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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-29-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Options for my 2011 JGC Laredo

It doesn't matter what size the wheels are...it's the tire diameter that matters. If you choose a tire size that's the same relative size as OEM, they will fit just fine and will not alter the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-28-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,049
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Quadra-Drive II vs Quadra-Track II

I absolutely agree that the human behind the wheel is the most critical factor in navigating anything, including nasty winter weather! That said, having a vehicle system that "optimizes"...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-21-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 23,930
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Towing thread

imissed', you can't use a WDH with an inertial/surge brake equipped trailer like that UHaul.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-14-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Any prior Avalanche Owners? About to purchase JGC

While the 2000 Tundra I owned two vehicles ago wasn't a crew cab, it was still a pickup truck. You find the JGC to be a lot more nimble, especially for turning radius, for example. I think you're...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-29-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: potential buyer questions...

Do keep in mind that every vehicle model "out there" experiences some issues and that folks with problems tend to speak up and vent online while the vast majority of satisfied folks say nothing. Jeep...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-10-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: My Jeep needs a quart of oil ...

The Hemi does use a little oil normally, Bill. I find I add about one quart between my 8000M oil changes. It's the nature of that particular engine, according to many other discussions on the same....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-09-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 71,563
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Yup...no issue putting the skid plates on a Summit. 'Just buy 'em and install 'em...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-03-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,853
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Carmax Appraisal

Rum, be sure to consider any sales tax impact on trading vs selling elsewhere. Here in PA, if a dealer came close to those Carmax and KBB numbers you posted, it may be worth trading as the value of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-28-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Where are you all putting your toll transponders

I stopped mounting my EZPass on the windshield a few years ago...the intense heat of the sun invariably causes anything I've tried to fail after a period of time. And they always fall off right...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-07-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8,279
Views: 811,491
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Never ever consider pricing as a percentage off of MSRP when buying a car. Always start at invoice. And yes, the DC group buy is 7% off Invoice plus a $499 documentation fee, T/T. It would be an easy...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-06-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: My new Summit!

Congrats! Looks sharp!

'Just out of curiosity and for future reference, what dealer did you end up purchasing through?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-30-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Jeep GC Overland/Summit diesel vs. Audi TDI vs. BMW X diesel

The only Italian engineering would be on the engine and that's been a proven diesel powerplant for many years now. It's only new to the US market in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. (And Dodge RAM) The...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-30-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,745
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Overland looks better than Summit for 2014?

Honestly, I doubt that will happen. Why? Because these two vehicles are marketed to what Jeep slots as different buying demographics. That combined with the now long time general auto industry trend...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-14-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Summit center console/dash panel color options

Most JGC have silver colored hard surfaces that has a bit of a gold/bronze tone to it--many folks mistakenly refer to it as copper. The Summit with the Brown interior has the only true copper colored...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-07-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,552
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: New Jeep Color!

I have an "appointment" during my lunch break today to get my Jeep "repainted"...at the local car wash. :D
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-18-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,313
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Will Jeep still be Jeep

JGC is what the majority of the buying public wants it to be...most folks who buy the many tens of thousands of them are not hard-core off-road enthusiasts. Many go off-road occasionally and some...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-12-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 CD Player

In the sound environment of a moving vehicle, I've never felt the need for "even better quality" recordings than I get with the iPod function of my iPhone streaming via Bluetooth. It blows away any...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-09-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: spare tire compartment mod

That worked out nice!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-05-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8,279
Views: 811,491
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Consider not buying one with the single CD...the CD unit takes up nearly the entire inside of the center console which is very inconvenient. Media, such as SD cards and smartphones, make a lot more...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-19-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Towing capacity for 14' Overland 3.6

With factory towing, you have 6200 lbs available for your load including trailer. You must also get a brake controller unless the trailer has surge/inertial brakes. For this kind of load, you must...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-13-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 130,155
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: DC metro area group buy

Yes, "state agreements" notwithstanding, in general "your" state is going to want the tax, etc., usually as part of the registration process. Some states tax differently, too, when it comes to...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-27-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,144
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Why does my post have to be approved before appearing???

Scottina, I moderate at two other very large forums (woodworking and equestrian) and have for many years. The policies at those forums are very similar to here...newbies cannot post anything with...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-03-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 495,158
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 diesel production

Congrats, Chiv! I hope your new ride gets to you lickety-split so you can stop freezing the jewels off on that two-wheeler!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-28-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8,279
Views: 811,491
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

If I'm not mistaken, it was Chevy that made the announcement... ;)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-02-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,342
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Jeep da Beach

As a follow-up to my recent thread asking about airing-down for "Jeeping" on the beach, I'll say we had a great time last week while on vacation in Kure Beach NC adding that activity to our...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-19-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8,279
Views: 811,491
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Ah, sorry I misunderstood. And you got a great deal. :)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-09-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 495,158
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 diesel production

SO nice finally seeing all the little CRD order "Jeep-gasms" tricking in.... :D
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-19-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: '14 Overland Spare for 20" Goodyear Fortura HL

Jeep doesn't provide a matching wheel for the spare, FF, regardless of what wheels you have on the four corners..just a steel wheel since it's not intended to be run under normal conditions. As noted...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 33,394
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

Summit ----> Preference is for luxury on the road with very limited/mild or no off-road desires. Gain best audio system, distinctive styling and a unique interior treatment with the available brown...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-01-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8,279
Views: 811,491
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

If your JGC has the heavy duty brakes you'll need to stick with 18" wheels...the 17" wheels will not clear the heavy duty brake setups.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-08-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8,279
Views: 811,491
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Chevy, 'hope things work out for both your promotion and with your dad.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-18-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8,279
Views: 811,491
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

The Affiliate program is a benefit extended to employees of certain companies that have a relationship with the manufacturer or to folks who are members of certain organizations. For example, my...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-27-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,728
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Quadr-Lift Reliability

I can't say if QL is smoother than non-QL, but honestly, my Summit as nearly as comfy on the highway (most of my driving) as my 83 yo dad's Caddy. Park mode came in handy when the 'rents visited over...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-27-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,728
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Quadr-Lift Reliability

No issues with mine.

As to the extended service contract, I historically haven't really purchased them, but did buy the lifetime Maxcare for my Summit two nights ago because I now tend to keep...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-20-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,424,209
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

In addition to what bill_de said, you can also turn off the ACC function and have it work as a "regular" cruise control when you prefer it. I will admit that ACC took a little getting used to, but...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-15-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8,279
Views: 811,491
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information

Milous, in the US 4x4 area in post #1, it appears you have the interiors from the Overland down under the Summit.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-18-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,834
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: hate eco mode

Some of us get very good mileage for a V8...I'm getting above 15 in general driving and about 22 on the highway. (not just measured by the computer, but also by manual calculation) "How" one drives...
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