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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-11-2014, 06:32 AM
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Views: 64,746
Posted By Barboots
Re: The Towing thread

My old man "ripped the @rse" off his 120 Series Prado when he went across a culvert having forgotten to drop the WDH off. He didn't take photos, but I saw the repair cost... it obviously did severe...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-10-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,746
Posted By Barboots
Re: The Towing thread

I have two trailers with brakes, although one is currently an override system... until it needs work, and then that gear is outta there.

The appeal for me is being able to set a bitumen profile...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,293
Posted By Barboots
Re: Off Road 18"s

For the Perth crew... just saw this ad on Gumtree:


Brand new 18" Rims and Tyres - Rims from Jeep Grand Cherokee,...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-07-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,746
Posted By Barboots
Re: The Towing thread

John my last hand drawn sketch was admired by many... but as I'm stirring up Benn0 now, I'll leave you alone.
;)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-04-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3,644
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 234,599
Posted By Barboots
Re: WK2 DownUnder

That's a disgrace Mark. Could you remind me what the problem is with your new car? I recall you having issue, but I'm not sure what it was.

Light globe illuminates... wasn't it a BCM fault or...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-25-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,746
Posted By Barboots
Re: The Towing thread

As appears to be the rule,
Your dealer is a tool.

41534

From the text in the Genesis PDF it appears that the accelerometers would not sense deceleration if mounted in either of the locations...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-23-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,746
Posted By Barboots
Re: The Towing thread

I think if the question is "how much fuel", the answer is "diesel"...

Cheers,
Steve
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-11-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,293
Posted By Barboots
Re: Off Road 18"s

I believe that the knuckle will be OK with any of the typical oversizes that we're talking about. With the standard offset 18"s and 275s there's enough clearance... and most aftermarket rims add...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-20-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11,626
Views: 812,351
Posted By Barboots
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Bonnet switch is the culprit I believe Russell.

Not that I've had repeat false alarms, just someone's hand through the sunroof... or a fly.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-14-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 15,346
Posted By Barboots
Re: Rear safety camera

If you can strip the insulation off a wire and do up a screw... you'll be fine. I can mock up an example of the method for you to copy.

If you want to try the camera, buy it. We'll help you...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-09-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,746
Posted By Barboots
Re: The Towing thread

Yes and no Bob.

My Dunbier boat trailer's chain is long enough to make the distance and go straight on. The chain just sneaks over the bow part of the shackle. To be honest it's possibly...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-13-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,746
Posted By Barboots
Re: The Towing thread

My MY14 has a 2011-2013 WK2 towbar installed, so yes, it's going to fit.

Have you chased quotes though? I only paid $460... it seems like a lot of work for the gain, plus you're deleting an asset...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-29-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 39,125
Posted By Barboots
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Problems - Australia

http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r641/JEEPGC14/1396146808_zpsb8349faa.jpg

http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r641/JEEPGC14/1396146804_zps0d65c464.jpg
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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Barboots
Thanks Bob, but I've got to admit that I didn't...

Thanks Bob, but I've got to admit that I didn't use heatshrink... I don't cut the original wiring so it simply can't be put on. The reason behind this is that the cut must shorten the original wire...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-23-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Barboots
MY14 DIY Trailer Socket Wiring

MY14 towbar wiring can be spliced in pretty easily. Here's some pictures and information to assist you get the job started.

Trim removal is fairly normal going. At the least you will need the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-14-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 85,101
Posted By Barboots
Comedy pic: ...

Comedy pic:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/15/y4ujejum.jpg

Ciao,
Steve
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,746
Posted By Barboots
I was waiting for someone else to start it. ...

I was waiting for someone else to start it.

Typically, when connecting my trailers, I already have undies covering my balls. Bigskiddy is there a missing "s" typo, or do you only have one? Maybe...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-29-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,293
Posted By Barboots
Re: Off Road 18"s

Both those tyres have earned a reputation plus a following of fanboys... and the price has followed. I'm not saying either are not good choices, but I think the manufacturers and distributors are all...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-29-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,293
Posted By Barboots
Re: Off Road 18"s

Hey Brenden, it looks like your dealer has joined the masses of Australian automotive hacks who don't know their product. An additional TPMS will work fine... remember, I have 2 full sets of TPMS and...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-29-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,293
Posted By Barboots
Re: Off Road 18"s

Just closing the loop on my solution.

Bought:
- 18" Laredo wheels off Claremont Wheel Power in NSW and had them freighted.
- TPMS sensors off a US seller on eBay
- General Grabber AT2s in...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-19-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By Barboots
Re: Fire Warning - Clear Plastic Drink Bottles

Your post is worthless without pictures :thumbsup:

Cheers,
Steve
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-17-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By Barboots
Re: Fire Warning - Clear Plastic Drink Bottles

Yep... "lids only" is the intent of the symbol. You can imagine some peanut lowering his latte glass in there :lol:

I had to laugh though. It's clearly a bottle holder guys!

Cheers,
Steve
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-16-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,291
Posted By Barboots
Re: How often do you clean your ride

Factoid One: The bodywork is there to keep the sticks off your face.

Factoid Two: The paintwork is there to prevent the bodywork rusting away.

Treat them appropriately :cool:

Cheers, ...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-12-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 22,312
Posted By Barboots
Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

Mate that's Harvie's car. I was just a hanger on :lol:

Cheers,
Steve
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11,626
Views: 812,351
Posted By Barboots
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I've given up trying to make a nice link via my mobile, but here's a rough looking one.

Quadra Lift over ride - Page 5 - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-22-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By Barboots
Exclamation Fire Warning - Clear Plastic Drink Bottles

Hi guys, just loaded up to head South for a few days. Had the doors open and water bottles in the doors. Jumped in and hit the key to prime the aircon... then noticed smoke starting to billow out of...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-20-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 85,101
Posted By Barboots
Thumbs down Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Oh dear, that's not the spirit. Not the first either unless you've got photos dated the 5th of December.

It's pretty simple... Rhys did the yards on it... get a Jeep Australia MY13 hook with...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-19-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,262
Posted By Barboots
Re: West Aussie 2014 Overland CRD Owner

Initially I had my fridge mounted on top of the folded 1/3rd side of the back seat. You can get a solid mounting to the seat's tubular frame to restrain the back end. The front side is a bit more...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-18-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,262
Posted By Barboots
Re: West Aussie 2014 Overland CRD Owner

THE GOOD
- The engine and transmission on road are a tour de force. Passing is effortless... making it very safe.
- Fuel consumption was great, though my off road 18"s hurt it quite a bit...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-12-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11,626
Views: 812,351
Posted By Barboots
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Justin drop in at mine when I'm back from the NW... I bought Rhys' MY12/13 recovery points and there is quite simply no rocket science involved at all.

Cheers,
Steve
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-02-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11,626
Views: 812,351
Posted By Barboots
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Oh well Justin, I queried it in the Towing Thread 08-17-2013 and 09-04-2013... didn't get anything confirmed. Ozzy Park, Vic Park and Wangara didn't have a clue.

Maybe you need to pay LCT for...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-14-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11,626
Views: 812,351
Posted By Barboots
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I spoke to customer service again and quietly went through the story and explained it was my last contact before going to Consumer Protection, Fair Trading, the local bikies, etc. The lady repeated...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-13-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11,626
Views: 812,351
Posted By Barboots
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Tim the nav has always been able to accept a VR command to :

- Become the active screen
- Show the map screen
- Navigate to home
- Cancel the route
- and something else I've forgotten
...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-13-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11,626
Views: 812,351
Posted By Barboots
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

It keeps going backwards, though I haven't pushed harder than ringing the 1800 number and requesting follow up. It's low stress case building as they continually fail to call me back. Once I've got...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-12-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,293
Posted By Barboots
Re: Off Road 18"s

Excellent... and I'm gad to be of some assistance shelhall. Given you have a wait for your Grand to arrive, keep watch for new tyres coming online in your preferred size. For example, Cooper Tires...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-15-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11,626
Views: 812,351
Posted By Barboots
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Yep, there is possibly a point where the U-Connect might spit the dummy over the size of the hard drive, but the 80Gb drive I had in the cupboard has worked faultlessly since I connected it. I...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-08-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11,626
Views: 812,351
Posted By Barboots
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Just to clarify, the term is "topping out" ;)

Cheers,
Steve
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-07-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 11,626
Views: 812,351
Posted By Barboots
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

On extremely loose gravel, I can have proven that a can driver can beat ABS braking distance. Being able to steer during emergency braking is advantageous, but only if there is somewhere to steer to!...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-18-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,293
Posted By Barboots
Re: Off Road 18"s

That certainly is the old story Bob, but the equipment has changed and we need to consider whether a "rule" or approach still applies.

The wider "wave" taxed the old asthmatic diesels terribly,...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-17-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,293
Posted By Barboots
Off Road 18"s

I've been making up a list of some of the "harder" 18" tyres for off road use. I realised it might be of use to others and started to add in a few of the tyres which probably were not my bag, but...
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