Both bars squeak terribly...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-02-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Which spring goes where??? Installing OEM SRT8 springs

I confirmed the correct spring locations through Milous.

REAR SPRINGS:
5290638AA is for Left (Driver)

5290773AA is for Right (Pass.)

FRONT SPRINGS:
5290629AB is for Left (Driver)
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 10-02-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Getting Mopar iPod interface to function- how does this thing work?

Thanks for the reply. I guess my first problem is I don't own an iPod. I have several MP3 players though. I tried cycling through the input modes using an MP3 to iPod adapter but got nothing. Web...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 10-02-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-30-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Getting Mopar iPod interface to function- how does this thing work?

My 07 GC came with the factory Mopar iPod interface kit installed with my RAQ radio. There is a cable in the glovebox with an iPod connector. My question is how do you get this to work? Do I just...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-30-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Mods continue- full suspension upgrade coming

I'll try to get some pics soon. But to answer your question, there is a small fitment issue. The front sway bar ends are not bent at the correct angle. This makes the end links sit at an angle where...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 09-25-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,328
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Connector in glove box?

OK, the owners manual was useless. I have the cable and player connected. How do I select this iPod input on my RAQ radio? I only have AM/FM/CD/Satellite selection modes. Enlighten me please.
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-24-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Mods continue- full suspension upgrade coming

Well, I have success to report! I got the rear suspension reinstalled without issue once that pesky broken bolt was out of the way. I installed the front Addco sway bar without incident. It was...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-21-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Which spring goes where??? Installing OEM SRT8 springs

Scott, I understand and do appreciate the help. And you may be right, that they are both the same. But if that were the case then I would expect them to have the same exact part number. In the...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-21-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Mods continue- full suspension upgrade coming

After spending hours fiddling around with drilling which wasn't really working well at all- hardened bolts are a bitch! I tried to hammer a small socket onto what was left of the bolt but it...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-21-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Which spring goes where??? Installing OEM SRT8 springs

I would agree this is the case for the front springs because they are wound in opposite directions so the pigtail will only fit properly with the seat on the correct side. However, the rear springs...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-21-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Which spring goes where??? Installing OEM SRT8 springs

Anyone? I don't want to assume Just4Jeeps is correct and extrapolate the lower p/n's are for Left (driver) side at the rear. I would like confirmation if possible.
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-20-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Mods continue- full suspension upgrade coming

Well, I got started tonight after work by jacking up the rear end and disassembling the entire rear suspension. It went smoothly until---SNAP!:eek: I broke the head off the sway bar bushing bracket...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-20-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Which spring goes where??? Installing OEM SRT8 springs

I have SRT8 take-off springs that I'm installing this weekend. They all have different part numbers. I know which two are front and which two are rear. But I don't know which spring goes on driver...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 09-20-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,626
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Jeep grand cherokee srt8 srt 6.1l hemi exhaust manifolds

Sorry, it was actually DannyVTCA, not you. Post updated.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 09-20-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,626
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Jeep grand cherokee srt8 srt 6.1l hemi exhaust manifolds

What issues, if any, did you have using the SRT8 midpipes in your WK? As you can see from posts above by DannyVTCA, he had to use washers to lower his tranny crossmember to allow the SRT8 midpipes to...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-18-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Re: Mods continue- full suspension upgrade coming

Well, not much to report since I haven't started yet. The Addco sways were on back order and I just got the rear sway yesterday. Now I have all the parts that I ordered in hand and just have to...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-30-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By SteelBlueWK
Mods continue- full suspension upgrade coming

Well, I have all my suspension parts on order:). Now begins the waiting game. I ordered 20x9 SRT8 replicas from Factory Repros with Nexen tires, Addco sway bars, new Moog premium end links, SRT8...
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