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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-30-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 76,737
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-29-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,820
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Replace Cabin Air Filter --- Just Do It!!!

I buy mine through Amazon.com...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-27-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: SRT @ 7% below invoice

Folks, if you intend to take advantage of this group buy special SRT deal, you must "deal" with Nader...use the email address provided in the very first post of this thread.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-27-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,940
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

'Grizz, I agree with the others...that salesperson is working you in a nasty way. Run, don't walk, away. There are better places to buy where the dealers are honest and don't make stuff up to try and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-22-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,940
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

GCO, that is with the delayed year, if I'm not mistaken. Originally it was going to be MY18 released in 2017 for the new platform...again, if I'm not mistaken. MY16/17 was going to be the last for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-19-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,264
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-08-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Deals on 2015 JGC in Central PA?

A group buy is your friend...I'm sure they would enjoy a net of about 6% off...invoice. :)

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/dc-metro-area-group-buy-54432.html
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-07-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,808
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Breaking News!!!!!!

Yea, I'm a rider...this is Elvis (My Aim Is True) whom my daughter rides and competes on. We switched horses on Memorial Day and my daughter was on my mare, Nellie (Little Miz Excitable) as shown on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-06-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Oil Change: Midas vs. Dealership!

Even if you use the QL raise method that Turbo' mentions, please put jack stands in place before wandering under the vehicle to do any work underneath. "Stuff happens..."
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-05-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,001
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Please Help Getting Weak looking at 4Runners :(

Please remember that "bad dealer service departments" are not unique to FCA...dealers are independently run businesses and there always have been and always will be dealer service departments that...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Help with a question about ACC

ACC effectively uses the same system to brake the vehicle as you do, so just like when you press the brake peddle, the lights come on. It would be quite unsafe otherwise... ;)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-29-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,126
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Advanced tech package

My MY12 has the +/-...same buttons as the set/resume. MY13 should be identical.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-29-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,501
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Laredo VS higher trim levels

There are a gazzillion Laredos on the road around here is what he is saying...folks buy them because they feel they are a good value.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-27-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Please Help with new order

If you are leasing, lease for the OEM warranty period. (3 years) No way would I buy an extended service contract on a vehicle I didn't own or keep it beyond the OEM warranty coverage. For a buy, I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-24-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 76,737
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

For those just joining the conversation "refresh" and "next generation platform" are two different things; the former brings new features and cosmetic changes to the existing platform, the latter is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-21-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,248
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Brake Life & The Grand Cherokee WK2 ?

52000 miles and not even close to needing brakes. General rural driving and a lot of highway mileage. And I'm not one who uses the brakes hard (or the gas pedal, for that matter)...which makes them...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-16-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Special order lead time?

A factory order generally takes 4-6 weeks...but of course, the time can vary based on a number of factors, including a dealer's allocation (affects small dealers more probably), transportation...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-12-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Just updated my 730n rer map database

The upgrade takes about an hour. Keep on waiting as you drive or leave it running...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-11-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,232
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 Overland or Altitude?

If the Altitude offers you the features you want/need and it's limitations are not an issue for you, it's a nice machine for the money. But if the Altitude's limitations (drive train, tech, etc.)...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,924
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 JGC Ecodiesel Towing capability

Purely personal preference...as well as related to how you plan on using your new JGC. Congrats on your coming order!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-06-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Matching low beam bulb to XD LED 5k fogs

I have 5K LEDS in both my DRLs and Fogs. This is a close match to my headlights. (Photo is fogs and low beams, but DRLs are the same color, more or less)
...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-05-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 34,961
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Map Update

I don't think that the MY16/17 minor refresh will be changing any dimensions like this...it's the same platform. But I certainly do hope that there is a different system implemented that has the map...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-29-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,524
Views: 189,926
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: DC metro area group buy

NEJeep, my personal two requests would be no front plate mount and no dealer emblem/sticker. Otherwise, I'm fine with whatever the normal prep would be...cleaning, topping off fluids, etc.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-27-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,524
Views: 189,926
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: DC metro area group buy

NE Jeep, if you have special requests for the prep, be sure that Nader knows about them in advance, especially something like no drilling for the front plate because VA is a "front plate" state.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-20-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,032
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Has anyone seen the new paint?

Just a minor thing...the referenced finishes are not "water based"...they are "water borne". Water is the carrier, but there are still solvents involved in the actual finish. This reduces VOC...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-16-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Anyone mod their JGC for serious off roading?

Lift, tires, skids, tow hooks, etc., are all no problem for your Laredo. But as others have mentioned...it's not a Wrangler. ;)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-06-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: V8s- Which gas do you use?

I'm approaching 50K miles on my MY12 Summit Hemi...and I've exclusively used 87 octane fuel the whole time. No issues; very good fuel economy (16 ratting; 21 hwy - during warm weather) and easier to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-04-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,007
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

Yes, correct about the liability thing. That said, I always would let my carrier handle things...that's what I pay them for. In the previously mentioned accident, I was on the hook for the deductible...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,524
Views: 189,926
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: DC metro area group buy

'Glad you got your chariot ordered! (I actually drove by there on Wednesday as I headed home from a customer meeting)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Question for Potential Buyer

Auto highbeam "sees" oncoming traffic and other factors and automatically changes from high to low beams as appropriate. The adaptive headlights on Summit are additional features.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 8,496
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - V-8 Or V-6 ??

No, that's not accurate, at least relative to the miles and years. The Lifetime MaxCare extended service contract is for the "financial lifetime" (my words) of the vehicle, not for any specific...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-23-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,840
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Quick Drain Valve

While I never change my own, I must say that absolutely is a great tip for dealing with the filter!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-20-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,265
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Daytime Running Light Replacement DRL

Pull it straight out of the socket...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-16-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Stupid or Cool?

Since it's common practice for official vehicles to have colored lights located in those areas on unmarked setups, I think you would be courting some attention you may not want...even when stationary...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-13-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 18" to 20 " conversion ride quality

Sponsor. Main forum page and scroll down until you get to that section.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-13-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 18" to 20 " conversion ride quality

While I had no issues with my Forteras that came with the Jeep and were still at 6/32" at 40K miles when I switched them out, (I do primarily highway driving due to work) I wouldn't have bought them...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-13-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: 18" to 20 " conversion ride quality

Yes, there are folks who have made that swap...but it's not "common". That said, you're more likely to get a response in this forum since forums attract folks who make changes.

As to the ride of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-09-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: How long does an order take?

Please note that your dealer's allocation can also affect factory order time. Some smaller dealers have less allocation than larger, volume oriented retailers. If they've used their allocation for a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-01-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,524
Views: 189,926
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: DC metro area group buy

Yea...and I'm at 48K miles on the original brakes and they have a whole lot of life still left in them according to the folks that do my state inspections. Zero brake noise. I suspect you just got an...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-24-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: How difficult is it to change a DRL bulb

Previously posted...DRLs and Fogs with 5K LEDs. Sorry, this photo only shows the Fogs, but the DRLs are the same color and noticeably brighter than OEM halogens.
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