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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-04-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,120
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

Are you trying to convince us that mud terrain tires are important when driving on muddy ground? Unless he had some major ABS / Traction Control failure; the car did exactly what it was supposed to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-01-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,126
Posted By f1anatic
Re: New '16 shifter - fit in a '14?

And I respectfully disagree. Every new toy, trick or truck has a learning curve. You have updated electronics, the new engine and gearbox, which have specific "sweet" spots on the power curve,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-01-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,126
Posted By f1anatic
Re: New '16 shifter - fit in a '14?

Of course it is the suckiest place to put it. I go from ECO to SPORT several times during a driving cycle and I love the ability to just pull the shifter and switch between modes (a natural move as...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-28-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,120
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

Sorry man. Your central states humor doesn't impress me.

Plus I have seen baby hippos fly. Singapore Airlines. I've seen rarer shit flying. Such as this Lancia Stratos a few years ago. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-28-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,120
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

You argument is flawed because your are projecting your personal preferences over the market choices. If you wanted a large American car that could accommodate a tall male occupant with a family,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-26-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,120
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

I think that while the Quadra Lift suspension has room to improve before it matches the articulation and the ground clearance of the RR/LR products. ORA-2 was not designed to be driven at Rally Raid...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-24-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,730
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Snow day

Ya'll aren't as cool as this guy with the Jeep :-)

Why Be Snowed In When You Can Snowboard Through NYC Behind A Jeep Wrangler?...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-22-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,417
Posted By f1anatic
Re: What does snow mode do?

That might be true but aside from the difference in torque split, I can also feel a difference in traction control management when I dial in snow mode.

I turn snow mode on when I start cutting...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-21-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Quadralift Air Compressor

Did you ask Billt ? He tends to keep his cars forever and is very in tune with the American cars. Based on his wealth of knowledge and commitment to his Jeep, I am sure he has planned for such a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-21-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,469
Posted By f1anatic
Re: How do you feel about a 2.0L TT as the base engine for the 2019 WL Grand Cherokee

I wish I could say "Are you serious?" but reality is that you are serious. You are also quoting convenient, misleading truths.

Yes length of ownership of a vehicle has extended over the years. ...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-15-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,908
Posted By f1anatic
Re: tires are whooped... 19k miles!!!

Maybe people don't run them at the correct pressures. And more importantly, I believe the manufacturer-recommended PSI is too low. I run mine at 42 PSI fronts and 40 PSI rears and I am at a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-23-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 4x4 capabilities

The bigger and heavier, the longer, the more front dams and aero trickery it has, the fewer tricky electronics for traction control and the less featured the transmission (i.e. locking differentials,...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-08-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,802
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Lockpick UCONNECT AIR V2 Anyone use it?

Yes and Yes. But the "Air" part is over-rated. I find myself NEVER using it. I do have the unit because it allows adding multiple cameras and not having to worry about custom firmware on the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-06-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Electronic steering?

Actually OP, I wish to direct your attention towards something else. This question is not directly applicable to Jeeps because the "assisted" part (while electric vs. hydraulic in years past) still...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-31-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,608
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Why 5.7 horsepower discrepancy?

The Grand Cherokee has a unibody construction, as opposed to a body-on-frame. The crossover features refer to the fact that it borrows elements from the design of traditional body-on-frame vehicles...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-27-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Lift kit for Quadra Lift? Options?

There are no lift kits in the traditional sense for QL. However there are at least two methods semi-permanent methods, that have been discussed here, to alter the vehicle height. One is via the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-22-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,469
Posted By f1anatic
Re: How do you feel about a 2.0L TT as the base engine for the 2019 WL Grand Cherokee

Errr you must be arguing in the wrong forum. Nobody questioned the reliability of the EVO engine, and you started with the superior attitude of trying to educate me of the virtues of your 2005 EVO...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-21-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,515
Posted By f1anatic
Re: VW admits to EPA that diesel equipped cars will only meet emissions when tested

You are very welcome. For the record, I was playing with instrumentation measuring particulate matter, nitrogen and sulfur oxides before OUR current president was even thinking of becoming a senator...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-19-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,144
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee Radio Software Recall Update ?

And what is preventing you from downloading it yourself ? You don't have to go to the dealership for everything... Software updates are designed to be handled by the end user. Go to the Best Buys...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-04-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Coastaletech UCONNECT Air V2, Anyone have one?

Yes I have it. With a front camera too. But I do not use the miracast feature. The resolution of my LG G3 doesn't lend itself well to the OEM display.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-01-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,881
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Navigation is being activated

What if those folks that hacked the Jeep in July somehow have something to do with it, and we've all been hacked? Maybe their hack code got leaked and the new hacker is now messing with the system?...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-28-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By f1anatic
Re: WK2 Nudge Bar Project

Here's your feedback: Please provide the total cost (product plus shipping) to Chicago, IL, USA. In other words looks exactly like what I would like - not too tall, not too protruding, seems not to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-03-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,285
Posted By f1anatic
Re: New Honda Pilot vs Grand Cherokee (warning…)

If this dyno graph of the 2013 Honda Accord 3.5 L V6 engine is any indication of the characteristics of this Pilot engine, I am not impressed. Firstly, those are wheel numbers not crank numbers so...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-02-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,285
Posted By f1anatic
Re: New Honda Pilot vs Grand Cherokee (warning…)

Well, for all intents and purposes, the Pilot should be compared with Laredo optioned for interior creatures but no off-road capabilities (no ORA-1; no transfer case). This way it will be the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-01-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,285
Posted By f1anatic
Re: New Honda Pilot vs Grand Cherokee (warning…)

A car's top speed or 0-60 or even 1/4 mile time is hardly an indicator of how good it is. Yes it may be faster or paper or even at the drag strip than the Jeep, and most importantly than the V8 Jeep...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,974
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Why no love for the 3.6?

I am sure the humor was not well transmitted so please accept my apologies regarding the BMW zealotry statement.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-24-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,974
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Why no love for the 3.6?

Ahhh the Bimmer zealots. Yeah bro, it is inline, but I would never own one hence I thought of the Audi and then by extension, of both the Range Rover and the Ripp V6 Pentastar. Just about the only...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-22-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,974
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Why no love for the 3.6?

Well have you driven a 3 L V6 turbo car before? Like a BMW ? Or by inclusion, a supercharged V6 like the S4? I have driven both, admittedly as a BMW 135 and Audi S4 trims, but I can imagine the...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 06-11-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,457
Posted By f1anatic
Re: WK2 Grand Cherokee 3.6 & 5.7 owners, RIPP Superchargers has a solution for you!

Excellent stuff. Thank you for supporting our community.

Quick questions:
1) How much boost are you running, for both the 3.6 and the 5.7 engines?
2) Have you considered offering / recommending...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-15-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Is this supposed to be lit up?

The button cannot be pressed so probably that is why is not lit.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-13-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,354
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Grand Cherokee Summit vs. Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock

I own a Grand Cherokee and have been given twice a Wrangler as "rental" while the GC was in shop for repairs. There's no comparison as far as comfort and road handling manners are concerned. From...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-03-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 947
Views: 66,408
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Map Update

When BBC sacked (i.e. "did not renew his contract") Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear UK, there was an on-line petition that drew over 1 million signatures which was then printed and delivered to BBC. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-29-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,976
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Thoughts on trading in the '14 Overland for a Yukon Denali?

The Grand Cherokee is entirely too big for Chicago, let alone aircraft-carrier -sized or -based trucks like the Denali. The GC is sized as a Range Rover and it might actually be shorter than an S...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,959
Posted By f1anatic
Re: "I don't know how to drive in snow/ice, so I blame my GC" Part Deux

He indirectly gives you that answer: Grand Cherokee Diesel: Quadra Drive. The rest of the visual clues (like the black edges to the wheel arches and the HID headlights) point out towards a Limited...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-20-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,352
Posted By f1anatic
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-19-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By f1anatic
Re: USB Quit Working

Have you tried a different USB flash drive or...re-formatting this one?

Every couple of months songs get duplicated on mine. Not physically duplicated on the SD card (when I check it on a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,547
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Front parking sensors on Overland?

I agree as well though in a different way. Get yourself one of the two infotainment hacks (either the Swedish Software Sensation or the CoastalTech Hardware Lockpicks) and install a front camera . ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-19-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,487
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Jeep attraction

COINCIDENCE - dictated by something in common, other than the car, be that parking constraints or interests (i.e. biking)

http://reviews.mtbr.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Subaru.jpg
SOURCE:...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-06-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,715
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Need advice from experience Jeep Owners

I am not going to match South Dakota's excellent review.

Think about where you live: California. You guys will NEVER have cheap gas prices just like us in Chicago, no matter how cheap the oil...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-04-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,360
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Driveway-rated ?

Another day and the driveway has been plowed. Sort of. Like everyone else reporting here, SNOW mode effectively lowers the car to NRH so the less aggravating way is to put it first in SNOW then...
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