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Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-04-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
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 09-04-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,796
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Navigation is being activated

I suspected that because it started the periodic reboots right after I went from the "free" Sirius promo channel to one that is temporarily activated until the 8th, based on the promo I heard.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-01-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,796
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: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-01-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,796
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Navigation is being activated

Make sure you don't get in trouble with any neighbor eager to start the hunting season early. Let us know how the fix works on your Jeep.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-31-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,796
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Navigation is being activated

I called and bitched about it. I was told there is a procedure to get rid of the problem but I will try nevertheless. The lady knew about the problem, stated that "since Saturday calls have been...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-31-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,796
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Navigation is being activated

Mine also started having these navigation being activated messages yesterday. Multiple times during a 30 minute drive. The rest of the system, i.e. front and rear cameras, music, remain operational...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-30-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 707-hp GC coming (in case 475 hp isn't enough)

Well, time to save up for the 2nd hand SRTs that will be traded in at stealerships all over the country...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-28-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
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 - 08-27-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,118
Posted By f1anatic
Re: How much are you paying at the pump to fill up?

Shit, I am almost paying double...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-27-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,118
Posted By f1anatic
Re: How much are you paying at the pump to fill up?

Well in on the North Side of Chicago, prices for the gallon of Regular (87) are around $3.87
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-27-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Keyless Ignition Lawsuit - FCA among the sued manufacturers

I think you are missing the point. The cars can be driven without the key fob in the car. These cars do not default to a limp mode when the key fob is not detected, they do not automatically shut...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-26-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By f1anatic
Keyless Ignition Lawsuit - FCA among the sued manufacturers

Cars' keyless ignitions called 'deadly' in lawsuit - Aug. 26, 2015 (http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/26/autos/keyless-ignition-lawsuit/index.html?iid=TL_Popular)

The issue has also been reported and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-24-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Asked tons... still getting a 50/50 answer. I need JG's help on new purchase!

That is too much for a 2013. You most definitely find a 2014 Limited, improved Limited (with optional packages) or even Overland at that price or negligibly more. You are not trying hard enough to...
Forum: NorthCentral 08-24-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 21,899
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The Chicagoland Jeep Meet Thread !

I've suggested many time in the past and nobody bothered.
Why should I do it now ?


I will propose a day in September, after Labor Day, but I gotta check my schedule first.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-19-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By f1anatic
Re: jacking wk2

How much does your Jeep weigh? Multiply that weight by at least (safety factor). How far up you want to lift it?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-19-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By f1anatic
Re: ACC radar frequency

In a social context, transparency it is used to mean readily understood. Things are very "transparent" in this conversation.

Transparency, in science, is that property of a medium that allows...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-18-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By f1anatic
Re: ACC radar frequency

That will be interesting because being transparent should have nothing to do with it. The system operates in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is not visible to the human eye. Take a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-17-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,371
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 JGC Overland Off-road mod suggestions

I have the shorter TREDs. They fit in the trunk just fine. I have several iCOM F-21 UHF radios that split duties between hunting and car trips.
Forum: NorthCentral 08-17-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 21,899
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The Chicagoland Jeep Meet Thread !

Furious activity in this forum...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-17-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Quadra Lift bottoms out in Off Road 2 Normal?

Ain't gonna happen for cars with Air Suspension.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-17-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Help needed - Transfer case not locking?

Terrain Select calibrations do NOT automatically engage 4-LOW but rather they represent various traction control settings with permissive wheel spin and telling the car to engage ABS selectively. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-16-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,371
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 JGC Overland Off-road mod suggestions

I purchased the other Australian product, TRED. They are equally well rated and half as expensive.

I bought 4 and if you look up videos on line, people actually buy 4 (2 sets). Besides, I am of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-12-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,371
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 JGC Overland Off-road mod suggestions

Winch is always good. But if you are a "soft" off-reader that drives within the capabilities of the WK2 and doesn't pretend to be wheeling in a Wrangler with 33" tires, then all you need is 4...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-06-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Exhaust tip plasti-dip - keep or undo?

I like them red but I am expecting soot to make them black again. Besides, I do not know how well plastidip will take the heat.
Forum: NorthCentral 08-05-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 21,899
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The Chicagoland Jeep Meet Thread !

So I guess y'all have given up on a Jeep meeting and are now doing the Sunday meets with other crowds ? Bravo.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-04-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,405
Posted By f1anatic
Re: New Honda Pilot vs Grand Cherokee (warning…)

Mate, a Toyota Land Cruiser, a 4Runner or a Lexus GX 460 might be quite a lot more capable off road than your 3 manly choices listed there.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-03-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,405
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: 3,405
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: 3,405
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 07-30-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,577
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Why no love for the 3.6?

Well here's why. Blame the Wrangler market and the Hemi market for it.

Nobody really needs massive torque and wheel horsepower when going offroad. Thousands of Wrangler owners off-road their...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-28-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,049
Posted By f1anatic
Re: uConnect 15.26.1 is buggy; I want to downgrade.

I am reporting no problems with the 15.26.1 update. The previous one (year old) was buggy as the radio would occasionally have to be reset.

I would be careful with the wire cutting initiative. ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-25-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Turning off Uconnect modem

The Grand Cherokee is less vulnerable because the advanced tech package does not have lane departure control. Hence the Jeep cannot be steered into oncoming traffic. If your neighborhood hacker...
Forum: NorthCentral 07-25-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 21,899
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The Chicagoland Jeep Meet Thread !

I am not available on any specific days picked for meetings :-)
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,577
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: 1,577
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: NorthCentral 07-22-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 21,899
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The Chicagoland Jeep Meet Thread !

Ok John Wayne, how's the Glock gonna help? Are you going to chase the hombres down the street or what? Cause stand-your-ground over 4 rims might be a tad harder to work out if you're the one...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-22-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,577
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 07-21-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,577
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Why no love for the 3.6?

You got that mostly wrong. With the exception of the current gasoline 3.0 V6, their past and current 1.8; 2.0; 2.7; 4.0; 4.2 four, six and eight cylinder engines on gasoline have had one or two...
Forum: NorthCentral 07-20-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 21,899
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The Chicagoland Jeep Meet Thread !

People cannot plan a meeting for shit on this site...If you read from the beginning, the first meet was going to be attended by 3-4 people. I organized it, I attended it and I took pictures and had...
Forum: NorthCentral 07-20-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 21,899
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The Chicagoland Jeep Meet Thread !

How about a meet this upcoming Saturday?
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