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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-08-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,734
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Dealers says not to switch to synthetic until 15,000 miles

The dealer is telling you that because it is cheaper for him to provide cheap Kendall mineral oil than more expensive synthetic for the free oil changes.. Synthetic is good to go from the beginning.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-26-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,986
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Splash Guards on 2012 Overland

Your dealer is wrong. I have them on my Overland.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-26-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,482
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Snow chains recommendations

I have a house in Lake Tahoe and have travelled over the mountains when chain requirements are postd. If you have 4-wheel and snow tires you don't need chains. I have Michelin M/S2 tires on my jeep...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-23-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,710
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Installing a 5.7L Hemi badge on rear if you have a V8?

I installed the badge. I'm not into political correctness ..
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-22-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Long handled Microfibre for JGC Roof

I use a bonnet on a pole to wash the roof. I than wrap a towel around the bonnet to dry. Works quite well. You can find the pole and wash bonnet on Amazon.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-25-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,925
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Mud Flaps

I have hem and yes they keep stone and spray from covering the sides of the vehicle, especially when turning. They look good on the vehicle in my opinion as well as being functional.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-23-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,534
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Paint Rock Chip Damage is Extreme

Have 12K on my Overland with splash guards and not a nick on it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By tbechtel
Re: EVIC Issue

I have the Garmin
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-03-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By tbechtel
Re: EVIC Issue

Mine happens everytime I use the Nav now. Collecting things to be checked so I only have to go to the dealer once for all issues. Added to the list. Obviously a software bug somewhere in the system....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-03-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By tbechtel
EVIC Issue

I leave the EVIC displaying my speed when driving. When I use the navgation the turn by turn info also displays in the EVIC display. After the turn is made the EVIC display goes back to the menu...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-26-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Seat Covers

Where did you get them and what are they called. Did you have to remove the headrests to install?
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 05-26-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,356
Posted By tbechtel
Re: WK2 Wet Okole Seat Covers "Neoprene"

Thanks for the pics. Where did you find them and what are they called? Overall are you happy with them? I thought headrests on the 11 GC aren't removable because of the head crash system involved....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-25-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Battery Charging

Charged with battery maintainer utilizing the under hood battery posts and it worked like a charm.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-24-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Battery Charging

No, Battery tender charges all batteries including AGM. Just make sure when you get a charger/maintainer it says that it can be used with AGM batteries. My battery tender states that it works with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-23-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By tbechtel
Battery Charging

I have a charger that charges AGM batteries (battery maintainer). To put the jeep on the charger can I attach them to the battery remote posts under the hood or are those only work for battery jumps...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-10-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By tbechtel
Seat Covers

Has anybody purchased seat covers for their GC? Thanks:)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-14-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By tbechtel
Re: California State Tax Laws?

CA is a welfare state and taxes just about everything thing you do. You will be taxed on the full purchase price after trade-in and wait until you see what those license plates cost you. In the Bay...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-15-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 23,787
Posted By tbechtel
Re: mud flaps on GC ?

I have them on my overland and they look and fit fine, no gaps and blend nicely
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-22-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,363
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

Put the spare in a mylar bag. They block RFID signals and may block the Fobs also. When my fast trac transponder is in the mylar bag sensors on the road can't read it. Worth a try.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-07-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By tbechtel
Re: 430N Day/Auto/Night Setting

drop your dash lights down one click and the auto brightness will work. If you have the dash lights at the max the nav will be at max bright all the time also.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-10-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,761
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Extended Warranty?

Got 7Yr 100k for $1550 from dealer
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-26-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,450
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Backup camera problem

I don't get a message when putting in reverse. Camera comes on immediately. I have the 430.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-18-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 30,787
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Chrysler Extended Warranty Prices

Got 7/100K for 1500 at time of purchase
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-17-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 30,787
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Chrysler Extended Warranty Prices

Curious, my 2006 had maxicaare EW and the card that came with the warranty stated Naxicare on it. Got 7/100K Maxicare on the 2011 and just got the card in the mail doesn't say maxicare on it. ...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-07-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By tbechtel
Re: WK2 Splash Guards

I have fronts and backs installed. Backs have Jeep embossed on then, the fronts are plain, no jeep.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-07-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By tbechtel
Under Hood Question

I have an Overland with Hemi. While under the hood this AM I noticed there is a rubber moulding attached to the hood on one side but just holes on the other. Don't know if I am missing a rubber...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-02-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Key-Less Entry Question

Thats normal. Mine does the same thing. Water makes no difference. when in range the fob flashes the lights telling you that you have connected. As you wash the vehicle the lights will flash...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-26-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,069
Posted By tbechtel
Re: splash guards

Did you have to take the rear wheels off to install?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-24-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,069
Posted By tbechtel
splash guards

Has anyone purchased/installed splash guards and if so was it difficult to install yourself.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-09-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,858
Posted By tbechtel
Re: So what accessories have you ordered and/or installed yet??

Where did you order the splash guards. All I have found is fronts only on-line. Let me know how easy to install once you get them.

Thanks
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-09-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,279
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil for V6.

Do you know which Mobil i filter for the Hemi off hand?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-09-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,474
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Front License Plate Bracket

I live in CA where front plate is required. Asked dealer again and they said none of the 11 Grand Cherokees come with a bracket. You screw your own fram in the bumper with the provided screws. Was...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-07-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,474
Posted By tbechtel
Front License Plate Bracket

When I picked up my overland from the dealer I asked about a bracket for my front plate. I was advised that there are screws in the glove compartment and I should just screw the plate into the front...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-06-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,163
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Limited vs Overland. V6 or V8?

When I priced out a limited with Hemi and off road the fleet manager at the dealer advised me that for about the same price I should get the Overland. He was right. I got the Overland at 1% below...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-06-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,121
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Extended Warranty

I got 7 yr 100K 100.00 deductible Maxicare for 1500 at dealer when I picked up my Overland
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-25-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,067
Posted By tbechtel
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-24-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Surprising Call Today...

I ordered Overland.Hemi, Off Road, Bright Silver on August 6 and just got it yesterday.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-24-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,067
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Keyless Go *If you don't want it*

to reset some features like the oil change warning it says you need to for to go to ACC and push the gas pedal three times in a minute to reset the warning. So I assume anytime you want to go to ACC...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-22-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By tbechtel
Overland has arrived

Ordered my 2011 Overland, 5.7, off-road in bright silver on August 6. Dealer called last night and advised my jeep is in. Will be picking up this afternoon. Finally looks like they are moving off...
Forum: Members Rides 09-20-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,198
Posted By tbechtel
Re: Inferno V6 Overland Arrived Today!

It seems many have been waiting a long time for their Overlands (me 8 weeks now) Geez, you would have thought we ordered limited edition exotic vehicles. I think Jeep has botched this new vehicle...
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