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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-22-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 17,186
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Show & tell - wk2 photos off roading "proof"

Yes, 20" and 275/55 Wrangler Duratracs. I like those tires so far, they have 17K on them. The QL was set to ORA-I, and not to the highest setting of ORA-II.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-20-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,245
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Paddle Shifters (slowing down)

No paddle shifters on my last car, just a stick on the floor. It was a 2001 Honda CR-V with the 5-MT stick. The 5-MT was great because it helped me wring out every ounce of power out of that 2.0L...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-20-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 17,186
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Show & tell - wk2 photos off roading "proof"

I went back to Hollister Hills last week with my nephew, he's 11. He took this 35-second video of a dirt/rock climb. You can hear him laugh as I bounced near a rock. (https://youtu.be/LSqxIUrdKC8) I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,245
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Paddle Shifters (slowing down)

I use the paddles frequently to downshift. My last car was a MT tranny and downshifting helps control vehicle speed. I really like those paddle shifters.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-14-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Here it is...2016 WK2 75th anniversary edition

Looks sharp, nice rig! There are a few of us here who have 275/55 rubber on the 20s. Let us know how you like them. I have QL and the only rubbing I've experienced is at the lowest (Park/Entry/Exit)...
Forum: Visual Modifications 07-14-2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Front Plate

I have no plate and no holes on the front and it looks very clean. I like it. Why don't you plug the holes and try to restore that clean look?

California requires a front plate. I'm hoping I never...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-14-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Need help wording an issue for service advisor

Yes did you get this fixed, or at least inspected? Let us know the result.

I had Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs with 15,000 miles on them transferred from my last WK2 (a 2014) onto my current WK2 (a...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-08-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

Not sure if they removed that donut damper or not. I know they looked at the plate and where it bolts to, and they said the bolt pattern does not match. So it does not sound like that is the problem....
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-03-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Case Manager

I dealt with 3-4 of them during my buy back, which all told took about 5 months. Most were good but one was very difficult. I had to repeatedly use the words 'systemic defect', and worked hard to...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-03-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By echo7tango
Re: 255/55/20 any thoughts

Looking forward to updates here. My wider tires are still new, they have 16,000 on them, and I will be interested in a narrower tire if I can.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-30-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Leather dash wrinkles

Can you include some pics?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-25-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,899
Posted By echo7tango
Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting

One JeepGarage thread on them is here, http://www.jeepgarage.org/f222/new-wk2-hood-light-mount-brackets-from-shield-productions-95159.html#post1268799.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-25-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,532
Posted By echo7tango
Re: New WK2 Hood Light Mount Brackets from Shield Productions

Hi, I've been meaning to get back to this, because I too did not initially understand where the lights mounted. I read the thread and the product web site and thought, for whatever reason, that the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-24-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Uneek Rock Sliders for 2016 WK2, getting ready to pull the trigger

Congratulations and I like your subdued choices. Better to wait a little bit, to get it right.

Looking forward to more pics!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-24-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By echo7tango
Re: What are HD brakes?

Likely bigger rotors, because of expected towing with our CRDs?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-24-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,495
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Here come the shifter lawsuits

Sign me up to be a witness for Jeep, as a customer who does not think the design is bad. I put 40,000+ miles on my 2014, and I miss not having that shifter on my 2016.

Anyone else willing to be a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-22-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,829
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Actor Anton Yelchin killed by Grand Cherokee in Neutral

Good one, you got me. Already changed that. The Cavs played awesome and smoked the Dubs in those last three games. Incredible. Congratulations to you and to NE Ohio and NW Pennsylvania, the entire...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-22-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,829
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Actor Anton Yelchin killed by Grand Cherokee in Neutral

Nice one, Mozzie. Some people don't like the new style shifter. It is different, for sure, but I found it more efficient, and since it was different it took a little getting used to, but once I got...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-22-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,371
Posted By echo7tango
Re: WK2 Snorkel

Yes, the US military trucks I used to drive had circular snorkel heads on them covered by a dome, bell shaped protector so that heavy rains would not enter - if memory serves, as I retired 23 years...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-22-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,258
Posted By echo7tango
Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

eTrailer has a page for Cargo Roof Baskets and Trays made by several manufacturers: Curt, Inno, Kuat, Reese, Rhino-Rack, Rocky Mounts, Rola, SportRack, Surco, Thule and Yakima.

These are to be...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-21-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,829
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Actor Anton Yelchin killed by Grand Cherokee in Neutral

I'm glad you and the kids are safe, dmb4040. The design is different, non-standard, and unique. I preferred it in my 2014 and wish it was in my 2016, because it takes up less space. But in 40,000...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-21-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,829
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Actor Anton Yelchin killed by Grand Cherokee in Neutral

Poor guy, this is a tragedy and because of his actor status, it will be big news for some time. He could fly a USS Enterprise NCC-1701, he just couldn't park a Grand Cherokee.

It is always a good...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-21-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Once Bitten, Twice Shy...

Nice looking rig, there. I too had issues with a 2014 JGC but agree with you, "the WK2 is arguably the best-looking and driving affordable mid-size SUV out there", so I now have a 2016 and am hoping...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-13-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,721
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Bye Bye 2011 GC Overland V8 4x4

I suggest he rearrange the letters to spell MAR.

Hard to believe they come from the factory that way. But if overlanding is right I'll keep my eye out for them on the street. I haven't noticed any...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-13-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,589
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Draining DEF

The link is now broken. There are many pages on DEF deterioration but I'm not readily finding any from Jeep. Are there any?
Forum: Off Road Modifications 06-04-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

Cool, I will give that a... umm... shot, Shots. Thanks.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-04-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Trouble getting replacement/buyback from Jeep for issue they admit they cant fix

+1. My dealership's management team advocated on my behalf and it helped to get my replacement. Good luck to the OP.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 06-04-2016, 03:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

Interesting. How did she take it off? Was it easy / straightforward? I might do that too.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-03-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,258
Posted By echo7tango
Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

Sorry, those are all I have. In the first pic if you zoom in on the near tower you may be able to see the cross bar end is 'dislocated' a little from where it joins the tower.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 06-02-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

CRD is my shorthand for EcoDiesel. I don't want to use ED because that might sound like a viagra commercial. CRD is 'common-rail diesel' which the engine is.

Apologies for any confusion. You may...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-01-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,258
Posted By echo7tango
Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

Nice pics, and nice rig! Thanks especially for the close-up of the tower. The failure I saw yesterday shouldn't happen with that design.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-01-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,258
Posted By echo7tango
Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

I noticed a problem yesterday, on the rack of a very old and well-run Cherokee. I hope the pictures show it - the bar end at the right front tower is separating from its mount, resulting in the bar...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-01-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,258
Posted By echo7tango
Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

I'll echo JGinBoston's words. If you regularly Armor All it, it will be nice and shiny and give you the look your wife likes. But these things are essentially plastic and over time the UV rays...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 06-01-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Adding skid plates for 2016 WK2: Do I go with Jeep's ORA-II plates?

Be advised, one of the transfer case skid plates does not fit the 2016 CRD, even though it is the part shown in Jeep's system for the 2016. Of the two pieces shown in the above picture, the larger...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-30-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,115
Posted By echo7tango
Re: 4x4 vs. AWD vs. 4WD

As Benn0 has said, there are mistakes in this article about the Grand Cherokee's 4x4 systems.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-28-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,777
Posted By echo7tango
Re: 275-55-20 BFG T/A KO2 on stock rims

When I got the DuraTracs mounted I did not tell my wife. She did not notice the slightly louder road noise and I had to tell her they were on.

If you do get an A/T tire be sure to rotate every 5K...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-28-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,293
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Shifter Recall

I now have a brand new 2016 with the new shifter, after 2 years and 40,000 miles with the old shifter. I have 400 miles on my new rig and I prefer the old shifter. It takes up less room on the center...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-28-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,777
Posted By echo7tango
Re: 275-55-20 BFG T/A KO2 on stock rims

Bob, it comes down to, what is important to you? What do you want from your tires?

Some reasons to get the larger A/T 275/55-20s more off-road oriented tires:
- better off-road traction
-...
Forum: New Members - Welcome! 05-28-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By echo7tango
Re: New member from Brentwood Northern California

Hello to you both and welcome to JeepGarage. I am in Sunnyvale. Bob, Alegria, if you are ever in the area and want to meet up for a coffee or whatever, or if you ever want to hit the trails at...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-27-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,777
Posted By echo7tango
Re: 275-55-20 BFG T/A KO2 on stock rims

For the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs the only rubbing is at Park height Entry/Exit, only in reverse and at full lock - only mild rubbing.
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