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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-24-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Mopar Cross Bars!! Help!

Yes. Kind of looks like an airplane wing. The fatter side faces the front of the GC.
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 01-23-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2016 Wrangler Information

Interesting. So back to original subject. Any news leaks about what 75th Anniversary models will have on them?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-23-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 38,020
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

A lot to like about the 2014 + GCs but that stupid as s___ shifter isn't one of them.
Forum: 2015+ Jeep Renegade-BU 01-23-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 15 Hottest New Cars of 2015--Jeep Renegade

Like it or not the Renegade will be one of the best selling Jeeps ever. It has two things going for it. Mass appeal for its "Jeepee" cuteness and price. The JK would out sell everything if it...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 01-21-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Wrangler 2015 or Cherokee 2015?

If the Cherokee is too small then it will never work for you.
If creature comfort ride is paramount then seriously consider the Grand Cherokee. My wife's GC is great. I took it camping recently...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,343
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Locking doors with key fob in car

Yes the doors lock. (You always have manual control over those systems). Our Overland is set to auto lock doors when vehicle reaches about 10 mph. When you stop you can grab the inside release...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 01-18-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2016 Wrangler Information

For 2017 to be on track they'd have to retool everything by the summer of 2016... since they are still debating Toledo as the assembly point or moving it I guess the timeline is too tight for that...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-18-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,843
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Dual Pane sunroof and sunshade questions

Are they tied to the dimmer control for the rest of the light cluster? My wife is not here right now but I want to check hers when she gets back
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,343
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Locking doors with key fob in car

No.
The system can detect the key in the car or outside. That is a safety feature. If the key is in the car (with you) and the doors are locked then someone else cannot come up to the vehicle and...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 01-18-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2014 wrangler rubicon vs. 2014 wrangler rubicon x

guts wise really nothing but it looks cool coming off the lot.

cosmetically I think the leather seats are standard on x's as well what has been mentioned. you just need to look at the MSRP...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,343
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Locking doors with key fob in car

In our case both fobs were in the car. The only way a dealer can say "its impossible to lock the key fob in the car" is if we keep it in our pockets. There is no sensor system that identifies...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 01-17-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 3.8 L knock

Yep. Bought my 08 in Oct 07 so the combination of miles and age take a toll. I did not put anything special, just OE rated plugs and wires. It helped.
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 12-30-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 3.8 L knock

If he has a lot of mileage on it... it might need a tune up. Just did mine and it helped. 08 JKU at 90k
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-28-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Cherokee voted least reliable.................

I do not totally rely on CR because their reliability data is usually from surveys and the most likely to respond... those with problems.
I think they go out of their way to put down Jeeps. They...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-28-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: End of the Road for 2015 Cherokee Limited

It is entirely possible to get a lemon... from any company. And as much as they over price cars now-a-days why put up with something you are not happy with.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Help me to not hate driving my WK2

I have a 2011 Overland. I am going to check the TSB status because my cruise varies about 3 mph and it drives me nuts. But I love everything else about this thing... it handles well, I like the...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 10-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 773,984
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

My two cents by PM... I replied that I have two Jeeps. I keep cars a long time so extended warranties have worked out in my case.

I like chryslerwarrantys.com. Used my EWs on both vehicles a...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 10-06-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: I need some help ordering my first ever Jeep Wrangler

Just my two cents even though it looks like you bought a Jeep.
I live in Florida.
Owned several Jeeps. I buy them with hardtops. 1. They come pre-wired if you buy from factory that way. 2. ...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 10-06-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 773,984
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

Enjoy your Jeep. I have a stone white 08. Lotsa fun and they are all the same underneath the painted skin.
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 10-04-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: What am I missing

There is a less expensive version?... not in my neck of the woods.
Ok. Buying a sport makes a lot of sense if you S-C wheels, drive components and suspension. I agree.
If you want an "out of...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 09-30-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: What am I missing

Well... I guess I gotta slow down a bit... I based that rant on the recently updated Jeep website and went to build a Tank WW version and couldn't... but I just came across a dealer video showing...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 09-30-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By barnettdlb
What am I missing

Ok,
JEEP
Is this too obvious or am I missing something?

Questions:

1. How can you build a special edition JK version called "Willys" (an obvious shout out to the original WWII MB that you...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 09-22-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Freedom Edition Colors

How could they not offer RED? Crazy
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-31-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 25,397
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Jeep Cherokee KL - Features, Options and Pricing

LOL, exactly...
What in the heck is wrong with start / stop?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-30-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 153,165
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

My bets... Tank never. White Gold or similar Gold - yes, lux car staple. There will be a red (I have no inside info but that is a staple for a car line)... I hope it is more Maroon type and not...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 08-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 773,984
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

My neighbor is an ultra detailer on his car and will spend half a Saturday doing it. I just take my JK out to the local dirt trail, get it good and gritty and park next to his fine Honda and we...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-23-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 153,165
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

They were headed down a pretty good "trail" when they built the GC Trailhawk a few years ago but they passed the name and idea to the KL Cherokee. I see that TH is also now a version of the little...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 08-23-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 773,984
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

Seems complicated... my dealer just cleans it up and parks it in the back with SOLD card in the window.
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 08-21-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,393
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 3.6L Pentastar ?

Hum... I have a 2008 JKU with manual since Oct 07. With 90k plus it is fine. It is clunky but my two CJ 7s were also
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 07-10-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 773,984
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

My guess on red leather... don't hold your breath for Jeep to do it.

I have seen Katzkin seats put on here locally that look very factory-ish.

Jeep could start a deal like Chevy does with the...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 07-10-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 773,984
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

I am guessing the 430 is "nav ready"... usually dealers quote $500 to load nav software in it.

IMHO if Navi is a big consideration skip the Sport S and go to the Sahara... 1. because the $$...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 07-08-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,876
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: JK Wrangler manual transmission

Going to a diesel is a legit reason to talk about manual Ts
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 07-08-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Tire size

Go to a few reputable tire companies and ask what they will do. I suspect up two sizes max. The OE on standard Rubicons equates to about 32s. If you go beyond 34/35 it might look funny and not be...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 06-30-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,876
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: JK Wrangler manual transmission

keeping in mind that these transmissions have been produced for a long time, there are a lot of repair parts available for them, so I don't believe the 370 transmission is any more expensive then any...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-30-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 25,397
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Jeep Cherokee KL - Features, Options and Pricing

...and yet it does... the mystery of it all!
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 06-29-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,876
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: JK Wrangler manual transmission

The 6 speed is a utilitarian workhorse. It is reliable and rugged. "It is not smooth with tight throws". It feels old school to me and because I loved my two previous manual CJ7s and how they...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-28-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 25,397
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Jeep Cherokee KL - Features, Options and Pricing

A/C... modern cars usually have electric fans now so the car can maintain airflow through the grill even with the engine stopped...
the heater will still have to depend on the engine.
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 06-24-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 773,984
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

I lived in the Mojave Desert for 4 years... I get your drift. Too bad JKs do not have light interiors anymore.
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 06-24-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 773,984
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

I live in So Florida. I have an old slow 08 white with khaki interior, cloth. It is pleasant to be in.
I don't like leather in hot weather with one notable exception. My wife's 2011 GC overland...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 06-24-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 773,984
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

"Legally"? That is "Laughable" Yep one less to deal with.
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