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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-06-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,354
Posted By hemi15
Re: JGC RWD vs 4WD?

I would say get 4wd with V6.
Probably 4WD is the only option you will get more than you paid when selling. A rwd GC will be hard to sell and go for much less than 4WD.

You may need 4wd on the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-08-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,429
Posted By hemi15
Re: Auto on comfort

Today it was 39F and heated seats, steering wheel came on with remote start. I checked the menu again and it was unchecked. That`s really weird but it is working fine so I won`t take any actions.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 11-05-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,607
Posted By hemi15
Re: Navigation disc error ??

I had the same problem. I saw in another forum that Infra Recorder DVD software can fix the problems. I tried it and worked. FIrst I saved the ISO copy to my hard disk and burned the new disk from...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-31-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By hemi15
Re: Opinions/suggestions on a potential lease of a 2014 Overland

It seemed high to me but hard to tell. What is included in $4100 do they include the $1800 they pay for the RR? Is all the tax paid upfront in your state? I would suggest just keep the deal simple....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-26-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,429
Posted By hemi15
Re: Auto on comfort

Does the check mark in the settings menu disappear if it is over 40F?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-25-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,429
Posted By hemi15
Re: Auto on comfort

I have the same problem the check mark does not stay there. I don`t think it is related to temperature. It is a setting and I remember it was checked before now I can`t turn it on. Once it is checked...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-30-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,539
Posted By hemi15
Re: 2014 - 6,000 mile maintenance?

Especially the german cars with full synthetic oils have intervals longer than 10k miles like 12-13k miles.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-25-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By hemi15
Re: $99 Koolatron Compact Plug In Cooler Amazing!

@Willx
Do you know how they can keep the cooler 40F below the ambient temp without a compressor?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-24-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,257
Posted By hemi15
Re: Overland vs. Limited w/ Nav, Luxury, Tow & Off road group: What are the differenc

I leased in July and Overland was 1% less than Limited in Chrysler Capital and I think 2% less at Ally. They may have adjusted in August
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-24-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,159
Posted By hemi15
Re: Still can't decide: Overland or BMW X3

I have a well optioned 13' 328i (more expensive than a 528i) and a 14' Grand Cherokee Limited. I looked at the X3 and X5 before buying the 3 series. No SUV will give the feeling of a sport sedan. So...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-24-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By hemi15
Re: MSRP questions

Overland got a price increase of $200 about 2 months ago.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-24-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,370
Posted By hemi15
Re: Deal-Breaker The Seats

I had the similar issue with my Subaru, the seats were too narrow and I felt like I was sitting on the bolsters. . I am 240lbs and I didnt order my Bmw with sport seats because I did not want it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-24-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,257
Posted By hemi15
Re: Overland vs. Limited w/ Nav, Luxury, Tow & Off road group: What are the differenc

IF you plan to gte off road pack on the overland the difference is ~3k with limited withou 20". If you want the 20"s than the difference decreases ~1.5k.

I really liked the overland with indigo...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-19-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,852
Posted By hemi15
Re: 8 Speed Transmission Downshifting Behavior

Sorry I wrote oil instead of gas by mistake.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-19-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,852
Posted By hemi15
Re: 8 Speed Transmission Downshifting Behavior

There are lots of things some are small some are very unlikely but it sure does increase the risk. Not so much for cars but much more for heavy commercial vehicles. Many high grade downhills has a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-12-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,247
Posted By hemi15
Re: 2014 V6 MPG Thread

It has only been 1000 miles and I average 21 mpg. Just for comparison my 05 Hemi was averaging 13 mpg under same conditions so I am very happy with the 2014 V6.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-26-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,067
Posted By hemi15
Re: 2014 JGC Transmission Survey

I also own a 3 series with 8 speed. the downshift from 2 to 1 is also little rough on that too but not as much as GC. Upshifts are very very smooth it is almost impossible to understand it shifted...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-21-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,055
Posted By hemi15
Re: Michelin Latitudes

I had Hankook Dynapro ATMs on my 05 WK. They are very quiet, nice looking agressive tread, very good on wet and snow. I drove on sand dunes, in one foot snow, through t-storms and they performed very...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,424
Posted By hemi15
Re: I see what people mean by a misaligned hatch.....

Mine had the problem, it was rubbing to the right side, dealer fixed it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,116
Posted By hemi15
Re: 2014 JGC - Edmunds.com Red Flags

The way I see it, if you want the latest technology and be an early adaptor, you have to accept to deal with some glitches. I enjoy the tech toys in GC and also people stares at the car and asks...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,189
Posted By hemi15
Re: A favor to ask of anyone with the 8spd transmission

Yes I agree it is not like the manual in manual mode. you just tell the tranny when to shift. I tried revving it up in 1st gear then foot off the gas and shift still get the clunk.

In a manual car...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,189
Posted By hemi15
Re: A favor to ask of anyone with the 8spd transmission

This becomes a problem in stop and go traffic in auto mode. If I dont take my foot off the gas I will hit the car in front of me and as soon as I took my foot off the gas the tranny shifts into 2.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,189
Posted By hemi15
Re: A favor to ask of anyone with the 8spd transmission

I wrote this in another tread yesterday.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,189
Posted By hemi15
Re: A favor to ask of anyone with the 8spd transmission

Yes mine does exactly what you decribed.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-18-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By hemi15
Re: FLEX FUEL with OCTANE BOOSTER?!

You cannot cheat the system because E85 is not giving less mpg because of the less octane as you think. It is higher octane than regular gas but it has less energy in it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-18-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By hemi15
Re: FLEX FUEL with OCTANE BOOSTER?!

85 octane and E85 is different things. 87 octane is the regular fuel. E85is 85% ethanol. When you put E85 your mpg will be worse when I calculate putting E85 does not make economic sense.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-18-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By hemi15
Re: Ally's lease rates for July?

I leased a Limited through Ally last week. You are exactly right their interest rate is very high. I believe the reason is that they are no more in agreement with Chrsyler. Ally considered as an IDL...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-18-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 45,719
Posted By hemi15
Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

This transmission roughness became more severe and annoying as I keep driving. Today I did try some different things using the shifters in manual mode.

Stopped the car.
1-2 smooth
2-1 smooth...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-18-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 45,719
Posted By hemi15
Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

I had the clunk while shifting from 1 to 2. 1-2-3 shift is rough when I try to accelerate gently if I rev it up it shifts fine.

3-2-1 downshift is little rough feels like it shift early and got a...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-17-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By hemi15
Re: Uconnect Wish List

Send to car is really good feature, I use it all the time in my Bmw since it is too hard to put address into nav using idrive. At least GC nav is much easier to input with the touch screen.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-16-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By hemi15
Re: 2014 Navigation question - pricing related

Limited has an RA2 as a standart, no way to activate nav on this radio.
If you pay $395 you get 8.4A (RA3). Then you have to pay $600 to the dealer to activate the nav.
If you pay $795 you get the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-15-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,508
Posted By hemi15
Re: Michelin Latitude Tire Pressure

June built, limited 18" says 36 psi on both stickers.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-15-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,508
Posted By hemi15
Re: Michelin Latitude Tire Pressure

What is the easiest way to learn it? IS there vindecoder or something for Jeep?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-15-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By hemi15
Re: Navigation Retrofit Cost

I think list price is $595. there may be some negotiation room. If you want nav you should have ordered RA4, activating nav on RA3 is more costly than ordering an RA4 and you still don`t get the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-15-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,332
Posted By hemi15
Re: 2014 Overland Speakers

I have HK logic 7 in my other car,Bmw. I paid $800 for it and I don`t see that much of difference between those. Actually GC has a better bass IMO but the HK can go higher volumes without any...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-15-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,025
Posted By hemi15
Re: Need Advice on Mountain Road Driving

Wow it is narrower than I imagined. I see that the thing I guessed as a lift is a tram.

It will easily make to the top in auto mode. But since the road is narrow and sharp turns you may want to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-15-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,297
Posted By hemi15
Re: Locking doors with key fob in car

Yesterday I forgot the keys in the cup holder, click the button on the handle and it didn`t lock. First I thought I forgot the keys at home:)
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-14-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 68,013
Posted By hemi15
Re: I Think I Fixed My Rough Shifting 8sp Transmission

Only 250 miles o mine and feel the rough shift between 1-2-3 in Eco mode. It is usually smooth when I press the gas pedal little hard but if I press gently it starts shifting too early and rough. If...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-14-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,508
Posted By hemi15
Re: Michelin Latitude Tire Pressure

I have a limited with 18"s and it shows 36psi on the sticker.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-14-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,025
Posted By hemi15
Re: Need Advice on Mountain Road Driving

I would agree with SLLJC put in sport mode and use paddle shifters if needed. If you need on one steep place you can put into low but going up all the way at low gear with those sharp turns does not...
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