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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-18-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 25,323
Posted By tallguy
Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

Agree 100%, besides the obvious issues with built quality, body panels, tank lid, doors not lining up... the 8 speed must be the most disappointing issue with this vehicle.
Why? Is this a...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-11-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By tallguy
Re: Trading Mirror Covers

How about the chrome handles, black antenna?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-10-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,111
Posted By tallguy
Re: Plastidip white mirrors on bright white overland

How do you like the looks of your wheels now?
I think you started out with the 20" dual tone.
Could you post a picture of your GC from the side.
I've got a limited white as well and want to dip...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-09-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By tallguy
Re: Trading Mirror Covers

Looking for white myself. I find it astonishing that Fiat/Chrysler/Jeep wouldn't sell a mirror cover than can easily be damaged/changed and instead only a very expensive mirror assembly...oh well....
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-08-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By tallguy
Re: Wrap limited chrome mirror covers in bright white vinyl?

Anybody?
Material and how much wrap is required?
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 08-06-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By tallguy
2014 Limited with blacked out stuff

Limited had to much rear chrome, like it better, still more work...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GGe6nyOcCeE/U9-b72OXkdI/AAAAAAAAFWo/bHH6JKOP4oM/s800/20140803_IMG_0813.jpg
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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-06-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By tallguy
Re: 2015 Limited V6 loses dual exhaust

Great idea, the dealers therefore could offer Limited "Overchromers" body colored mirrors and door handles and sell the chromes ones for a profit to the deprived Laredo takers looking for an status...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-04-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By tallguy
Re: 2015 Limited V6 loses dual exhaust

We all like something else and that's a good thing.
Personally I don't need all these Flex Fuel and other stickers, I keep it clean, also the Grand Cherokee letters on the doors are not required (I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-03-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By tallguy
Re: 2015 Limited V6 loses dual exhaust

Personally I'd rather see Chrysler work on the transmission than working on the muffler system...also they should definitely allow for an option to get rid of all the badges on the hatch, radio,...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-03-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By tallguy
Wrap limited chrome mirror covers in bright white vinyl?

Did anybody wrap the limited bright white chrome mirrors in vinyl?
I'm looking for a bright white gloss vinyl material, anybody?
Thanks.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 08-03-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By tallguy
Re: Gloss Black Tail Light Bezel Swap

In my case it's not worth it, when you sell the vehicle you peel it off, I'm always aiming for all changes to be non permanent if possible, of course we all have different needs and motivations and...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 08-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By tallguy
Re: Gloss Black Tail Light Bezel Swap

I've got that T10 screw driver but stopped when I wasn't sure if the bezel can be removed, thought I'd brake it apart...didn't know that double sided tape is used, great write up, however, just for...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-31-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,715
Posted By tallguy
Re: 14 Limited BLACKED OUT

Removed those mud flaps (didn't like the looks at all)..overall the black now looks way better to me.

Before:...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-28-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By tallguy
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-28-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By tallguy
Paint 2014 black antenna in color match?

Would like to paint my black antenna on my white Limited using white gloss Krylon Fusion paint, anybody did that? Clear coat required as well?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-28-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By tallguy
Re: Grand Cherokee copy VW Cross-Blue

http://dutacars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/new-jeep-grand-wagoneer.jpg

That Wagoneer looks just like the VW, maybe VW works with Chrysler just as they did with that "VW" minivan Routan?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-27-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By tallguy
Re: Grand Cherokee copy VW Cross-Blue

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/volkswagen-crossblue-concept-photos-and-info-news

"In that spirit, exterior designer Marc Lichte—who designed the MkV Golf—styled the CrossBlue to incorporate key...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By tallguy
Re: Grand Cherokee copy VW Cross-Blue

Wasn't there something in the media the other day VW being interested in Fiat/Chrysler?
Remember when Daimler bought Chrysler "marriage in heaven", let's see if/what happens this time...
I for sure...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-27-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By tallguy
Grand Cherokee copy VW Cross-Blue

That could be considered a Grand Cherokee copy...


http://i.auto-bild.de/ir_img/1/0/5/4/4/4/2/VW-Cross-Blue-729x486-6ca2977df186961c.jpg

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept First Look - Motor Trend...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-27-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,715
Posted By tallguy
Re: 14 Limited BLACKED OUT

I'd not dip them, that's not the right stuff if you ask me for stuff frequently touched, wrap with vinyl?
I'm thinking for a good job the handles would need to be removed and that's simply too...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-27-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8,619
Views: 241,098
Posted By tallguy
Re: What did you do to your WK today?

Removed mud flaps on my 2014. Functional? Probably. Looks: Too ugly.
Feeling better now.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-26-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,504
Posted By tallguy
Re: Black rear step pad, is it what the SRT's come with?

Plasti dipped with 4 coats + 2 coats of glossifier.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c4Wlej5kAL8/U9O3d11Y6iI/AAAAAAAAFSM/xBIPrcrhLM0/s800/20140726_IMG_0466.jpg
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Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-26-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,715
Posted By tallguy
Re: 14 Limited BLACKED OUT

I dipped the taillights (removed them first) and used 2 coats of plasti dip glossifier, not touching the handles.
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-26-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 25,323
Posted By tallguy
Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

Agree, transmission is a big problem especially when cold.
I also use the paddle shifter to upshift for the first pass through the gears then go back to D. I consider this temporary while I wait for...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-26-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By tallguy
Re: 2014 rear lights chrome plastidip?

I hear you, I like the Limited with luxury package as well, thinking of it, that 6cyl engine is not good for such a heavy vehicle, it's ok but fun is something completely different...needs a Heminfor...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-18-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,695
Posted By tallguy
Re: 2014 build quality

Curious if its just me, when I start and the street goes down a bit, bang, 2nd. gear hits, this is with the engine basically at idle, just going down a small hill. Just 2nd. behaves like that and not...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-17-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By tallguy
Re: Hatch chrome Jeep decal Plasti-Dip

Looks fantastic!
How easy was it to peel off the surplus plastidip after applying the gloss?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-16-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,695
Posted By tallguy
Re: 2014 build quality

Totally agree, had high hopes in the 8 speed but it's disappointing, the shifts are unacceptable.
I've got the Limited but it's still a Laredo as far as the quality is concerned and the Laredo is...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-16-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By tallguy
Re: Hatch chrome Jeep decal Plasti-Dip

Lots of great input, I'll be fine now.
Got that "Performix 11212 Plasti Dip Enhancer Glossifier" as well, mainly for the taillight chrome black-out, I want that portion black and a bit glossy, fun...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-14-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By tallguy
Re: 2014 rear lights chrome plastidip?

I think I'll not remove the lights :-)
When looking at the chrome it looks like it's clipped on to the rest of the light but I may be wrong, probably the chrome can't be simply un-clipped what would...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-14-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By tallguy
Re: Hatch chrome Jeep decal Plasti-Dip

Well, for that money I'll get a lot of beer instead :-)
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By tallguy
Hatch chrome Jeep decal Plasti-Dip

Would like to paint it black using Plasti-Dip.
Did you guys remove the individual letters and paint or just covered the surrounding area and sprayed on the vehicle?

...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-12-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By tallguy
Re: 2014 rear lights chrome plastidip?

I'll remove them, and then black out the chrome, still at awe how Jeep could use that much chrome on the Limited, the Laredo with less chrome and body painted mirrors / door handles I like a lot...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-11-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By tallguy
2014 rear lights chrome plastidip?

To the ones who plasti-dipped the rear chrome accents around the tail-lights.

Did you remove the lights or simply covered the area and used tape?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-06-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,459
Posted By tallguy
Re: Debadged the SUMMIT

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8OVQ481p_Ys/U7nfRuyG_sI/AAAAAAAAFO4/4Xh7jG3apFA/s800/20140706_DSC04344.jpg
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,459
Posted By tallguy
Re: Debadged the SUMMIT

Did the same thing, also easier to wash when you're not dealing with all those decals...
Left the one on the hood where it is, to me that's somehow part of the vehicle, may change my mind...
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Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-05-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,386
Posted By tallguy
Re: 2014 White Limited with some Add on

Personally prefer the more cleaner style, removed all decals, also on the front door.
Don't like the mud flaps but put them on anyways in order to keep the Jeep a bit cleaner.
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-12-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,120
Posted By tallguy
In my case Jeep replaced the complete headliner...

In my case Jeep replaced the complete headliner under warranty. Dealer first tried to fix the rattle and then got approval from Jeep to completely replace it, no more rattle since.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-24-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,120
Posted By tallguy
Re: Headliner Rattle.... Who Else is Experiencing

Good advice, that's what I will do. 3 year company car lease, I won't buy out that vehicle for sure :)
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-24-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,120
Posted By tallguy
Rattle is back, I hate that rattle ;-) I'm now...

Rattle is back, I hate that rattle ;-)
I'm now wondering If the rattle is actually originating from within that foam roof material?
A new vehicle / different brand will fix it.
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