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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-21-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Grantsjc
Crappy dampers on wk2.

Seems to me the shocks on wk2 are not very good. Ride quality is poor, lots of wheel hop, in general poor dampening capabilities.

Anyone else who is more of an enthusiast driver notice this? Or...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-14-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,589
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: Limited vs Overland

what does that mean? Domestic car?

Fiat has controlling interest in Chrysler, the JGC platform is from Mercedes, V6 is made in Mexico.

Most large manufacturers these days are global...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-12-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

I lived in Or-e-gun and Wisconsin also so I will cut you some slack too!:thumbsup: e
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-12-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

The data from AL supports your position you don't have nearly price spread we have in more E85 developed States. I'm still seeing 50 to 60 cents a gallon difference. Suspect E85 industry is...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-12-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,995
Posted By Grantsjc
Supercharger for Pentastar?

Anyone know of a good aftermarket supercharger for v6 Pentastar? Seems like that would be cool deal. More power than V8 and 350 lbs lighter.

I just supercharged my v6 nissan and its a frikin...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-12-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 22,176
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

If you take a dyno plot of both the v6 and v8 and track HP and Torque to weight ratios given the V8 weighs 400 lbs more you see that you arent gaining much in power department. Yes you may get nicer...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-12-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: Made in USA parts

Im finding tons of bumpers, light racks, grill gaurds and other aftermarket parts for the WK2 but most appear to be cheaply made crap from China. I want verified made in USA parts for my Jeep.

I...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-10-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Grantsjc
Made in USA parts

Is there a well respected aftermarket company that makes off road accesories for WK2? Looking for front brush guard/bumper, skid plates, rock sliders , roof rack etc.

Seems hard to find parts...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-10-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

Let me know how that works for yah! Im voting right now with my pocket book. I have no time to waste on a broken political system in the US. Democrats and Republicans are all truly useless with...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-10-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

Again all myths. There have been several studies that show Ethonol has very little impact on food prices, and as ethonol refining practices become better more and more plants dont use food stocks...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-09-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

Hmmm many of those prices in MN were recently posted? I usually get e85 for about 40 to 60 cents a gallon less than regular In SF bay area regular runs about $4.17 to $4.30 gallon and E85 is...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-09-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

Great E85 resources


http://e85prices.com/

http://www.e85fuel.com/


http://www.growthenergy.org/
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-09-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

The market data doesnt support some of your numbers? There are e85 E10 price trackers all over the US now. Prices reported this week show much bigger margin than you are reporting in MN and WI. ...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-09-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

Most of that post is irrelevant when talking about e85 in a higher compression flex fuel vehicle like Pentastar v6. I would expect a lower compression v8 like one found in an older Chevy Tahoe to...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-07-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

Where you getting your data? It's wrong. Ethonol sales are increasing production is increasing as well. As long as regular stays over $4 bio fuel can be affordable alternative. Your offering same...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-07-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

Yep Slightly lower energy content has little to do with HP. Most premium dino fuels have less energy than regular gas too. Just throw more fuel in and higher octane of e85 allows ecu to advance...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-06-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

Lol! So many myths and so few facts. Fact is we have plenty of non corn based ethanol plants in US and we will continue to build better higher producing ethanol refineries. Fact subsidies have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-06-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,784
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: How much are you paying at the pump to fill up?

Thats exactly what I paid for my last E85 fill up. I lost about 2.5 to 3 MPG over regular on same commute cycle. E85 really doesnt like acceleration - constant state it gets close to regular fuel...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-06-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By Grantsjc
Best all around tires for multi use

I put a lot of miles on my JGC. Some miiles 15% on poorly maintained mountain roads - all paved but lots of pot holes, covered in mud in winter months, I live in place where I need to park a trailer...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-06-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

I'm sure if somone cracked it there is likely a little more room with AFR and timing but I will live with it.

Im just about even on cost right now. I do like E85 option when oil prices spike...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-06-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,227
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: reasonable weight to tow with 3.6 pentastar.

I hual 4700 lb race car and trailer no problem. Will let you know if anything breaks prematurely
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-06-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

Yeah I know but there must be some custom tunes that will eek a little more for me and not fry the motor. Im surprised my mileage has been so close to regular gas. But then we get crappy gas in...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-06-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,714
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: Synthetic Oil

Im still a big Swepco Dino fan. Been using thier oils successfully in race cars for years. Use it in my daily drivers too.
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Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-06-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 22,176
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

Truly depends on use of the vehicle, your IQ, social circle and where you live. Do you want option of burning e85? Will you tow stuff? Will you hit the drag strip? Are you a well healed educated...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-06-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,071
Posted By Grantsjc
E85 can I do anything to improve fuel mileage?

Are there aftermarket tunes that can better optimise fuel mileage when using E85? I use my JGC 3.6 to commute 80 miles a day over moutainoue terrain into stop and go traffic. So far I have run two...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-06-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 30,007
Posted By Grantsjc
Re: Major smoke out of exhaust

Porsche boxsters did the same thing upon sitting. Intermittent blue smoke out tail pipe. Likely Air oil separator (aos) Never impacted quality or longevity of my Boxster. Had several aos...
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