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Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-17-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 138,419
Posted By elp_jc
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT8 - Features & Changes

Usually manufacturers charge EXTRA for the alcantara seats, but Jeep is doing the opposite :eek:. And over a grand at that. What the hell are they using? Chinchilla leather? :p Curious to see...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-17-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Beware of wheel seller Direct Performance (eBay ID: direct)

Hey folks, I'm over the 'WKII SRT' forum, but I'm around the site :D.

Those creeps added those photos after my complaints. They might or might not be what you get. If they are in the wheel...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-16-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By elp_jc
Beware of wheel seller Direct Performance (eBay ID: direct)

Hi folks. Just want to warn you that those aholes burned me with fake SRT wheels with an identical auction like this on eBay:

NEW Genuine JEEP Grand Cherokee SRT8 HyperSilver 20 WHEELS TIRES TPMS...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 10-11-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,761
Posted By elp_jc
Re: 3 Season Tires

I think it's ridiculous to even offer a freaking 4x4 SUV with summer tires. I have a set for sale with the Pirelli Scorpion Verde tires, which should be the only tire available. Folks, keep in mind...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 10-11-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Eibach group buy?

It was $220, sorry. Edited my post already. Now they're $260 shipped. It was the best price I got. And the only lowering springs available for the SRT. Borla is also the only exhaust available for it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 10-10-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Eibach group buy?

Just got the Eibachs and Borlas installed. Bought them from AutoAnything for $220 shipped, if I remember correctly. They had them on sale too. Dealer Mopar shop charged me $369 to install the Borlas,...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes 09-18-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,557
Posted By elp_jc
Re: drop springs......

Thanks a lot man. I already ordered the spring this afternoon, and looks like I did pretty good: $282 shipped, from AutoAnything. And they had them in stock.
Oh man, so gas tank has to come off?...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes 09-17-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,557
Posted By elp_jc
Re: drop springs......

GREAT NEWS!!! Just hung up with Mopar, and no date or even an estimate, so probably not going to happen IMO. THey've been 'releasing' them since April.

Will research Eibach right now. Could you...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes 09-16-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,557
Posted By elp_jc
Re: drop springs......

Was going to start a new thread, but found this one. It was never updated, so hopefully we can get an update from Scott (or somebody else). It's been months.

By the way, just checked H&R and they...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 09-15-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,495
Posted By elp_jc
Re: What's the deal with the half-a$$ SRT exhaust valves???

Hope you're right because just ordered it :D. By the way, the system is back-ordered even by Borla until October, but found TWO systems at a super price of $699 shipped. Since I just bought one,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 09-11-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,495
Posted By elp_jc
Re: What's the deal with the half-a$$ SRT exhaust valves???

Thanks man. Sounds good. By the way, the xxxx6 system is the less aggressive 'S', and the xxxx7 is the 'ATAK', which you have.

My other concern with Borlas that I forgot was FIT. Tips never...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 09-11-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,495
Posted By elp_jc
Re: What's the deal with the half-a$$ SRT exhaust valves???

Any pics? And how about a vid? I've bought Borla in the past, and all 3 times they droned like a 'MoFo', so haven't bought again. But if you're saying it drones nothing, then something must have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 09-11-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,619
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Looking for a dead pedal to match the others. Are there any available?

Not me :D. I personally wouldn't like the parking brake pedal to attract attention to itself, so it's fine with me the way it is. But I can see the attraction if it matches the other pedals. To me,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 09-10-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,619
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Looking for a dead pedal to match the others. Are there any available?

Nope. SRT doesn't even have that; just the freaking carpet. Totally unacceptable IMO.


Hey man, could you please post a nice picture? And what changes did you make? I asked them for a template,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 08-10-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Pirelli P-Zero tread life

Indeed. The P-Zeros are 'max summer', the second highest (softest) performance compound, and on a heavy beast like the SRT, we'll be lucky to see 15K miles. The Scorpion Verdes are 'ultra high...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 08-04-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,619
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Looking for a dead pedal to match the others. Are there any available?

Thanks a lot Scott. I've ordered pedals from them before, but didn't think they'd match the SRT pedals closely. Will check their site, as well as another one that might be a better match, and cheaper...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-13-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,495
Posted By elp_jc
Re: What's the deal with the half-a$$ SRT exhaust valves???

Never said anything about removing them; just opening them. But thank you for the explanation. I assume 'MDS' is the cylinder deactivation crap, right? No desire to keep them open now, but just wish...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-13-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,495
Posted By elp_jc
What's the deal with the half-a$$ SRT exhaust valves???

Some of you might not know there's a valve on each side of the exhaust, right by the differential. How did I find out? Blipped the throttle just to see how the exhaust sounded with the door open, and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-13-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,854
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Sit back, grab a cool drink, this is gonna be a long post...

It actually sounds better IMO. Have both in the garage, and at least personally, I like more the refined sound of the HEMI vs the 'motorboat' one of the LSx engine. Inside the car they're similar,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-13-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,557
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Want to replace both chromed rear parts. Please jump in if you can help.

How about just the surround? It moves a little back and forth. I think it should just slide rearward with some motivation, no? At this point I want to avoid having to remove the bumper, but may have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-11-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,557
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Want to replace both chromed rear parts. Please jump in if you can help.

Thanks a lot. This is an awesome site :thumbsup:.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-11-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,557
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Want to replace both chromed rear parts. Please jump in if you can help.

As I mentioned before, tried that with the Overland at the best shop in town, and even after taking the truck back twice, the job looked horrible man. I was going to have them strip the film and live...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-11-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Visor stickers

Indeed, but you can remove that adhesive 'shadow' with 'Goo Gone' applied with a microfiber towel and some patience. Just removed the ones on a Vette GS Centennial Edition (with the alcantara cloth)...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-11-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,619
Posted By elp_jc
Looking for a dead pedal to match the others. Are there any available?

Just like the title says folks. Surprised Jeep didn't even put a rubber pad in there :mad:. Searched, and not a single thread on pedals. Surprised nobody has thought about this before :confused:....
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-11-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,557
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Want to replace both chromed rear parts. Please jump in if you can help.

Tried that on the Overland, but shops here don't know how to do that properly on chromed plastic. Vinyl wrap was equally disastrous.


Thanks man. Read both threads, and have a few questions:
-...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-10-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,663
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

It does :D. Ordered the damn harness. So there's no need for ANY of the harness except that plug? Geez. I'm really surprised that plug is not available separately. I bet it is. Hopefully somebody can...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-09-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,557
Posted By elp_jc
Want to replace both chromed rear parts. Please jump in if you can help.

Hi gang. SRT is in the garage, and first order of business was to remove the hood's 'Jeep' letters, 'Grand Cherokee' side letters, and rear 'SRT8' badge. Looks MUCH better that way, but it's a matter...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-09-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Oil change and capacity?

It always depends how long you drain the oil. And how. I always drain my vehicles overnight, plus I lift them in the direction opposite the drain plug (if drain plug is in rear, I lift vehicle from...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-09-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,663
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

Damn, why the hell somebody said it wasn't needed? Geez. Thanks man. SRT is in the garage, and I negotiated dealer bought the other 2 parts and I'll install them myself. Oh well. Will have to buy the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-08-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,392
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Anyone Successfully Swap DRLs to LED??

Thanks man. I'll do that and report the results. Hope it's an easy job. Will do that immediately upon getting home, as well as installing a mirror cable for the V1 (removed from the Overland),...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-08-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,663
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Trailer hitch option. Anyone added it?

Hey man, would you mind listing the part numbers of all those 3 parts? It's confusing after so many changes. You posted these on a previous post:

Receiver 82212180AB $241
Wire harness 82212196AB...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-08-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Has anybody done a DIY install of the TOWING package?

Thanks a million for the recommendation; greatly appreciate it.
Hey, I want to disable the 'regular' DRLs, NOT the LEDs. The SRT I'm picking up tomorrow lights up BOTH man, and the inner headlights...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-08-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,392
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Anyone Successfully Swap DRLs to LED??

Hey folks, thanks a million for all the replies. Picking up the SRT tomorrow morning, and BOTH DRLs light up on that truck. I DO want the LEDs, but NOT the regular DRLs on the inner headlights. Is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-07-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By elp_jc
Has anybody done a DIY install of the TOWING package?

Picking up new SRT Monday due to a broken glovebox. No towing package, but need it. Fortunately, no extra cooling, which is very difficult to retrofit. Only the hitch, wire harness, and spare tire. I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-06-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,392
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Anyone Successfully Swap DRLs to LED??

I get it now; thanks a million man. So why can't we just replace the incandescent bulb with an LED one? It's not like on the Overland then, where the same DRL bulb serves as the high beam, correct?...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-06-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,392
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Anyone Successfully Swap DRLs to LED??

Will drive an SRT that showed up at my dealer later today, but I was under the impression the strip of LEDs under the headlamps were DRLs, no? I'll be disappointed if they're not. DRLs look like crap...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-06-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,790
Posted By elp_jc
Re: $1000 + price increase for 2013 Jeep SRT8

Hey folks, bought an Overland V8 because there was no chance of another local SRT, but my dealer got another one somehow. Am negotiating a trade right now, but unfortunately, that SRT does not have...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-29-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,864
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Overland OEM 20's w/ Black Accents...

They look great man. And yes, they should have come that way, since the inside is already black. Unfortunately, mine are for sale since I got the SRT ones recently. But I still like the SRT ones...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-29-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,349
Posted By elp_jc
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee WK2 Valentine 1 Radar Detector Install

Hey man, you were right on the mount. I never saw the bottom of their page, where the 'incompatible' mirror was pictured. But the engineer in me questioned how it was going to be attached, and called...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 05-28-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,322
Posted By elp_jc
Re: Need wheel lugnut torque and recommended tire pressure on Scorpion Verde tires pl

That's a good tip :thumbsup:. Also to torque the lug nuts in a star pattern.

I prefer the Gorilla or Torin telescopic lug nut wrench; very little effort needed even for the 110 ft/lbs on the...
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