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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Intermittent FCW light

Been there done that. My wife *may* have hit some snowbank when parking which misaligned the sensor. Your sensor needs to be re-calibrated and re-aligned and it will likely take a few trips to the...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 09-10-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,883
Posted By f1anatic
Re: RIPP 3.6 Cherokee Project Another World First

This is fantastic. Luckily I have already started saving...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-18-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,979
Posted By f1anatic
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

Well duh, the one I am using, made by Pyle (see my thread on the front camera installation - shameless plug). But I have seen someone here use a nicer one, with the same green / yellow / red...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-14-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 20,428
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Chicago Area Group Buy

E-mail Chris at Chrisk@hawkcdj.com and tell him f1anatic sent you.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-12-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,979
Posted By f1anatic
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

can you implement changes to the screen behind the dashboard? A small triangle warning icon on the digital screen would be nice for when there is blind spot detection. I've seen the icon message,...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-11-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,979
Posted By f1anatic
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

That is a fantastic price, especially the Silver package that includes the camera. Should have been priced like this from the beginning though.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-06-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,351
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

Well, I know for sure how hard it is to change it. And I know it is for weight distribution and I also know that it is smaller than a regular battery.

I wouldn't know anything else about the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-29-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,038
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Quadra-Drive II vs Quadra-Track II

Since nobody wants to go back to the original debate QT II vs QD II, I will make a final attempt. Save your money if the V6 meets your lifestyle needs by not buying the diesel or the V8, and just...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-07-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,248
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The 2014 Grand Cherokee is quite capable off-road

Thank you for the statistics.

The first Subaru I ever took off road was my Legacy GT in 2005. Hunting. Then in 2008 I went to mammoth cave, KY, in 2008 Subaru. It was hotter than hell, and since...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-02-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,248
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The 2014 Grand Cherokee is quite capable off-road

I forgot if I ever put these pictures taken in the mountains around Jackson Hole Wyoming last year. While it started out as a dirt road, the more I gained in elevation, the rougher the road became...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-26-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,934
Posted By f1anatic
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Am I the only one concerned with social networking, social media, and social traffic updates while driving? I think that is dangerous and would lead to accidents. The last thing I want in the Chevy...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-16-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Quadra Lift Controller

This is a dealer trick. Seriously, I hope you do not expect the controller to be factory coded for your VIN and for that custom job to take 7 weeks.

That the controller may be linked to and have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-14-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,144
Posted By f1anatic
Re: RWD vs 4X4

Are you serious ? Even if the difference were $2,600 the answer would be 4x4.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-12-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Part Availability for the Brake Booster Recall

I think for most of us with 2014s it will be an additional part that is not currently on the car.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-31-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,284
Posted By f1anatic
Re: DIY 2014 Grand Cherokee Front View Camera

Approximate views of the distance to the car in front from my driving position.

There is about a 3-4 foot (~1 meter) gap to the car in front.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-27-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,284
Posted By f1anatic
Re: DIY 2014 Grand Cherokee Front View Camera

Removal of Glove Box and Vehicle Firewall Pass-Through

I used the instructions listed in the Glovebox chapter of the Interior Trim Removal section of the tear-down manual, which were provided on...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-27-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,284
Posted By f1anatic
Re: DIY 2014 Grand Cherokee Front View Camera

Removal of the radio face plate and the HVAC controls


Straight forward, please use the instructions posted in post # 3 of this thread: Coastal Tech CHR558 Installation Instructions (Dropbox -...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-11-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,284
Posted By f1anatic
DIY 2014 Grand Cherokee Front View Camera

I will document in this thread my progress in installing a Front View Camera (FCV) in my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with a RA4 (8.4 AN) radio.

I decided to install the FCV for a number of...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-04-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,979
Posted By f1anatic
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

Well, I did buy the Lockpick. I am awaiting my camera and have already discussed the mounting strategy for the front cam with my installer (my father). I will create a thread when we get to install...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-24-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,025
Posted By f1anatic
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stuck in Snow

Hopefully it is not one of us. Anger management aside, this is just bad driving...

Angry Man Stuck in Snow - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuTXUcoGdhw)

Great to see that there were...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-24-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,979
Posted By f1anatic
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

I was hoping the gentleman would (attempt to) respond to my earlier questions.
anyways, poking around on his website, you get to this page:...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-21-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 42,979
Posted By f1anatic
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-30-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,348
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Lockpick now available for '14 JGC

Here's more installation notes from an SRT owner
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f50/lockpick-chr558-install-instructions-2014-srt-69385.html#post947749
...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-29-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 4WD behaviour

Take a look at this video, with emphasis on the Quadra Trac II equipped WK2.
Jeep QD2 QT2 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVk7IpN0yqQ)


When I first purchased the Jeep, I was expecting...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-28-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By f1anatic
Is the JGC Diesel instrument panel cluster configurable like the RAM diesel?

I was looking thru a RAM 2014 brochure at the dealer and this caught my eyes...Real time horsepower numbers... The brochure also talks about "dozens of graphics relaying information on the most...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-16-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,636
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Can your WK2 SRT8 Do this?

2013 Mazda 3 with Winter tires vs Jeep Wrangler with All-Season tires

2013 Mazda3 vs Jeep Wrangler Snowstorm Winter Tire Mashup Test - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCKvGxjoXjQ)

Pay...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-07-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,585
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 jcc overland adventure pack 2

I hope you also figured out that Quadra Drive is only for V8 and Diesel engines, and that Quadra trac 2 is part of Quadra drive, which adds a better rear differential. And that Quadra Trac II will...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-07-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By f1anatic
Jeep Grand Cherokee "Fire Truck" in the 2013 Korean GP

I guess nobody cares for Formula One Racing...

Video
Jeep 'fire truck' interrupts Korean GP, organisers escape penalty [video]...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-27-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By f1anatic
Re: QTII/QDII Differentials

You will be just fine.

Some of us (me) have taken their 45,000 dollar jewel and trashed in on trails and it did just fine. Coming from a Subaru with mechanical LSD differentials I had the same...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,248
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The 2014 Grand Cherokee is quite capable off-road

Well that's cause y'all have Garage Queens.

You bought your cars for your wives and for shopping mall curb mounting. My wife came along and enjoyed most of the run and did not mind the scratches...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,248
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The 2014 Grand Cherokee is quite capable off-road

worst scratch - otherwise...pretty good paint job
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-07-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,248
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The 2014 Grand Cherokee is quite capable off-road

I have to wait for pictures from the others...

I want to spare a thought for the hill ascent and descent control systems: INVALUABLE. I used it often (downhill). The uphill is automatically...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-07-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,248
Posted By f1anatic
The 2014 Grand Cherokee is quite capable off-road

Never got stuck (stock tires)
Never short of power (V6)
Never got beached due to insufficient suspension travel (OR-2 setting, air suspension)
Travel on 95% of the same path that the Wranglers...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-19-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,436
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 8 Speed Transmission Downshifting Behavior

Coasting in Neutral or Gear to Save Gas - Coasting and Fuel Economy - Popular Mechanics (http://www.popularmechanics.com/_mobile/cars/alternative-fuel/news/coasting-in-neutral-fuel-economy)
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-15-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 Cruise control change by +/- 5MPH?

Actually in taking these pictures I decided to trigger the FCW as well. In fact I plan on taking a video to show at what distance it alerts, I found a safer LOW SPEED method though the alert is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,529
Posted By f1anatic
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-20-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,533
Posted By f1anatic
Re: WK2's Have Forward Collision Warning Issues

The suggested testing protocol (everyone can crash on and of their own doing) was discussed here, a thread also started by the OP

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/forward-collision-warning-55855.html...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-14-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,175
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Air suspension vs Regular springs

Not to get off-topic. The V1 appears to be the most sensitive to this issue. Well my Jeep has that. And I have a BELL STI Driver RD. When I take possession of the car, any day now, I will report...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 829,126
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I am also in D1 and for mine there was an estimated factory release date of April 6th so I assume it should be made in the next few days. Mine is also a Limited. I bet they will be made in the same...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By f1anatic
Re: '14 Limited V6 w/ Quadra-Trac II - Good Enough?

I know an Internet video is the ultimate proof of all Internet arguments :slapfight: Therefore for what it is worth it...

Jeep QD2 QT2 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVk7IpN0yqQ)
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