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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Front parking sensors on Overland?

I agree as well though in a different way. Get yourself one of the two infotainment hacks (either the Swedish Software Sensation or the CoastalTech Hardware Lockpicks) and install a front camera . ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-06-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,254
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Need advice from experience Jeep Owners

I am not going to match South Dakota's excellent review.

Think about where you live: California. You guys will NEVER have cheap gas prices just like us in Chicago, no matter how cheap the oil...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-04-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,824
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Driveway-rated ?

Another day and the driveway has been plowed. Sort of. Like everyone else reporting here, SNOW mode effectively lowers the car to NRH so the less aggravating way is to put it first in SNOW then...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-01-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,824
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Driveway-rated ?

You're right about that. I raised the car to ORA-1 then dialed to SNOW mode and the car lowered. That warmed me up the wrong way like a snowball to my face. But then I hit the UP button so YES, it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-30-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,824
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Driveway-rated ?

We're not going to discuss here which one of us is more European. But I have probably been in US longer than you. While - 10 deg F is plenty cold (and not a temperature I grew up with) but I don't...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-16-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,603
Posted By f1anatic
Re: CAI 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude

Most CAIs are in reality Hot Air Intakes.
I made my own snorkel that combines the benefits of a "ram air effect" and that of a cold air intake (i.e. its inlet port is OUTSIDE of the car, forward...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-07-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By f1anatic
Re: UConnect 3D Mapview?

I basically know I am 3D map viewing mode when I drive down town and the tall buildings are drawn or when driving in the mountains as the elevations are better represented. Otherwise, it looks about...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-06-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 27,124
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

I am hoping that they fire the entire electronics engineering team. And after that, they switch suppliers.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-28-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Is this normal?

This thread is weird, though exhaust condensation is normal. Make sure your mufflers are drilled and leak water, otherwise they will rust quicker.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-18-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Forward collision warning question

It will work Olivia. The most common way in which it is triggered is when you are driving behind another car (at just the right speed and distance) and the car in front makes a turn, out of your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-06-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By f1anatic
Re: new headlights from valeo laser led etc.

from the pictures, they will be marketed as replacement for those with HID package. Probably everyone else will need to do all the other necessary retrofits that are currently needed for factory HID...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 Summit - Suddenly Applied Brakes By Itself

Yore sensor hath been misaligned and shall be re-calibrated !

Been there done that. There will be no diagnosis of any faults, codes or errors by any mechanic until it happens with them in the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-23-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 Screen unit failed - Dealer replacement issues

Call Jeep customer care and raise hell. The unit is probably on back-order.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,812
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Intermittent FCW light

Been there done that. My wife *may* have hit some snowbank when parking which misaligned the sensor. Your sensor needs to be re-calibrated and re-aligned and it will likely take a few trips to the...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 09-10-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,621
Posted By f1anatic
Re: RIPP 3.6 Cherokee Project Another World First

This is fantastic. Luckily I have already started saving...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-18-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 98,835
Posted By f1anatic
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

Well duh, the one I am using, made by Pyle (see my thread on the front camera installation - shameless plug). But I have seen someone here use a nicer one, with the same green / yellow / red...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-14-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 22,128
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Chicago Area Group Buy

E-mail Chris at Chrisk@hawkcdj.com and tell him f1anatic sent you.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-12-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 98,835
Posted By f1anatic
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

can you implement changes to the screen behind the dashboard? A small triangle warning icon on the digital screen would be nice for when there is blind spot detection. I've seen the icon message,...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-11-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 98,835
Posted By f1anatic
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

That is a fantastic price, especially the Silver package that includes the camera. Should have been priced like this from the beginning though.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-06-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,224
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Battery location new GCL ecodiesel

Well, I know for sure how hard it is to change it. And I know it is for weight distribution and I also know that it is smaller than a regular battery.

I wouldn't know anything else about the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-29-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,123
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Quadra-Drive II vs Quadra-Track II

Since nobody wants to go back to the original debate QT II vs QD II, I will make a final attempt. Save your money if the V6 meets your lifestyle needs by not buying the diesel or the V8, and just...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-07-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,802
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The 2014 Grand Cherokee is quite capable off-road

Thank you for the statistics.

The first Subaru I ever took off road was my Legacy GT in 2005. Hunting. Then in 2008 I went to mammoth cave, KY, in 2008 Subaru. It was hotter than hell, and since...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-02-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,802
Posted By f1anatic
Re: The 2014 Grand Cherokee is quite capable off-road

I forgot if I ever put these pictures taken in the mountains around Jackson Hole Wyoming last year. While it started out as a dirt road, the more I gained in elevation, the rougher the road became...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-26-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,042
Posted By f1anatic
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

Am I the only one concerned with social networking, social media, and social traffic updates while driving? I think that is dangerous and would lead to accidents. The last thing I want in the Chevy...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-16-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Quadra Lift Controller

This is a dealer trick. Seriously, I hope you do not expect the controller to be factory coded for your VIN and for that custom job to take 7 weeks.

That the controller may be linked to and have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-14-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,044
Posted By f1anatic
Re: RWD vs 4X4

Are you serious ? Even if the difference were $2,600 the answer would be 4x4.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-12-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,482
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Part Availability for the Brake Booster Recall

I think for most of us with 2014s it will be an additional part that is not currently on the car.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-31-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,912
Posted By f1anatic
Re: DIY 2014 Grand Cherokee Front View Camera

Approximate views of the distance to the car in front from my driving position.

There is about a 3-4 foot (~1 meter) gap to the car in front.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-27-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,912
Posted By f1anatic
Re: DIY 2014 Grand Cherokee Front View Camera

Removal of Glove Box and Vehicle Firewall Pass-Through

I used the instructions listed in the Glovebox chapter of the Interior Trim Removal section of the tear-down manual, which were provided on...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-27-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,912
Posted By f1anatic
Re: DIY 2014 Grand Cherokee Front View Camera

Removal of the radio face plate and the HVAC controls


Straight forward, please use the instructions posted in post # 3 of this thread: Coastal Tech CHR558 Installation Instructions (Dropbox -...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-11-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,912
Posted By f1anatic
DIY 2014 Grand Cherokee Front View Camera

I will document in this thread my progress in installing a Front View Camera (FCV) in my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with a RA4 (8.4 AN) radio.

I decided to install the FCV for a number of...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-04-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 98,835
Posted By f1anatic
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

Well, I did buy the Lockpick. I am awaiting my camera and have already discussed the mounting strategy for the front cam with my installer (my father). I will create a thread when we get to install...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-24-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,829
Posted By f1anatic
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stuck in Snow

Hopefully it is not one of us. Anger management aside, this is just bad driving...

Angry Man Stuck in Snow - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuTXUcoGdhw)

Great to see that there were...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-24-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 98,835
Posted By f1anatic
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

I was hoping the gentleman would (attempt to) respond to my earlier questions.
anyways, poking around on his website, you get to this page:...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-21-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 98,835
Posted By f1anatic
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-30-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,788
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Lockpick now available for '14 JGC

Here's more installation notes from an SRT owner
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f50/lockpick-chr558-install-instructions-2014-srt-69385.html#post947749
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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-29-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,349
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 4WD behaviour

Take a look at this video, with emphasis on the Quadra Trac II equipped WK2.
Jeep QD2 QT2 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVk7IpN0yqQ)


When I first purchased the Jeep, I was expecting...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-28-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By f1anatic
Is the JGC Diesel instrument panel cluster configurable like the RAM diesel?

I was looking thru a RAM 2014 brochure at the dealer and this caught my eyes...Real time horsepower numbers... The brochure also talks about "dozens of graphics relaying information on the most...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-16-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,335
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Can your WK2 SRT8 Do this?

2013 Mazda 3 with Winter tires vs Jeep Wrangler with All-Season tires

2013 Mazda3 vs Jeep Wrangler Snowstorm Winter Tire Mashup Test - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCKvGxjoXjQ)

Pay...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-07-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,831
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 jcc overland adventure pack 2

I hope you also figured out that Quadra Drive is only for V8 and Diesel engines, and that Quadra trac 2 is part of Quadra drive, which adds a better rear differential. And that Quadra Trac II will...
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