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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-24-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,882
Posted By neiltb
Re: If you were to give up your GC today, what would you get?

chevy volt (I think I would fill up twice a year), all the off road capability I need with better gas mileage (GC was a spousal vanity project).
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-17-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By neiltb
Re: Steering wheel horn misalignment - new purchase

A request to see the PSI paperwork might be in order. PDI fees are fine, as long as the dealer lets someone actually inspect the vehicle.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-25-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,753
Posted By neiltb
Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stuck in Snow

As mentioned in last post, just not what this guy did. Once wheels are spinning there's not much happening.

Snow looked impressively deep under the car and looked beached, he must have parked it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-24-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,258
Posted By neiltb
Re: Rejected Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Delivery

OK I made a mistake, I was under that impression.

I will then say, Jeep WK2 is made on same platform as M class.

I will also contend that why can we not expect the same quality.

Bear in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-23-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,258
Posted By neiltb
Re: Rejected Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Delivery

don't forget 'decent' build quality?

Change the tag lines,

'Jeep, striving to almost do everything you want'
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-23-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,258
Posted By neiltb
Re: Rejected Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Delivery

Why can't we expect the same quality as Benz, built in the same plant, on the same line as m class?

I would have a think about listening too closely to your service manager, could be costly.

It...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-14-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By neiltb
Re: New Jeep Concepts from Moab

when you're making them flat out to keep up with demand, you don't want to add odd ball special editions, it messes up your supply chain.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-07-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,259
Posted By neiltb
Re: Next generation JGC MY2017?

chrysler/fiat are likely trying to figure out how to improve on the WK2 with the likelihood that they can't jump on MB coat tails this time around.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-07-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,183
Posted By neiltb
Re: Got my new 2014, didn't make it home!

Remember to ask yopur salesman the purpose of the (likely) $600 pre deliver inspection.

$600 gives them 4 or 5 hours of shop time to make sure your car is OK.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-04-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By neiltb
Re: Installing USB Port

would likely depend on what's on the back of the head unit and the back of one with USB, could be that all you need to do is attach a USB cable, or if done in true car manufacturer style, there will...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By neiltb
Re: Dealer trying to sell 30K mile maintenance

My dealer wanted to replace transfer case fluids At 28000km recently, he wasn't happy when I told him that jeep recommend inspection at 40000km, some dealers are at it andrely on you not informing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-19-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By neiltb
Re: Ink on '14 Door Panel

i know you said you tried rubbing alcohol, but double check you had 99% stuff, 70% is commonly sold and has too much H2O.

Rainx is about 99.99% alcohol, might be worth a try.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-19-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By neiltb
Re: 3rd Steering Rack

doesn't fill me with joy, I had the first replacement on my '11 V8 done a few weeks ago.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,782
Posted By neiltb
Re: '14 - UConnect Access Trial Expiration and Renewal Cost

I am in the same boat but with our little chevy spark, had 6 months free on star, got the renewal, $46 a month (in Canada), called them to discuss and there wwas a cheaper option ($25 pm) but as...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-25-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,446
Posted By neiltb
Re: USA Today - Test Drive: New diesel Cherokee not quite Grand

You need a lot more responses from fully to take anything from the numbers,you really need 30 responses per variable to get an idea, only 23 v6, 11 diesel and 8 v8.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 02-20-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,136
Posted By neiltb
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

A note for those in Canada looking to do this job, the default go to guys (can tire) no longer stock basic champion copper plugs, at my location at least. Their options are e3 at $15each or platinum...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-29-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,391
Posted By neiltb
Re: 5.7L Hemi oil guzzler

I love that the dealership cannot replicate, if only they had some device available that they could use to raise the front of the truck overnight. If someone invented this, you could even have it...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-29-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By neiltb
Re: New fronts (focal 1ss-690)

The sound is a little bit brighter but I really wanted to bring the stage down, I tweaked the treble down 2 notches but it's not harsh.

I do have the factory alpine, not really concerned with the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-27-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By neiltb
New fronts (focal 1ss-690)

Jeep: Focal ISS 690 vs Original | Ultra Auto Sound (http://ultraautosound.com/2014/01/27/jeep-focal-iss-690-vs-original/)

above is a link to some pics from the shop that installed my new fronts. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By neiltb
Re: 2013 GC trailhawk in Canada?

Canadian trailhawk definitely exist, I looked at one when I bought my Laredo
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,414
Posted By neiltb
Re: Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee & Wrangler Altitude editions revealed

The ommision of the back up camera on lower models surprises me too, we haven't and like it in our Laredo x. I don't want to have to spend so much to get it in a 14.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-23-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,492
Posted By neiltb
Re: Pay close attention on that walkthrough!!

looking at JD power etc, these numbers are directional, not absolutes. you cannot really say jeep as a brand with stuff built in different segments and facilities are all the same quality but it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-20-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,492
Posted By neiltb
Re: Pay close attention on that walkthrough!!

I missed parts of this but 1 big piece that I haven't seen discussed is the role of the dealer. Going by a look at one dealer vs the jeep site, delivery = $995 and deliver and pdi = 1,695 so my math...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-17-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 22,684
Posted By neiltb
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

I got what I felt was a good deal on xm in out little chevy spark, $80 for the year, tried to get the same deal on the jeep but as they are a different (by that I mean the same) company, no dice. So...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-13-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By neiltb
Re: Windshield washer fluid

nozzle is probably clogged, try clearing it with a pin first, might save you a trip and a wait.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-13-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,894
Posted By neiltb
Re: Recall 2014 JGC

Good to see the recall is out, get it done folks.

As for those lamenting the 'safety' of their vehicle, you need to a) know the risk (you may lose abs/esc and brake warning light) and b)...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-04-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,490
Posted By neiltb
Re: Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations?

I bought a Thule thing that is a pain with the full sus frame on my mtb, easy with the road bike though, it's one of the ones with the arms, can do multiple bikes, just use bungee cords to stop them...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-26-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By neiltb
Re: i sold my '11 Overland today ...

Nice,

I'll be in waterloo this weekend, I'll keep a look out for you. Don't kill me at the lights please!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-28-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By neiltb
Re: Nice fill up after record MPG trip

read a while back that US dept of energy reckons that every 10% speed increase = 15% worse fuel consumption so if 60 = 25mpg, 66 = 22, 73 = 19mpg etc.

At highway speeds aerodynamics is the biggest...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-20-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By neiltb
Re: Advice please

on the LHD stuff it kind of tucks in to the carpet/door area. on a rhd they probably have a big pedal hanging out to at the tranny tunnel, but how is it worsa than a clutch pedal?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-10-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By neiltb
Re: Next 2014 GC Service due at 1000 miles.

how do you get the evic to give you oil life, I can't find it in my '11?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,131
Posted By neiltb
Re: 2014 Canadian Pricing for Grand Cherokee

Price is before taxes!!!
The only answer I can give is that someone has to help pad the balance sheet.
Hosers get hosed
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-06-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By neiltb
Re: Dual Exhaust Just for Show?

cosmetic/bean counting. easier to have 1 rear valence, rear exhaust section than designing/manufacturing/transporting/storing/distributing 2 sets of parts per trim level.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-09-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By neiltb
Re: Traded in my 2011 Summit for the...

they like to tell you they are being green, but it's more about the 'green'.

A lot of it can be saved by cutting the brochure print costs.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-08-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,318
Posted By neiltb
Re: 9 vs 19 speaker Harmon Kardon

front doors woofer/tweeter (4 total)
centre dash
rear passenger door (2 total)
tailgate area (2 total)
+sub

The old manufacturer calling multiple speakers per channel trick.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-27-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,735
Posted By neiltb
Re: When Is The next JGC compltete Redesign?

I think you mean it looks to be a dodge journey (in drag).
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-21-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,434
Posted By neiltb
Re: Laredo vs. Laredo X

so to summise, Laredo is an equipment level.
Option packs are available E and X (+ moonroof, V8 etc), but all laredo's are called Laredo on the hatch and on paperwork. A dealer calling a Laredo X...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-18-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,240
Posted By neiltb
Re: 2014 V6 Eco Mode - How to default to off?!?

But how would those with no select terrain get economy off? I agree, default to off with sport mode would make sense, but, why is twirling a knob better than pressing a button? I guess you must be a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-17-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By neiltb
Re: New Hemi smell??

Did you get rust proofing? Could be some of that got on the exhaust
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-16-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By neiltb
Re: RHR 730 daylight savings time???

Dst is different in some countries, new Web enabled units may do it auto
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