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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-25-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Does ACC have to be on for WiFi Hotspot to work?

My Jeep has the option to run a WiFi hotspot (additional monthly cost) and I'm wondering if the hotspot operates continuously or only when the ACC is on or the engine running?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-05-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 23,129
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

Actually, many of the channels are less than that. Sirius/XM uses a proprietary, variable bit-rate, bandwidth allocation scheme that allows them to divide their total bandwidth among the channels,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-20-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: WK2Jeeps.com Having Problems?

Very strange! Three different browsers don't work, but my i-Phone does! I can't print from it, but at least I can read the TSB's...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-20-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By Jeep4Ron
WK2Jeeps.com Having Problems?

I have been trying to download the latest TSB's for my WK2 from WK2Jeeps.com but the server appears to be having major issues. Is there any other source to find all of the TSB's, firmware updates...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-01-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 57,382
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: I Think I Fixed My Rough Shifting 8sp Transmission

Bad news...the lawyer is only licensed to practice in Guam! :lol:
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-22-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,924
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Help me out, Does anyone have a relatively trouble free Grand Cherokee

I have nearly 15,000 miles on my 2014 Overland and no major problems. Yelp! never seems to work, but that's the worst of it and no big deal.

No trips back to the dealer since delivery at the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-15-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,040
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Auto A/C on Remote Start - Diag

There may be few folks who have had some issues, some of them significant, but I have driven my V6 2014 Overland nearly 10,000 miles with zero problems. That includes some nasty off-road travel and...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-02-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,408
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Finally a TSB for the tranny rough shifts

Has anyone had this done yet and if so, is there a noticeable difference? Will this improve the shifting on vehicles like mine that seem to shift fairly smooth with the original software, at least...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-01-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,798
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Need Advice on Mountain Road Driving

Indeed it is! An old extinct (I hope!) volcano that rises out of the very flat, near sea level land up to nearly 2,200'. What makes it look so stark is that the areas nearby are so flat, that much...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-31-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,798
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Need Advice on Mountain Road Driving

I finally drove the road today and the Jeep performed perfectly! I ran in Auto mode and 1st gear and the RPM's around 3,000 all the way up and down and had no problems. The 3.6 L V6 had plenty of...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-23-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Michelin Tire Recall

Yep...same here on the USA Overland with ORAII package. We dodged that recall!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-23-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 26,154
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: And so it continues...

I think the main computer is located right under the driver's seat, but there are so many CPU-operated devices in the car, it could be somewhere else. If it is the one under the driver's seat, I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-23-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Do all if the affiliates require a 30 day wait?

I joined Access Fund ($30 vs. $100 for Tread Lightly) and I think I waited less then the full 30 days. The whole thing was very informal...I called and got transferred to some lady who didn't ask...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-22-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: My Nav Issues

Yep! The problem is you're speakin' Texican, and she's from Detroit. Try speakin' 'Michigano'! :lol:
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-21-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Michelin Tire Recall

I checked the tires on my Jeep Overland with ORA and they are Latitude Tour M+S and don't appear to be listed in the recall. Most in the recall are Latitude LTX M/S2 in the pertinent size.
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-16-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 Cruise control change by +/- 5MPH?

I tested it this morning with the ACC and the +\- 5 mph works as advertised. Just hold the button down a little longer than a 'tap' and it will change to the next number divisible by 5. Until I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-15-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 JGC-Help-No Dash Gauges

I saw the same thing on my 2014 Overland at about 2,000 miles while driving around Lake Tahoe, although I don't recall any beeps that preceded it. I stopped the car, turned off the ignition, opened...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-15-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 57,382
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: I Think I Fixed My Rough Shifting 8sp Transmission

Is there a specific fuse you can pull to do the reset without pulling the battery cables?
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-15-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,825
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Michelin Latitude Tire Pressure

Those Coopers are great tires! I bought a set for my old 2001 WJ right before I sold it. The car handled noticeably better and they were great on a nasty rocky road I occasionally travel with very...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-15-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,798
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Need Advice on Mountain Road Driving

Here is how they built one of the towers:

Siller - Sutter Buttes Tower Project - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYC-Y6nvPKw)

I know a lot of the guys in the video. Interesting...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-15-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,798
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Need Advice on Mountain Road Driving

I feel reassured! Also, I got to thinking that Sport mode is supposed to transfer more of the power to the rear axle to give more of a "rear wheel drive" feeling. I believe Auto mode is a 60/40...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-15-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,798
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Need Advice on Mountain Road Driving

I haven't taken any myself, but here are two Youtubes (Pt.1 & Pt.2) of a car traversing the entire road. Pt. 2 shows the steepest parts as well as the tram ride you have to take to get the last 150'...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-15-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,798
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Need Advice on Mountain Road Driving

You can see the Sutter Buttes very easily from HWY 5 almost anywhere between Red Bluff and Sacramento, but unfortunately, the road is private and very securely locked. I go up there since there is a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-14-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,798
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Need Advice on Mountain Road Driving

I was hoping someone would notice! :D Cafe Press sells them:
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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-14-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,798
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Need Advice on Mountain Road Driving

I have a 2014 Overland with the V6 and ORAII that I need to drive up a very steep mountain road. The road is paved the entire way, but has some of the steepest switch-backs I have ever seen. I have...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-22-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,356
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 not even 100 miles and issues

I think I know what causes that. When the Nav voice starts talking, and you try to turn down the radio volume to hear it better...that seems to screw up the Nav volume. It gets reset to either very...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-19-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 55,511
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

Do you know what the version of the update is? Mine still has the original from early April when it was built of v. 13.10.0.
Forum: Member Garage Discussions 05-18-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,107
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Amateur radio and scanner install

Great job and nice pictures! Any problems with RFI, either RX or TX? IIRC the stereo amp is under the passenger seat which could pick up stray RF. How hard was it to get to the battery? I'm still...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-26-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,592
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: Installed a CB Radio in my WK2

I would love to see a completed ham radio installation in a WK2! The hard part is finding a place to put the control head for an IC-706MKIIG without messing up the interior. In my old 2001 JGC it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-23-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 826,920
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I noticed the exact same thing when I picked up my Overland today, too. This is probably now a known problem, and likely will corrected in the next firmware update.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-23-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 826,920
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Mark me down as "Delivered"! I just got my new Overland this afternoon and took the wife and son out for a spin. The car is so far perfect! The steering is dead-on aligned, no 'waves' in the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-13-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 826,920
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

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Maybe I made a bad move but sensing this is going nowhere fast I reply to him attaching a copy of the offer sheet from the Colorado springs group buy and telling him that he needs to beat this or...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-15-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 826,920
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I pulled the trigger!

Just returned from the dealer here in Petaluma. I ordered an Overland, 4X4, 3.6L, Adv Tech, ORA II, Deep Cherry Red, Brown/Lt. Frost. They honored the affiliate program...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-15-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 826,920
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Bongbong18: I'm ordering my new Overland later this afternoon from my local dealer here in Northern California. What did your research show about the warranty in CA? I assume the paint protector is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-09-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 826,920
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Anybody have any new information on the next order bank opening date? I have been searching the internet, but can't find a thing. The recent March 5th date was pretty easy to find, but the next...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-07-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 826,920
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Does anyone know what day in April the CRD orders can be accepted?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-05-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 826,920
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I just got off the phone with my Jeep salesman and he got the word direct from the Chrysler factory rep who is at the dealership today that the CRD will not be available for order until early April.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 826,920
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I just got back from the dealer here in Petaluma, CA where they just got a base Laredo that they're 'hiding' in the back of the lot so they can sell their 2013's. Beautiful rig, white with the black...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-24-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 826,920
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

If I didn't drive so many miles for work, I would go with the V8 too. I never regretted getting one with my 2001, even now that gas is so expensive.

Who is the CO dealer you're talking to? What...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-22-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 826,920
Posted By Jeep4Ron
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

My post number is pretty low too! I don't know about the Petaluma dealer (Autoworld) being in the affiliate program, but I can ask the salesman I've been working with. It's a pretty small...
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