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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-19-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,280
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Need To Vent

Greetings,

I am sorry, I think he would like to have some great BBQ.

Now that feature would be worth having on long trips. :thumbsup:

Best for now.:)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-17-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Planning an upgrade on my 14 overland

Greetings,

In order to have a proper 7.1 surround sound system you will have to spend money to do so. When done correctly, the soundstage is unbelievable and yes there is information in the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-16-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: For WK2 Overland (2014-2015) owners: what is your opinion on the factory audio so

Greetings,

The Alpine factory system within the forum has many mix opinions from outstanding to crap. Likewise, so does the HK system in the Summit and SRT. In fact you can find a very lengthy...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-13-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,465
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Looking to purchase a 2015 GC Altitude in NY

Greetings,

Congratulations on your GC. :thumbsup:

I heard they have an outstanding service department.


Best for now.:)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,472
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

Greetings,

The chemistry of the tire compound is the key to safe winter driving. Plain and simple. Their are many different types of winter conditions from the variety of snow, ice, slush and...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Differences with 2014 and 2015 8.4AN

Greetings,

The point solution for the Jeep audio was suppose to be in the Summit and SRT using the HK.

They could have enhanced the 8.4 to bring it up to what the competition has to offer. ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-02-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Differences with 2014 and 2015 8.4AN

Greetings,

I beginning to believe that as well. Even though I do not have the uConnect, I did have the opportunity to catch a demo of the 2015. My feeling now is before Android Auto or CarPlay...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-02-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,465
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Looking to purchase a 2015 GC Altitude in NY

Greetings,

Back in 2011 when I was after my JGC, I tried many different LI dealerships and each coming out disappointed. I found great luck in Rockway NJ. My salesman at the time was Pete...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-29-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Tire rant

Greetings,

If you do not need the extra tread depth and aggressiveness of the higher AT tires, you might want to look into these Nokian's:

Nokian Rotiiva AT - A all season tire that offers...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-08-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,743
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Greetings,

It is hard to say what Chrysler intentions are. Currently, the uConnect systems may lack enough processing power to tap into the the system. This will effect the multitasking between...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-08-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,446
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

Still nothing new on the OE side and I do not think that anything this year. I my gut feeling is that Chrysler wants to protect uConnect as much as possible for them to get their...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-15-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Subwoofer too loud - Grand Cherokee 2014 Limited

Greetings,

I have been saying this since 2011.

And boy is it off. :D

In all seriousness, this has been an on going problem from the beginning and it baffles me why Chrysler has not...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,446
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

I do not know if you seen this or not. But here is are independent 4 part video showing CarPlay in action on a NEX 4000. The video show very little on the NEX side on how it...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-08-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,069
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Navigation Issues

Greetings,

Wow, something really got misinterpreted with some statements.

"The 2015 NAV is actually pretty decent for an in-car oem NAV."

It is not excellent and it is note bad is the way I...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-05-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

Greetings,

I would give Goodyear a call and see if they can match you to a Wrangler DuraTrac. Based on the sizes for a 17 inch rim, the tread depth is 16/32 and you can get them studded. This...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-03-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,446
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

The UI is far better than AppRadio. That makes me happier since I am dealing with the AppRadio.

So far, it looks like multitasking between the CarPlay and Nex modes have to be iron...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-03-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

Greetings,

I found about Nokian's years ago on a ski trip in Vermont. I had a conversation with a local resident about which tires were best for the winter conditions and he pointed to his Nokian...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

Greetings,

Noikian's are one to the best tires for the winter. Excellent traction control and grip on the various ice conditions. Make sure you are looking at the SUV model tires, they have...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-21-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,142
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

Greetings,

On an active (electronic) crossover system, you need less wattage to pump the speakers than dealing with passive crossovers. Based upon that for speakers A & B as per the HK link, that...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-21-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Amplifier install

Greetings and welcome,

Check these out:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/stock-amp-location-14-altitude-6-speaker-system-78875.html
...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-20-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,601
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Replaced my 2014 Overland Dash Speaker

Greetings,

In some cases depending upon how those folks perceive sound, this all that is required. It seams that in your case, you a picking up the bad points of the Alpine system.

If you have...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-17-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,702
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 2014 Overland Audio Upgrade.

Greetings,

Here is a link that will help you out:

Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - Alpine premium audio system (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_alpine.htm)


Best for now.:)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-17-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,142
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

Greetings,

I know this shop for over 27 years now. Ask for either Jr. or Benny.
They are the one's who did my install.

Exotic Audio Boutique
Address: 156 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-08-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 2011 Alpine simple make over

Greetings,

Everybody that has heard through the various stages from building, break-in and various tuning stages are amazed how clear it is. The system itself does get loud but not on a level of...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-06-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By 1stJeepGC
2011 Alpine simple make over

Greetings, Part 1

This was a simple SOUND QUALITY (“SQ”) system to engineer by myself for my complete replacement of the factory Alpine Premium surround system. The hardest part was saving up. ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-04-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,142
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

Greetings,

Mind you I have not played with a JGC HK system, but here is a technique that is always helpful that can be adapted to the HK.

If you have the CD built-in, then listen to some of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,003
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Perfect vehicle for snow...driver not so much

Greetings,

The problem with any forum when you start a thread, you never know what pops up. A great majority of the members here produce excellent threads and posts. A couple months ago, the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Hit 17,000 miles and dramatic mileage increase

Greetings,

It was almost 10k when i felt the V6 finally break in. I did notice when I switched over to my recent AT tires, the gas milage has gone up from 1.5 to 2 mpg. I am now back to the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-16-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,003
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Perfect vehicle for snow...driver not so much

Greetings,

BTW, DC is one of my best sightseeing spots. Every time I go, their is something new to do. I was their this past 4th of July weekend for 3 days.

With my Nokian tires and sometimes...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-20-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Installing JBL MS-8 in 2014 JGC Overland

Greetings,

Welcome to the forum and enjoy your 2012 JGC. But, most of all congratulations on your forth coming hitching.:thumbsup:

Let me be quite frank with the JBL MS-8. This weekend I have...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-18-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Audio upgrade advise

Greetings,

With regards to speakers, as I tell everybody, no two people hear alike. The choices are very good. IMO, it comes down to the tweeter. Do you prefer a soft and clear sound of a soft...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-15-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,063
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Sound system: Summit vs. Overland

Greetings,

Yes, go with the M & K. They are back and in fact check out Ken's new line.

Kreisel Sound (http://www.kreiselsound.com)

Best for now.:)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-14-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,069
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Navigation Issues

Greetings,

I have only seen the RA4 briefly and based on the feedback from others, this could very will be Garmin's OEM B line software.

With out even a doubt Jeep should have put a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-03-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,764
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: JD Power Initial Quality

Greetings,

I guess the perfect car in the same price range for Jeep does exist with another manufacture.

Here is some fun reading:

I guess that those who drive GM vehicles wish they had...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-30-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,743
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Greetings,

For those who want an aftermarket unit for the Google system, Alpine announced today in Japan, that in 2015 products will be available. Sometime this fall, CarPlay is due out by them...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-30-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Removal of Subwoofer

Greetings,

If you are not using Pandora One, their top of the line option, you are not missing anything. The sub does not do justice at all.

Best for now.:)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-30-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,743
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Greetings,

Just a followup to question a few days ago.

As I said in the 1st response, the advantage of the online map databases update the information continuously. I know that Waze and Google...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-26-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,743
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Greetings,

You have notable concern that I agree with regarding data mining. For all intensive purposes the smartphone is a computer and should be treated as one in order to protect your data. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-26-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,743
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Greetings,

As I understand it, the Chevy Cruze is only using the smartphone to download the navigation only into the headunit. All other apps does not integrate except for music. The advantage...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-25-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: New Tires HELP!

Greetings,

Usually, a commercial grade tire does give you a long tire life span depending on the road conditions. Believe or not, I found the Pet Boys Dakota AT gives me a solid performance for...
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