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Forum: Off Road Modifications 10-15-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,907
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Ditto!

With that, I think I might find myself not worrying about the air dam at all.

For better aerodynamics on long fast highways, I was thinking of an SRT like splitter fixed to the underside...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-30-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By BobT
Re: Cetane ratings

This is weard. I have little trouble downloading the Technical data Sheets (TDS) from Australian oil marketers but not from the US. It's like cetane number (CN) is a big secret. This is what I got...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-29-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By BobT
Re: Cetane ratings

Unless the manufacturer can show you data that proves the additive is totally ashless I wouldn't be putting it anywhere near a DPF. They may claim their product is DPF safe but I bet they have no...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-27-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 746
Posted By BobT
Re: Cetane ratings

Cetane numbers (CN) are on the technical data sheets (TDS) for the particular fuel. With a bit of digging, these can be found on the manufacturers' web sites. Here in Oz they range from 46 to 52. ...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-16-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,907
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Actually I was serious, not about the roos but the logo. I'm thinking of what Uneek4x4 has done on their bash plates but an escutcheon plate will be fine too.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-15-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,907
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

As Red Foo would say, "Whoohoo! That's what I'm talking about!"
Must, must have one of these by the 2015 Aussie Jeep Jambo, see https://www.facebook.com/JeepJamboree2015 . Plenty of time yet but...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-14-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 21,061
Posted By BobT
Re: Off Road 18"s

Look? They are not to look at but to drive on. :)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-14-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3,835
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 254,350
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I remember seeing that too but thought it too fiddly. Someone will come out with an after market kit eventually. In the mean time this might do the trick for you, see the third photo...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-19-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,862
Posted By BobT
Re: Wheel Alignment Specs JGC with Quadralift

In my post above http://www.jeepgarage.org/f109/wheel-alignment-specs-jgc-with-quadralift-69174-4.html#post1045497 I've attached a PDF of the wheel alignment specs for RHD cars as best we know them...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By BobT
Re: Jacking a QL Jeep

Yes the QL stays locked but automatically unlocks when the car gets up a bit of speed. Chances are the technician would not get up enough speed.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-07-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,872
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

I haven't been off road yet and I didn't hit anything but as you know I had issues with two of the screws. It was a case of possibly over tightening and a batch of screws where the thread was not...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-02-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,862
Posted By BobT
Re: Wheel Alignment Specs JGC with Quadralift

I got the part last Friday so that was 9 days from the States, not bad. It came in the original Mopar box which wasn't really designed for oversees shipping but there was no damage to the item. I...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-01-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By BobT
Re: Which wheel bearnings to buy?

Haven't heard of most of the brands but Timken is top quality. Also, I would pick Timken over SKF.

Look up the manufacturer's wed site and pick the one that shows the highest C90 figure for the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-25-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,453
Posted By BobT
Re: 2014 ecodiesel in shop

I was going to much the same thing. However, I would avoid any additives. The DPF is sensitive enough without adding more combustion products. That's why we have low ash oil and DEF made on...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-24-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,453
Posted By BobT
Re: 2014 ecodiesel in shop

If the dealer knew you were coming in to get a fuel sample to prove him wrong, he would make damn sure that if your tank was not previously contaminated, it would be now.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-13-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 27,961
Posted By BobT
Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Ben0 has it correct. What they were sending us in Oz were certainly not trail rated. In fact, without the hooks, they technically didn't qualify for entry to the Aussie Jeep Jambo. But yes, I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-11-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 27,961
Posted By BobT
Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

How about replacing those puny Mopar hooks for a pair of these WK2 Recovery Point (front) | Chief Products (http://www.chiefproducts.com.au/products/wk2-recovery-point-front) . They are engineered...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 06-03-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,032
Posted By BobT
Re: ENFORCER'S Oil Change Guide for a 2011 VM Motori CRD

Just did my first oil and filter change on the WK2 MY12. It was a piece of cake thanks to Enforcer's excellent guide. Isn't it great how smooth a car runs after having done one's own oil change and...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-22-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 24,687
Posted By BobT
Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

You might want to rephrase that :)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-15-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 47,965
Posted By BobT
Re: Jeep service costs

There you go Ally, just what you wanted: http://www.murchisonproducts.com.au/shop/wk2-board-air-compressor-kit . From what I can make out, the kit uses the ARB CKMA12 on-board air compressor. 75.1...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-03-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 91,129
Posted By BobT
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

If only they had done this back in 2012 it would have saved so much hassle. Although we would not now have the brilliant Chief hooks. Anyway, the Chief hooks look much stronger than the Mopar...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-11-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3,835
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 254,350
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Me too! Not really into the Darth Vader thing nor black skivvies nor black denim trousers with motor cycle boots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKUIOo1KEe4 .
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-09-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 21,061
Posted By BobT
Re: Off Road 18"s

Be aware that you won't get the exact size in the Coopers. You'll have to go for 275/65R18.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-03-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,579
Posted By BobT
Re: Product Safety Recalls Australia

I'm in no rush to get it fixed. They can practice of your vehicles first. The problem relates to freezing of any water that might have gotten into the brake line so no biggie for most of Oz.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-20-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 75,804
Posted By BobT
Re: The Towing thread

I think you have it pretty right although exactly how a manufacture programs their proportional controllers, is probably a closely guarded secret. My concern was what happens when stopped at traffic...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-16-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 47,965
Posted By BobT
Re: Jeep service costs

I've attached the fitting instructions. It's not all that clear but you'll work it out.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-22-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By BobT
101 things to do with expanding foam filler

Let's start with two things. The Mopar tow-bar receiver does nothing for aerodynamics and off-road it becomes a mud scoop. I taped over the end of the ball-mount to act as a seal, inserted it into...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 75,804
Posted By BobT
Re: The Towing thread

:lol::lol::lol: Yeah, good luck with that!
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-21-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 91,129
Posted By BobT
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

You guys shouldn't get too upset over JustinS's attitude. Most likely JustinS is not an engineer and the fittings have not been engineered. He is willing to take the risk of failure on his vehicle...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-21-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 16,647
Posted By BobT
Re: 20" Tyre Thread

That's about right. This is why LT tyres can take higher loads. You can find the max. allowable inflation pressure marked on the side wall. My Bridgestone D697s go to 65psi. Assuming your tyres...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-12-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 16,647
Posted By BobT
Re: 20" Tyre Thread

My Bridgestone D697s are LTs with a rating of 110S. This is near enough to yours so maybe they are LT but it should say so clearly on the sidewall.

Ironically the LT (Light Truck) designation...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-07-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,690
Posted By BobT
Re: Sand Driving Training - Stockton

They are putting together a new Stockton Beach management plan, see Stockton Beach (Worimi Conservation Lands) - new plan @ ExplorOz Forum...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-22-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 47,965
Posted By BobT
Re: Jeep service costs

I just had the 20,000km service at Scuderia Veloce Motors (SVM) Artarmon. Total cost: $385. That includes a wheel alignment for $85 so the cost of the service alone was $300. Sounds good doesn't...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-13-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 75,804
Posted By BobT
Re: The Towing thread

The blue wire should be the electric brake wire. You will probably find that it is terminated at the other end of the loom. It's here that you connect the output wire from a brake controller.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-10-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12,363
Views: 896,765
Posted By BobT
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Try another dealer. They were charging between $400 and $500 when the hooks first came out.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-09-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12,363
Views: 896,765
Posted By BobT
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Totally agree with everything you say.
Point 4: I got only 10,000km out of the Kumhos. I got a tear right through the tyre cord in the tread area buy just driving on a gravel road. I replaced them...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-08-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 11,877
Posted By BobT
Re: Looking for recomendations for Extended Warranties

Extended warranties seem to be popular in the USA but not so much here in Australia. Perhaps the circumstances are different. I don't know. FWIW, this is my take on the issue. Warranties are a...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-01-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12,363
Views: 896,765
Posted By BobT
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I have never thought of disabling the air-bags off-road even if it was possible. If the car hits something hard enough to trigger the air-bags, I would rather they went off than not regardless if...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-01-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
Posted By BobT
Re: Full size spare

That's news to me, as is the telescoping driveshaft. I'll check it out.

Edit: I checked it out. The gas tanks are forward of the rear axle leaving a large cavity between the rear axle and the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-30-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,793
Posted By BobT
Re: Full size spare

D697 in the 265/69R18 size is an LT tyre. Not all D697's are LT. LT tyres are squarer and don't bulge as much as passenger tyres so on the alloy rims, it fits better in the spare wheel well than...
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