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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-11-2013, 10:50 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: GC Diesel vs. V6 vs. V8 vs. Touareg TDI

I have put 28k miles on my 2011 Touareg TDI. Zero issues so far, not even a squeak or rattle.

I had been considering a 2014 wk2 crd. I have decided to keep the treg. It is by far the best vehicle...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-21-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,325
Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Milous,

wk2jeeps and this thread have the CRD compression ratio listed as 15.5 to 1. Unless the ratio was changed for the US market it should be listed as 16.5 to 1.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2013, 11:30 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Um where did you go to school?

Diesel combined MPG will be about 25 mpg. Current diesel price $3.79

Hemi will be about 17 mpg combined current reg price $3.39

50,000 miles/25=2000 gal of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2013, 10:32 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

The diesel will be much less likely to downshift due to the torque curve.

Why not go test drive a used (broken in) 2011+ Touareg TDI? They have a 3.0 diesel/8 speed and weigh about 5k lbs. Should...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2013, 10:24 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Compared to other diesels in its class the 2014 JGC CRD is a bargain ( real world purchase price)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 11:20 AM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Milous, Looks like a Limited can be ordered with out a sunroof. Is this correct?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 11:07 AM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I have owned several clean diesels. The dpf regen process is not a big deal. Anybody who tells you that smoke is expelled out the exhaust during a regen is ignorant.

Go check a Clean Diesel tail...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-09-2013, 11:02 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

It will blow the 3.6 out of the water. 0-60 time should be 6.8-7.1 seconds. It will put out more Torque than a 1995 Dodge Cummins Diesel with twice as many gears.

My current vehicle is a 2011...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-09-2013, 10:52 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

The actual real world CRD #S will be MUCH higher at 60 mph on the hwy. Once broken in more like 35 mpg. The EPA formula for diesels is always low compared to real world. Especially hwy mpg.

On a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-22-2012, 03:40 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Once broken in 38 mpg hwy at 55-60 mph interstate won't be a far stretch in my opinion. This is based on personal experience with a 2011 Touareg TDI and many other diesels I have owned over the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-22-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,400
Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - MPG? Let the speculations begin!

Another thing to keep in mind is that diesels are known for getting about 20% better real world hwy mpg than what the epa lists. At least when driven at 60 or so mph.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-09-2012, 05:14 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

My questions were directed to milous. Look back in the tread? Almost 300 pages? Ya right.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-09-2012, 04:46 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Milous,

Will the CRD/Hemi 8 speed also have improvements?

The first page of this thread has it listed as a 8hp70 which leads me to believe this trans is built by zf .

Will there be a 870re...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-28-2012, 10:50 AM
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Views: 1,433,325
Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

The look of the 2014 is growing on me. At first I didn't care for the rear end. I am starting to like it.

The front end looks great! I'll bet there has been an improvement in aerodynamic cd.
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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-26-2012, 10:11 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Love the front, hate the back.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-04-2012, 09:44 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-04-2012, 06:31 PM
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Views: 1,433,325
Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

My Touareg TDI with the Asin 8 speed starts in first. It shifts to second right out of the gate, very smooth.

with 30.5 tires and a 3.45 diff and a .67 8th gear the rpm at 60 mph is about 1527...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-04-2012, 04:31 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Good news. The 3.0L CRD with 265/60/18 tires will be running about 1528 rpm in 8th gear at 60 mph!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-04-2012, 02:00 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Except for the cop cars. They have stuck with the older, proven, 5 and 6 speeds for the 6yl and hemi police package.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-02-2012, 09:22 PM
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Milous,

First page of the thread shows CRD available in Larado, Limited and Overland trims.

WK2 jeep shows Limited and Overland only. Any additional updates on this?

Can one order a Limited...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-22-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,325
Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

If offered with the CRD I will almost certainly (goodbye 2011 Touareg TDI) purchase a 2014 Trailhawk. I don't want a sunroof and apparently one can not delete this option from a limited or overland....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-17-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12,492
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Mious, any chance the 2014 will have fuel saving grill shutters such as those on the 2013 ram 1500? Beyond electric steering are there any other fuel saving tibits?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-17-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12,492
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

The huge chrome "Grand Cherokee" trim piece on the tailgate between the taillights won't be there on the 2014. Words will embossed on tailgate or something like that.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-10-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12,492
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

The rumored Ram 1500 3.0 crd and JGC crd will share the same engine, trans, tranfer case due to the cost of emissions testing and certification.

For this reason I believe the tidbit is related to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-08-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,325
Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Back to the crd off road topic. Off road mode for traction control? Off road mode for electric steering?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-05-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12,492
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Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

SCR has been used for several years now in the US? SCR uses DEF?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12,492
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Posted By bmw335d
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-03-2012, 09:16 AM
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Views: 1,433,325
Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Torsen center differential? Hope not.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-02-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,325
Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Agreed. Other manufactures have gone to run flat tires when they add scr (urea) to a vehicle because they place the scr tank where the spare tire was.

It will be interesting to see what the Jeep...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-02-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,325
Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

hope it's not run flat tires
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-01-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,325
Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

electric locking rear diff?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-30-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,400
Posted By bmw335d
Re: 2014 MPG - let the speculations begin

The crd should be very capable of AT LEAST 35 mpg at 55-60 mph on the interstate.

My 2011 Touareg TDI gets over 37 mpg under those conditions, yet is epa rated at 28 mpg hwy, diesels are under...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 09-23-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,978
Posted By bmw335d
Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

35+ mpg at 60 mph interstate! Around 26 mpg in mixed driving. The 2011 + Touareg has an efficient torsen center diff. All of my fuel ups are posted at fuelly in the 2011 section under e90diesel.
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Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 09-17-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,978
Posted By bmw335d
Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

The 8 speed in the Touareg and Cayenne is buillt by Aisin, not ZF. I have a 2011 Touareg TDI, the 8 speed is awesome! I may jump ship for a JGC diesel next year though. :D
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