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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-11-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,805
Posted By Caper
Re: Overland w standard 20s or 18s?

Sounds so trivial but it is a tough call. I liked the 18" rims more than the 5 star rim on the 20s, and I wanted the off road package but after test driving both (found only minor differences in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-08-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,999
Posted By Caper
Re: your history with Jeep

I had a few over the years - my 2014 Overland is by far the best. Had my share of ups and downs with these rigs but overall not enough to push me to something else.

96 Cherokee Sport
97 Grand...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-03-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By Caper
Re: 15 limited hemi.... All blacked out

OH....that looks good. Been thinking of doing that with my Overland - can you describe what was done and what the costs were (individual or total). What parts did you buy and replace ? or is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-06-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,618
Posted By Caper
Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

Another Canuck comment,

The tire discussion/debate is simply about math, statistics and probability.

What are the chances you will have an issue driving home tonight ??

Poor road...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,951
Posted By Caper
Re: Wife hit garage today 😞

It's likely a larger repair than mine, but I took my overland into Dent Wizard in Kempt Rd when the wife got it door dinged at work (5 weeks old). Repair was not perfect but good enough to prevent me...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By Caper
Drove around the Cabot Trial (pics)

Took my Jeep and the wife around the Cabot Trial last weekend. It really makes for a beautiful couple of days, especially in the fall. Would recommend it to everyone.

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-02-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,875
Posted By Caper
Re: Floor Mats

I added black weathertech mats and the mopar cargo liner (with the jeep logo) to my MY14 Overland (black on black). Wouldn't change a thing after 10 months of ice, snow, salt, mud and sand.

I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-06-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By Caper
Re: Why not more WK2's in Canada?

Also worth asking, has anyone ever seen a factory or dealer incentive or discount on a Canadian mid/up scale WK2 ?? I watched for a year and a half and saw nothing.

"Sir if you tilt your head to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-29-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By Caper
Re: Steering Wheel shakes

Yup a common problem, mine '14 overland does the same thing. Its slight and doesn't start until 115 kms/hour (70ish). From what I've read on this site it's a problem with the cheap OEM Goodyear...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-28-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,362
Posted By Caper
Re: How to cancel factory order without losing deposit

Always amazes me how some people believe the retelling of their story is somehow supposed to make you feel better.......that said here's my story :D.

Ordered my MY14 Overland in mid August,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-10-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By Caper
Re: 2014 JGC - Is the steering wheel heated uniformly?

The heated steering wheel on my 2014 Overland has several areas that get warmer then others. Just figured it's caused by either the transfer medium or a series of small heaters located around the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-06-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,271
Posted By Caper
Re: Ten days ownership Ten observations

Interesting, serves the purpose I guess.

I installed my weather tech mats and they cover only the lower half of the feux dead peddle, sure would be nice to have it all covered.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-06-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,836
Posted By Caper
Re: What's on your WK2's Christmas list?

Me too - free shipping to Canada I might add. Got a black and a red one coming.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-05-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,080
Posted By Caper
Re: Ready for winter 2014 GC Summit on 18" wheel Michelin X-ICE 2

Tough call, a new set of tires and wheels is expensive. I've run studded winter tires for the last 15 years but I live in an area that is below 7 degrees C most of the time after Dec 1. I would...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,271
Posted By Caper
Re: Ten days ownership Ten observations

Was checking out the 18s on a couple of rentals at the airport this morning. I like them better for sure. The shimmy is not too bad and only appears at 115 km/h +, I spend most of the time in the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,271
Posted By Caper
Re: Ten days ownership Ten observations

Would very much appreciate a parts list and a few pics of the new HID fog lights. Its minor I know, but the soft yellow light just lessens the WOW of the front appearance. Wasn't planning much in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-03-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,271
Posted By Caper
Re: Ten days ownership Ten observations

Just ordered a set of Cooper snows (studded - can do that here) and some hideous black steels. Will be set for winter and may consider something for next spring to replace the Forteras.

I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-03-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By Caper
Re: New Jeep

Congrats, I'm a 14 day old owner of a new '14 Overland. Every time I get in it makes me smile. I can get you a good deal on an 03 Limited I have for sale ;):D, much newer than that old 02 you have.
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-02-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By Caper
Re: New Owner Key Fab Question

Just repeated the steps and sure enough I can lock one fob in the Jeep by locking the doors with the other fob. Tossed one fob in the cup holder, and walked back to the house and locked the Jeep with...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-01-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By Caper
Re: Wk2 wheel stud info?

So if I want black lugs for my winter steel wheels (MY2014, Overland, 20s coming off), what size nuts would I order ??

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-01-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By Caper
Re: New Owner Key Fab Question

Didn't setup the UConnect app yet and not sure it will even work in Canada. Was a little surprised myself when I could walk up and see the fob in the cup holder but couldn't get to it. Had to wait...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-01-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By Caper
New Owner Key Fab Question

I do apologize because I know I've seen this asked in a thread a few weeks back but here's what happen today. Yesterday was giving the jeep a bath, key fob falls out of my jacket when bending around...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-29-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,271
Posted By Caper
Re: Ten days ownership Ten observations

I'm a shallow sort, I like the look or dislike, in the case, the white over yellow. As for fog, can say the colour is not the idea with fog lights, you want low placement with a low angle. Be happy...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-29-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,271
Posted By Caper
Ten days ownership Ten observations

Excited owner (10 days) of a 2014 Overland - (black/black, ACC, V6). First, love the machine - was a challenging wait as my rig was 12 weeks over due in arriving but I'm over that now.

Thought I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-14-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,939
Posted By Caper
Re: Would you go with Granite or Black for overland?

Went through the same debate - for me the Granite was just as striking and I know would be easier to keep clean. I haven't had a Black rig in 15 years but I'm at a point in my life where I have the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-12-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Caper
Re: Oct 23rd our '14 JGC Limited V8 Billet Silver Metallic came home

Paint those lugs Black and that doesn't look too bad (all things considered). How much for the rims of you don't mind me asking - got a quote from my dealer for $165 and my tire guy says $140.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-26-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Caper
Re: Oct 23rd our '14 JGC Limited V8 Billet Silver Metallic came home

Enjoy. Guessing we're not too far away for each other. Ordered my Overland on August 16, built on Sept 20 and still waiting on delivery. Are you using a dealership in Halifax ?? My understanding is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-14-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,865
Posted By Caper
Re: Underbody rust prevention?

I've used a Crown product (Canadian) and a Diamond coat (again Canadian I think). Honestly I doubt one is any better than another but all require touch ups every year or 2. If you follow up with the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-14-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,865
Posted By Caper
Re: Underbody rust prevention?

My understanding is most automotive manufacturers use electro-galvanize steel panels as the primary rust control system. Frame and body panel steels arrive with the thin coating applied.

For many...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-09-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By Caper
Re: A motorcycle or a plane?

If you have skid plates check to see if they are tight - I've had a high vibration noises several times generated by loose skid plates.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-28-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,953
Posted By Caper
Re: Finally bought one

Sounds like you did pretty good. I ordered my JGC Overland at invoice - couldn't get the local dealer below that figure and it was 2-3 hours to the next dealer. I know I could have saved maybe a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-18-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,861
Posted By Caper
Re: Engine Block Heater Cord?

Sit your rig at -40 for 20 hours and it is easy to understand why. Most parking sites that can/will reach those temperatures for days and weeks straight will have free plug-ins.

-20 will make it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-24-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By Caper
Anyone see leasing details in Canada ??

Looking at a 2014 Overland in late Summer and wondering if anyone has or has seen Chrysler leasing info from Canadian dealers ?? There is nothing listed on the web site and the "customer choice"...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-14-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By Caper
Re: Plain old dumb...

As a business owner it is my understanding that I can accept or reject any form of payment, on a transaction by transaction bases. It is within my right to refuse even cash payments for any number of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-07-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,347
Posted By Caper
Re: 2012 now or 2013 next year worth the wait?

In the same position. Got a perfectly good 03 GC limited but looking to trade up. Was looking at an '11 leftover but couldn't get the dealer anywhere near invoice (only Jeep dealer, with stock, for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-28-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Caper
Re: Just Placed an Order

Congrats... How did you do with the dealer ? I have only one dealer within 300km of my area and they are not big on discounts. Keeps quoting MSRP and saying we will finalize price when I place my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-19-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Caper
Re: Employee Pricing Plan - Canada

There does not seem to be any panic at the dealer I visited a week ago either. The offer was 2K off a 54k limited (MSRP). Had neither the color nor option list I wanted but that didn't seem to have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-05-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Caper
Re: Ordered my Jeep!

Congrats - What is your dealer saying on delivery estimates ??
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-05-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Caper
2011 end of season discounts

Hey all,

Has anyone heard anything on end of model year discounts - my dealer tells me there are no current discounts (July 05, 2011) on the 2011s. I am looking at a 2011 Overland but it is...
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