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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-17-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By shoestring
Re: My lowered GC Limited diesel 2014

Nice job. Now put some Brembos on that bad boy and you will confuse Jeep guys even more:D
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-17-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,564
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I like doing the oil change myself...even if the price is comparable I figure the time to go there and back and usually wait for them to get started and then hang around is worth it. And I just like...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-14-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By shoestring
Re: Gloss Black vs Matte Black

I prefer the matte/satin finish too. these are 20x9 on mine:

Jeep SRT8 - Satin Black - Factory Reproductions (http://factoryreproductions.com/factory/pc/Jeep-SRT8-Satin-Black-c306.htm)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-06-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By shoestring
Home Depot has DEF 2.5 gal for $12.00

I was walking down the aisle and saw they are stocking some auto supplies now - oil, wax, wipers, batteries, etc.

I saw they had DEF for $11.97 which is better than Pep Boys and others that...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-20-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,741
Posted By shoestring
Re: Convince me as to why I want a diesel

If someone posts seeking to be "convinced" why to buy a diesel, then they should just be reassured that the gasser is the right decision for them.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-19-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,730
Posted By shoestring
Re: Fueling the CRD

Diesels have incredibly high pressure fuel injection systems. The warning is for the rail at the engine or perhaps maybe the fuel filtering system as mentioned but more likely the very high pressure...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-19-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,212
Posted By shoestring
Re: 285 50/r20

I'm running Nitto Terra Grapplers that size.

According to the online calculators the speedo should be 2mph off at 60 mph. I've been meaning to check the speedo against my handheld GPS to double...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-19-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,414
Posted By shoestring
Re: D'Amore Engineering SEMA Jeep 33s on 20s

I too think this Jeep looks awesome.

It looks like the OP is long gone unfortunately to answer any more questions though. I did see this same thread posted on another Jeep website and some...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-12-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,730
Posted By shoestring
Re: Fueling the CRD

speaking of trying to burn diesel fuel:

Jet Fuel VS Diesel VS Gasoline how they burn and what color are they. - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nL10C7FSbE)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-12-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,564
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

thanks vertrkr! If that's what is going on it certainly makes sense. hopefully it's a mystery solved!
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-12-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,938
Posted By shoestring
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

thanks Aqua. right no spacers or anything else, just plug and play..
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-10-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By shoestring
Re: SRT8 Replicas that would fit SRT8 Brembo Brakes

I just got done installing Brembo's on my diesel Limited the other day...

For guys against them don't forget the Brembo's are a fixed caliper, as opposed to the stock floating caliper type. Fixed...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-10-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,938
Posted By shoestring
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

TG's 285/50 on FR srt reps satin black 20x9 +35 offset wheels.

according to Nitto's website, these are 3/4 inch larger diameter than the 265/50 TGs I had on the 20x8 wheels, so I like to think of...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-10-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,564
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I noticed that same thing and was actually going to make a post about it..
A while ago I checked the level after it sat overnight, and it showed at the lower line. So I added a quart. Then I checked...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-06-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,564
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I hope so too. Something will change probably just a matter of time.

Speaking of oil change intervals, Chrysler advertises 18,500 mile intervals on their 3.0L Ecodiesel I4 engine here (not our...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By shoestring
Re: Off-Road Adventure Package I

No it doesn't, the step height is the same. It basically gives you skid plates, tow hooks and the trail rated badge. ORA1 comes with the 18" wheels but the tire diameter for 18 or 20 inch wheels is...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-05-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,564
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I didn't say or imply a canister filter is superior to a spin on type filter...I don't think it is at all. It's just that I doubt we'll see any adaptor kit made; if for no other reason than the fleet...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-04-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By shoestring
Re: Remote start - that remote has some RANGE!!

I drive my Jeep wearing my tin foil hat. hell I pick up radio stations out of state! Works great for extending key fob range too.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-04-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,564
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I don't think we'll see any adaptors like that made for our trucks but if there were I don't think I'd use a Fram oil filter..

$28.00 for a filter from here is probably the best one can do (until...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-04-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,564
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I recently got Mobil 1 ESP 5w30 at what I think is a pretty good price.

2 cases (24 liters) for $232 shipped which is $9.66 a liter.

a case is $103.44 and shipping for 2 was $25.45

AV...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-03-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 105,488
Posted By shoestring
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

This may have been mentioned as I haven't been able to keep up with this long thread...but.., did any of you notice the insane amount of black dust fibers in the glove box and center console from the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-26-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By shoestring
Re: One more time - Block Heater on CRD

the cord doesn't reach out to the front - you'll need to fit an extension. see post #20:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f222/engine-block-heater-68266-2.html#post947343

If you don't want to do that...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-20-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,466
Posted By shoestring
Re: Miles per Gallon

I added up all my fuel fill receipts since I took delivery.

I'd say about 60-70% highway miles. I used remote start almost always for warm up, and sometimes a lot of idling in between stops

I...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-10-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,497
Posted By shoestring
Re: New SRT reps installed

Maybe I missed it but I don't see 20x9 size on their site, only 20x10. Did you originally find them on their website? I'm considering the same 20x9 as you if I can find them..


Jeep Stock...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By shoestring
Re: 33" tires w/ srt reps on an ecodiesel

that looks good. I was considering those srt rep wheels. Are those the matte finish? what width are they and where did you get them if you don't mind? thanks
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-03-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By shoestring
Re: def usage

I've noticed some fluctuation in the gauge too. Hopefully your actual consumption isn't that high..

My DEF was full when I picked my truck up and now about 4800 miles the gauge is reading...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-03-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By shoestring
Re: Exhaust tip rust

Mine has some rust inside too - likely from the water that comes out of the exhaust from the DEF/cat reactions
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-03-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,730
Posted By shoestring
Re: Fueling the CRD

I usually fill while running. I figure one less stop/start cycle on the engine.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-31-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,772
Posted By shoestring
Re: Duratracs and Mopar offroad wheels on a 2014

looks very good Goonbash. If I didn't have a diesel Jeep and I saw your truck with hood badges I'd probably figure it came from the factory that way!
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-31-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,938
Posted By shoestring
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

Does anyone have TG's in 285/50r20 size?

I'd like something a little wider than my 265/50 to go on some 20x9 srt reps and was wondering how they look if anyone has pics..
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-27-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By shoestring
Re: tow hooks for 2014 GC

the links in this thread have installation info if you want:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/install-front-tow-hooks-on-2014-limited-62418.html
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 01-26-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,805
Posted By shoestring
Re: ****HOW TO**** ADD 2012 Jeep SRT8 Brembos to your 2011+ Durango

those huge calipers are so nice and purdy I'll almost be reluctant to install mine on the truck when the time comes

If you think the calipers are big, wait till you get your hands on those...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-26-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,125
Posted By shoestring
Re: Install front tow hooks on 2014 Limited

yes it fits the 14 Limited.

If you don't have hooks already on yours you need tow hook kit #82212095 which has the installation hardware

see post # 111 and 113 on that previous linked thread...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By shoestring
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-23-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By shoestring
Satin Black SRT reps 20x9

I'm trying to decide on some srt rep wheels for a brembo/srt brake swap I have planned. Does anyone have pics of these satin black wheels mounted?

I was thinking of Nitto Terra Grapplers (what I'm...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-21-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By shoestring
Re: 2014 GC Limited Plastidip Wheels Gloss Black?

^^ those are the "Altitude" Mopar wheels 20"
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-21-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,772
Posted By shoestring
Re: Duratracs and Mopar offroad wheels on a 2014

I like how you think with the black and red for the turbo diesel hood badges. I'm doing red calipers too but going to do the Brembo/SRT caliper swap. (I have all the brake parts already but I'm still...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-18-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By shoestring
Re: Are the rear USB ports intended for charging only?

that's correct, rears are charge only.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-18-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,772
Posted By shoestring
Re: Duratracs and Mopar offroad wheels on a 2014

looks great, those tires say they mean business!

can you post a few pics of the diesel turbo hood badges and tell where you bought them. very nice touch!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,564
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change some info and comments

It appears the miles "since reset" mileage on the oil life % indicator doesn't keep exact mileage since the actual last reset as compared to odometer miles..(at least on my truck)

When I did the...
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