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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-10-2014, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Jdsmitty10
Leak on front swing arm(bad shock?)

http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc422/jdsmitty10/D8CAC744-BEDD-4FB9-9C34-1798DD9F5ACA.jpg (http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/jdsmitty10/media/D8CAC744-BEDD-4FB9-9C34-1798DD9F5ACA.jpg.html)...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-19-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

Picking up what your putting down now. :thumbsup:
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-18-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

so your saying my brakes should feel like crap while braking? and just let it be? i think not.....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-18-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

My or my wife's driving style has not changed and the last couple cars/trucks(toyotas, Hondas, nissans) we owned had 70k on them before even needing pads let alone rotors.... I torque my lugs to spec...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-18-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

Exactly as the title states my 2012 limited is shuddering pretty bad when braking. Seems too soon to need rotor work done already?? Brakes are only covered for 12k miles right? I'm getting it looked...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-18-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Winter wheels/tires installed on my limited

I use a torque wrench on mine. I just swapped back to summer tires and this reminds me I need to go out and recheck the torque since it's prob been 100 miles since I swapped them. Always check your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-15-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Hard water stains on glass

I heard newspaper soaked in vinegar then lay it on glass to soak. Never tried it though...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-11-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Jdsmitty10
DRL silverstar bulb?

Has anyone tried the silverstar DRL replacement bulbs? I have one DRL out and am kicking around spending the extra couple bucks to try the silverstars instead of the basic DRL bulb. I know I saw a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-11-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Recall 2012 and 2013 JGC

Anyone else think it's scary that software has something to do with braking?? As reliable as software can be that's scary lol...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-10-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Recall 2012 and 2013 JGC

My wife has complained of a "weird brake pedal feel". I wonder if mine is one of them.. Mine was a feb 2012 ish build...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Hankook I Pikes Got Tested!

I tell u what... These tires are impressive. We have been pounded with snow and the jeep is a freakin tank with these on.. Going, turning, stopping etc.. Are all impressive with these tires. I have...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-22-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Hankook I Pikes Got Tested!

Nice glad to hear u like them. I love both sets I have. My fwd Camry was put to the test with them yesterday. No probs. my wife drove the tank(jeep) 4 hours in that storm with zero issues other than...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: What is this evic symbol?

It was cleared when I started it up to go home today. Good to go thanks!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: What is this evic symbol?

Thanks. I got out and check the cap but the light didn't turn off but I didn't press the select button. Hopefully it's off when I start her up to leave work today.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By Jdsmitty10
What is this evic symbol?

I quickly looked through my manual looking for this symbol but don't have time today so can someone tell me what this symbol is for? My guess is gas cap?
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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Winter wheels for snow tires?

I hear ya on refurbing steel ones being easier. I just never had an aluminum wheel get to the point I needed to refurb it. Like I said before I expect my winter units to get a little rash on them...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Winter wheels for snow tires?

Would take an imperfect aluminum wheel over a rusty steely any day. But that's just my opinion. To each his own
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-06-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Winter wheels for snow tires?

That's a little over kill if you ask me. An aluminum wheel will last forever in the first place. A winter dedicated wheel is going to get chips/corrosion from the harsh stuff thy put on the roads and...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-06-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Winter wheels for snow tires?

I would think aluminum would hold up a lot better than rusty steel wheels in salt and winter garbage personally. I went with a set of Aluminum wheels with my winter tires. I priced steel wheels...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-03-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Snow Rims and Tires

Got my set from discount tire shipped to my door ready to bolt on for $999. They are 17" aluminum wheels with hankook ipike tires. I highly reccommend the ipikes(have them on both vehicles) and...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-17-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Hankook I Pikes Installed

Nice! Get some pics! Did u install them on your existing wheels? Both my vehicles went different directions this morning with ipikes on them. My wife drove 2 hrs on terrible roads in the jeep and...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-16-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Yellow drip in snow midway back

All kidding aside. Should I be worried about some sort of leak?
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-15-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Winter wheels/tires installed on my limited

Ya I just used snow mode. I mainly got them for stopping and turning. I was never 100% happy with the stock tires for that. I moved to jtown from chambersburg just recently and it's a def worth while...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-15-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Winter wheels/tires installed on my limited

More snow pics
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc422/jdsmitty10/18916DD9-7397-47A1-8643-CAB83AA149FB.jpg...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-15-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Winter wheels/tires installed on my limited

Ya I saw that video before. That SRT was impressive. I drove in a little deeper snow than I did yesterday with the stock 20's and got a little worried I was going to get stuck. I made it but it made...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-15-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Yellow drip in snow midway back

Haha. I was driving thru deep snow in the yard last night before parking it there. I think I had that happen under my Tacoma once when pushing the 4wd hard now that I think of it. Think it's just...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-15-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Yellow drip in snow midway back

Just like title says. I found a yellowish color drip part way back in the snow under the jeep this morning. What could this be? Thanks jon
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-15-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Are 3 car seats in back possible?

I have three across mine. Two diono radians on outboard with a graco nautilus in the middle. Works perfectly. I can post pics if you want. I have same setup in my Camry. Nehsayers on 3 across just...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-14-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Winter wheels/tires installed on my limited

Oh yeah. We got pounded. Prob about 6-8" out there. I took it out this evening just to try it out. The road had a good 3-4" of unplowed snow. Jeep did great with the ipikes. I also encounter another...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-13-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Putting 18" Mopar wheels on my '12 Stone White Overland

Posted them in another thread but here ya go. Mine are mb chaos 5 with hankook winter ipike tires. 17".
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc422/jdsmitty10/281F4907-86FB-4812-BEB7-865472E27752.jpg...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-13-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Winter wheels/tires installed on my limited

I'm gonna find out tomorrow. Calling for 8" here. I will go drive in it just to try them lol. I'm liking the look. They stick out slightly more than the stock 20's which gives the jeep a nice...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-12-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Winter wheels/tires installed on my limited

I installed my winter wheel set last night. Not the best pics and the jeep is dirty but here they are: 17" mb chaos 5 with hankook winter ipikes. ...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-11-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Pulsating brakes

Oem must be pretty cheap if I might need new ones at 18,000 miles??
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-10-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,190
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Snow!! Not so good...

I agree. I have had snow tires on my other vehicle for what winter we have had so far and already swear by them. It's amazing ho inch of a difference they make. And these just showed up today for the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-10-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Pulsating brakes

When I get on them hard they do. Haven't tried hard enough to engage abs other than on snowy roads. Wheels were off for a tire rotation but that was last spring and I torqued to spec
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-10-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Putting 18" Mopar wheels on my '12 Stone White Overland

Looks good. Nice preview of what my stone white will look like with similar wheels showing up today!
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-10-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Pulsating brakes

Not really. Seems to do it in any weather
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-10-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Pulsating brakes

My 2012 has pulsating brakes when braking hard or going down a long decent and braking often. It has 18k miles on it. Should I be concerned they are pulsating this early? Is this something the dealer...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-08-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,181
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: OEM tires are horrible in Snow.

I'm guessing you added the TPMS? To me that's pricey if not. I just ordered a 17" set of aluminums with hankook ipikes for $999 from them shipped to my door total. Granted I declined the TPMS and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-03-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,118
Posted By Jdsmitty10
Re: Should I get Winter wheels/tires?

I personally would never put chains on an 4x4 SUV. Unless I was driving in the arctic or something. If your trip is just a trip I would imagine you can survive on stock tires if you take it easy. I'm...
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