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Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-05-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,483
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: 430N garmin nav colors

Any new updates on this? I'm also curious how iOS 6, which should be out in a week or two will work with my RHB....and more importantly, the iPhone 5. I hope the latest software for the RHB...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-13-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,111
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: I have installed my new K&N noise maker

Anybody notice any significant mileage gains with a CAI? Looking for any help I can get with gas prices approaching $5 / gallon.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-30-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 27,455
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: What options on your GC did you discover weeks after?

Does the Laredo X have this option as standard? I haven't noticed anything like this on mine.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-02-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By fotomatt1
He's very reasonable....$120 including leather...

He's very reasonable....$120 including leather conditioner or the seats. I did it before winter to protect it from the elements since it lives outside. He'll do something a little more extensive in...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-02-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By fotomatt1
New 2012 CG Laredo X - Detailed Today

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-30-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,452
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: so pissed!!

I had a similar thing happen to my last car...a 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited. It was only 5 months old and I was leaving a Costco parking lot on (also on Long Island), and a runaway cart T-Bones...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-26-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,528
Posted By fotomatt1
Westin Platinum Tubular Side Steps

Anybody install these? My fiancÚ decided that our new 2012 GC Laredo X needs some kind of steps since its much higher than our Subaru Forester was. Any suggestions for steps besides the Mopar ones?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-23-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,566
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: Parking Lot Ritual

I tend to try and find a spot between two nice cars. The few times I've parked in the back of a lot with nothing around me, a rogue shopping cart has found the side of my car...once during a bad...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-23-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: Interest in 2012 JGC

Like I told someone else...if you're asking the question and you're torn, you really want the V8, but just don't want to pay for the gas. The 3mpg difference isn't huge, and you'll smile every time...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 12-16-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,868
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: 3.6 or 5.7

The 3.6L V6 is adequate...the 5.7L HEMI is AWESOME! If you're asking the question, then you want the HEMI. I feel like the 3.6L is a compromise. The HEMI uses some more gas, but you'll never...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-14-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: Anyone sporting the PVD black chrome finish?

Those look great. I'd buy them if my truck wasn't leased!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-13-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,297
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: heated seats question

Anyone else ever notice that heated seats seem to interfere with bluetooth? My Subaru forester made it impossible to have a phone conversation when the heated seats were on....tons of static. I do...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-13-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,880
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: NEED Recomendations for Cargo Liner and Floor Mats

I was going to buy the weathertechs, but I wound up having an issue with my dealership and as compensation they gave me the Mopar slush mats and cargo liner. The cargo liner is great. I think the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-13-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: Clunk in steering wheel when starting and stopping

I took it in....it was definitely the lower intermediate shaft (TSB). They had to order the part, and I'll take it back and have it changed when it comes in. I wouldn't characterize mine as a major...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-07-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By fotomatt1
Clunk in steering wheel when starting and stopping

I just picked up my GC Laredo X Hemi last week, and I noticed that there is a slight clunk in the steering wheel when I start and stop. It's not awful, but definitely noticeable and annoying. Also,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-06-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,366
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: Newbie's perspective on buying GC

I traded a 2009 Subaru Forester turbo for my new 2012 Grand Cherokee Hemi. The Subaru, which many would regard as a trouble free vehicle gave me problems from the time it had 5 miles on it when I...
Forum: NorthEast 12-05-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By fotomatt1
Place to self wash / detail my Jeep in NYC or Long Island?

I'm a NYC apartment dweller an just picked up my new JGC Laredo X. I'd love to get a coat of good wax on it before the winter really sets in, but have no place to do it. Is there such thing as an...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-04-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,324
Posted By fotomatt1
I have this same issue on a 2012 GC Laredo X. My...

I have this same issue on a 2012 GC Laredo X. My build dates October 2012. Is it possible that such a new vehicle has this issue?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-04-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,236
Posted By fotomatt1
Yeah. The calibrate process involves driving in a...

Yeah. The calibrate process involves driving in a circle away from large metallic objects. I live in NYC so that's not gonna happen. It does say in the manual that it should calibrate on its own...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-04-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,236
Posted By fotomatt1
Blinking CAL next to EVIC compas

I picked up my wk2 Laredo X a few nights ago. I've noticed that the CAL light next to the EVIC compas is still blinking 100 miles later. How long does it typically take for the compas to calibrate...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-30-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: Rebates / incentives

I've had a few dealers tell me that based on the number of cars they've moved this month that they don't see Chrysler continuing the cash back, as it's rare for them to offer any incentive on the GC....
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-30-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,771
Posted By fotomatt1
87 or 89 Octane in Hemi?

I'm picking up my JGC Laredo X tonight, and I'm just curious what everybody fills up with? The manual suggests 89, but also says 87 is acceptable. Has anybody noticed a performance or mileage...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-27-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: Jeep Delivery Time?

Got tired of sitting on pins and needles waiting....just joined as Level III and PM'd my VIN to Milous. Hope I hear something back tonight!
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-27-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: Worth dropping in a K&N filter for the 5.7?

I've always put K&N filter elements in my cars, but from what I'm reading these days, the stock filter performs just as well and keeps more dirt out!
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-27-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,605
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: U Connect 8.4

Is the firmware in our U Connect systems easily upgradeable? I mean is it something we can download, put on a key drive and update it ourselves, or does it have to go to the dealer for that?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-27-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 69,276
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: NEW Build status tracking By Milous for site supporters

I just joined today as a Level III member!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-27-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By fotomatt1
Well, I'll probably know tomorrow what the story...

Well, I'll probably know tomorrow what the story is. It's scheduled to be unloaded at the port tomorrow and the dealer is supposed to call me by lunch time and let me know. If I feel they're still...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-27-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: Jeep Delivery Time?

Good to hear! How did you know what the transit time was? Were you able to track it somehow? According to the sales manager it is scheduled to actually be unloaded off the train in Newark on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-26-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By fotomatt1
Jeep Delivery Time?

I accidentally posted this in the SRT8 thread so posting it again here...

Well, my new 2012 Laredo Xwith Hemi was supposed to be in at the dealer yesterday. I got a call yesterday morning that my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-26-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 452
Posted By fotomatt1
Jeep Delivery Time

Well, my new 2012 Laredo Xwith Hemi was supposed to be in at the dealer yesterday. I got a call yesterday morning that my car was just put on a rail car in Toledo, OH and should be in the port in NJ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-22-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 49,639
Posted By fotomatt1
Re: What car are you dumping to make room for your WK2?

I'm dumping my 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited Turbo. Lease is up. It's been a good car, but I really like the heft of the WK2, and I'm excited to have a Hemi! Of the 7 cars I've owned, 6 were 4...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 11-21-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,126
Posted By fotomatt1
K&N Filter Element for Hemi..yes or no?

I just ordered my 2012 Laredo X with 5.7L Hemi. I should have it on Friday. I'm just ordering a couple of accessories, and was wondering if the K&N filter element will make much of a difference. ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-20-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By fotomatt1
Just bought 2012 WK2...GPS question

I just bought a new 2012 Laredo X equipped with the 430N radio with Garmin GPS. I was just wondering if the 430n GPS does Text to Speech...meaning does it speak the actual street names rather than...
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