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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,421
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Live from a stuck Jeep

You need these: MAXTRAX: Vehicle Extraction & Recovery (http://www.maxtrax.com.au/) Great for finding a solid surface on mud, snow, etc.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-04-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Cleaner diesel

I am sure the capless one is sealed good enough for normal highway use, but at least this would be worth picking up if you plan to do any dusty/desert off-roading.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-01-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,566
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Wife hit garage today 😞

I bought my wife a day at one of the highest-rated resort spas in the valley. It must have been super relaxing, because on the way out she brushed the rear fender of the Outback against a metal...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-03-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,104
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: New TSB - MAJOR shift enhancements/improvements 08/27/14

No, the 3.6L uses a completely different Chrysler-built (though still a ZF design) transmission. Whereas the HEMI and EcoDiesel use a ZF-built transmission.

This particular update is for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-01-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 135,685
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

There was just a refresh for 2014 model year. There will be another refresh for 2016. This will be relatively minor tweaks to the front and rear fascias, interior updates, technology updates,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-01-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,385
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Eco Diesel Mileage

Just curious, what speeds was this at? Have you been on to San Diego? If so, how much do the steep, curvy grades between El Centro and San Diego beat up on the mileage?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-01-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,104
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: New TSB - MAJOR shift enhancements/improvements 08/27/14

Typically TSBs are only applied upon request.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-24-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: How do we adjust for tire size on the EcoDiesel?

The only programmer is the one Chrysler uses to do flash updates, etc. ... ie you cant do this your self. The Chrysler system only has a few preset tire choices in their system and their all...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-18-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,630
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

X2, exactly the reason why all four of our vehicles are 4WD / AWD. The only time I would ever consider a 2WD vehicle would be for something like the Jaguar F-Type which would never leave the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-12-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Towing Questions

The 700 lbs. wasn't all gear... it also was a guesstimate of the gear AND the weight of the passengers. How do those figure into the tongue weight?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-12-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Towing Questions

Thanks! It will be a while. The truck I would be hauling is still undergoing (the final stages of) a seven year restoration process, and I haven't even placed an order for the Ecodiesel yet. But...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-11-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Towing Questions

1.) What role does "frontal area" play in towing. I see that the Ecodiesel has a frontal area limit of 55 sq ft. The BOX of the enclosed trailer I am looking at is about 96 wide x 80 tall. Does...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-05-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Jeep and Audi share same 3.0 diesel?

The 3.0L diesel is built by VM Motori SpA which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat.

In the US, this engine is ONLY available on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the RAM 1500.

In foreign...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-04-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 135,685
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Mike Manley says they won't offer diesels in other Jeep's unless the sales of the Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel increases. How can that happen if they don't build them due to limited engine supply?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-02-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2014 Overland Spare Tire

The Kumho is the same outer diameter. They use the skinnier width for both space (not sacrifice ground clearance or cargo load height) and weight considerations.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-02-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,093
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Interior Materials Complaint - Gloss Steering wheel w/ satin trim? WTF?

My guess is that they found open-pore wood didn't hold up well under constant touching of people's oily hands?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-14-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,098
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

When leaving a maintained surface, it is always a good idea to travel with a second vehicle if at all possible. You are lucky that the guys stumbled upon you.

Second, consider purchasing a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Mirror not dimming?

"Automatically-Dimming Exterior Passenger Mirror" is part of the Advanced Technology Package.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-12-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 135,685
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I wish somewhere in the Grand Cherokee lineup there was a vehicle that offered all the luxuries/addons of the Summit, but offered the bumper and wheel surrounds of a Limited (non painted would be a...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 42,156
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

One minor comment... that bolt in the center is going to get banged up off road. I would suggest a bolt head protector like this:

Bolt Head Protectors | Chief Products...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-09-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 135,685
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I am curious about this too.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-14-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Shipping a car - road damage?

I have used an enclosed carrier from: Reliable Carriers, Inc. | Vehicles Taken Seriously. (http://www.reliablecarriers.com/)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-03-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,339
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Angry Re: 2014 Altitude Black/Black - Factory ordered...Sigh

WTH, why no center Latch system? My Commander has the Latch system in the center. This sounds like a case of bean counters saying it costs too much. The Latch system is the safest way to secure a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-26-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2014 rust allready? normal?

I have a 7.5 year old Commander with essentially the same exact hitch design. At about 50,000 miles I have zero rust on the vehicle. My Wrangler on the other hand -- plenty of rust.

The...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Overland Nepal Jeep Brown

I like the Nepal Jeep Brown... EXCEPT for the light colored carpets. I have Sahara tan carpets in my Wrangler and black carpets in my Commander and Subaru.

The Wrangler's carpets always get...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-24-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Jeep GC nose ?

There are no major changes for 2015. The Grand Cherokee was just refreshed for 2014. So far, the only minor changes we know of:

New: Active Noise Control System (Summit and SRT)
New: Acoustic...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-24-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Jeep GC nose ?

The blue one IS the Cherokee not the WK2. It is the Limited trim level and that photo was one of the very first public press photos of the vehicle.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-24-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Jeep GC nose ?

Or ever. Unlike Mercedes or BMW, Jeep has no plans to make all their vehicles look the same.

The Wrangler, the Wagoneer, the Grand Cherokee, the Cherokee, the Renegade, and the Compass/Patriot...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-12-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 Jeep Renegade

Either a Grand Cherokee or a Grand Wagoneer will likely be my next new vehicle. But I totally will test drive one when they are available. It may be something my wife would like -- especially in...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,169
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: WK2 Tire Sizes that work

I was hoping the narrower tire would negate the difference in diameter. :-(
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-09-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,169
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: WK2 Tire Sizes that work

Will 265/60R20 (32.5" OD) fit with no rubbing on stock wheels on a Quadralift-equipped WK2?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-08-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,118
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2014 WK2 3.0 so far NOT so good

For the second issue, it may be a bad electrical ground.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: Getting rid of the GC for a Renegade, NOT

I don't mind it at all!

It would make a great dirt road runner, and would look awesome in my driveway next to my family Jeep, my off-road Jeep, and my vintage Jeep.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,764
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2015 ecodiesel order/availability ?

Fiat is full owner of VM. They already had bought out GMs share in back in October.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,355
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting

Nice! Do you have daytime pictures, so we can see what they look like. Where did you mount the switch and route wiring.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,355
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: 2014 WK2 Off Road Lighting

If you don't have the ACC, you may be able to place a light bar in the space between the tow hooks.
Forum: 2019+ Grand Wagoneer-WS 02-11-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,380
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: New Wagoneer List of Demands

I am kind of scared to know.
Forum: 2019+ Grand Wagoneer-WS 02-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,380
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: New Wagoneer List of Demands

And I noticed you didn't shoot down any of the other items on my list... hmmm. :p
Forum: 2019+ Grand Wagoneer-WS 02-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,380
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: New Wagoneer List of Demands

I was just trying to create a new job opportunity for you. :)
Forum: 2019+ Grand Wagoneer-WS 02-10-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,380
Posted By rubicontrail.net
Re: New Wagoneer List of Demands

My Wagoneer "demands":


Classic, clean design (nothing overly forward-thinking like the Cherokee)
Durango-sized (not bigger, because we don't want it to lose all off-road ability)
Aluminum /...
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