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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-28-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,484
Posted By Misiu
It's been really quiet...hopefully will hear...

It's been really quiet...hopefully will hear something after the diesel is released
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Misiu
Common rail diesel (CRD) available on the 2014...

Common rail diesel (CRD) available on the 2014 MAYBE as early as late June.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Misiu
I got all excited until I realized you didn't...

I got all excited until I realized you didn't mean the CRD...

Argh...I even called my dealer...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-04-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,136
Posted By Misiu
Solvable if you put on "flat Bushwackers" for...

Solvable if you put on "flat Bushwackers" for fenders? Or do you have to trim the actual rock rail? In other words, what specifically needs cutting to make these fit on the Summit?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-04-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,136
Posted By Misiu
I had the same thought as the previous poster,...

I had the same thought as the previous poster, but on the Jeep configuration, I saw QTII vice QDII, and I need QDII for offroad.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 05-02-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,466
Posted By Misiu
Re: Thinking about building a ridiculous WK2 on 35's.... Thoughts?

I'm really rooting for the Trailhawk II which was prototyped with 35" Mickey Thompsons.

But...

The reviewer said that the tires rubbed the wheel well at full steering lock and during minimal...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 05-01-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,466
Posted By Misiu
I'm thinking along similar lines as the original...

I'm thinking along similar lines as the original poster.

But I plan on going with an Overland CRD without Quadra Lift (which can be ordered if you avoid ORAII and order the Quadra Drive separate...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-01-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,275
Posted By Misiu
Reference the fire extinguisher, it is mounted on...

Reference the fire extinguisher, it is mounted on my roll bar for my JKU. For my WK2, I have a box tucked in a corner of the cargo space with all my gear. Not optimal, but there you go.

Also use...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-01-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,275
Posted By Misiu
Fire extinguisher? Always have one strapped in. ...

Fire extinguisher? Always have one strapped in.

If you air down for offroad, or need to inflate post patch, have a portable air compressor that runs off of battery power.

Normal vehicle fluids...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-30-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 448
Posted By Misiu
Trailhawk with Laredo appointmnets?

Milous, if you can, can you let us know if we might get the Trailhawk package on other trim levels beyond the Laredo? We love the offroad potential but want the nice interior touches as well...
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-30-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 465
Posted By Misiu
Question: can the modern WK2 swaybars have a quick disconnect?

The Quadra drive on my Overland is fantastic, but there is little to no articulation as we all know and the wheels get thrown quickly up in the air and don't stay in the ground for traction.

How...
Forum: Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 04-27-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,326
Posted By Misiu
Re: Front facing camera and These under car L.E.D

Imagine a front facing camera that could look down while offroading...when you are on an incline, you want to be precise with wheel placement and avoid high centering without a trail guide. Even in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-26-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Misiu
Black Hills: Anybody try it stock?

I'm planning on doing Ouray and Black Hills in September with the Jeep Jamboree folks.

Has anybody done the Black Hills with a stock WK2? There are some rough trails with boulders on some of the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-26-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
According to the Milous build order thread, it is...

According to the Milous build order thread, it is likely to come out this Fall...October maybe?

Can't wait....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-25-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
By the way, if you were referring to the current...

By the way, if you were referring to the current Trailhawk, it is apples and oranges. My Overland with Silent Armor tires and rock sliders is equal to the current Trailhawk minus the hood sticker.
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-25-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
The premium price is derived from having a diesel...

The premium price is derived from having a diesel CRD engine (torque for offroad), having upgraded rockrails (better than what you get on a Rubi Wrangler, and retail for this Mopar version is a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-25-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
The challenge for the GC in offroad isn't in mud,...

The challenge for the GC in offroad isn't in mud, sand, or "slick rock", it is in places where the wheels are lifted off the ground with moderate to extreme wheel articulation. The swaybar...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-25-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
I agree with your characterization. I know that...

I agree with your characterization. I know that I'll get that diesel Trailhawk and look for off-road adventure. As I already have a Rubicon, I guess I fit. After all, something has to tow the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-22-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By Misiu
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-19-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
All I know is that there seemed to be minimal...

All I know is that there seemed to be minimal clearance at the wheel well and the driver was VERY tentative. There was something written on one article about it being forced to a high rock level to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-18-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Agreed... I actually just watched another video of it at Moab and am a bit worried at the lack of wheel well clearance as it went over the rocks. The article said it was at max lift (rock level 2)...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-18-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Ouch! Then I hope you are right and we get front and back elec lim slip. Good catch!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-18-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,484
Posted By Misiu
It will, thanks! How did I know you'd take...

It will, thanks!

How did I know you'd take the forum bait? ;). Course, you chose to focus on two words out of a multi paragraph response and derail a thread, but lets not do that here too...
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-18-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,484
Posted By Misiu
On the WK2 ordering info sticky Milous has the...

On the WK2 ordering info sticky Milous has the Trailhawk II (my favorite topic as Alaska knows...) coming out in the Fall of 2014.

If built according to the Moab prototype, that means a CRD diesel...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-18-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

I believe that the QDII has the ELSD, and it is in the back. Not the same as a "true" locker of a live axle like the Rubicon Wrangler.

If I had to pick, I'd pick a rear locker...did most of the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-16-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

I noticed on the build order thread that Milous put out that there is a Fall placeholder for the Trailhawk II release. For those excited about this prospect, where will you take yours, assuming it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-15-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

I don't want to turn this into a Wrangler thread, but heavily modified can mean different things to different folks perhaps. To you it's a lift kit and tires.

I replaced the few skid plates from...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-15-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

There are a lot of considerations, you are correct. I own both a heavily modified 2012 Rubicon JKU and a stock 2013 ORAII Overland with a Hemi. I was confronted with how to take a brand new vehicle...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-14-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
Disagree...keep the tires at nice 35s and don't...

Disagree...keep the tires at nice 35s and don't compromise.

One of the testers was pleasantly surprised at how it drove on road with the 35s for those that are worried about that.

Give a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-10-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,896
Posted By Misiu
This is a great vehicle. Great transmission...

This is a great vehicle. Great transmission mated with a lot of torque with the CRD and, if the demo holds, nice big grippy tires for offroad. I have a 2012 JKU Rubicon that is heavily modded and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-06-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,136
Posted By Misiu
I love these rock rails, but then I'm on my third...

I love these rock rails, but then I'm on my third set...on my JKU. The standard Rubicon rock rails looks wimpy, and I replaced them with SRC sliders. Bad choice, they were crushed while driving the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By Misiu
Re: Options For Overland and Trailhawk Questions

And...back on topic as the thread goes sideways.

Any idea why the CRD package can't have a Blu Ray?

Any idea if a full size spare is available on CRD models with some extra space taken up with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By Misiu
Re: Options For Overland and Trailhawk Questions

Interesting as I looked specifically for that and saw Quadra Trac, not Quadra Drive for the transmissions released last October on the Limited Trailhawk. Perhaps they offered Quadra Drive later?...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By Misiu
Re: Options For Overland and Trailhawk Questions

I agree...it is why I picked the Overland with ORA II and a Hemi last year. And slapped on the same Silent Armor tires. I didn't get around to the rockrails yet for the Overland (bought them but...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By Misiu
Re: Options For Overland and Trailhawk Questions

Thank you, appreciate the note.

Understand that the Trailhawk II is concept currently, but was pleased how fast the other Trailhawk came out, though it was lacking in a lot of off-road areas. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By Misiu
Re: Options For Overland and Trailhawk Questions

The Trailhawk II was at Moab over Easter. Some good videos on the net.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By Misiu
Options For Overland and Trailhawk Questions

Good afternoon,

I orignially placed this in the "build" thread, but that may have been the wrong place.

I'm a long time reader, first time poster. I've noticed the accuracy of Milous on other...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 846,133
Posted By Misiu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information

Good afternoon,

Long time reader, first time poster. I've noticed the accuracy of Milous on other Jeep forums, so thought I'd venture a question or three:

1. Why does the new 3.0 liter diesel...
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