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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-14-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Richpearl
Re: First trip in the new Jeep

Nice ride & great pix! How was the engine at altitude? Hope you have many happy miles.

Rich
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-07-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,647
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Normal or Quality Control Issue on Overland / Overland Summit???

Aw, gee. I left out that the worse dealerships were BMWs.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-07-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,647
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Normal or Quality Control Issue on Overland / Overland Summit???

My experience as a former Lexus GS owner is that the dealer was no better at quality repairs than any other brand's dealership. In fact, the only worse dealerships at mechanical repairs I've ever...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-10-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,530
Posted By Richpearl
Re: WK2 Trip - San Juan Mountains

Beautiful GC! Whaddya do, stop and wash the truck before beginning your descent?:D
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-26-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,769
Posted By Richpearl
Talking Re: Hooligan Behavior

Just another vote for post of the year! Great laugh, Mike. I guess as we age our hooliganism just becomes craftier.

Rich
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-19-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,861
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Mind blown!!!

Thanks, JM! I appear to be on the mend.

Rich
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-19-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,861
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Mind blown!!!

Yes, being lied to is a terrible feeling. But I don't think any of us will live long enough to find many auto salespeople who are knowledgable about their products. That's why so many of us have the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-15-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,846
Posted By Richpearl
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-05-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 84,583
Posted By Richpearl
Re: 2013 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

In case anyone jumps directly to this 2013 JGC changes thread, I thought that I should mention Milous has started a very interesting 2014 changes thread.

Cheers!

Rich
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-15-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,427
Posted By Richpearl
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-29-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Owners Manual PDF

Good one!

When I say "You know what pisses me off?"

My wife always responds: "Everything!"

Rich
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-29-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,679
Posted By Richpearl
Re: My dealership must thought I was an idiot..

It certainly was a ridiculous move on the dealer's part. But I don't understand the benefit in letting the dealer know one doesn't appreciate being lied to. A leopard can't change his spots. Better...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,348
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Snow driving tips?

4 low not needed for snow

Good snow tires help a lot

Snow mode helps

4WD helps get going in snow; does NOT help braking or turning

Drive slowly and use very gentle inputs for braking &...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-05-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Color Blind???

Yep, I find it a tough choice, too. In the end, I'll probably skip the Summit and just opt for the Overland with the ACC package and saddle/black interior. At this point, I'll try to restrain myself...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-05-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Color Blind???

You are correct, sir!

Richard B
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-03-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By Richpearl
Re: What Else did you Look at?

I think the Australian models and the USA models of Toyota/Lexus models differ. In the USA, the GX is a lexified 4runner, while the LX is a lexified Land Cruiser. There is no Prado model in the USA. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-02-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By Richpearl
Re: What Else did you Look at?

I bet BB looked at the Cayenne (not the Cayman). And the Lex GX is a lexified 4runner, not a Land Cruiser (which is an LX). I'd think it would be reasonable to look at the FJ and 4runner for snow,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-02-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,606
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Afraid to Buy a 2012 GC

Robert, I've read in the mainstream car mags that both the v6 & Hemi JGC for 2013 model years will have 8-speed trannys.

Rich
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-08-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,437
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Newbie's perspective on buying GC

jeeters nailed it for me. It's exactly why I keep going back and forth on the decision to buy a new JGC.

Rich
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 12-02-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Pictures of my 2012 Overland Summit!

What a beautiful ride! Both the exterior and interior are killer.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-01-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,021
Posted By Richpearl
Re: TPMS Sensitivity?

Generally speaking, by the time one can tell that a modern tire is low by visually inspecting it, the tire is WAY low. The usual drill is to check your tire pressures by gauge when they are cold.
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-28-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Richpearl
Re: oil level

I think you waited too long before you checked it. Waiting 5-10 minutes after shutting down your warmed up engine should be long enough for the oil to be at an accurate level in the oil pan. When...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-27-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Richpearl
Re: initial off road impressions

If you don't have food in the vehicle, will the bears break glass for a taste of you?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-17-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,790
Posted By Richpearl
Re: If money was no object...

I am experiencing some of the same indecision, for many of the reasons already stated in this thread. But I may wait until the next model year to pull the trigger: I'd like to test drive the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-14-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Basic Off-Roading Questings

Thanks for the encouragement, JR. Speaking of dumbassitis, my favorite motto is "If you're dumb, you gotta be tough."

Rich
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 10-10-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,535
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Break In Engine

[i have heard both versions the one that says they are already broken in and the other that is to drive it moderate for the first 500 miles.
What do i do?[/QUOTE]

Congratulations on your new...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-05-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Basic Off-Roading Questings

Hey, JRoll, I'm glad you got out alive. Back in the 70's, before eye-of-the-needle tunnel had collapsed, I crossed Rollins Pass twice in a Ford Pinto. It still scared the hell out of me, and I never...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-03-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,120
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Tire Inflation With Nitrogen

Let me guess: you sell it in little packets that you just empty into glasses-full of water to rehydrate? Probably a lot cheaper than bottle water, and saves space too!

You can sign my ex-wife up...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-01-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,942
Posted By Richpearl
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit Edition

My understanding is that the Quadradrive II has an electronic locking rear differential, while the Quadra Track II does not.

Rich
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-28-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,738
Posted By Richpearl
Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

77red, I don't think you are kidding, but if you are, I hope other truckers take you seriously. Yes, all seasons will work with AWD, IF the driver uses gentle inputs and doesn't have to stop...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-23-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,383
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Jerking motion upon engine start? Easy fellas

This just flat shouldn't happen. In some circumstances it could cause property or even personal damage. Car dealers' representatives are capable . . . Of saying almost anything. Regardless of whether...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-09-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,394
Posted By Richpearl
Re: 2012 - Finding Lowest Purchase Price

But since you plan on keeping your new truck 8 years, the difference between resale on 2011 and 2012 should be minimal. Conclusion: buy the one you prefer. Oh, and best wishes on your growing family!...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-09-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,811
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Did anyone name their WK2?

The old blues song, kewl! Black Betty had a baby, bam o lam, damn thing gone crazy, bam o lam! Whoa Black Betty!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-09-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,394
Posted By Richpearl
Re: 2012 - Finding Lowest Purchase Price

If depreciation & resale value are important, I'd wait for the 2013 V6, which is reputed to come with the 8-speed now available on full size Dodge & Chrysler 2012 V6s. If that's true, it will cause...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,811
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Did anyone name their WK2?

Aw, come on now, Moose. At least no one has named their truck "L'il Wee Wee".

Rich
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Richpearl
Re: First Off-Road Experience With WK2 4WD Hemi

Thanks, Joe. Given your experience with Wranglers, yours is very high praise for the JGC. Wishing you many carefree years and happy adventures with your new "truck".

Rich
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Richpearl
Re: First Off-Road Experience With WK2 4WD Hemi

Sorry about the esc concern. Other than that, how did your JGC handle off road? How do you like its ability compared to your more off road-friendy Wranglers?

Rich
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-05-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,153
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Holy crap... hope no one is planning on trading in their WK2

It's a good reminder that sales people represent the interests of the organizations they sell for, not necessarily their buyers' interests. Some sales people try to establish trust just so they can...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 09-04-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,306
Posted By Richpearl
Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

I think the gears are the same in 2011 with TSB and 2012 Hemis, but the 2012 gets a new torque converter, supposedly for better economy.

Rich
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-03-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,495
Posted By Richpearl
Re: White Gold popularity and a few new color questions

Yes, having owned a white vehicle, a black vehicle, and most colors in between, I must agree. I used to think white would show dirt horribly and black would hide it, but the reality is pretty much...
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