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Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-02-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By rich mac
Re: WK2 2011 Limited Cargo Cover

Many for sale on eBay, going price seems to be about $100 there.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-23-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By rich mac
Question about locking fob in GC

Today I locked my fob in my '14 SRT. It was in the cupholder in the center console. I got out and locked the doors using the door lock button (the one in the area of the window controls). When I...
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 07-22-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By rich mac
Re: Uconnect update 7-15-2015

Read where the main reason for the update was to prevent hackers from taking over the uConnect system. In a controlled experiment, hackers were able to take over a Cherokee with uConnect and disable...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-22-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By rich mac
Re: Default Eco-Mode on SRT?

The eco mode on my '14 SRT is off by default, pushing the button turns it on, with a led to indicate.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-18-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,519
Posted By rich mac
Re: Whats your choice of oil for your WK2?

Full synthetic Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0W-40 for mine.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-29-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 42,110
Posted By rich mac
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Map Update

I updated the map data on my 2011 RER unit in 2013. Shortly thereafter, I (and many others) discovered that there was a problem in the software which disabled the travel link function of the head...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-27-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By rich mac
Re: Ordered Power Slot Rotors

I recently ordered slotted and drilled rotors for my pickup (2010 Ford Adrenalin) - for the same reason. The old brakes were good with no problems, but I wanted the cosmetics the rotors provided.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-19-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 42,110
Posted By rich mac
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Map Update

How do you power the standalone? I just don't like the wire running down the center stack.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-11-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By rich mac
Re: auxiliary power option

without applying the brake.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-29-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By rich mac
Re: 6.4 Hemi Badge

I was undecided about which to use, the 6.4L or 392 badge, decided on the 392.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-29-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By rich mac
Re: Key fob replacement: best place

Don't buy a used one (a fob can be married only once), and be very leary of the "rebuilt" ones. I needed an extra key, thought about eBay and amazon, ended up buying at the dealer for a few extra...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-29-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By rich mac
Re: Grand Cherokee Limited Under Hood Light

I have a similar setup (same lights), except put both on the hood, separated to cover both sides of the engine bay. I did use the mercury switch. I adjusted the switch so it activates when the hood...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-24-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By rich mac
Re: Unusual behavior with my Uconnect 8.4A

I recently had the same symptoms as the OP described, a one time event. I guessed I was getting a refresh. My other car usually indicates what is happening when this occurs, I saw none on my 8.4AN.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes and Exhausts/Superchargers/Turbos 04-22-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By rich mac
Re: Painting exhaust ??

I painted the rear resonators on my '11 Overland Hemi with heat resistant paint, stayed good until I traded for my SRT last month.
I used chrome polish on the pipes that you are concerned with to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-19-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By rich mac
Question Parts available for P67 recall.

The Jeep owner's page shows the parts are available for the P67 OCR recall. Anyone have this done yet?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-19-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By rich mac
Re: Can I just swap out the climate control module?

Quite a bit discussed about this. Do a search on climate controls.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-18-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By rich mac
Re: Remove hood vents

I looked closely and found the tabs from underside. The tabs weren't easy to release and I bent them removing the vents. The vents popped back in, but don't fit tight now. Ordered a replacement...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-15-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By rich mac
Remove hood vents

I'm getting ready to detail my '14 and would like to remove the hood vents. Anybody know a procedure?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-14-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By rich mac
Re: Launch control help

I have not used the Launch button, but the procedure in the owner's manual seems straight forward. I would make sure you release the brake pedal cleanly to keep it from dragging. Hoping to hear...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-13-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By rich mac
Re: Spare removal.

Keep the spare around, you might want to use it when you need replacement tires.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-13-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By rich mac
Re: Brake pad dust

I had an '11 Hemi Overland, bought new, just recently traded it. I noticed very little brake dust. Not sure what is used.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-11-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By rich mac
Question Badge or no badge?

Which looks best -
no badge
hemi badge
392/hemi badge?

Not permanently attached, not sure myself. Slam or praise, no hurt feelings!

thx
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes and Exhausts/Superchargers/Turbos 04-10-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By rich mac
Re: Exhaust tips removable?

Yep, removed the clamps (cut the spot weld holding them in place), and soaked the connection with penetrating oil. A few firm taps and they fell off (literally). Much easier to work with and was...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-10-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By rich mac
Re: Odd question...

These are the approximate measurements from my '14 SRT.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-06-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By rich mac
Re: Floor mat question

Must have changed in '13
Thanks
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-06-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By rich mac
Question Floor mat question

What year did the WK2 go from one retainer hole in the front passenger floor mat to two? I thought it was '14, but was it '13?
thanks
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-06-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By rich mac
Re: Nitrogen in tires from factory?

Talking about air pressure loss. The other day while cleaning out a desk drawer, I found a Bic lighter that had to be at least 25 years old (stopped smoking about then). I tried it and it still...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes and Exhausts/Superchargers/Turbos 04-06-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By rich mac
Re: Exhaust tips removable?

Thanks, I'll twist a little harder.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-06-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By rich mac
Angry Interesting visit to the DMV today ...

I went in to register my wife's new ride today ('14 SRT), a couple of things were interesting:

Agent told me it used to be about a week before I'd get my official title, but since the state of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-04-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By rich mac
Very pleasant buying experience

I just completed the purchase of my '14 SRT from Riverside Autoplex of Muskogee, OK. People there were very nice and took care of me before and (especially) after the sale. The price on the SRT...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-03-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,040
Posted By rich mac
Re: Replacement tire comments requested.

I don't think anyone who buys an SRT is cheap. It's about value, $2400 for a set of tires that only lasts 11,000 miles is not a good value.

My SRT came with a full size spare, So I have no need...
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 04-01-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By rich mac
Re: SD Card

I've noticed mine takes about 5 seconds to start, maybe it depends on gb size and number of tracks.
I have a 16 gb card with about 990 tracks
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-01-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By rich mac
Re: Strut Tower Covers

Great - keep us posted
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-31-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By rich mac
Got rid of two of my concerns, and it only cost a few grand to do it.

I had a couple of concerns with my Overland: the quadra-lift (had absolutely no trouble, but reading this forum made me nervous), and the chrome mirror covers. Traded for a SRT - no more...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-31-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,040
Posted By rich mac
Re: Replacement tire comments requested.

I checked with Discount Tire, the Yokos are on backorder with no delivery date promise from Yokohama. I'd rather do business with Discount because they have a store in my town. I've never done...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-29-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By rich mac
Re: Nitrogen in tires from factory?

Don't know about street use, but from the NASCAR site:

"The reason NASCAR tires are inflated with nitrogen, rather than the normal air we pump into our tires, is due to the increased stability...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-29-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,040
Posted By rich mac
Replacement tire comments requested.

I did a search and read several threads about replacement tires, but most were older threads or not on point.

My OEM Pirelli tires on my '14 SRT need to be replaced (at 11,000 mi), I am not...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-29-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By rich mac
Re: Nitrogen in tires from factory?

A couple of stories about my experience with nitrogen fill.
I was at a dealership the other day and watched their procedure for filling tires with nitrogen. A tech took the valve cores out of each...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes and Exhausts/Superchargers/Turbos 03-28-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By rich mac
Exhaust tips removable?

I wanted to take the black exhaust tips off my '14 SRT to clean them. I loosened the clamps, but they wouldn't budge. Are they welded on, or should they come off with a little force?
thx
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By rich mac
Re: Used 2014 JGC value?

I just paid 58.5k for my '14.
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