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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-21-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,535
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

The Grand Cherokee great value compared to other pseudo-comparable vehicles. I had my first Jeep 17 years until I bought the 2011. I fully expect to own this Jeep another 15 to 20 years! I am still...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-21-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,814
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: sill guards

I like the illuminated door sills. Installation was fairly easy although I didn't splice the wires as per the instructions. It is much simpler to cut and use a standard electric wire twist connector....
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,437
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: puddle light

The 2014 Grand Cherokee has puddle lights on the underside of the mirror. This is not available as an accessory from Mopar [yet].


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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Cherokee Trailhawk Cargo Liner

My wife wants the matching cargo tray for her Trailhawk also, but so far we have only found the WeatherTech. I have WeatherTech in my Grand Cherokee, but she wants to hold out for the Mopar/Jeep...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-07-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,437
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: puddle light

The 2014 Cherokee has puddle lamps that I am considering trying to apply to my 2011 Grand Cherokee. I too am interested in what Ronsse610 wants to do, under the mirror, not a light strip. There is...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-03-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Jeep Easter Eggs

The trail map on the underside of the seat is Hell's Revenge in Moab.


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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Jeep Easter Eggs

Yes there is a grill and headlights in the plastic under the hood by the wiper fluid reservoir. We had found that one, but I forgot to list it.


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Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 06-01-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Do CAI's actually make power on the Hemi?

K&N provides horsepower and torque numbers for their CAI.

Mopar does not provide numbers, but the throttle response is definitely better.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-01-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: TrailHawks....where are they?

We see about one per month in the San Francisco area.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-01-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By WK2 Rover
Jeep Easter Eggs

Good thing we have YouTube videos from the vehicle reviewers otherwise we might not find these hidden treasures in our Jeeps! I am aware of 3 (so far) in the Cherokee. The best one we discovered last...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-18-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Where's the ECO message?!

Are you sure you are on the correct forum? The 2014 Cherokee Owner's Manual Second Edition has info about Child Restraints from pages 112-116.

There is no ECO mode in the Cherokee. There is an...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-15-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

More observations after a few months with the Mopar CAI:
* The engine seems to run a little cooler!
* The average MPG seems to have increased by 0.5 MPG (3%)!

I am assuming this is because the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-11-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: My Jeep Loves Me

Love it back and you will have a long and happy life together. If only it were that easy with the wife!
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-24-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,480
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Transmission problems

My sympathies, and Jeep owes you a new vehicle and apology.

I have almost 40 years of Jeep ownership ('93 Grand Cherokee, '97 Wrangler, '11 Grand Cherokee, '14 Cherokee), and have had only two...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-24-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Interior Shots

I have a couple pictures of the brown Trailhawk interior in my photo album. Look in the Cherokee section.


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Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-24-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,038
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: LED Approach/Entry/Puddle Lighting Mod write-up!!!

My wife's 2014 Cherokee has puddle lamps on the underside of the rear view mirrors, as did my Lexus IS. The 2011 Grand Cherokee has small access doors on the underside of the mirrors. It would be...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-20-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: 5.7L Hemi on 2011 4x4 Limited

3.5 years with the 5.7 V-8 in my 2011 Grand Cherokee with no issues. I like it even more after installing the Mopar CAI.

This engine has been around for awhile in many Chrysler vehicles,...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 04-20-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Using 89 Octane

89 is recommended, although 87 is allowed. I personally would rather pay the extra ten cents per gallon for better performance, and take better care of the investment in the vehicle. I kept my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-14-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By WK2 Rover
Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

Smog Checks and CO Monitors are other ridiculous laws in the golden ($) state!! New cars barely log any PPMs yet we have to pay for smog tests every couple of years. And our homes are required to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-14-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By WK2 Rover
Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

You need a CARB (California Air Resources Board) exception sticker, otherwise you will be allowed to pass the smog test. K&N clearly states that their unit is NOT legal in California. If K&N is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-13-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

The forum website keeps messing up the link. Go to my album and look at the Accessorize section. The main photo is the engine with the CAI.


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-13-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

Fixed the link, sorry!

Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum - WK2 Rover's Album: Accessorize! - Picture (http://www.jeepgarage.org/members/4362-albums151-picture2957.html)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-13-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By WK2 Rover
Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

You can see the reflective insulation (silver) covering the heat shield (black). I used Reflectix, which you can buy from Home Depot.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-13-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Aftermarket Cold Air Intake... Why? Which one?

I put in the Mopar, which is the only one legal in California. It looks great (http://www.jeepgarage.org/members/4362-albums151-picture2957.html), sounds great...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-29-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,916
Posted By WK2 Rover
I hang my iPhone from the rear view mirror using...

I hang my iPhone from the rear view mirror using a GearTie. It's not perfect, but it does the job! I have a video using that technique at...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 03-17-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: The auto e-brake feature,,, UGHHH!

After a few abrupt and unexpected stops we disabled the auto brake.

And we have to put it in service mode for the car wash. Another unexpected application of the parking brake.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 03-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Renegade

The small gasoline engines may be too weak, and the Renegade may be no fun to drive. Note this is coming from a Grand Cherokee owner with a Hemi plus CAI.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 03-03-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Interesting facts about the 9 speed gearbox

The 9-speed complexity times 2WD and two 4WD options times two engines times different driving modes (Auto, Sport, etc.) is why the vehicle was delayed. Fortunately firmware updates can continue to...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-25-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By WK2 Rover
Don't use cellular network and incur data...

Don't use cellular network and incur data charges. Your car pulls into your garage, connects to your Wi-Fi network, then download and install.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-24-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Why Your Car Won’t Get Remote Software Updates Anytime Soon

Practices from Tesla will make all auto companies modernize in this way too!
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 02-24-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Domestic Long Range Fuel Tank

I also thought the unused area where the spare tire goes on the Durango would be a great place for an extra fuel tank! Of course you need to somehow hook it up to the primary tank. And figure out how...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 02-24-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Bad News From AVS( Lund )

If you are referring to windshield sunscreens, WeatherTech has a couple options for the 2014 Cherokee. My wife got the roll style; there is also a folding version.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By WK2 Rover
JNAP recently had Grand Cherokee number 5,000,000...

JNAP recently had Grand Cherokee number 5,000,000 roll off the assembly line!

Back of the envelope math implies about $200B in revenue over the past twenty years.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 02-18-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By WK2 Rover
The Jeep forum has the power to set aside our...

The Jeep forum has the power to set aside our differences. Here we have a Buckeye and a Wolverine sharing a moment !
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 02-17-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Sound check for Mopar CAI with 5.7 Hemi

Link to engine sound with a video. A little bit of Hemi + CAI after going through the toll plaza. This was not full throttle, but enough to give me goose bumps!

...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 02-15-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By WK2 Rover
I am selling my slightly used (15K miles) for...

I am selling my slightly used (15K miles) for $30. It is posted in the For Sale section. I put in a CAI so no longer need the K&N.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 02-15-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By WK2 Rover
A 7-year old Jeep is just getting broken in!...

A 7-year old Jeep is just getting broken in! Enjoy the next decade in your "new" Grand Cherokee!
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 02-15-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,702
Posted By WK2 Rover
Consumer reports has always hated American cars...

Consumer reports has always hated American cars and loved Japanese cars. That's why I was so shocked when they actually recommended the 2011 Grand Cherokee. But they have no credibility with me...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 02-01-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,923
Posted By WK2 Rover
Re: Is there real gas mileage from owners ?

The transmission did smooth out over time on our Trailhawk with the V-6.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-01-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 26,115
Posted By WK2 Rover
I had a first generation first model year (1993)...

I had a first generation first model year (1993) of the Grand Cherokee. I too was concerned about all the newness, but 17 years and 170K miles later I was still very confident camping in the desert...
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