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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-28-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,915
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee Moose Test -- Full Story

I wonder what would happen if you had the allowable payload on the roof bars?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-23-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,915
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee Moose Test -- Full Story

How is that test anything like a supermarket tabloid???
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-01-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 85,075
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

This would be a solution to attaching the strap quickly and easily.

http://wmriggingnewport.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/stock-soft-shackles/

Lots of different places to buy from, and not hard to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-01-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,344
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: "Moose Test" from consumer reports?

good reading. sounds like this isnt over yet.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-24-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,915
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee Moose Test -- Full Story

I've just now read this thread from the start and am confident that the existence of a problem is very likely.

I own the exact model used in this test. Initial turn in is great; lots of grip, very...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-22-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 21,068
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: SRT8 Order Book is Open

Am I the only one embarrassed by the very notion of the SRT8? I honestly don't get it... and wish it never existed as it completely confuses/dilutes what Jeep stands for. I am usually all for...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-03-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3,640
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 234,415
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Ok, so small speed differences make a pretty big fuel difference. Devonport to Launceston at 95-100 and the result is 12.8 (indicated, not measured).
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-01-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3,640
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 234,415
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: WK2 DownUnder

It has a bit over 3000km on the clock now... perhaps that is a contributor. Im heading from Burnie to Hobart on Wednesday and no doubt will be running slower so will share results!
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-31-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3,640
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 234,415
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: WK2 DownUnder

So Ive just arrived in Melb after towing this down the Hume from Sydney. Tow weight is under 1400kg so I expected pretty low fuel consumption. Instead I end up at 14.5L/100. Seems high considering...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-05-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,413
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: If I Could, What Would I Change on the WK2?

Now thats some sound engineering logic for you!! If youre short enough to need steps into a GC then you probably only wear a size 5, so why make the steps bigger than they need to be ;-)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-19-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3,640
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 234,415
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: WK2 DownUnder

So the new Big Black Jeep visited the beach with not 400km on the clock. Thought id give it a go without dropping tyre pressure. #fail. 45min later after some major beach excavation and dropping...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-18-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3,640
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 234,415
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: WK2 DownUnder

So I picked up the Overland yesterday and wasted no time in heading north to Blueys beach, Pacific Palms... tomorrow she goes to the beach for a run on Sandbar.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-18-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By frayedsheet
Front Wipers not returning to low position when off

So I picked up my overland yesterday and 400km later all is perfect... except that the front wipers don't return to their proper position when off. They area sitting high on the screen. When used the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-15-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,413
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: If I Could, What Would I Change on the WK2?

Shouldve shelled out for the overland - thats the only way to get them.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-08-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 30,077
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: Downunder - Orders to Delivery thread

You can get lucky...

Left a deposit for a Black Overland on Dec 11 '11 for delivery mid Jan '12. Can was available for pickup as at Jan 18 but ive had to wait as I couldnt sell my current car that...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-07-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,446
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: WK2 Snorkel

Couldnt you have at least used some stainless!? You'd give the poor man who designed the interior a heart attack if you showed him that pic.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-05-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,001
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: Sensational fuel economy Brisbane to Sydney in V6

Agreed. That is really surprising for a vehicle weighing in at near to 2400kg! Ill be sure to report in a couple of weeks once I've picked up my Overland CRD.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-05-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 49,378
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: What car are you dumping to make room for your WK2?

BMW X1 xDrive 23d... great car, just too small.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-04-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 85,075
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Just threw that up on their Facebook page to keep the pressure on.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-02-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,001
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: Sensational fuel economy Brisbane to Sydney in V6

Seriously? Do you drive like a granny?!!

Prob would help to quote the average speed displayed for the period you calculated the fuel economy for... theres a pretty direct correlation and would...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-18-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3,640
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 234,415
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Exercise... no prob as long as you pay the lease ;-)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-18-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3,640
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 234,415
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Got the news that mine turned up at the dealer today too. Major issue though. Cannot get rid of the old car! Either Jan is a terrible time for the used market or everyone wants a brand new X1 and not...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-03-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,548
Posted By frayedsheet
Towbars in Australia

So there doesn't seem to be a thread looking at the current tow bar options.

What have people done? Has anyone ordered the gear from the US and fitted themselves?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-19-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,495
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: Overland question

Ive felt the same thing in another MDS vehicle from GM. Im not really sure you could just throw engineering at it to fix the issue. Its physics! If you want to accelerate a mass (cylinder heads)...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-13-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,640
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 234,415
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: WK2 DownUnder

The dealer (Suttons Rosebery Sydney) sent me a screen shot from their Chrysler Vehicle Management System
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-13-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: Glowing Fifth Gear Review

Come on... how many people would watch a car show if there wasnt a bit of acting/drama... after all most people don't post about their cars on forums on the internet!

I think all they were...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-13-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 12,747
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: Introduce Yourself

NAME: Andrew

VEHICLE: MY12 Overland CRD, Brilliant Black

MODS: Towbar

DATE ORDERED: 11 Dec 2011

DATE DELIVERED: 9 Jan 2012
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-13-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3,640
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 234,415
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Got the VIN today. Its on the Talisman, getting into Port Kembla on Dec 29th. Heres hoping it gets a 2012 compliance plate.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-12-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By frayedsheet
Glowing Fifth Gear Review

So the fifth gear team all agree its a "cracking motor":

http://fwd.channel5.com/fifth-gear/videos/consumer-info/team-test-jeep-grand-cherokee

The pricing was the only big downside they picked...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-11-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3,640
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 234,415
Posted By frayedsheet
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Allo all. Put my order in for an Overland CRD (Black) today... must have lucked out as delivery is promised for Jan 8.
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