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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-23-2013, 03:59 AM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
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Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Ride quality is better and road noise is noticeably less than the poxy Kumhos that were OE 29000km and they are down to the warning strips. The new tyres are only NZ$250 each and the tyre shop...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-22-2013, 12:41 AM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
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Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Finally got around to (or convinced the boss it was necessary) to upgrade the wheel tyre package on our 2012 Overland CRD.

Have fitted 285/50/20 Nexen tyres to 20x9 p20 offset 6 spoke alloys. ...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 03-23-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,629
Posted By nut17
Re: Diesel People - Enlighten Me? (2014)

Filled my diesel with fuel today and economy meter says 1120km till empty!!! I am very happy with the drive-ability derived from the huge low down torque reserves available with the diesel. The...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 03-20-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,720
Posted By nut17
Re: ENFORCER'S Oil Change Guide for a 2011 VM Motori CRD

In NZ the official service intervals are 20,000km / 12 months. I have been supplying the oil and filter (dealer wants NZ$212 for filter !!!! I got six out of Australia around NZ$80 each) and I am...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-02-2012, 02:17 AM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
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Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

My understanding is that the "tow haul" feature is only on the petrol versions that run a different transmission to the diesels. It alters the shift protocol and in the WH series with the 5.7 Hemi it...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-19-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

The info below is cut and pasted from the NZ Spec Sheet and clearly lists Quadra Track II on all three models. The layout is a bit different to the brochure but Quadra Drive II is not mentioned at...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-18-2012, 03:12 AM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

My August 2011 delivery Overland was fitted with Quadra trac II, but our replacement (read earlier posts for saga) delivered mid February 2012 has the more sophisticated electronically controlled...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-24-2012, 02:45 AM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

[QUOTE=frog_a_lot;578631]x3 and where brake controller is mounted :)

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8884/p3install001.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/513/p3install001.jpg/)
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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-19-2012, 03:44 PM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
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Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

The logo is my company signage. Have to have it sign written to avoid "Fringe Benefit" or "Perk" tax.

Reads " RoadSpray " Hawkes Bay Limited

Cheers Chris
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-19-2012, 03:47 AM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Thumbs up Re: WK2 DownUnder

New one arrived on Friday and it is perfect. The 2011 Overland had front recovery hooks, and "Quadratrak" 4WD system. The new 2012 Overland has no front recovery hooks but does boast "Quadradrive...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-14-2012, 01:09 AM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Update !!! The replacement Overland is at the dealers and we are on schedule to take delivery on Friday. In the meantime we have added 3000km to the odo on the Laredo CRD we have had the use of...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-12-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,288
Posted By nut17
Re: ECU programming failure

Happy Resolution At Last!!


GREAT NEWS I have a positive result at last. We will be getting a brand new Overland CRD in Stone White, identical to our current one and will have the 3M stone...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-11-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

GREAT NEWS I have a positive result at last. We will be getting a brand new Overland CRD in Stone White, identical to our current one and will have the 3M stone protection, company signage,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-10-2012, 03:48 AM
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Views: 1,288
Posted By nut17
ECU programming failure

Our August 2011 WK2 Overland CRD developed an intermittent non starting issue, that when finally the dealer attempted a solution, has killed it. It has now been off the road for a total of 40 days...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-10-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I know where there is a white Overland that should be going cheap. My deal has really derailed!!!

Well I hope all you proud Jeep owners are enjoying your pride and joy. Our case is still the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-21-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

The battle lines have been drawn!!!

Cheers Chris
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-21-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Well, I can assure you that all is not well on the land of WK2 ownership. We took delivery of our new Overland CRD in early August 2011 and as at Dec 12th it has spent a total of 17 days in the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-18-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

We have now got just over 3000km on the clock, and the only annoying features are the radio has a crap reception in fringe areas. The GPS appears to be a very basic unit (compared to current Tom Tom...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-06-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I took my Garmin portable sat nav with me for a drive and the speedo is reading (digital display) 103kph when the Garmin is showing 100kph. The Tacho is sitting almost exactly on 2000rpm. The...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-02-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Just to keep you all dribbling:lol: Our Overland has just clocked up 1700km in the first month and it is GREAT!!

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/4032/firsttrip002.jpg...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-31-2011, 03:57 AM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

My Overland is exactly as shown in this brochure and it is great:thumbsup:

http://www.jeep.co.nz/sites/default/files/model_brochures/2011MY-Jeep%20Grand%20Cherokee%20Overland%20Brochure.pdf
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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-17-2011, 03:06 PM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Both my WH GC diesels were on 20,000km service intervals, although, I still performed a basic oil and filter change myself between the scheduled services.(10000km) They have both had Mobil 1 5w 30 ...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-14-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Hi Andy,

Local Chrysler Dealership advised that a WDH should not be used in conjunction with the Hydralift air suspension. The rig sits perfectly level when hitched and is very composed on the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-14-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

For those who are going to use their new diesel GC for towing, I can assure you that you will be very impressed. We have just had our first excursion with our 24' 2500kg caravan and the power...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-03-2011, 05:22 PM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Got it back from the auto sparkie last night with both the supplementary power cable to the rear and the brake controller all installed and powered up.

Some photos showing the mounting of the...
Forum: Visual Modifications 08-02-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 43,191
Posted By nut17
Re: Official Post Your 20"/22" SRT8 Rep or Viper Rep Wheel

20 X 9 MAC sprayed mineral grey to match bodywork and custom wheel centre logos, with Hankook Ventus 275/45/20

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5228/016nxy.jpg...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 08-02-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,866
Posted By nut17
Re: CRD coming for 2012?

I was under the impression that all right hand drive Chrysler product was assembled in Graz Austria, near the German border. I know for a fact that my 2005 Grand Cherokee Limited CRD was, and also...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-02-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I mounted the brake controller on top of the dash immediately to the right of the instrument cluster using good quality automotive double sided mounting tape. My auto sparkie is going to run the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-01-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,470
Posted By nut17
Re: Rear video with Mygig Unlock and console mounted monitor (pics)

I am interested to hear how your system is working now you have learned all the benefits.

I have a new WK2 Overland diesel and I am trying to source a lockpick, but the suppliers seem reluctant to...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-30-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,376
Posted By nut17
Re: Installing Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller

In the Overland brochure "Safety & Security Features" :

Air Bags Advanced multistage, full length side curtain driver inflatable knee blocker, and seat mounted side thorax air bag.

My auto...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-30-2011, 05:45 AM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I have considered fitting it inside the lidded compartment in the centre console, but will more than likely "drill the holes" and mount it quite low down on the RH side of the steering column.

I...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-30-2011, 04:50 AM
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Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I did the installation myself, and admit that I was outside my comfort zone there for a while. I was quoted $NZ 1800 fitted for the tow bar, so purchased one direct from the manufacturer in Auckland...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-29-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Thumbs up Re: WK2 DownUnder

Well it is pristine, white, superb and locked in my shed for the night with a mere 22km's on the clock. Fitting the tow bar tomorrow. :)

Cheers Chris
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-28-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Check this link for info on the new 8 speed box.

http://green.autoblog.com/2010/06/10/chrysler-to-adopt-8-speed-zf-automatic-transmission/

Cheers Chris
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-28-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I am confused by the talk of a six speed gearbox as I have been told that there will be a new eight speed by ZF introduced late next year. This box will be standard across the newly updated 300c...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-27-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Here it is fresh off the transporter. I am allowed to get a little excited now.

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/3442/boomnewjeep008.jpg...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-25-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I did an exercise a couple of weeks ago on the Australian Jeep website and priced a new Overland CRD pretending I was from Melbourne and then changed the Aussie dollars to our peasant dollars and it...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-25-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,810
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 250,237
Posted By nut17
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Our fuel prices in NZ favour diesel even more so than Australia, although we do have a separate road tax for diesel vehicles and annual registration is $200 dearer.

When I took a WK2 5.7 Hemi for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-24-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,825
Posted By nut17
Re: Interior request to Jeep for black/black burl ash wood Overland

My new ride, Overland CRD (with black wood trim) has a list price of NZ$96990 plus on road costs = change from NZ$100k could be spent in 2 hours at the local!! Delivery on Friday 29th July.
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-24-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 70,337
Posted By nut17
Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6L Pentastar V6 BLOWN-UP ENGINE!

I was closely involved in a situation where a 2005 WK diesel inadvertently was driven through deep water (over 3 feet) and ingested more water than was good for it. The engine blew a lot of white...
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