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Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 06-03-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Towing

For my boat and cargo trailer I needed a 2" drop and 2" ball. I went with Curt which had the highest tow rating (7500 lbs GTW/750 lbs TW).

Amazon.com: CURT Manufacturing 45036 Class III 2" Loaded...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-18-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Check engine light

This new TSB should fix that:
http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_1800814.pdf
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-01-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 17,716
Posted By vertrkr
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

The color match is perfect for OEM HIDs, these are 5000k. The ballast box I just double side taped to the fender wall, it's plug and play. I have them in my fog lights and they work without needing...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 01-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By vertrkr
V6 power steering fluid level down a little bit

When I first got my Durango the power steering fluid level was right at the max level and always stayed there the first few months. Now it's right in-between the max and min mark and been that way...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 01-16-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By vertrkr
The most accurate tire gauge money can buy

Hi, I'm Kurt and I'm a tire gauge-aholic. In my never ending quest to find the perfect gauge I think I finally did it, the Longacre 53008. I like analog gauges for their lack of batteries but prefer...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 01-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,823
Posted By vertrkr
Getting tired of my 1st to 2nd gear clunk when coasting

When coasting down a slight inline usually a parking lot, parking garage, my street I get harsh shifts when it goes into 2nd gear. It varies from a slight clunk to feeling like i've been rear ended....
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 12-19-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,051
Posted By vertrkr
Transmission update for Durango?

I noticed there's a new TSB for the Grand Cherokee for the tranny with the V6 to fix a variety of issues for November 12 and earlier builds but they don't mention the Durango. Being the same systems...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 12-14-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,128
Posted By vertrkr
Re: New UConnect

Two updates in 3 months of ownership. Gotta give a big thumbs up to Chrysler. I hope they keep at it to perfect and add new features to uConnect. This is so the right way to do it, letting users...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 12-10-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By vertrkr
Re: 2014 5.7 oil filter #

Wish I had it for cleanliness, my garage is a mess.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 12-07-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By vertrkr
Re: transmission question

197 for tranny and 194 for oil. The tranny temp highest reading was 204 going up a long grade. Highest oil temp was 204 also in stop & go traffic.

Haven't had any vibrations of any sort but I have...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 12-03-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Is this normal?

Both of mine are clean at 2,500 miles. It does look like a leak but you could wipe it off and see if it returns to be sure. I'd take it in as is.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 11-25-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By vertrkr
What do you keep in your cargo bin?

Here's my list being an old boy scout:

500 Amp battery booster with air compressor
Fire extinguisher
Sun block
2 blankets
3 pairs of gloves (Mechanix, leather, wool)
Water proof hat & shell...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 11-10-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By vertrkr
Vinyl wrapped dash completed

The tan interior comes with plastic molded dash pieces that are a swirly black pattern. I really wanted a burl wood look that comes with the light frost interior color but not have the gloss finish....
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 11-06-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,307
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Thoughts on my Granite D Citadel with Blu-Ray

Everytime I read a post here I can't help but to think of this mini:
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 11-06-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,598
Posted By vertrkr
Re: 10 minute foot well RGB LED ambient lighting.

Hell of a job and write up, kudos. I'm still contemplating on this. I remember my first lighting project, when I was in 5th grade, was putting bulbs on the bottom of my roller skates in the late '70s.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 11-06-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By vertrkr
Filled in gap on right side of air intake

I kept staring at this gap on the right side of the air intake. Chrysler did put a little piece of foam there but it still left a bit of a gap. I'm sure it's an insignificant amount of hot air...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 11-02-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,307
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Thoughts on my Granite D Citadel with Blu-Ray

You can get the warranties online for much better prices. Here's a thread on that:
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f177/chrysler-extended-warranty-service-contract-65864.html
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 11-01-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 744
Posted By vertrkr
Engine Oil change details - Filter part # and torque specs

For those changing their own oil wk2jeeps has 3 good articles showing the procedures, part # and torque specs. The '14 filter for the V6 is different from previous years.

Oil Filter for V6:...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-28-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,809
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Durango dumped its oil, connection came loose to radiator

Got my Durango back. It was indeed the lower transmission cooler line the factory did not connect all the way in to the radiator. Paper work says they tested the connection, cleaned the engine bay...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-26-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By vertrkr
All bulbs are the wedge type 194 (except vanity &...

All bulbs are the wedge type 194 (except vanity & glovebox which I didn't do). The manual is wrong. The 4 swivel lights and 2 map lights up front are not replaceable. They cast a yellow hue but the...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-26-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By vertrkr
Removed subwoofer to install larger cargo bin

I decided I'd rather have more cargo room than the subwoofer so I ordered the larger bin (5LC34XXXAC) and it's rubber mat (68184087AA). There's one connection attached to the bin which is to an...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-24-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,598
Posted By vertrkr
Re: 10 minute foot well RGB LED ambient lighting.

Living with the funky hue. Replacing 2 foot well lights, 2 front dome, 1 middle dome, 1 rear dome, 2 tailgate lights.



I will post a new thread, but I want to wait until I get the new leds in...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-24-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Whited out raised graphics in engine compartment

[QUOTE=CLStech;916146]Thanks for the tip! Here are my results below:

Nice. I'm not sure if you did the srt letters or they came from the factory. They do sell a metallic red pen that would better...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-22-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By vertrkr
Re: IIHS Crash Protection Report on 2014 Durango Unhelpful to Consumers

Yes and yes.

ACC will bring it to a complete stop and resume again (if stopped for 2 seconds or less) without any driver intervention. I used it in stop and go traffic for many miles and it worked...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-21-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,446
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Checked wheel lug nut torque for 130 ft lbs

Customer service emailed me back with the same info Milous posted. They said the Service Manual specs it as 100 15 Ft. Lbs.
Forum: Visual Modifications 10-21-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Plasti Dipped Emblems

Paint pen wouldn't look good, you'd see stroke marks. This happens on very smooth surfaces that are big enough to require multiple strokes to cover the area. The dodge emblems I did on the back were...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-20-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,446
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Checked wheel lug nut torque for 130 ft lbs

Crap, I'm not sure what to think. That's a good theory though, NASA made that unit mistake and lost the Mars Climate Orbiter mission for pete's sake. For the Durango the 2nd edition User Guide says...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-20-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Molded dash/trim kits? anyone know a source?

Did the hardest piece today, seems I'm good for 1 a day. The big compound curve was a real bitch. I'll quit posting now and save up for a new thread with all the details.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-19-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 35,237
Posted By vertrkr
Re: 2014 Durango production

Ya, I remember signing something that I would take delivery within 3 days, not sure if that was the dealer paperwork or Chrysler. In any event the dealer said if I was on vacation or something it...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-18-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Molded dash/trim kits? anyone know a source?

Here's a little teaser. It's much more difficult than I thought. I cried a little bit 10 minutes into the job thinking I was in over my head but I kept at it. The first little piece came out great,...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-18-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,524
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Things to check on delivery

One of my front wheels has a ridiculous amount of counter weights on it, didn't add up the weight but it's about 6" long. I know my local performance shop would reject that tire if it needed so much...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-15-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,348
Posted By vertrkr
Re: 2014 Durango towing

I can't comment on what or where to mount it but how to mount it, use Scotch/3M 20lb double sided tape found at many hardware stores or online. I've used just about every velcro and tape mount...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-13-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By vertrkr
Picked up this 20v lithium hand held vacuum

My black carpet is a dirt magnet it seems. I have a shop vac but it takes a minute to get out and plug in so I don't use it often agonizing over those 60 seconds. I found a great little lithium...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-12-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By vertrkr
License plate frame won't fit

I found there is little room behind the rear view camera housing for a license plate frame. My favorite one won't fit and looks like only the thinnest of frames might fit.

Having no frame that...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-10-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,263
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Tips, Tricks & Features you didn't know about

The center console has a tissue holder under the lid in the first/small compartment.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-09-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,049
Posted By vertrkr
TSB for 5.7L Hemi with blue smoke at start up

I think this is the 1st tsb for the '14 Durango:

Blue Smoke From Exhaust On Initial Start-up When Parked Facing Uphill On An Incline. The solution is a new oil pan and pcm update.
...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-09-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,955
Posted By vertrkr
Re: WeatherTech floor liners - they need more requests

No problem accessing the cargo bin, the mat easily folds when lifting the hatch up.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-09-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By vertrkr
Decided to hide 2nd fob in car with batteries removed

I always like having a hide-a-key, saved me on a few occasions. Previously I've always hidden them deep somewhere in the undercarriage. This time I've decided to pull the batteries from the spare FOB...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By vertrkr
Mopar catalog now online for 2014 Durango

The Mopar catalog is now online for 2014. Now just waiting for the service manual.
Update: Looks like no parts yet, just accessories but they do have different wheels.

Official Mopar 2014 Dodge...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-07-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,638
Posted By vertrkr
Fog lights upgraded to high power LEDs

I upgraded the fog lights to the best H11 leds I could find rated at 26w, 1800 lumens & 5000K.
Bottom Line: I would not recommend this as they are stupid expensive and required modification to the...
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