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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes 07-13-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By JohnS
Re: Need help, too much break dust

Have a look here (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f97/what-did-you-do-to-your-wk2-srt-today-64109-236.html#post1199406) and here...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-13-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 185,086
Posted By JohnS
Re: What did you do to your WK2 SRT today?

I agree with Scott. I must have tried all the brands for wheel cleaners & protectants over the years, but I was never satisfied. I became a happy camper when I changed to ceramic pads on my '06...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-30-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,883
Posted By JohnS
Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk

As much as I love my SRT8, and all my Grand Cherokees for that matter, most of models I've owned have had a relatively serious reliability problem. This has aways been my main issue with Chrysler,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-27-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 185,086
Posted By JohnS
Re: What did you do to your WK2 SRT today?

I added a little color under the hood today.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-19-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,883
Posted By JohnS
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-11-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By JohnS
Re: Gold Chrome SRT

Links to more gold wrap pic's here - http://www.jeepgarage.org/f97/srt-8-wrapped-in-gold-chrome-65462.html#post893301
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-30-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By JohnS
Re: Start then Stall MY12

This seems to be a recurring theme at Chrysler/Jeep - issuing recalls without the required parts in stock to do the work, e.g. the brake booster recall, the carbon fibre dash & door panel parts,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-18-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By JohnS
Do you keep your key fobs in the freezer?

Keys in the freezer may keep your vehicle in your driveway (http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/04/17/keys-in-freezer-may-keep-lexus-in-your-driveway.html)
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-14-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By JohnS
Re: Smaller Tire Width for Winter?

I've had narrower winter tires on my Charger SRT8 & currently run the stock size 295/45/R20 winter tires on my Jeep SRT8. To be honest, I haven't really noticed a difference in winter driving, both...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-06-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,378
Posted By JohnS
Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk w/6.2l SC???

I think Jeep should just re-program the 'Panic' button on the current key fob for the all out performance mode. It would save money having one key fob for both modes & it's probably how most...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-03-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,037
Posted By JohnS
Re: Replacement tire comments requested.

Nope, because they ride better & don't rattle my teeth ... and they're cheaper. :D
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-30-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,037
Posted By JohnS
Re: Replacement tire comments requested.

I replaced my P Zeros with Toyo Proxes last Spring. Ride & handling are great. They're about an inch narrower in thread width, than the Pirellis. I had Falken tires on my Overland. Tread wear &...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-26-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By JohnS
Re: Soot on exhaust tips

I use Mothers Chrome Polish. It's safe for black chrome & does a good job of removing the exhaust stains. Check the label first before using any chrome polishes to make sure they're safe for black...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-24-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By JohnS
Re: Wanna buy a Hellcat?

:eek:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqNCFpDD9Eg
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-23-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By JohnS
Chinese tires on a Jeep GC SRT?

ChemChina buys Pirelli :eek: (http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/23/us-pirelli-chemchina-idUSKBN0MI0PQ20150323)
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By JohnS
Wanna buy a Hellcat?

There's one for sale on eBay ... Dodge Challenger Hellcat | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-Challenger-Hellcat-/221719086427?rmvSB=true)
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-15-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 932
Posted By JohnS
Re: Nitrogen in tires from factory?

You could be right. I just assumed (and you should never assume :D) that they came that way from the factory since the sticker was there when I picked them up. Just out of interest, I'll check the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-14-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 932
Posted By JohnS
Re: Nitrogen in tires from factory?

Both my 2011 Overland & my 2012 SRT8 came with nitrogen filled tires from the factory. The SRT8 came with the Pirelli PZero run flats.

There is a nitrogen sticker in the upper corner of the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-12-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By JohnS
Re: Clear protective material on lower rear rockers, lower door and rear flare

I'm no help with the part #'s. But, if you can't find them, I suggest you buy a small roll of the 3M chip guard from the local auto supply store. You can cut out the pieces you need by tracing an...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-08-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By JohnS
Re: 2012 wk2 spidermonkey wheel oxidation HELP

I've used clearcoat-safe rubbing compound to remove the baked on brake dust.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-03-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By JohnS
If you can't trust your dealer, who can you trust?

I've got a great relationship with my dealer, but some aren't so lucky. :(

Dodge warns of shady dealers (http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/03/autos/dodge-dealers/index.html)
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-01-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,993
Posted By JohnS
Re: Show me your SRT Jeep.

I found another pic. I like the background.:cool:
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 02-24-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,993
Posted By JohnS
Re: Show me your SRT Jeep.

Here are a few pic's taken over the last 6 months.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 02-02-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By JohnS
12" of snow ... no worries!

We got dumped on last night with 12" of drifting snow. I took my Jeep out this morning to get gas for our snow blower. The Jeep with Pirelli Scorpions handled to snow great. I was a little...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-13-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By JohnS
Re: Clear film near rear wheel?

When I removed the factory film on the rear doors, I carefully heated & stretched the film out from under the flares & carefully cut it with an X-acto knife with a new blade. The remaining film...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-08-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By JohnS
Re: 2015 Side Panel Road Rash...3 season tires???

I've never used the spray, so I can't comment on its durability, appearance, or ease of removal. The benefits I see with the adhesive film is that it is very strong and offers superior paint chip...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-08-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By JohnS
Re: 2015 Side Panel Road Rash...3 season tires???

My Jeep is mineral gray metallic & the Charger was silver. The film is virtually invisible. I bought the pre-cut kit from a 3M supplier & installed it myself. Installation is definitely an art,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-08-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By JohnS
Re: 2015 Side Panel Road Rash...3 season tires???

I haven't put anything behind the front tires. There is a little road rash on the bottom inside lip of the fender flares in the wheel wells behind the tires. However, it's not really noticeable...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-07-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By JohnS
Re: 2015 Side Panel Road Rash...3 season tires???

Here's a pic of my Jeep marked up to show where I put the larger 3M piece on the rear doors.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/JWS/RightSide2908143M_zps0ecb8037.jpg
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-03-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By JohnS
Re: 2015 Side Panel Road Rash...3 season tires???

I did the same on my '12. The 3M stuff is standing up pretty well. This is my second winter since I removed the factory film & installed 3M.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-30-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By JohnS
Re: battery problems

Here's some more food for thought.

I had a dead battery on my 2011 GC Overland. Apparently, the battery was drained by a computer glitch. The computer thought the back hatch was open (it wasn't)...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 11-24-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By JohnS
Re: Winter Rubber on OEMs?

This will be my second winter on the Pirelli Scorpions & replica wheels. Great traction & smooth ride. I've attached a pic of the Scorpion & replica wheel on the left & the stock run-flat & OEM...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 11-24-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,478
Posted By JohnS
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 11-23-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By JohnS
Re: Winter Car Washes

I think that used to be the case with older vehicles, but newer vehicles have better rust resistance. Both our daily drivers - Chevy Cruz & Jeep GC - have been undercoated just to be safe.

Back...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 11-21-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By JohnS
Re: Winter Car Washes

I use the gas station no touch wash, as well. The wash works pretty well removing salt & slush, but sometimes it leaves a light dirt film on the chrome & paint. If this happens, I towel dry the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-21-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By JohnS
Re: No brakes!

Well, I finally got the call that the my booster recall parts have arrived - 5 months after they were ordered.

I'll be taking my Jeep in the 1st week in December to have the work done. Fingers...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-15-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By JohnS
Re: Small oil stains after my service

Sometimes when the old oil is drained during an oil change, some of the old oil spills onto the plastic pan under the engine. This could be the oil dripping from the pan onto your floor.

Worst...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-27-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,335
Posted By JohnS
Re: Red or Black stripes

I suggest ...

Black for a formal look, or
Red for a sporty, jump out at you, look.

It's your Jeep & your choice.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 10-06-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,915
Posted By JohnS
Re: New video MRT exhaust

That drone is a deal breaker for me. I just finished a 1500 mile highway trip in my SRT8. Both my wife & I commented on how quiet the cabin was during the trip. There was a little noise /drone...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 10-03-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By JohnS
Road trip & a nice surprise ...

Last week, my wife & I took our Jeep SRT8 on it's first major road trip to Annapolis, MD & Virginia Beach, VA. It was a 1500 mile round trip.

After 500 miles, we stopped in Annapolis.
Here's a...
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