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Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-23-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,130
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

That looks pretty good..

I traded my WRX for my jeep.. Never looked back. Of course when I get a snow-jones I take my wifes' 328Xi out.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 10-16-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 23,525
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I use 2 jacks and I think 2 stands. It isn't fun, but works. I do it not often enough when rotating that I forget the exact process, but I personally start with a jack at the front driver side jack...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 09-23-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,130
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

Mine have not burned up yet... 5K miles... My cool dealer service dept gave me the part # in person.

Other option is to run the coppers longer, as most report they look fine at 30K miles as mine...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-29-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,697
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Another Recall - Vanity Mirror Lamp

I had my brake booster fix done in less than 1 hr. The SM I talked to has seen two FAIL prior to recall in my RUST-BELT town. I'm glad I had that fixed. The water from salt spray will pool and rust...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-25-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,385
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Front and rear diff fluid change

If I say anything other than the OEM recs I'd be doing so without evidence:...............but.......... I change mine early the first go around as the gears need to wear in some in anything mech. I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-15-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Sold the 2014, bought a 2014

...What would Freud say?... :lol:
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-04-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,130
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

Got mine on online from a mopar parts dealer.. About 30% less than dealer, as I said, about 200$. Ouch. I checked every one, and the gap was perfect on every one.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-03-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,130
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

My dealer confirmed the iridium plugs would work in my 2012hemi... And they do.. All 200 bucks worth! No issues at all in about 1000 miles.

Dealer BS is everywhere...

I bet most siezed plugs...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-23-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,557
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Trailhawk in Moab - Trip Report

We just did the white rim in a TJ. I doubt airing down would be needed but then again, I don't really know why someone would air down radial tires ever, so anyway...

I drove and biked the white...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-21-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,130
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

"I don't care what NGK recommends. My OEM NGK plugs were replaced at 2 years of service and those same plugs that NGK claimed to be "self-lubricating and corrosion resistant" were already beginning...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,451
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Positioning jack stands on the WK2

I just rotated mine with two jacks and two stands. Can't really remember exactly how I did it but here it goes:

RF (right front) at pinch weld, left rear at jack mount, two stands at right rear,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-10-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By comnjeep
transfer case fluid change wk2

I have a 5.7L with the two speed transfer case (no ESLD's).. I think it's a MP3023, iirc.. Changed the fluid at 31K, it was quite metallic looking but still red, smelled OK. I tend to change fluids...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-30-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,130
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

plug change done. thanks for posting this thread! a few thoughts:

if you have a compressor, blow out around the modules before removing, this will help get dust out from around them. As OP said,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-24-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By comnjeep
Re: How to turn off A/C...

I had a WRX that was the same as a WK2, except you could unsolder a wire in the unit to free yourself of this silly automaticity.. It worked perfectly.. Once the windows got moisture on them in the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-22-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,827
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Rejected Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Delivery

I have this thought that in a paradoxical way, it was the chrome trim that was not fully on the edges of the body panels that was the issue for the OP, and if it was without that it would be fine......
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-22-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,827
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Rejected Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Delivery

maybe jeep pays less time on silly measurements and MORE time on the important stuff... Ever think of that?

I'm getting out my micrometer and if the panels aren't just so, I'm bringing my 2012...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-27-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,423
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Moab 2014

Doing the white rim in our TJ next month, can't wait...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 02-10-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,130
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

^^ I think you will probably be fine with antiseize, I'm not here to get in p contest, but if NGK says you shouldn't do the antiseize, I won't. That PDF is enlightening. In my experience with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-28-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,228
Posted By comnjeep
Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

I checked my oil and ATF temps on hwy at about -5F today.

ATF was around 107F! (2012 V8 with tranny cooler)
oil was 152-172 depending on which gear I was in. I was running 4th most of the time...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-26-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By comnjeep
Re: WK2 battery charging

thanks all. I think the issue really is heat as evil twin implies as he recommended not charging a very discharged battery.. AGM of course don't vent often by design but heat and venting could be...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-23-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By comnjeep
Re: WK2 battery charging

Thanks. I appreciate your response. Can anyone answer my question a bit more specifically?
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-23-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,447
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

^^ I agree.

Only thing better than OEM on ice is probably Blizzak, but these are a bit better in deeper snow. I really don't want winter wheel rotations so this is a reasonable alternative. And 3...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By comnjeep
Re: WK2 battery charging

...and you have a Z06. I've got an '08. Great minds think alike...


Anyone want to weigh in on charging a WK2 from the engine bay?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-23-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By comnjeep
WK2 battery charging

Didn't see a good source thread on this so maybe this could be one.

I have a 2012 V8 that I want to ensure has full charge in cold as I do very short trips sometimes..

I have a 20A max smart...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-13-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,228
Posted By comnjeep
Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

Cold weather makes more drag on a car for many reasons including denser air.. So seems normal. I would think "cold shifting" means it is not up to operating temp, not ambient temp per se... but that...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-12-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,447
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

Noise is really not much different than oem to me... But I did have to rotate twice to get a steering wheel that didn't shake at 75mph.. Probably not the tires' fault, but just throwing it out...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-02-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,812
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations?

Thule 916 has served me well.. 2 x 2400 mile trips plus others without any issues. Once bike is on it, it does not move. I did tweek the brackets a bit to prevent theft and possible loosening, but...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-28-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,005
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Can your WK2 SRT8 Do this?

I'm really enjoying this thread...

SRT owners trying to justify their uncommon "on road performance" choice...

RRS owners trying to convince people anyone ever would drive one offroad without a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-25-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,005
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Can your WK2 SRT8 Do this?

All bad info... Narrow tires are better in snow, unless you meant sand of the earlier vid... 4lo will not get you out of that situation or even avoid it, he is high sided on wet slushy snow, all four...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-22-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,447
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

If it means anything to anyone, I'll probably be getting dedicated snow tires and rims next winter. Terra Grapplers ain't "snow grapplers" fwiw... They're good three season tires and look cool, but...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-16-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,447
Posted By comnjeep
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-10-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,393
Posted By comnjeep
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-04-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,447
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

Well, we got 30 inches of snow this week, so I am glad I don't have Forteras on!

Seem like what I expected in deep snow. Much better than on ice, and much better than the Forteras. Still, though,...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-02-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,447
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

I have about 5K on these tires now in OEM 20 inch size. Replaced the GY Forteras early as I wanted more tire tread..

I've done long road trip, some off road, and now ice and snow.

These tires...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-24-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,447
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

that's about what I paid. They are similar to AT revos in my estimate - which I had on my tahoe.

Drove in slushy snow last weekend and they were nice. I seriously think mileage is down with them...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 10-24-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 23,525
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I don't think that damage will hurt anything, but sorry it happened..

I cannot post a picture as I know cars more than computers, but it seems totally obvious to me that near the arrow behind the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-22-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,447
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

^^ me too. Same load rating c and extra load type tire as oem gy forteras. My dealer warned about load e tires ruining ride. The nittos i got are basically exact replacement but with more max load...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-16-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,447
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

I got the 265 50 20 TG's on before a long road trip to CO and with planned offroading some.. They are really nice. Quiet on road, smooth, excellent grip.. More rubber so a bit less precise or...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-02-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,510
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Stock GY Fortera 20" > Expectations

None i can tell. They are 6# heavier but i dont notice accel issues. Im sure theres more resistance at speed, dont know mpg yet but i carry a roof pod so who cares 17 vs 16.5??

I couldnt tell...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-30-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 40,244
Posted By comnjeep
Re: FLASH: TRANSMISSION SHIFT ENHANCEMENTS (vehicles with 3.6L engine)

I would have sworn off jeep had i not found my THIRD service dept that finally seems to give a s... Even tho they overfilled my tranny.... ; ) . Service matters.
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