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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-22-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,933
Posted By rich mac
Re: What's your other car?

'10 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 02-14-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,158
Posted By rich mac
Had an encounter with an Explorer Sport

Explorer Sport pulled up next to me at a stop light and indicated he wanted to play a little. He probaly had raced GC Hemis before and had good luck against them. I dropped mine into Track mode and...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-22-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By rich mac
Windshield camera recallibration?

I was told that I might have to have the forward driver assist camera re-calibrated at the dealer after I have a windshield replacement. Anyone have to do this? I'm having the replacement done at a...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-07-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By rich mac
Re: Rust on exhaust , 2014 Summit,

I think that is somewhat normal. The exhaust on my '11 Overland started to look like that after a few thousand miles. I used a wire brush, then sprayed it with high temp flat black rustoleum. At...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-05-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By rich mac
Re: Illuminated Door Sill Guards

another link:
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-02-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By rich mac
Re: Engine Bay Lighting

I installed lighting in both my '14 SRT and '10 Ford pickup. I used led light bars and wired through a mercury switch (see arrow) to an unused tab in the TIPM. Unfortunately, I had unrelated...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-01-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,916
Posted By rich mac
Re: I'm done with Lube Joints

I wanted to get my fluids replaced recently, called a couple of chains to inquire. Both said they used "universal" fluids with special additives. Neither would do the labor only with me bringing in...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-17-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 26,006
Posted By rich mac
Re: Things you might not know about the WK2.........

Buying from a Jeep dealer has the same downside. :lol:
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-28-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By rich mac
Re: Quadra lift question

My last GC was an '11 with QL. The one time I took it to the dealer for service that required it to be on a lift, I lowered and locked the QL when I drove it in the shop (per the owner's manual). ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-12-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,586
Posted By rich mac
R40 recall without going to the dealer

I recently downloaded and installed the R40 recall firmware update from the uConnect site and was wondering how to get the recall cleared from my vehicle. Today I checked the owner connection site...
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 07-22-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,308
Posted By rich mac
Re: Uconnect update 7-15-2015

Read where the main reason for the update was to prevent hackers from taking over the uConnect system. In a controlled experiment, hackers were able to take over a Cherokee with uConnect and disable...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-29-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,093
Posted By rich mac
Re: Grand Cherokee Limited Under Hood Light

I have a similar setup (same lights), except put both on the hood, separated to cover both sides of the engine bay. I did use the mercury switch. I adjusted the switch so it activates when the hood...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-18-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By rich mac
Re: Remove hood vents

I looked closely and found the tabs from underside. The tabs weren't easy to release and I bent them removing the vents. The vents popped back in, but don't fit tight now. Ordered a replacement...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-10-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By rich mac
Re: Odd question...

These are the approximate measurements from my '14 SRT.
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 04-01-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By rich mac
Re: SD Card

I've noticed mine takes about 5 seconds to start, maybe it depends on gb size and number of tracks.
I have a 16 gb card with about 990 tracks
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-31-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By rich mac
Got rid of two of my concerns, and it only cost a few grand to do it.

I had a couple of concerns with my Overland: the quadra-lift (had absolutely no trouble, but reading this forum made me nervous), and the chrome mirror covers. Traded for a SRT - no more...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-23-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,940
Posted By rich mac
Re: SRT8 and Run Flat Tires

Owner's manual says the full size spare can only be used on the rear axle. If you have a flat on the front you must mount the spare on the rear and replace the flat front tire with the good one...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-25-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,277
Posted By rich mac
Re: Place to hide your keys/external lockbox options?

I use a HitchSafe, available on Amazon for about $50.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-02-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,017
Posted By rich mac
Re: I see a lot of jeeps rocking the tailgate sticker

Your dealer should not remove the sticker, it plainly states it is to be removed by the customer. BTW, I removed mine right after this photo was taken(peeled right off like a post-it note).
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-18-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By rich mac
Sharkfin antenna experience

With all the threads about the Sharkfin antenna both pro and con,
I thought I'd share my experience with the install and performance of the antenna.

Order experience:
Ordered: 04-10...
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