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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 07-06-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By jfrey
Re: Thinking about buying a WJ. Advice requested.

I'll chime into this. Having owned a 2012 WK2 Hemi 4x4, its a great rig. The 2014+ models only took the WK2 into an even higher level of luxury with very nice aesthetics inside. Mine was bought back...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 06-29-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By jfrey
Re: Humming/Vibrating noise after CV and Hub replacement

Thanks Frango100 for that idea.. I was so anxious to find out, I got out of bed and went into the garage. I went ahead and started the WJ and turned the wheels left to right and no noise from diff...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 06-28-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By jfrey
Re: Humming/Vibrating noise after CV and Hub replacement

I called my local Jeep dealer and spoke with the parts dept. When using my VIN to pull up the correct part I was told I needed:

Mopar Part number: 5012457AC

Now normally I would have just...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 06-28-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By jfrey
Re: Humming/Vibrating noise after CV and Hub replacement

This is for the WJ which has 248k on the ODO. Yes 3" lift is present. 2.5" Fat Bob's Garage springs, Bilstien 5100's, +1 oversized BFG All-terrain tires.

Lift and tires are 8k (or 7 months old)....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 06-28-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By jfrey
Re: Humming/Vibrating noise after CV and Hub replacement

Well I couldn't tell you if it was the right length because when I pulled it out, I never thought to check it's size.

The first CV shaft I bought was the "full-time" with Varilock quadra-drive...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 06-27-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By jfrey
Humming/Vibrating noise after CV and Hub replacement

Hey guys -

Im hoping someone can help me shed some light on my nightmare with my WJ.

I noticed about two weeks ago my drivers side CV boot was torn and filled with debris. I decided to buy a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-22-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,760
Posted By jfrey
Re: Anyone whos had the WK2 6 speed tranny and now drives the 8 speed, thoughts

Thanks guys for all your advice and thoughts on this.. I now can rest assured a new WK2 will be in my sights. I read somewhere that the 2016 or 2017 will have an updated Hemi? Something about...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 02-22-2016, 03:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,552
Posted By jfrey
Re: WJ Grand Cherokee Reliability - Help Us Provide Better Info

Okay ill chime in on this..

I have a 2000 WJ with 247,211 miles on it to date. Factory engine and transmission. No rebuilds, or replacements. Bought it from the original owners, guy was...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 01-28-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By jfrey
Differential bushings, need part numbers

Gents -

I am in the process of sourcing all my bushings and mounts for my next project which will include replacing all bushings on this rig.

I cannot seem to find the one that sits above...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,760
Posted By jfrey
Re: Anyone whos had the WK2 6 speed tranny and now drives the 8 speed, thoughts

Thanks gents -

This really helps me out a lot. Like I mentioned I really miss my 12 Overland but the lack of tuning on Jeeps part with the tranny kept me pulling back on getting the new 2016.
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-23-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,760
Posted By jfrey
Anyone whos had the WK2 6 speed tranny and now drives the 8 speed, thoughts

Has anyone driven/owned a WK2 jeep (2011-2013) with the 6 speed transmission, and now owns (or has driven) the new 8 speed found in the (2014+ model years)?

The reason I ask is because back in...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-28-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 44,531
Posted By jfrey
Re: Transmission Shudder

I had the same thing on my 12 WK2 Overland 4x4 Hemi. Bought it because of all the great features it had.. Sadly I ended up having to lemon the thing because of this issue. Took it a bunch of times...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-21-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 63,781
Posted By jfrey
Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

My 2012 WK2 with the 65RFE trans was just like this.. Rough to shift, shifting under load was slower than a newbie driving a stick-shift, the trans didn't shift down when I needed to kickdown the...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 06-04-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

Anyone interested in picking up a Gibson Exhaust, or Volant CAI please checkout eBay..

The Jeep and I have parted ways and all the mods are on eBay for sale. userid: xplorerdude.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-11-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,491
Posted By jfrey
Re: 2014 climate control woes

My `12 has something similar.. Regardless of what mode you leave it on last, the next time you turn it on it will default to feet and defrost mode. PITA
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-01-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,877
Posted By jfrey
Re: 20" Wheel Damage

You want to see bad?? This happened to me a month or so ago when I got my WK2 stuck in mud.

I fixed them by using an airbrush and some Wurth paint.. Its the only paint that matches 100% to our...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-09-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,589
Posted By jfrey
Re: MY14 keyfob question

Could someone take a pic of the new MY14 remote so we can all see how it looks? I know for one that I am curious to see it.

THanks! JAmes
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-09-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 802
Posted By jfrey
Jeep survives roof collapse!

Looking through a slide show from Weather.com showing the terrible weather on the east coast I noticed a gold laredo that caught my eye.

Funny enough this was in Henrico County, Richmond, VA. I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-26-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By jfrey
Re: Lights turn on when washing the GC

Maybe its a 2012 thing, but if you turn the lights from Auto to OFF the lights do not come on when washing the car.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-07-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,478
Posted By jfrey
Re: What kind of trade in numbers are you getting for your WK2?

2012 Jeep WK2 Overland 4x4 Hemi, All the bells and whistles, tow package, Adaptive CC, Pre Collision, Pana Roof, New Saddle, ETC.. 4,500 miles on the clock, no accidents or damage. I was offered...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-09-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,454
Posted By jfrey
65RFE 6spd Hemi 4x4 Trans issues anyone?

I have a WK2 Overland 4x4 with the 5.7 and the dreaded 65RFE trans which has completely killed all my love for my Grand Cherokee.

What bugs me more than anything is its shift happy tendencies...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-20-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

Steveo -


The Land Cruiser is a great car, and could easily take the place of my WK2. However my LC is a 1999 and has 145k, the lady doesn't like it, and when going to everyday places seems a...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-15-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

Exactly! I could not have said it better myself.

It takes the stock exhaust note and raises it just a tad. However, put the throttle down and combined with the Volant, it makes it sound like a...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-14-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

Here is the update for the exterior sound... No time for fancy intros/credits, just raw footage.

I didn't get a chance earlier this week to film, I have been driving my Toyota Land Cruiser these...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-09-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,278
Posted By jfrey
Lets talk Roof Racks and Cross Bars

Gentlemen -

Im looking to take my WK2 in a month or so to the mountains for some skiing. My last cars (Lex GX470 and Toyo Land Cruiser) both had cross bars and installing a ski adapter was a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-09-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 59,235
Posted By jfrey
Re: What car are you dumping to make room for your WK2?

I traded in a 2012 Ford Mustang 5.0 for it.. The stang was a great car, and faster than a bat out of hell. However, for my lifestyle I knew it wasn't going to work out in the long run.
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-06-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,835
Posted By jfrey
Re: What kind of "Freebies" did you get from your dealer?

My dealer gave me:

- A full tank of crap gas
- Two Keychains w/ dealer logo and telephone #
- A Jeep Hat (because I said walking the lot in 100+ degree weather was not an option without a hat....
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-06-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

Plan on doing that today on my way to work, GoPro is charged and ready! :D
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-04-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

Gents, enjoy the following:

Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 Gibson Axel Back - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpU-ywusGgc)
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-31-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

BuckeyeSRT... Just for you, I will post THREE videos
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-30-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

GUYS GUYS GUYS!!!

Sorry it's a bit hectic at the moment for me! Between MBA Mid-terms, Work, and having had to fly out to Alabama this past week I've had no time to edit/post videos.

By...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-19-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

Cold Case: This weekend I am going up to my friends boat about 40 miles away. I will try both the cruise control and adaptive cruise for you guys.

My history with this exhaust on the freeway...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-18-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

I got the exhaust directly from Gibson Exhaust HQ.. The contact information is below.

My cost for install was $50. -All that is required is to saw-saw off the stock mufflers at the rear...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-18-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

Okay guys, after much awaited anticipation, I have good news for you! Last night I drove about 30 miles on the highway and am very excited to say this system is DRONE FREE!
Cruising at speeds...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-17-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

I will have some clips made this weekend for you guys. I actually had made one last night using my GoPro Hero however dumb me was covering the mic as I drove, so the sound is completely muffled. ...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-17-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

Affirmative on the double wall tips!
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-17-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

I will be driving a nice 30 mile stretch of highway this evening. When I come back home ill let you (and everyone else) know how it sounds.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-16-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

Okay here we go! Pictures first! The exhaust comes in stainless steel or aluminum. Both emit the same exhaust tone, fyi.
...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-16-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

Pics & Video will be coming soon.. The only pictures I have handy are on my blackberry and they are less than sufficient. So I will be taking more pictures this evening for you guys.

Improved...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-16-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,277
Posted By jfrey
Re: Gibson Exhaust ORDERED

GUYS!!!!

Sorry for the delay, Monday was a bit crazy for me.

Ok let the story begin! Installation is very easy, especially if you have a lift to use. I took mine to my trusty muffler shop...
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