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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-30-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By oxman
Re: Why are the Altitude's so popular?

Perhaps the blacked out trim and wheels?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-03-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By oxman
Re: Windshield Wipers

I continue to experience good success with Costco wipers at $10 each (Canadian), replaced every 7 months or so. (They could last longer, but I like to replace things early.)
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-26-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By oxman
Re: Disappointed in Latitude X-Ice Xi2

I agree with all of your points. I have been stating the same to others for many years.

However, why do my prior vehicles, such as numerous Dodge Grand Caravans, and Dodge Journeys, which are...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-26-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By oxman
Re: Disappointed in Latitude X-Ice Xi2

Additional information: With these Latitude X-Ice Xi2 I have driven through some really deep snow, even to the point of dragging the undercarriage, with little difficulty. Forward progress can be...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-26-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By oxman
Disappointed in Latitude X-Ice Xi2

Here is some back gound on me: I live in the suburbs of Toronto, with regular drives to cottage country in summer and winter. I have been running winter tires on all my vehicles for too many years...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-12-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,722
Posted By oxman
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-10-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,456
Posted By oxman
Re: Advanced tech package

I do not have any direct experience with these safety features. However, based on the positive feedback here and elsewhere, I highly recommend that you order these features. Even if you are a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-17-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,654
Posted By oxman
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

I have a 2012 Limited with Michelin Latitude X-Ice XI2 245/70R17 tires. This is my first all wheel drive vehicle, purchased new in 2012. My family vehicles up to now have been front wheel drive. I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-09-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By oxman
Re: Awful smell with wiper fluid + fan on

I have had issues with:
- Rain-X washer fluid which leaves a smear with each swipe of the blade.
- Rain-X coating working great on the highway, but also smearing at low speeds when using the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-27-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By oxman
Re: Awful smell with wiper fluid + fan on

It is most likely not radiator coolant anti-freeze, as this would smear very badly on your wind-shield, even in small quantities.

Empty the existing washer fluid and replace with fresh.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-24-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,970
Posted By oxman
Re: Is there any feature you can do without or a must have!

Vicinity of Toronto, ON. Remote start is not illegal. Idling is illegal in many jurisdictions.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-23-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,970
Posted By oxman
Re: Is there any feature you can do without or a must have!

Fog lights should be used in extreme fog conditions, when visibility is near zero and you are driving extremely slowly, with your headlights turned off.

Instead, I see people driving with both...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-23-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,970
Posted By oxman
Re: Is there any feature you can do without or a must have!

Can do without:
- Panoramic sunroof. I have no use for sunroofs of any kind in any vehicle. However, manufacturers package their options in a way that results in me having to get a sunroof....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-20-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By oxman
Re: Comparison and feedback on 18" vs 20" wheels

Larger wheels plus tire combinations typically weigh more than smaller.

In this case, the 18 inch Michelin Latitude Tour weigh 36 lbs. The 20 inch Goodyear Fortera weigh 34 lbs. I expect the 20...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-12-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,882
Posted By oxman
Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

I too have some concerns with the steering. I have always found that the steering does not have good feel. I have to concentrate to steer on the highway. This occurs with the OEM latitudes as well...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-28-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,956
Posted By oxman
Re: Locking and horn sound.

I agree with the members stating the horn should sound when attempting to lock with open doors/gate. But that should be the only time the horn should ever sound when locking or unlocking.
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-28-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By oxman
Re: Anyone know of a reputable tire shop/roadforce balancer in Toronto?

The following link should help you. Hunter GSP9700 Wheel vibration Control System solves wheel vibration and tire pull problems that balancers and aligners can't fix...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-06-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,970
Posted By oxman
Re: making the 14 v-6 a little faster

I agree with crabman when it comes to naturally aspirated engines - you cannot do much to make it faster. In some cases, modifications can even make performance worse or have other non-desirable...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-05-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By oxman
Re: How is the air conditioning in very hot temp?

Toronto had a few days of true hot weather this summer - mid 90's. My 2012 Limited handled this very well.
The automatic setting takes care of everything pretty well. The only exception is that...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,869
Posted By oxman
Re: Just Bought a 14 Summit, what are the must have accessories?

Congratulations on your purchase.

You have the floor mats already taken care of. You may enjoy a cargo mat so you can throw things in the back. I just bought a WeatherTech cargo liner that I am...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-21-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,063
Posted By oxman
Re: Do you HATE HATE HATE the car buying experience (bad dealerships)? Read this...

My best friend owns a CDJ dealership. The buying experience is amazing. I have lost count of how many vehicles I have bought from him. I always give him a gentle reminder to not give me too much...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-01-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,711
Posted By oxman
Re: The six feet and over crowd will appreciate this mod

Safety, control and comfort are optimal when a person is positioned properly. I just hope that you are.

Positioning of seat, steering wheel, hands and mirrors was the first lesson in an advanced...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,226
Posted By oxman
Re: 8 speeds is soooo 2014

Tadge Juechter is the chief engineer for the Corvette C7. He was interviewed by Car and Driver in the March 2013 ediction. Here is a relevant portion of a comment from him: "The number of speeds...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-04-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,673
Posted By oxman
Re: 5.7L vs 3.6L Actual MPG?

2012 Limited V6.
Driving in suburbs (little highway, lots of taffic lights) - 16.5 US mpg.
Highway (60 to 75 mph, some stops) - 21 US MPG.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By oxman
Re: Car wash conveyor belt

Excellent point. However, this is the closest auto-wash by far and the wash results are very good.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,970
Posted By oxman
Re: Facination with chrome on the WK2

I am a fan of minimalist chrome. I am ok with subtle use for highlights.

Having said that, I am the owner of a Limited with the chrome package. Why would I buy a vehicle with lots of chrome...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-24-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By oxman
Re: Car wash conveyor belt

SW03ES, yes it is a massive moving walkway like used at airports for pedestrians.

Jamesla30, you have to drive up hill to get onto the belt.

avalys, good idea, I will give this a try and let...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-24-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By oxman
Re: Car wash conveyor belt

There is no issue when completely on the belt and in neutral. The issue is when I am entering onto the belt. As I move forward, the front wheels hit the belt and stop moving, while the rear wheels...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-24-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By oxman
Car wash conveyor belt

I tried searching the forum for this. My apologies if this has been asked before.

I have been using a local automated car wash. It has a steel mesh conveyor belt which you drive on to, you then...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,727
Posted By oxman
Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

I have been using winter tires on all my vehicles for decades. I was running late installing winter tires on my new Limited and had the opportunity to drive it in snow, with and without winter...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-27-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By oxman
Re: TPMS sensors on winters

Thank you ColdCase for your detailed reply on this. The dealerships here in Canada charge in the $75 range for each sensor. I am amazed that the sensors are so inexpensive online. I do agree that...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-27-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By oxman
TPMS sensors on winters

My apologies if this has been covered in other threads, despite my searching.

I have a 2012 Limited. I have an appointment in a few days with a local shop to install new wheels and winter tires....
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-28-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,813
Posted By oxman
Re: Winter/Summer Tire Pressure

Your vehicle needs to sit undriven for a few hours, out of direct sunlight, to obtain the cold pressure reading. I suspect this is the issue the OP is having. Even with seasonal changes in...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-19-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,727
Posted By oxman
Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

I have a 2012 Limited with V6. I plan on downsizing to 17 inch alloy wheels with either Continental ExtremeWinterContact LT or Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2 in size 245/70R17.

Narrower tires are...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-05-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 52,824
Posted By oxman
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-05-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,437
Posted By oxman
Re: Should I back out of a deal for a 2012 GC Pentastar?

Would Chrysler Canada cover any recall work for free if you bought in the US and imported into Canada?
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