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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-24-2013, 07:17 PM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Merry Christmas,

here is a sad picture :(

I had driven from Port Stephens to Sydney and the Jeep gave up 10min from home.
- throttle control warning
- low oil pressure warning
- blind spot...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-28-2013, 03:09 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I have been following this thread when i can... I still havent seen any update on front recovery hooks. Can anyone fill me in?
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-08-2013, 03:14 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/2014-grand-cherokee-information-australia-54650-548.html#post885425
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/2014-grand-cherokee-information-australia-54650-549.html#post885834...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-17-2013, 06:38 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: The Towing thread

I must admit there aren't many good options. Good thing about the cubby is that the manual override is easy to reach. Not sure if this is required but I saw it used to control descents on a 4x4 show....
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-16-2013, 05:00 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

FYI, if any one is interested in towing with electronic brakes -
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/the-towing-thread-62189-22.html#post894122
cheers,
Sparky.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-16-2013, 04:55 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: The Towing thread

P3 and 50 amp anderson plug fitted today. both with self resetting circuit breaker. 8mm cable for the anderson plug. $450 (parts & labour) + $169 (P3) = $619 all together.

I pick up the camper...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-09-2013, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: The Towing thread

Thanks allypally good idea ill look into it. I was going to go with a z bracket.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-09-2013, 06:17 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: The Towing thread

Anyone thought about where they would fit a UHF? I am thinking of getting a GME TX3345 with a AE4012k2 antenna. P3 planned for the cubby.

Cheers,
Sparky
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-04-2013, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

coreys,

I really wanted to get the scorpion's but unfortunately they don't import them into Australia in OEM size. The scorpions (spec. LT265/75R16) also took out 1/10 in the Australian 4x4 action...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-04-2013, 05:41 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I swapped for the Yokahama Geolandar A/T-S OEM size. See post -
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/2014-grand-cherokee-information-australia-54650-475.html#post868162

I tried them out on my dad's...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-01-2013, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

So rock requires 4x4 low and I didn't get the knocking sound in ORII. So I will leave ORII for rock crawling and ORI for general offroad use.

Cheers,

Sparky
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-31-2013, 05:30 AM
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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-31-2013, 05:28 AM
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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-31-2013, 03:41 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Yes, a bit of discussion about this on the US threads. I can see the stitching most days but it doesn't bother me. Good idea to get some dash mats but shame to cover nice leather.

Just got back...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-28-2013, 05:33 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi Peanut,

Do I see sidebars in that photo? What ones are they?
Cheers,

Sparky
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-18-2013, 04:54 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Overland CRD:
My Manual says don't exceed 80-90 km/h until 500km. I observed this and ended up driving 100km to Canberra at 90 :). Otherwise as Gforce says don't work the engine hard util 1500 km. ...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-18-2013, 02:30 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Unconnect:
FYI, I have a problem with my FM radio settings being restored to the factory default for some reason? Happened twice now.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-10-2013, 02:01 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Fyi, tested myACC on my Overland CRD ORAII today.
"ACC disabled speed below minimum" or similar

Quick question... Is the rear tow hook that comes with the car (still there after fitting tow bar)...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-05-2013, 05:05 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Thumbs up Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Mopar towbar fitted today at SVM Mosman, Sydney (wasn't available when we picked up our car originally). Pics attached.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-05-2013, 04:43 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I just got back from a weekend trip to Canberra from Sydney. Very nice trip with fuel economy somewhere around 6.5L/100km using ACC on the freeway (as stated by Jeep). Hard to say exactly as I did...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-01-2013, 07:09 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Zillajnr,
Nope they are not LT. They are 265/60/R18 110H. I am not plugging them just decided to give them a go. I don't think you can get them in LT. My understanding is that the only LT tyre in...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-01-2013, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi All,

FYI, an update on the spare tyre of my MY14 JGC Overland CRD with ORAII.

I opened up the cargo tray today. I was impressed with the OEM spare with a sticker on the side saying it was...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-25-2013, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Dear All,

I picked up my MY14 GC Overland CRD ORAII - Bright White today! :thumbsup:

My wife went straight over and swapped the tyres for Yokohama Geolanders ($700 for all 4 tyres (after Kuhmo...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-18-2013, 05:41 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Buster01,

Been skiing this week so just catching up on your post. My dealer (Mosman, Sydney) uses Matt from Claremont Tyrepower out at Greenacre when customers want to upgrade their rims. Matt had...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-01-2013, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Yeah, the first tyre shop I called had a more expensive tyre cost and no trade... so worth calling around to get a trade. I think the duelers LT would be my choice but my Jeep is also my wife's ride...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-01-2013, 04:49 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

some more feedback on my Overland ORAII 18" wheels.

Having bought a bright white Overland CRD :) with ORAII (delivery expected late July), I have now purchased 8x Yokohama Geolanders ATS G012...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-27-2013, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Shame... But thanks for the feedback. I will do some more searches :)

Can't seem to find an AT tire in 265/60 R18 apart from the Geolanders that have good reviews... I want an AT as this will also...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-27-2013, 06:09 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Kevin, I take it you mean the Kumhos.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-27-2013, 04:42 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

So some news on tyres.

Confirmed today with jeep aus that the Overland with ORAII has the same tyres and wheel rims as the Laredo. i.e. 18" Kumho Solus KL 21. Not really an offroad tyre. Fyi, I...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-25-2013, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Help.

I am getting the MY14 Overland with Off-Road Adventure pack II (due mid July).

Off-Road Adventure Group II
Includes skid plates for fuel tank, transfer case, front suspension and...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-21-2013, 01:49 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

RockyAus, I too have ordered a white CRD Overland, black interior, ORAII and towbar. Do you mind telling me when you ordered? I ordered mine only recently (early June). Have you got your car yet? did...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-19-2013, 02:44 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Thanks SJandL (quicker response than Jeep Aus)

I will google the KL21's tonight but based on the thread posted by SNUKE I don't think I'll be buying an additional 3 new tyres (for my camper...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-19-2013, 02:03 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Exactly what type of Kumho's? numbers / letters etc. on the tyre.
I am trying to find additional tyres ahead of getting my Jeep.

Also are there any numbers / letters etc. on the rim that I...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-17-2013, 05:19 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Ok so just been reading about forward collision warning on the spec PDF. Note 7 says that it is solely an alert system and does not take any action. However, when I was cycling through the 8.4"...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-16-2013, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Anyone know the wheel specifications for Aus Overland with ORAII?
MY13 had -
18”X8”
OFFSET. 56.4MM
CENTRE BORE 71.5 MM
STUD PATTERN IS 5X 127

I am looking to order a camper trailer to match...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-15-2013, 01:20 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Good to hear. Faced with the reality of seeing the car in the flesh I am just second guessing myself. My kids are 7 and 8 so I don't think I'll have any problems :). I imagine that there are bigger...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2013, 10:50 PM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Well saw the MY14 Overland, Limited and Laredo today.

I am getting the Overland, so here is my Overland review (no surprises thanks to Jeep garage).

Like: perforated seats (very soft),...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2013, 05:19 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Nominate Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Thanks to the friendly member who PM me but I still can't PM back. Oh we'll, I will have too wait... Or do I. Just noticed I am now a member.... I'll try again.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2013, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I tried to PM Alex, but apparently my activity is suspicious! Perhaps I need to become a financial member :confused:

I might drop into Waitara tomorrow.

Best wishes to anyone picking up a MY14...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-13-2013, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Sparky74
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

So has anyone confirmed whether specs etc. are released?

Cheers.
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