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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-21-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,403
Posted By BobT
Re: The MY14 2nd Battery and DC Thread

Yes there certainly is a lot of differing opinion on this. I guess the popular option is to go with a DC/DC converter. However, I've never been one to go for popular options. To me, using a DC/DC...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-28-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,523
Posted By BobT
Re: ATTENTION:Offroad Jeepers! Opinions needed for this forum!

You guys in the States will be happy to know that the arse has fallen out of the Aussie dollar. Not long ago it was about parity but now it's worth only about 73 USD. My plastic belly pan ripped...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-16-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 37,117
Posted By BobT
Re: Off Road 18"s

I was picking up a few nails in the tread when there was building work going on around the house. Also I once picked up a screw in the tread at a dealership. They denied all responsibility. I...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-12-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,523
Posted By BobT
Re: ATTENTION:Offroad Jeepers! Opinions needed for this forum!

Check this out, http://www.jeepgarage.org/f42/wk2-lower-front-guard-77071-16.html#post1198888 and this, Products tagged" New" | Chief Products...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-08-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Mate, you've got a bit of work to do. Regarding the lower front guard, Bill is doing an update to the installation instructions so leave it to last to download them.

Not sure how much your...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-08-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

The Chief Lower Front Guard is installed and it looks awesome. I have so much amour now I'm ready to invade Poland.

"12 yards long, 2 lanes wide, 65 tons of American pride! Canyonero! Canyonero! ...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-07-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,881
Posted By BobT
Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

Quite right! A six will never sound like a V8. The number 8 has factors of 8, 4 and 2, all even numbers. A six has factors of 6, 3 and 2, two even one odd number. So the 8 will always sound more...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-07-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 37,117
Posted By BobT
Re: Off Road 18"s

Bragger!:)
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-03-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Yes, the US has such a humongous network of transport hubs. When I buy things from the States, it sometimes takes longer to get out of the States than to get from there to my door. But I've never...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-02-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

It's Christmas in July!
The parcel arrived this morning. I can tell you Bill could teach Mopar a thing or two about wrapping large items.

From Mudgeeraba to my place is 820km, 99.5% of which is...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-12-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 37,117
Posted By BobT
Re: Off Road 18"s

Some are successfully using the BF Goodrich T/A KO LT265/65R18 with only minor scuffing of the fender liner. However, it has a diameter of 801mm whereas the Maxxis has a diameter of 815mm so it...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-25-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4,203
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 308,426
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Good news! What is it with Americans and fake wood on cars? :confused:
Forum: Off Road Modifications 05-22-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

It kind of reminds me of someone.

http://www.ibeta.eu/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/darthvader-design.jpg
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Forum: Off Road Modifications 05-16-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

To Bill's last communication I replied that I was 80% ready to buy. Sold some stuff on fleeBay and am now 100% ready. How about the Tony's Traders out there?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-14-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 34,069
Posted By BobT
Re: Wk2 Rear Knocking Noise Aussie GC Laredo

I posted this on another thread for another reason http://www.jeepgarage.org/f109/quadra-lift-task-force-40668-3.html#post1179650
It explains the noise you are hearing. The only solution is to...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 05-01-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

It looks like Bill has got himself a great design team. The photos particularly the one of his new MY14 is top pro add photography. I like the attention to detail like tidying up that boxy sensor...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-30-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,823
Posted By BobT
Re: CRD oil on special

The Mopar filters are made by the Italian filter manufacturer Ufi Filters spa. They operate a plant in China where the filters for the CRD are made.
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 04-23-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 81,081
Posted By BobT
Re: Anyone tuned a CRD yet?

I asked Bluespark a question about the function of 0-9 dial. This is their reply,
"Hi Bob,
You are correct, 0 returns to stock performance 9 is the maximum application of the curve. It is non...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 04-23-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Since my last sand trip two months ago, I've been driving around without the front bumper cover in anticipation. I'm thinking of putting it back on today. With my luck, this will surely mean the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-21-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,823
Posted By BobT
Re: CRD oil on special

It ticks all the boxes except Chrysler's. This is more than can be said for what some dealers are offering. I'd have no hesitation is using it. Attached is the spec sheet.

Why would anyone call...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 04-15-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 81,081
Posted By BobT
Re: Anyone tuned a CRD yet?

The Bluespark blanking plug I ordered arrived. Total cost plus postage came to $20.63 AUD. The blanking plug plugs into the leads in place of the Bluespark box returning the engine to stock without...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-07-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4,203
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 308,426
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 DownUnder

For them the purchase price is a tax deduction so they effectively buy a new car for 30% less.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-18-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 110,490
Posted By BobT
Re: The Towing thread

Fitted mine here without removing anything except the felt cover under the dash.
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 03-14-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 81,081
Posted By BobT
Re: Anyone tuned a CRD yet?

Took the Jeep to Stockton Beach to see what the Bluespark can do. I took on that big dune that the guys that were on the sand driving course know. From memory, at the time we all got up it in one or...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-04-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 110,490
Posted By BobT
Re: The Towing thread

Yes, I was surprised at the variation as well. At each stop on a long trip I like to go around and place my hand on each tyre to check that there is nothing untoward going on. With all tyres...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-28-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Wheel Specs

Your Tvan guy is quite right. You can read more on these and following posts, http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/265-60r18-at-tyres-now-available-in-lt-construction-50077-3.html#post795937 and here...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-24-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,579
Posted By BobT
Re: Eco Diesel & Short Trips

The same goes for gasoline engines. About half the cars in Europe are diesel and Europeans are not known for driving long distances. Trucks are diesel because diesels are more efficient, more...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 02-04-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Why do you think it won't happen? I think he always said about February. Allowing for a stuff up or two, I'm thinking March maybe.

Anyway, how the heck do you reckon you'll get it Uruguay...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-29-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,235
Views: 84,846
Posted By BobT
Re: Jeep service costs

Check this out Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - Maintenance information and schedules (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_maintenance.htm#TRANS) .


Transmission oil change:

Schedule A: 100,000 miles...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-27-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 81,081
Posted By BobT
Re: Anyone tuned a CRD yet?

The GDE tuning process can be found here Green Diesel Engineering (http://www.greendieselengineering.com/store/TuningProcess.do) . I love the idea of a flash tool to upload custom maps oneself using...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-06-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 110,490
Posted By BobT
Re: The Towing thread

Agreed! The gearbox doesn't know it's towing. It simply feels a load and switches down when torque reaches the computer determined switch point. There was a time when gearboxes had gears 1, 2, 3...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 12-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Bill,

Any chance of giving us more of an idea of your up-coming pre-runner? Obviously you don't want to give too much away but before forking out for the lower front guard, I'd like to know that...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 12-11-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

For ease of installation, ensure vehicle is placed in this position: :)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-08-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,823
Posted By BobT
Re: CRD oil on special

No problem at all, even with the old oils. 20L will give only two and a bit oil changes anyway.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 11-05-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Or you could do what they do in Silicon Valley and say, "Availability? Real soon now!" :)
Forum: Off Road Modifications 11-04-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Bill,

Thanks for the pic. However, without the bumper cover to support the felt fender lining, what's stopping it being dragged against the wheel at highway speeds or during water crossings?
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-31-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,910
Posted By BobT
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-29-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,823
Posted By BobT
Re: CRD oil on special

Further to my post above. it seems we may never know what MS-11106 actually is, see Chrysler MS-11106 vs MB-229.51 the same spec? | European and Import Motor Oils | Bob Is The Oil Guy...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-23-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 22,823
Posted By BobT
Re: CRD oil on special

Havoline Fully Synthetic C3 5W-30 ticks all the boxes except Chrysler MS-11106. I'd be perfectly happy to use it if it was difficult to get Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 10-15-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,515
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Ditto!

With that, I think I might find myself not worrying about the air dam at all.

For better aerodynamics on long fast highways, I was thinking of an SRT like splitter fixed to the underside...
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