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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-03-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,534
Posted By jkratze1
High Mileage WK2s

If you have a high mileage WK2, I am interested in how much trouble your WK2 has had. I've only have 24,000 miles on my 2012 WK2 but it has been trouble free. I would like to put at least 100,000...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-03-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Im back to Jeep

Welcome back. I love the color. Good lookin' Jeep!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-11-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,536
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Blizzard ...

Wow 20"! Awesome to hear about how great QT1 is in the snow since this is why I bought my GC to begin with. I would never take my $40,000 Jeep rock crawling or mud slinging anyway.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By jkratze1
Re: 3.6L V6 owners: rate your 5-speed transmission please!

I rated it a 4 out of 5 because it is way better than the transmission in my wife's GMC Acadia and makes the JGC much more fun to drive. The Acadia's programming provides little power until the gas...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By jkratze1
Re: So embarrassing...

Cat litter works for traction. I carry some just in case.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,750
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Official 2014 photos released!

What where they thinking with the 14's?:confused:
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-10-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By jkratze1
Wealthy love Jeep

Nice work Jeep. :thumbsup:

The wealthy love Jeep; it's only American-made brand in list of best-selling cars in richest zip codes | MLive.com...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-26-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,082
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Do I need the clear bra or no?

I had a clear bra on my previous Nissan Maxima because the paint chipped easily. The silver paint on my JGC holds up much better and after 6 months I do not have a single chip. Amazing.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-25-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,615
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Snow. How deep?

Looking forward to the report.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-19-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By jkratze1
Large A Pillar blind spot

The GC has a large A pillar and large side view mirrors. Together they create blind spots in that area which is annoying when turning, allowing cars to be hard to see while making turns. I have a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-19-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,427
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Judging distances

My garage has two single 8 foot garage doors and I can pull in and park with no problem now. It took a few days to get the hang of it though.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-19-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,332
Posted By jkratze1
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-18-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Lovin' That GC Remote Start!

My 2012 Laredo X has remote start and heated front seats and I do not have the all weather package.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-13-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,181
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Power Sunroof

Pano or regular?

I have the regular sunroof in my Laredo X and have had zero problems.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-05-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,556
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Rear Cargo Idea !!

Wow. :thumbsup:
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-05-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,647
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Side Roof Rack Rails - NEED HELP PLEASE..

Just a guess but probably because the roof panels are all the same across models so they used the 'decorative' rails to fill holes on models that don't come with functional rails.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Happy 2nd Anniversary to me ...

Congratulations. Stories like this make me feel good I bought a Jeep.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-03-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 20,470
Posted By jkratze1
Re: New 2014 Spy Pics on Autoblog

I do like the chrome surround on the Laredo's step bumper.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-03-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 20,470
Posted By jkratze1
Re: New 2014 Spy Pics on Autoblog

Agreed. I hate the Laredo chrome look that goes all the way past the headlights. Glad I bought a 2012.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-02-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,212
Posted By jkratze1
Re: It's That Time of Year Again...

Great idea for smaller trees but I think an 8 footer would be too long to carry that way.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-03-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,287
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Chrome fog light bezels NICE!

Love the clear protector! I did not know that Mopar made a clear one so I might have to get this. Is the install easy?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-31-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,287
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Chrome fog light bezels NICE!

Mine are Mopar replacements too not the stick-on ones. Got them from amazon.com.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-25-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By jkratze1
Re: 3.6 V6 Idling too fast

This happens to my V6 as well sometimes. I have just over 3050 miles on the odometer. On starting it will sometimes idle around 1800 rpm and it takes about a minute to settle down to normal idle...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-22-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,287
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Chrome fog light bezels NICE!

They look great on my Bright Silver too!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-11-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,902
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Hang on to Your Key Fob!

Do it only warn that key has left the vehicle if the engine is running only, or does it do this in the accessory postion as well? I need to test this.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-30-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By jkratze1
Re: 10,000 miles on my 2012!

Another 2012 bright silver Laredo X here with 3000 miles and no issues yet. I love my JGC.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-28-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,871
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Winter Chill and Rugged Brown Build Out

Thanks Pat and 4Jeep for the Billet Silver Metallic picture. Billet is not very silver IMO. I much prefer Bright Silver Metallic so I'm glad I bought mine when I did if this is replacing it.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 09-28-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Australian MG 3.6L Laredo w/ subtle mods

Looks great! Are those the OEM polished 18" Limited wheels? How difficult is the chrome rear surround and chrome front bumper piece to install?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-27-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,764
Posted By jkratze1
Re: GC Love/Hate

My GMC Acadia has no flipper glass.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-27-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,871
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Winter Chill and Rugged Brown Build Out

When I bought my Jeep, I was told by my dealer that silver was being replaced with Billet. I don't know if it is true or what Billet looks like, but I am glad I have Bright Silver Metallic.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-27-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,838
Posted By jkratze1
Re: 32 MPG Jeep V6 Pentastar?

You have entered the twilight zone. :confused:
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 09-26-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,785
Posted By jkratze1
Re: **NEW**4.8 V8 Pentastar based engine for next gen WK(2015-16)?

LOL! Amen to that. My next Jeep will have a 4.8L Pentastar V8. :)
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-26-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,080
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Best Floor /Cargo Mats

I picked up the Mopar OEM slush mats today at my dealership and love them. As has been discussed here, the front driver and passenger mats fit perfectly but the rear mat does not cover the passenger...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-26-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,195
Posted By jkratze1
Re: panoramic sunroof rattles

This thread makes me glad I have the regular sunroof. No rattles in my regular sunroof with just over 2000 miles on the car.

I am amazed that a Jeep dealer would return a car to owner with the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-24-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,329
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Jeep in Colors!

Wow, love all the colors. That includes the Mineral Grey Jeep.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-23-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Grand Cherokee 2012 Quadra Track 2 3.6l Power Line Track

Wow, I love to see these Jeeps perform off road. Thanks.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 09-22-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Dried bug cleaning tips

I use Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover for spots followed by Meguiars Ultimate Quik Detailer. I find that if I use a sealant like Meguiars NXT 2.0 or Ultimate Quik Wax, bug remains don't stick.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-20-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,120
Posted By jkratze1
Re: I take delivery tomorrow...V6 owners need your feedback

Another Pentastar V6 fan here. I don't feel the need for more power and it is a sweet sounding engine too.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-18-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,733
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Any one recommend a good trailer hitch bike rack?

I have a Hollywood HR9200 hitch rack which holds 5 bikes and is very well built.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,988
Posted By jkratze1
Re: Pleasantly surprized 3.6L mileage

I'm only getting 18.2 MPG according to my EVIC with 1760 miles on the odometer. This is with a mix of highway and city. Will my MPG continue to improve over time?
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