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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-16-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By Mike H.
Re: couldn't take it any longer... tires!

Maybe pavement mix design has a lot to do with it too... about 90% of her miles are on rubberized asphalt freeways... and everything is a straight shot around here, not too many "turns"... and where...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-14-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By Mike H.
couldn't take it any longer... tires!

I've had a hate for the factory supplied Goodyear Fortera's nearly since day one... simply driving home from the dealership I detested the tire noise.
I hated that they were shocked on sharp edged...
Forum: Grand Cherokee-WL/WK3 05-25-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,388
Posted By Mike H.
Re: 3 NEW engines for the 2020 WL Grand Cherokee

any rumors on cu.in. of the I6?
that could be a real go to engine... look what Ford has done with the 3.7 twin turbo V6... (375hp/470tq, and that tq hits low and stays put) give me a 3.5-4.0L TT I6...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-08-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,874
Posted By Mike H.
amazing mpg on Hemi yesterday

Had to make a trip from Phoenix AZ to Nogales Mexico and back yesterday.
~350 miles, ~6hrs.
Normally I am in a hurry to get this trip behind me, and cruise at 85mph, which is what I did on my way...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-22-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,584
Posted By Mike H.
Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

There are 2 reasons I could imagine the V8 "might" be better in snow than the V6;
1. the greater weight of the V8 allowing more traction (given otherwise identical vehicles).
2. likely turning less...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-08-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,412
Posted By Mike H.
Re: Grand Cherokee to continue on current platform until....

funny, shows up in wikipedia "search" Daimler Chrysler partnered with Porsche to further strengthen the frame... but I cannot find it in the body...
I'm sure if you wanted to seach hard enough you...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-08-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,412
Posted By Mike H.
Re: Grand Cherokee to continue on current platform until....

Chassis, long time ago, I read that the chassis (body) was developed between Dodge and MB, Dodge and MB broke broke up before it was finalized and... I read that Porsche consulted on the finishing of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-08-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 18,491
Posted By Mike H.
Re: What's your other car?

thanks... mine is original paint, glass, interior, wheels...
with the hood down it is a totally stock looking... small block Ford, naturally aspirated EFi, big solid roller cam, shaft rockers......
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-25-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,588
Posted By Mike H.
Re: River crossing 4x4 having fun

Crossing rivers and heading up stream... man I hate that. I once did similar in my old XJ and had water up over the hood, to the base of the windshield... bubbling in around the shifter...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-03-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,885
Posted By Mike H.
Re: A Subaru Legacy put your Jeep to shame

Really? Mine = 2" spacer lift (stock springs/shocks etc.), bumpers and tires... I want to see the subbie doing this......
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-29-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,539
Posted By Mike H.
Re: Installation and Review: aFe Momentum GT Intake - WK2 Grand Cherokee 5.7 L V8

My reading comprehension is usually pretty good... but I have to ask;
The OME intake was quicker to 60mph by over 6 tenths of a second compared to the AFe intake?
But the AFe was quicker in the 1/4...
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