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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-18-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: KL Refresh? Rumors/Speculation

I understand that some people don't like the looks of the Cherokee - and that's OK. But the market is giving Jeep good feedback on the vehicle so don't look for a major remake to sell to the few who...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-05-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,525
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 9 speed transmission?

Not sure exactly where I found it, but no doubt a Gooooooooooooogle search. If you can't find it, then send me a PM with your email address, and I'll forward the related TSB PDFs that I have.
...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-05-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Radio and audio inputs

OK, got it. A few things to check: be sure your USB is formated in FAT32 (not NTFS) and it's 32GB or less. Other threads have pointed to problems with improper media, formatting and corrupted...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Radio and audio inputs

What's the problem? Need more info.

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-04-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,525
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 9 speed transmission?

My TH is a Jan 2014 build, 3.2L and I had similar issues. This week, the dealer "updated TCM per RRT# 14 - 040. Performed drive adaptation relearn process for all clutches per TSB#21-013-13." ...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 09-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: I need some help ordering my first ever Jeep Wrangler

The hoist idea worked well for me in New Jersey, but I only did a seasonal conversion: hard top in the winter and soft top in spring, summer and fall. It would be a PITA to go soft-hard-soft on a...
Forum: Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 09-27-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,306
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: IPhone 6 / iOS8 / Uconnect / 2010 WK

Call Apple, it's their (new, buggy) software and it's not compatible with uConnect. Perhaps Apple wants you to buy the iCar for easy system integration.

If your Apple iPhone gets bent in your...
Forum: Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 09-27-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,306
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: IPhone 6 / iOS8 / Uconnect / 2010 WK

Amazing.......Apple releases iPhone6 & iOS8 and people have trouble with uConnect pairing/calling. iPhone users seem to think it's a uConnect problem so Jeep owners call Jeep for a fix. Way to go...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 09-27-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Auto Mode VS Track Mode MPG Test.

I'm personally disappointed in the Cherokee Sport mode. It's more like a Street Racing Mode.....a bit too aggressive for a daily driver setting....IMHO. We have a Jag - my wife drives it in Auto...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 09-13-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,255
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

I had my VON the day after the KL was ordered......that's when the (US) dealer entered the order w/ Jeep. It shouldn't take THAT much longer from downunder. Something amiss with the dealer IHMO.
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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 09-13-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Jeep Cherokee Custom Decals.....

You can have any color you want as long as it's gray/black. In the thread linked in the original post, someone suggested checking with a local sign/wrap dealer. That may be a more flexible...
Forum: Visual Modifications 09-03-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Jeep Custom Decals.............

Mopar should only allow the terrain/topo option on Trail Rated Jeeps - all others should be limited to the streets option. :D Any Trail Rated Jeep owner who orders the streets option should be...
Forum: Visual Modifications 09-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Jeep Custom Decals.............

I ordered my Trailhawk without the blank decal for exactly that reason. The custom decals seems more compelling and personalized, and look interesting in the gallery bird's eye pictures. The ? is...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 09-03-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By Desert Hiker
Jeep Cherokee Custom Decals.....

Check out this thread, and post your thoughts over there.........

Jeep Custom Decals (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f7/jeep-custom-decals-79003.html#post1080136)

Desert Hiker
Forum: Visual Modifications 09-03-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Desert Hiker
Jeep Custom Decals.............

I may be late to the information, but I just learned about this!!!

Jeep Custom Hood Decals (http://www.mopar.com/jeep-custom-hood-decal/) from Mopar.

I'm seriously considering a decal of the...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 09-02-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,255
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Australian MY14 KL Cherokee thread

I'm a "city driver" so the FCW can be a PITA but I'm trying to like/value it. The FCW seems to consider proximity and straight ahead closing speed, but apparently not steering input - IMHO. When...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 2014 Jeep cherokee recall

Just entered my (Trailhawk, Jan. 2014 build) VIN: 0 recalls for this vehicle.

Perhaps the data isn't uploaded to the safercar.gov website? Or the Trailhawk (AD II) suspension shocks aren't part...
Forum: Performance Modifications 08-17-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Heat and Hood Louvers questions

Thanks Scott. Good info.

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,255
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Tow Group - Standard or Accessory & Does it change the way it drives ?

I think you meant the higher final drive ratio of the tow package will help launch the weighty combo.

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-16-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Tow Group - Change the way it drives ?

Yes, what Redline R/T said. Here's a bit more on the topic:

The higher final drive ratio (e.g. 3.2L engine: 3.517 w/ Tow Group versus 3.251 without Tow Group) means that for a given gear at a...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-16-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,255
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Tow Group - Standard or Accessory & Does it change the way it drives ?

The higher final drive ratio (e.g. 3.2L engine: 3.517 w/ Tow Group versus 3.251 without Tow Group) means that for a given gear at a given speed, the engine will be reving 8% higher (3.517/3.251 =...
Forum: Performance Modifications 08-15-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Desert Hiker
Heat and Hood Louvers questions

OK, so I'm no auto performance guy but I do live in hot and sunny Arizona. A few questions:

> Is there any real value in lowering the engine compartment temps through the addition of hood louvers?...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-15-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By Desert Hiker
Heat and Hood Louvers questions

OK, so I'm no auto geek but I do live in hot and sunny Arizona. A few questions:

> Is there any real value in lowering the engine compartment temps through the addition of hood louvers? ...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-10-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,041
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Uconnect update

I tried to get the update through the link above and using a CHROME browser. Nothing happened after the download manager was installed. As a premium member, that link to directly download the .ISO...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-09-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Coolant temps

3.2L here - so it has the heavy duty cooling. Coolant temps range 198 - 204 here in normal city/highway driving in (ab)normal Arizona daytime temps of 90s to 110s. :eek:

Desert Hiker
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-08-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,200
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: What do you carry with you?

I'm adding a few things based on this thread - thanks. Oh, and I also carry two orange safety vests to increase my visibility if I get stuck roadside.

Be safe and prepared.

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-04-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 230v power outlet in Limited - can Aussies use it ?

In the USofA, the 120V outlet is 150 watts. Likely around 150 watts down under as well. Check downloadable manual for final authority.

YWMV

Desert Hiker
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-31-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,200
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: What do you carry with you?

I'm fortunate to live in a place that's both very low crime and respects my right to defend myself and family with a firearm. I choose to do so. Your decision may vary, and/or your authorities may...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-30-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Trail Rated Badge Location

Soon after arrival, my TH had "Arizona Pin Stripes", a ding in a wheel and mud/sand all over it. Just last week, she got her first skid plate use in CO. Such is the real badge of a properly used...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,200
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: What do you carry with you?

Above is good start.

Add:
> Basic tool kit
> Water (10 liters/2.5 gallons in a MSR water bag)
> S&W Model 60, .357 mag. or similar
> Maps for 2 reasons: (1) Ever try to evaluate...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-30-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Trail Rated Badge Location

Jeep should require those with 20" wheels on a WK2 to feature a Mall Rated badge. :D How far do you air-down your 20 inchers? :eek:

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-30-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: How to order a new Jeep

I ordered my 2014 KL using the Affiliate program. The dealer (sales chap) informed me of a $500 incentive (early launch deal in Dec 2013) and applied it - preorder. Your dealer may vary.

Desert...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Trailhawk options discussion

Good summary and discussion. A note on the tow package: if someone is not planning on regularly towing a heavy trailer, then a post factory install may be preferable. Post factory install avoids...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-13-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: surf board

Perhaps installing a Shark Fin antenna would solve the problem. Or are shark fin antennas bad juju for surfers? :eek:

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-11-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,278
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: 2014 Cherokee Mopar Accessories Catalog NEW

+1. Amazon description for Deep Cherry Red "2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Mark II Shark Fin Antenna (Custom Painted: Deep Cherry Red Crystal PRP)" worked on my non-Grand Cherokee. Your color may...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-07-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Voice Recognition issue

Check for wax in the microphone hole - but do not use a Q-Tip to clean it out because that may cause permanent hearing damage!! :eek:

Desert Hiker
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-05-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: Advice wanted - Trailhawk vs Limited

Tires will be different: Touring on Limited and All Terrain on Trailhawk. Check w/ expert on better/worse for winter/snow/ice driving.

Trailhawk also has other off-road features beyond the rear...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 29,000
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: A year in my TRAILHAWK

A $100 membership + 1 month wait period @ treadlightly.org will get you 1% below invoice. There are other programs out there: AAA, CostCo, etc. Make the dealer deal/match or get into a program to...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-30-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: How to order a new Jeep

Yes, what Bill said - expect a good deal for ordering. Several sites provide dealer invoice : edmonds and kbb.com. Negotiate hard the exact same way you would buying off the lot, and perhaps check...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-28-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,104
Posted By Desert Hiker
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Well, it doesn't quite tell all. IIRC, a very high % of the Andriods are just being used as phones, not smartphones. When it comes to major usage of the smart features, Apple is the winner. I...
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