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Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-04-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Tristar
Re: Vinyl wrap in Chicago area

Any pictures of the finished product? I am looking for someone to wrap the grill surround on my GC.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-03-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Tristar
Trailhawk/Blackhawk badge placement

Quick question, for those of you that have added a Trailhawk or Blackhawk badge to the back of your Jeep: were you able to track down a template for where to place it? I know sometimes manufacturers...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-13-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By Tristar
Re: Yakima - WK2 New Product Installation - Landing Pad, Corebar, Skyline Tower

Nice. Those rims look great by the way. Are you running a lift or leveling kit?
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 04-20-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Tristar
Re: Newbie WK2 slow build

Willy's wrangler rims, or did you paint Rubicons? Looks good so far.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 03-31-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Tristar
Re: Tristar's Alltitude/Trailhawk wannabe build

Thanks! I think that's the best part about the GC, specifically the Altitude. You could go the sportier, lowered direction; or you can lift it up and get more "offroad" with it. Both look great in...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 03-31-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Tristar
Re: Tristar's Alltitude/Trailhawk wannabe build

Towing

I thought I would also provide some information on how the GC tows, given that's the main reason I bought it. Towing threads always crack me up. As an engineer, I understand and use the...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 03-31-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Tristar
Re: Tristar's Alltitude/Trailhawk wannabe build

Black Grill Inserts

Black grill inserts: Mopar part #68143074AD

Install thread: http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/2014-grand-cherokee-chrome-grille-available-58524.html

Yes, this has been...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 03-31-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Tristar
Re: Tristar's Alltitude/Trailhawk wannabe build

Tow Hooks

Tow hook kit: Mopar part #82212095
Red tow hooks: Mopar part #68192681AA, 68192680AA

Install thread:...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 03-30-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Tristar
Re: Tristar's Alltitude/Trailhawk wannabe build

Wheels/Tires

Wheels: Rubicon 10a/X/Hard Rock
Tires: LT255/75R17 BFG Mud Terrain T/A KM
TPMS Sensors: Mopar part #56029398AB (Thanks MOFSTEEL!)

I always intended to mount Wrangler Rubicon...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 03-30-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Tristar
Re: Tristar's Alltitude/Trailhawk wannabe build

Basic Junk

I only include these items for part number references and recommendations for tint. I always hate trying to track these kinds of part numbers down...

Storage Tray
Mopar part...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 03-30-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Tristar
Re: Tristar's Alltitude/Trailhawk wannabe build

Purchase Day

Again, the Altitude was a compromise, but I was done borrowing tow vehicles and missing boating days because I couldn't find one to use. I bought through a friend, which is the last...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 03-30-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Tristar
Re: Tristar's Alltitude/Trailhawk wannabe build

Thanks, it was your thread that also provided a tipping point for going with an Altitude. (grill inserts, etc) Plus the info on the tpms sensors off ebay saved me a few bucks instead of going to...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 03-22-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Tristar
Tristar's Alltitude/Trailhawk wannabe build

I have been meaning to do this since I bought back in June of 2015, but the reveal of 2017 GC Trailhawk photos has finally created a tipping point for me. (because they basically did what I wanted,...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-22-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By Tristar
Re: Attention: Everyone who hates the chrome window trim...

I think it was an engineer's attempt at humor, many times they/we swing and miss...:lol:
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-22-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,806
Posted By Tristar
Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

I love almost everything about this, except that it took until the 2017 model year to reintroduce it. Less than a year after I ordered by Altitude, dammit Jeep. All that time/effort/money on...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-22-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By Tristar
Attention: Everyone who hates the chrome window trim...

I stumbled across this article on Jalopnik today:

The problem with murdered out special editions (http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/the-problem-with-murdered-out-special-editions-1766258269)

To me,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

Really? You want to get into that kind of pissing match?

From not being able to read, to implying superiority because of a theoretical payoff on a vehicle you don't know how to use. Man,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

Whining? Nah, I simply pointed out that hopefully calling me a jag off helps with your stupidity.

I say, trade the car in now. It's clearly too advanced for you. But then books, dvds, hell...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

Keep calling me names, I'm sure it helps. How about you take a pic of two pages before that for us out of that unique manual you have. You know, the part that talks about the seats? Heaven for bid...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

Jag off? Get it all out, I'd be upset too if I had your poor reading skills and didn't grasp how a garage could be warmer than the outside temp. Or how the dvd had your owners manual, which the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

Sure, I'll play along because this is damn entertaining.

The User GUIDE I have is 264 pages, wait for it, just like yours!

My owners manual is around 695 pages. You know, the one that is on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

I should have just stopped when you continued to contend they never came on while using the remote start until you first turned them on, and that it has nothing to do with temp. My error was...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

All you are doing is changing what you said in an attempt to not sound dumb. I will post what you originally wrote:



I am not going to go back and requote every item you just modified with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

User Guide and Owners manual are two different things, with two different numbers of pages. I clearly pointed that out, and the fact you were incorrectly calling the User Guide the Owners Manual. I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

Ok, one more time. There is a owners manual, and there is a user guide. Both include information about the auto on seats with the remote start.

And I used to wonder why dealerships took so much...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

You realize the picture in my last post is directly out of the user manual I correctly guessed you were calling the owners manual, right?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

You have clearly established through all this it is not your fault, this much I understand....

Try looking at the "Owners Manual," not the "User Guide." The funny part is looking in the user...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

Seriously?

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

I know, reading is hard...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tristar
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

Was your jeep originally in the garage when you first started it, then outside later when they automatically went on?

Just to add, it explains the heated seat opperation on pages 147 and 148 of...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 10-28-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,189
Posted By Tristar
Re: Let's See Them Altitudes!

Love it! How is the clearance with 33s? What lift kit are you running?
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-04-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,024
Posted By Tristar
Re: Eibach pro lift install

Ever figure out what the issue was? I plan on doing the eibach lift in the future and was curious.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-28-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Tristar
Re: Tow hooks hardware and trailer hitch touchup paint

Thanks for the info. Yea, the fastners all look fine, its the sheet metal brackets, spacers, and steel plate that instantly started to rust. I'm just not sure what I want to coat them with.

As...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-27-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Tristar
Tow hooks hardware and trailer hitch touchup paint

Quick question for those of you who installed your own tow hooks and/or use your hitches. Did you paint your mounting brackets, and if so what did you use? Or have you used anything to touch up bare...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-22-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,509
Posted By Tristar
Re: How do you feel about a 2.0L TT as the base engine for the 2019 WL Grand Cherokee

Clearly, we aren't going to agree. Why that requires all the passive aggressive comments, including "allegedly owning an Evo," is beyond me. Your passion for Subarus is admirable, but inferring my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-22-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,509
Posted By Tristar
Re: How do you feel about a 2.0L TT as the base engine for the 2019 WL Grand Cherokee

I won't even bother "educating" someone who is going to question the reliability of the 4g63 in the evos. Are you being serious right now?

The absolute best part of your response; you don't even...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-21-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,509
Posted By Tristar
Re: How do you feel about a 2.0L TT as the base engine for the 2019 WL Grand Cherokee

You lost all credibility talking about reliability of turbo engines and then citing a Subaru EJ25. To call someone out on not being educated on turbos, then make that statement? Jeez...

Torque...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-10-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 94,348
Posted By Tristar
Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

I am curious what makes this such a personal issue for you that you need to defend the HA with multiple posts and a survey with 5 coworkers...

The HA is a really nice truck, but I prefer the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-10-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 94,348
Posted By Tristar
Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

Ok, I went and saw a HA at the local dealership yesterday, here are my thoughts:

When the HA was first announced, I was aggravated. (because I had just ordered a '15 Altitude) I loved almost...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-30-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 94,348
Posted By Tristar
Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

I wouldn't put much faith in that list right now, it also shows chrome tow hooks which aren't possible with a summit front bumper.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 94,348
Posted By Tristar
Re: New: 2015 Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition

First the $500 rebate comes a month late, now this.

Ugh....



I'm right there with ya, pulled the trigger two months too soon....
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