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Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-16-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,408
Posted By lstowell
Re: Alert: Module Software Updates for 2012

TSBs, etc. can be found at
Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - 2011-2016 Grand Cherokee Service Bulletins and Recalls (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_tsb.htm)
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-14-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By lstowell
Re: Dealer name sticker removal

The screws down under turn in a different direction... Coriolis effect or summit like that.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-14-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By lstowell
Re: Dealer name sticker removal

Buy a toup dryer instead?

We could go completely off the rails here and have you note that you are not drying head hair, but lets not.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-07-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,297
Posted By lstowell
Re: Defrosting frozen windshield fluid

Have you tried adding pure isopropyl alcohol?
Unfortunately if you curve the freezing point with different concentrations of isopropanol, it has to be about 80% to get to -35 F and as it gets much...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-31-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,328
Posted By lstowell
Re: Class action lawsuit against Chrysler

Understand what two of the pedals would be for, but what would the third one be? :rolleyes:
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 12-29-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By lstowell
Re: Snow - gears

Low range is for pulling/towing power at LOW speeds. If the snow is ever deep enough that you would need low range to get thru, seriously consider taking the snowmobile, dogsled, etc.

Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-29-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,867
Posted By lstowell
Re: Consumer Reports

Do they still offer that with the anemic 4 cylinder, and optional Fingerhut seat covers?
I'd expect that to be the CR Car Of The Year...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 12-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By lstowell
Re: Windows Laminated?

? a glass shop does not know whether a vehicle manufactured for USA sale has laminated windshield? And they are not aware that the windshield must be marked with its DOT identity and a safety number...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 12-29-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 238
Posted By lstowell
Re: 04 gc 4.0l mpg

High mileage driving is quite benign to oil... If you don't use a synth or synth blend you might want to consider it.

O2 sensor is good to check/change, as is the catalyst which can drop mileage...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-24-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,230
Posted By lstowell
Re: Anyone regret getting a Summit

I can see this rapidly deteriorating into an argument over whether a Jeep should be the hookee or the hooker... :slapfight:
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By lstowell
Re: 2014 fuel door not flush and not sealing

Presumably it would be under warranty... yours actually looks better than some of the pictures of the fuel door you might find floating around here.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-09-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
Posted By lstowell
Re: Anyone have a successful buy back?

NY Bar association any help in providing contacts for lawyers specializing in lemon law, and whether they offer free initial consultation to see if your case is good enough to take on?

Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-10-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,340
Posted By lstowell
Re: Qudra lift air suspension...?

Drive it before you take someone else's opinion. We won't be driving YOUR Jeep, you will.

Some of us love QL, some prefer a traditional shock suspension--which does have a lot of aftermarket...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-07-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By lstowell
Re: White Rim Road

Kinda depends on whether you want to sight see or challenge your Jeep.
If you've never done it, take the easternmost Ut 128 turnoff to Cisco, then drop south down the canyon to Moab. The part of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-27-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,042
Posted By lstowell
Re: Sales - v6 vs hemi vs diesel?

Well, that would be me, being an old grandpa. I ain't from Pasadena, but if you think yer damn diesel can stay with me over Loveland Pass, I'd be glad to school ya on hemi's anyday. :thumbsup:
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By lstowell
Re: Air Suspension

If this doesn't answer your question, provide a bit more detail on what you mean by adjusting by itself. Might also give the build date off the door sticker as there appear to be a few variations....
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-10-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By lstowell
Re: Had it with the Active Braking

I'm past the 3 score and 10 meself.
Finally turned the damn alert off, as the only time it fires is for bikes on really crooked roads or someone turning in front of me, so close that I can already...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-09-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By lstowell
Re: Had it with the Active Braking

Sadly, get used to it. Seen the commercials touting this feature as somehow being responsible for some schluck who can't be bothered to pay attention being denied their Darwin Award?

They aren't...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-02-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By lstowell
Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

Hakka 7 studded is arguably the noisiest studded tire I've ever used, and should you be inclined to hot rod your TH, have the ice speed record.
Do you get really hard frozen ice, with snow or...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-02-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By lstowell
Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

Nokians are the king of the crop.
Their Hakkapeliitta prestudded series can't be beat, and weren't that much more than Michelins. Tad noisy though.
Cooper studdeds have little cups in the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-26-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,187
Posted By lstowell
Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

See FMVSS No. 108 regarding the brightness ratio, etc. required when there is another illumination source near a turn signal. Try not to fall asleep. If the DRL is not implemented via the turn...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 09-25-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By lstowell
Re: Pennzoil vs Mobile 1

I think there is one guy here who absolutely knows which is "best" but he is out on sabbatical for the next few years, and the rest of us just have opinions, which are like what the proctologists...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-24-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By lstowell
Re: Low tire pressure warning

The TPMS doesn't update immediately, it has to be driven, so best method to drive about 10 minutes, look at the display and then measure the tires with an external gauge so you know how far off the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-18-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By lstowell
Re: High mileage WK2

42, 13, 7, 50, 27, 19

Hope this helps...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 09-16-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,730
Posted By lstowell
Re: My GC SRT14 vs. 2014 BMW X5

Been wondering about the comment regarding low humidity as well, given that water injection has been used for a long time for a power boost. Even the Oldsmobile had it.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-15-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By lstowell
Re: Custom wheel suggestions

Black would work, as would a dark grey.

Try the Discount Tire Virtual Wheel Visualizer | See Wheels on Your Car & Truck | Discount Tire (http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/interactive.do)
or ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By lstowell
Re: Gorilla Guard Lug Nuts 2014 WK2

7/8 SAE is 22.23 mm metric, so unless the spare wrench is loose, I wouldn't expect it to fit unless you Dremel'd the key a bit to fit.

Have you contacted Gorilla in case they already know the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-12-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,804
Posted By lstowell
Re: Issue free

You must own a lot of vehicles?!
Are you Jay Leno incognito?

I've never had zero issues with anything...
Some folks have had problems of the type that would tempt me to drive the vehicle...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-12-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By lstowell
Re: Anybody want to go half?

Sorta depends on the kid, and what their "thruput" rate is.
I swear mine could go thru a 55g drum of diapers in a day or two.

Good luck with the kid, and congrats.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-11-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,457
Posted By lstowell
Re: Winter's Coming - Let's talk snow tires

OK, would you believe that new 4wd Ferrari with good snow tires, and you just rear ended it and the owner is 350 pounds and an active WWF wrestler whose wife just threw him out of the house because...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,517
Posted By lstowell
Re: Well I sold my Jeep

Seems like there's one in every crowd.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,064
Posted By lstowell
Re: Dealer says no one wants off road package

An Overland with full off road could run the Rubicon.

I'd probably "decline the honor" myself.
I don't take my '14 into many places that I would take my 95.
Part of that is lacking the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-03-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,064
Posted By lstowell
Re: Dealer says no one wants off road package

I for one am glad the things are being ordered as essentially mall crawlers.
It means the vehicle is good enough as a nice driver, fancy enough, etc. to compete in the market usually known as...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-02-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By lstowell
Re: Backup Camera Display - glitching / wonky

If you update to premium membership, you can get access to downloads right here from the forum, along with the change lists.

Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - 2011-2016 Grand Cherokee...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,064
Posted By lstowell
Re: Dealer says no one wants off road package

Do those dealers put factory "Mall Rated" badges on them?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,064
Posted By lstowell
Re: Dealer says no one wants off road package

Must be regional. Local dealers seem to use the Summit for the mall crawling crowd, and order the Overlands with OR-II.

But then we have actual trails around here and Dr Colorchip seems to...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-28-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By lstowell
Re: What's your opinion on fuel?

OK, I tend to use midgrade myself, in the V8. If an engine has multiple recommends, such as the V8 which has both 87 and 89, I pretty much always use the higher end of that range. I would not...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-27-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,169
Posted By lstowell
Re: Interior Materials Complaint - Gloss Steering wheel w/ satin trim? WTF?

On a more serious note, with a good preclean, a clear satin finish coating followed by very careful rubdown with superfine steel wool after it has thoroughly dried might match the rest of the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-27-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,781
Posted By lstowell
Re: 14.32.2 UConnect US Only

I'm waiting to see if it will get posted in the VIP section.

Haven't seen our resident guru for almost a month, hopefully nothing has happened to Willx other than hopefully taking a breather,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-26-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,113
Posted By lstowell
Re: WK 2 is a little scary with all the problems especially SRT

??? Chrysler doesn't give a rat whether you rent a Chrysler or not.
They really don't even give a rat what rental company your dealer sets you
up with. I've had non-Mopar rentals from Hertz...
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