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Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-21-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By Sir Bean
Corsa Install question for those who have done it:

Has anyone used the spring loaded bolts (OEM type) to connect the Corsa pipes to the OEM header pipe instead of the standard bolts from the kit? (Hemi)

I have installed my Corsa per the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-21-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: Brakes soft after ABS module replacement

Have you found a solution?

I had the same problem at 3k had a very soft/spongy pedal. They replaced the master cyl and the ABS module. After that my brakes were a little better but still soft, and...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-18-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: Whistle from front drivers pillar?

Is it from the top or bottom of the pillar. I had a wind whistle towards the bottom of my drivers side pillar that I thought was the window seal. After taping lots of different areas with elec tape I...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-23-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 57,848
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

Just did my hooks today. Some tips that I used that really worked:

Get some nice spray lube and spray each tap of the lower dam to ease the removal. And lube the slots and tabs prior to reassembly...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-29-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Sir Bean
Looking for Corsa Exh self install tips

Last night, while in my sleep, I somehow bought a Corsa exhaust during a last minute cyber Monday deal... an early Xmas present to myself I guess.

Anyway, I'm looking for a little advice on doing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-28-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By Sir Bean
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-05-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: EVIC Issue

Try hitting the back button on the steering wheel. That fixed the issue for me. Kinda like telling it what you want it to do.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-13-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By Sir Bean
Exclamation Potential issue with BWoody Sway bars on 4wd

From a 5.7, 4wd OL, owner:

I just installed my BWoody Sway bar links and noticed a potential issue. When the front wheel is turned all the way to the stops I noticed that the rubber boot over of...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-05-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,903
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: 87 or 89 octane

I changed to 87 in the last week to test it and have seen a loss in MPG from 89. My commute is very consistent, same route home and back with little city driving. With 89 I was getting 21-22 MPG and...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-03-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By Sir Bean
Window and Sunroof Deflector questions

Hello all, 2 part question for my 2011 GC:

1. For those who have used Window and Sunroof deflectors in the past, from experience are there any advantage to having them? I'm curious if the window...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-20-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: Funky brake pedal feel, dealer stumped, anyone else have this issue?

"I would suggest having them bleed the brakes again with a pressure bleeder and the brake pedal pumping described in the service manual."

---- The dealer did a procedure explained from the Star...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-20-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: Funky brake pedal feel, dealer stumped, anyone else have this issue?

If I am on level ground I can keep hard pressure on it and force it to the floor, but it takes much less pressure to just keep the vehicle from forward movement.
----(Sound similar to mine)

Are...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-20-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,549
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

Here's a video about hitch safe install:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZNNDO_t9Iw
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-20-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By Sir Bean
Question Funky brake pedal feel, dealer stumped, anyone else have this issue?

Hey all. :confused:

Background (the long part):

My WK2 has about 4000 miles on it. At about 3000 the brake pedal started getting mushy. It eventually got to the point where if you held hard...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-18-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: Ventshades

Are you talking about the deflector for the sunroof or the type that goes along the door windows? I looked at the website and still unclear.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-12-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: Day and Night Display Setting for 430

As long as the dimmer switch is set somewhere in the midrange like explained above it should dim. I believe the actual dimming is switched by the light sensor in the center of the most forward part...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-12-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,058
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: Quadralift Question

I was working in the garage awhile after I pulled mine in and the compressor activated and it slightly moved. I've seen mine do this twice, and figure its part of the auto leveling just resetting or...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-09-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,719
Posted By Sir Bean
Cool Re: Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question

Thanks. I'm curious now, what the point of the little icon in the mirrors for then... to differenciate btw defrost and non-defrost mirrors?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-08-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,719
Posted By Sir Bean
Side Mirror Defrost Indicator question

According to the manual, the side mirror defrost is activated along with the rear window defrost. I am curious if the little defrost symbols on the mirror are supposed to illuminate when its...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-31-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sir Bean
Random observations

Just wondered if anyone noticed how the front door windows appear to be two layers where as the rear doors look to be single. Looking at the edge, the rear windows have a normal single curve,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-31-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By Sir Bean
Air hiss from front driver door when driving

I am hearing a high pitched hiss/whistle from my driver door from the area around the small speaker/ base of mirror. It occurs when I drive over 60 or if it is a windy days while driving. Anyone have...
Forum: Detailing 10-28-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By Sir Bean
Leather Care: to use or not to use.....?

I am curious what is the proper way to clean and care/preserve the leather, especially the dash. I heard from one dealer to just use a soft damp clothe and another who swore on using leather specific...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-20-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: About to place and order. What is some good to know info?

Is that what you dealer told you? Is there a reason for the delay?



When dealer did a test build, the Tow Group IV didn't show up, but I was told by dealer after having look into it, (talked...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-19-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By Sir Bean
About to place and order. What is some good to know info?

I am getting close to placing an order for a 4wd, Overland, 5.7. I have a tentative price agreement with the dealer. I am curious if there is any info that would be good to know before sealing the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-17-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,066
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: How Much Should I pay??? Overland 2011

I just started calling dealers and asking them straight up how close to invoice they would go on an order. I settled on one who offered 100 below invoice without hesitation. If you know exactly what...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-17-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,604
Posted By Sir Bean
Front Axle Traction Control info on the Quadra Drive II

I was curious about the front axle traction control of the Quadra Drive II system, since the rear is Elec Slip. So I sent out a few emails to some people at Jeep and got my answer from the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-17-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: Close to placing an order, a few questions on options

I test drove a Limited w/ the 20's today. The spare is an 18 inch steel rim (black) and was told by the dealer it is the same diameter and rated the same as the 20 inch wheel. It was the same spare...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-14-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,682
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: WK2 Towing questions w/o Tow Grp IV

Found some more fuel for the fire:

This is documentation of what the Jeep rep was telling me (as stated in the beginning of the thread) in ref to QL II and the Tow Group IV.

I found it at two...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-11-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,682
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: WK2 Towing questions w/o Tow Grp IV

When I was going through the build with the dealer he only saw the std 180 amp alternator. No 220 amp which perked my curiosity leading to this thread. And this was as of yesterday, so is it possible...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-11-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,682
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: WK2 Towing questions w/o Tow Grp IV

Any idea when your is expected to be delivered?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-11-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,682
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: WK2 Towing questions w/o Tow Grp IV

Thanks for sharing the real world experience. Do you have any experience regarding having/not having a leveling rear suspension? I'm curious if by not having it (and having the Quadra Lift instead)...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-10-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,682
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: WK2 Towing questions w/o Tow Grp IV

When I did my tentative order with the dealer, the build sheet was showing what appeared to be equivalent to the Towing Grp 1: class 4 receiver, 7 & 4 pin wiring, and full size spare. There was no...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-10-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,682
Posted By Sir Bean
WK2 Towing questions w/o Tow Grp IV

Was putting together an order for an Overland, 4X4, w/ the Hemi (which includes the QL II) and just learned today, according to the Jeep customer Service, that one can not get the Trailer Tow Group...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-10-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,500
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: 2011 Overland - what color?

Okay. That looks a little darker than these below leading me to think these pics are the mineral grey. Looks close when compared to the Jeep pic.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-06-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,619
Posted By Sir Bean
Order restriction questions

Went to order an Overland (4x4, Hemi, Silver, Tan interior) and was told by the dealer that Limited and Overland 4x4 productions were restricted until late Aug/early Sep.

Are production...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-05-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,500
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: 2011 Overland - what color?

For what its worth, spoke with Jeep Cust Service today and Mineral Gray should be avail for order sometime mid Aug and they are saying delivery by Oct.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-04-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,500
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: 2011 Overland - what color?

Does this look like the dark charcoal pearl?

I'm still trying to get a comparison btw the Bright Silver and Mineral Gray.

In the commercial with the one running through the redwoods, the fine...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-04-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,461
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: Overland QTII, Select Trac, & Quadra Lift confusion.

[QUOTE=Jim Hef;246471]I have to disagree with Techno on this one. Depending upon where you live, limited slip can be a big positive, especially in icy or snow conditions.

Jim,
Not having any Jeep...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-04-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,461
Posted By Sir Bean
Re: Overland QTII, Select Trac, & Quadra Lift confusion.

[QUOTE=Technosavant;246431]QTII is not part time 4 wheel drive. It cannot be locked into 2WD mode for fuel efficiency. With Selec-Terrain, you can vary the torque split front/rear somewhat (for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-03-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Sir Bean
Anyone from OK or southern KS? Looking for dealer input.

I am moving to Oklahoma shortly, about an hour north of Oklahoma City. I am planning on ordering a 2011 GC and am curious about the dealers in the area. If there are any worthy, I am considering...
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