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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-26-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By the1jake
Re: Gas mileage after new tires - Whine with my cheese

I feel your pain. Try adding rock rails and skid plates after swapping out tires.

Here is a link to an online calculator which will convert the speed from your previous tires to the present ones:...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 03-27-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,532
Posted By the1jake
Re: 2014 JEEP Cherokee KL- Reveal...pics...specs etc!!!!!!

If that's the case, those roof rails aren't parallel.

That image is photoshopped, and very poorly at that.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-29-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,716
Posted By the1jake
Re: White Xmas

How did I miss this thread? Here's a few more snow pics.

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k525/the1jake/Untitled.jpg?t=1359466719
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-24-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,741
Posted By the1jake
Re: Windshield wiper streak

And here I thought I was the only one. I replaced with the Rain-X latitudes which worked fine for a short time, but then the streak appeared again. Have Bosch now and going to try and adjust as per...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-24-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By the1jake
Re: Thule (or other manufacturer) hitch rack questions

Thanks. Appreciate the feedback all. Assembling today and going out for a ride. It's going to be a cold one here!
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-24-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,774
Posted By the1jake
Re: some Dark Charcoal love? *PICS*

Great pics. Funny, I didn't want the dark charcoal when I first bought my Jeep. Have to say, it's definitely grown on me.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-23-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By the1jake
Thule (or other manufacturer) hitch rack questions

Just got the Thule T2 hitch mounted bike rack as a b-day gift from the missus. But right now, I have a few questions before I use it.

For those of you who have bike hitch racks, how often do...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-23-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By the1jake
Re: Maintenance at 15k???

Register your Jeep online. You can keep track of all of your visits for maintenance (assuming you go to a Jeep dealer) It will also show you a list of suggested routine maintenance.

The direct...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-21-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 15,952
Posted By the1jake
Re: Is Anybody on here happy with there WK2?

Yes. I'm happy (2011 JGC Overland) and so is the missus (2012 JGC Overland)

For the record, my next vehicle *will* be another Jeep Grand Cherokee.

One thing you have to remember about forums...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-21-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By the1jake
Re: A little dirt doesn't hurt.

You know both of our Jeeps go places. But with some of the pics you've taken, I'm more than a bit jealous of the terrain you have out there. (and the views!)

One of these days I need to make a...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-09-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By the1jake
Re: A little dirt doesn't hurt.

That's actually a Duragear protector underneath the Husky Liner. (it got pulled up when I removed the bike)



I know, I know. I'll be getting the Thule T2 within a few weeks.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-08-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By the1jake
Re: A little dirt doesn't hurt.

It's all good.

There are a few minor scratches on the plastic areas on the side. But! Beneath the protectors I have in the back, the fabric is fine. When I get it detailed, it looks amazing. ...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-06-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By the1jake
A little dirt doesn't hurt.

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k525/the1jake/20130105_163025.jpg?t=1357487034

Right now, some of you are having virtual heart attacks looking at that pic. But, some of us really don't go the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-19-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By the1jake
Re: Real world cargo space.

Two large dogs in their crates, big bag of dog food, and enough stuff for two weeks in the OBX, including two folding beach chairs, duffel bags, large telescope in case, fishing gear, various...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-18-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,851
Posted By the1jake
Re: When people ask you the price you paid how do you react?

I tell them that it was worth every penny that I paid.

Honestly, I can't remember exactly what I paid. But try to ballpark it. I understand the curiosity. I'm guilty of asking the same thing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-18-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By the1jake
Re: 15,000 and broken now???

Only 15K miles? I'm at nearly 31K right now.

Running smooth as the day that I bought it!

Can't say I have a "light" foot :D
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-26-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By the1jake
Re: Jeep-made in china??

Localizing production is producing vehicles where the demand exists.

Here's a snippet from Toyota's website (for an example).

"...Toyota vehicles have found their way to over 170 countries...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-19-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 23,149
Posted By the1jake
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

I let my subscription to Sirius lapse after the free year. I did miss the navigation a bit, and decided to call and see what was offered if I came back. Signed up for both the music and navigation....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-18-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,318
Posted By the1jake
Re: Spilled drink in leather perforated seat.

THIS.

Try cleaning the rear seats when a 115 pound German Shepherd pukes on them. (not the Shepherd in the sig pic, but my bigger one who doesn't travel well)

The detailer managed to clean all...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-10-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,165
Posted By the1jake
Re: Void Warranty by importing

If you get the extended warranty, it will cover the vehicle in the US, Canada and Mexico.

http://www.chryslerwarrantys.com/
Buy Your Chrysler Extended Warranty From Us And Take Your Vehicle...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 05-10-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,841
Posted By the1jake
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-10-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,997
Posted By the1jake
Re: 2011 overland headlights

We should have a thread on the dumbest things a dealer has told us about this vehicle.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-10-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,475
Posted By the1jake
Re: Those with Overlands with saddle leather: What do you use to condition the leathe

No kidding.

Anyone have any good ideas on how to remove dog puke from the pores? :confused:
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-02-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By the1jake
Re: Door handle keyless entry help

battery replacement in the key fob?

It's just a CR2032. I always keep a spare in the vehicle since I've been through two already.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 05-02-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,782
Posted By the1jake
Re: New Overland-Cherry Red

Very nice! My missus just got the same one. (although with the saddle interior)

BUT!!! You really need to take that dealer advertising off your ride. Those vinyl decals peel right off.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-02-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,285
Posted By the1jake
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

Go with the V8.

I have an '11 with a V6. The missus just bought a '12 with a V8. I know I've sung the praises of the V6, and it's a damn fine engine. But honestly, knowing the wife has a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-02-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,125
Posted By the1jake
Re: Should I buy another WK2?

The availability of replacement parts is a pain in the ass. I had to wait nearly six weeks for a relay switch for my QL system last year. Fortunately, it didn't affect the performance and I only...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-02-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By the1jake
Re: How strong is the demand for JGC's you ask?

Have you seen how many JK Wranglers are on the road today? My wife's 2007 just garnered 18K on a trade-in. (price new: 24.5K)

Point is that the JGC is a VERY popular vehicle with high demand. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-02-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,409
Posted By the1jake
Re: Bringing Dogs along for trips

One of my dogs also gets sick when he travels. Unfortunately, the only way we've been able to deal with it is to *not* feed him prior to an extended trip.

For myself, we have two German...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-29-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,209
Posted By the1jake
Re: Add "Trail Rated" Badge to GC Limited?

Arguing about whether or not somebody should put a sticker on their Jeep. This is some funny stuff.

I like what Dunecrawler did. Custom made badge. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-29-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Poll: Yay or Nay?
Views: 3,163
Posted By the1jake
Re: Yay or Nay?

Great pics and vid. BTW... I voted YES! (because my cognitive reasoning doesn't seem to be any better than yours)

That's about as deep as I've ventured through also. I would like to see a vid...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-28-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,878
Posted By the1jake
Re: show your wheels

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k525/the1jake/P1190017-1-2-1.jpg

Those are 18" black cast aluminum Mopar wheels.

http://www.justforjeeps.com/18blcaalwh.html
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-28-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 50,255
Posted By the1jake
Re: What car are you dumping to make room for your WK2?

The missus just traded in her 2007 JK Wrangler for a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (deep cherry red, 5.7L)

Now we have two Overlands side by side. I have to say, that saddle interior is...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-28-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By the1jake
Re: Oil change indicator questions

Because you went through the procedure to reset it. You are sending commands to the onboard computer which receives those commands and does what is instructed to do. It's highly doubtful that the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-28-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By the1jake
Re: extended warranty or not?

I have to admit, I love that MaxCare warranty. Even for routine items, I get a rental car for free. Add this to the fact that I drive my Jeep LIKE A JEEP and not some ****ing mall cruiser, and the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-28-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By the1jake
Re: Best dealer for service

Wear items are not covered.
http://www.chryslerwarrantys.com/maximum_care.cfm
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,877
Posted By the1jake
Re: How to negotiate

There's some great advice on this thread. Now I need to take it instead of doing the haggling thing in person at the dealer.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-13-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 30,986
Posted By the1jake
Re: Chrysler Extended Warranty Prices

I'm nearly sure you can buy an Chrysler extended warranty up to 48,000 miles.


Here's some more information regarding aftermarket mods: http://www.impalaclub.com/naisso/magmoss.htm
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-12-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,076
Posted By the1jake
Re: My JGC vs a Deer

On the positive side, it's a comprehensive claim and not collision. (lower deductible in most cases)

Friggin' deer. I used to live in BUCKS county. (oh yes, it lives up to it's name)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-06-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,464
Posted By the1jake
Re: What Color is your WK2?

Dark Charcoal

/but usually covered with a layer of dirt
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