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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By hades281
Any updates on CRD production?

Are there any updates on when Chrysler will start to build CRD GC's, and/or when they should start arriving in dealerships?

(Is it fair to assume all the test drive diesel GCs have been built...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-28-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By hades281
Re: V6 WK 5spd vs V6 WK2 8spd

I've driven the V6 / 8-speed and it has a lot of usable power and responsiveness. It doesn't want for power at all.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-28-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,772
Posted By hades281
Re: Still no gas direct injection Pentastar. Why?

The IS350 engine has dual injection -- 6 direct injectors and six port injectors. The port injector spray keeps the intake ports clean, and thats why the IS350 doesn't suffer from the problem. Audi...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-28-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,772
Posted By hades281
Re: Still no gas direct injection Pentastar. Why?

BE GLAD ABOUT NO DIRECT INJECTION !!!!!

Direct injection in gas engines has caused a lot of problems because of carbon buildup. I've had 2 DI cars (VW 2.0T, Lexus IS250) and owners of both cars...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-28-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,801
Posted By hades281
Re: Is the Diesel worth it?

I'm in the same boat here in trying to decide between V6 and CRD.... I think the CRD overall on paper is the more sensible engine for the application but there is so much going against:

1)...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-28-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,518
Posted By hades281
Re: What can we expect of Jeep Brown interior?

I've seen this color combo in person. On my monitor it's pretty close to the press pics. The blue and brown are both pretty dark colors so the color difference between them isn't very obvious (it...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-28-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,801
Posted By hades281
Re: Is the Diesel worth it?

About the urea -- there is nothing to 'change,' you just have to top off the tank periodically. The tank is sized to need a refill around 10k miles. You can buy the stuff at truck stops and other...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-26-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,009
Posted By hades281
Re: 2014 Test Drive Reviews

Finally drove the 2014 in Houston. The 8-speed massively improves the response of the V6 - it doesn't want for power at all and the interiors look much nicer in person.

I can also say that the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-21-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,016
Posted By hades281
Re: 2014 Jeep GC Laredo vs. Limited HELP!!

I have exactly the same needs as you, save for 4x4 which would be nice but I've gotten along well without it.

The 2013 base Laredo is a steal IMO because you can add the dual climate panel, your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-21-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By hades281
QuadraTrac I -- WK2 Vibrations/kinks worked out?

I'm a long time reader of the forum, posted here and there... I remember reading threads about clunks, whining, and vibrations reported by 4x4 owners. If I go 4x4 I'll probably have the QT1 system...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-20-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 22,505
Posted By hades281
Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

Dude, I need to check out your GC sometime. I'll provide the beer.

I've been holding out for the 8-speed V6. I think the responsiveness is going to be much improved with the new trans and if...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-20-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 22,505
Posted By hades281
Re: 2012 wk2 lowered on 22" srt8's

More details!! I started a thread asking about upgrades to make the WK2 a sportier drive. This suspension upgrade and the detailed review that you'll write for us about how the handling and feel...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-16-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,874
Posted By hades281
Re: Upgrades to make the WK2 a sportier drive?

Again, thanks all for the input -- There are a lot of comments about how it will never feel like a small Japanese sedan. What I was really inquiring about was making the Jeep feel more like the X5,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,874
Posted By hades281
Re: Upgrades to make the WK2 a sportier drive?

Thanks for the input so far -- I know the GC will never match the IS for feel. The regular X5's don't either, but there is a gap between the X5 and the GC that I would pay to close if a suspension...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,874
Posted By hades281
Re: Upgrades to make the WK2 a sportier drive?

Has Jeep released fuel economy predictions for the HEMI and the 8-speed?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,874
Posted By hades281
Upgrades to make the WK2 a sportier drive?

About 6 months ago, I test drove the GC with the V6 and decided to wait until I could try it again with the 8-speed and also the diesel.

I love the looks of the GC, but I wish it was more fun to...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-30-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,246
Posted By hades281
Re: Major smoke out of exhaust

rpoverland: If in Houston, what dealer? I would prefer to buy from a dealer with better service.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-29-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,943
Posted By hades281
Re: Am I the only one that things the gauges are hard to see during the day?

I wonder if just the needles can be bought from a Dodge Durango cluster and swapped over (or, perhaps the Durango cluster fits perfectly).
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-25-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,246
Posted By hades281
Re: Major smoke out of exhaust

Is this issue limited to the Hemi engine only??

There are a few You-tube videos of this but I cannot tell if they have the HEMI or the V6 (I cannot see if they have dual exhaust).
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-22-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,362
Posted By hades281
Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

It does feel like the wait will be forever.

There are three transmission plants involved with the 8-speed:

1) The German ZF plant
2) The South Carolina ZF plant, which is still under...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-22-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,362
Posted By hades281
Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

It's not so much the economy... I think 1st gear is way too tall in the 5-speed. I expect the 8-sp to be better around town as well as have better economy.

Consider how much money and time people...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-22-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,362
Posted By hades281
Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

I e-mailed the Kokomo transmission plant about the 8-speed production (I hadn't read the latest posts in this thread yet) and they verified that Kokomo will not start building the 8-speed until the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-17-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By hades281
Questions about base Laredo ordering

Does anyone know: 1) Can the base Laredo be ordered with electronic climate control, and 2) Are WK2s with the 6 speaker stereo pre-wired for 9 speakers?

This would allow me to order a base...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-11-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,362
Posted By hades281
Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

As for reliability of the ZF 8-speed... Versions of this transmission are already in use in several Chrysler vehicles, Audis, BMWs and Rolls Royce vehicles. Of course with the unit being built in a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-06-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By hades281
Re: 'Premium door panels' and sound deadening?

Thanks! Yes, I live in Houston and don't go too far offroad so I wouldn't realize any benefits from having a 4x4. I really love that the WK2 can be had as a mechanically simple vehicle if you...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-06-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By hades281
'Premium door panels' and sound deadening?

First post!

I'm considering a WK2 for my next vehicle. I'm trying to hold out for the 8-speed but we'll see. It will be a 2wd V6 model.

I'm currently trying to decide between the Laredo-X...
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