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      01-15-2019 08:50 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Code Red! View Post
      Bragged about his note being low after he did a 30k down payment.
      I mean, hes not really wrong


      He wouldve owned mine with a lot left over for modifications had he come seen me
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    3. 01-15-2019 09:09 PM #102
      Post some pictures of the interior! Sounds like a cool combination.

      Does MOPAR still over the unlimited/lifetime warranty?

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      01-15-2019 09:44 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by Rakshas View Post
      Post some pictures of the interior! Sounds like a cool combination.

      Does MOPAR still over the unlimited/lifetime warranty?
      I shall once I get it

      I do not believe so. Based on the window sticker, it seems its a 5/100.
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      01-16-2019 09:14 AM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by BltByKrmn View Post
      There is no way I'd buy a FCA over a Toyota product, zero chance.

      I've owned a FJC, LX450 (80 series Land Cruiser), 5th gen 4Runner and a GX470 (120 series Land Cruiser). I have plenty of seat time in a LX470 (100 series Land Cruiser) and a GX460 as well. Spent a little bit of time in a LX570 (200 series LC).

      I'll never buy a Toyota truck with the antiquated V6 again, it pains me every time I get out of my GX470 to drive my wife's 4R. While not the same engine, the 6 in my LX450 is what made me get rid of it, I should have just kept it and swapped a LS in.

      I can't recommend the GX460 enough. It takes all the things I love about my 5th gen 4Runner and merges it with all the things I love about my GX470. I've been tempted to dump the 4R for a GX460 many times over the last 2 years.

      While I love the 200 series, it's definitely a big truck and it's expensive. Then again the service life is unmatched and the resale value will be fantastic when you want to get rid of it.
      ^^^This.

      But congrats anyway OP, JGC (probably SRT) would be my 2nd choice. I realize we all have to usually compromise.
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      01-16-2019 10:30 AM #105
      Congrats on the purchase. I look forward to seeing more pics and getting your impressions after spending some time behind the wheel. I wish I had any recommendations to give, but I'm still learning mine as well!

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      01-16-2019 12:00 PM #106
      Congrats! My wife is really enjoying the 5.7 in her Charger. With 8 speed transmission it does shift nice and really isn't that loud on the freeway, plus she has been getting close to 25MPG (she does all freeway to work). Can't really comment on reliability since she has about 1000 miles on the car.


      I didn't realize there was so many trims offered in the Grand Cherokee and didn't know the 5.7 was available. I must have spaced all the other trims past the Trailhawk.

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      01-16-2019 12:34 PM #107
      I found a video of that interior color combo, is this correct? If so, that's fantastic.


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      01-16-2019 01:03 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      I found a video of that interior color combo, is this correct? If so, that's fantastic.
      Yep that's the one!!

      I have always been sucker for blue interiors.
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      01-16-2019 11:04 PM #109
      Dammit... I’m spending way too much time on cars.com looking at WK2’s.

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      01-17-2019 12:07 AM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      Dammit... I’m spending way too much time on cars.com looking at WK2’s.
      They seem to be really good value for what you get although, not many have all the off road stuff. And, its a shame you cant get a locking diff. Ediff sure, but not a mechanical locking diff.

      I will forgive that tho, for the comfort and accoutrements.
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      01-17-2019 06:07 PM #111
      Well I picked it up today.






      Some initial thoughts. I like it. The seats are a little firm compared to the WJ but still quite comfortable.

      It needs a full buff. Clearly the last owner enjoyed gas station car washes.

      The Uconnect system is very speedy with little lags between pushing buttons and having the actions completed.

      The Hemi is silky smooth. More than enough passing power, and off the line it is decently quick. Quite a bit faster than the WJ but, obviously, not as quick as the A6.

      The cooled seats cool very well. Much more of a cooler seat than ventilated, as it is named. I feel the fan through my northface fleece.

      Tires are worse off than I thought, so it seems new A/T tires are a lot closer on the horizon that I had thought/hoped.

      Have an appointment this weekend to have the wheels powder coated satin black to begin the blackout transformation. Once I get them back I am going to have my buddy who owns a body shop de-chrome the car and paint everything black. I am just not a big fan of chrome on cars. Plus I think the black playing off the blue will look good.

      I had planned to take the running boards off and sell them on CL and as I was grabbing the car at my inventory department, the manager asked me if I wanted to sell them to him without him knowing I didn’t want them. Got exactly what I wanted for them and didn’t have to do anything. Very nice.

      I have spent the better part of the afternoon playing around with it and it’s setting and familiarizing myself with it. It’s very simple to use and understand. Although, they have a feature that turns on the heated seat and steering wheel below 40°s. I constantly am hot so obviously didn’t have any interest in this feature. After some internet sleuthing I was able to figure it out.

      Overall I am very excited to begin this journey with it



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      01-19-2019 08:55 PM #112
      Looks great! How many miles are on it? Make sure it had the shifter recall done.

      I have to admit...despite my experiences with Durango #1, I'm thinking about getting a lightly used Durango Citadel Anodized Edition with a Hemi. I'm not convinced there's a better tow vehicle out there for my particular needs (that isn't German.)

      Tom

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      01-19-2019 09:57 PM #113
      Looks great!

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      01-19-2019 11:37 PM #114
      Such a great CabinFever2k19 ride


      I ****ing love it
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      01-20-2019 03:38 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by CaleDeRoo View Post
      Such a great CabinFever2k19 ride


      I ****ing love it
      You're not wrong.

      I can't wait to sit in the back seats fapping to gay porn over the speakers while slamming back beers.

      CF'19 is going to be epic.
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      01-20-2019 04:31 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      You're not wrong.

      I can't wait to sit in the back seats fapping to gay porn over the speakers while slamming back beers.

      CF'19 is going to be epic.
      (Some of) this is relevant to my interests. Details?

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      01-23-2019 01:11 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by mutcth View Post
      Looks great! How many miles are on it? Make sure it had the shifter recall done.
      Tom
      Thanks! it has 32k on it. I will look into the shifter recall. Although, I am not nearly as concerned about it as others as we (Audi) have had a very similar shifter since 2011 in the A8. But, I do get that its a free fix and should be done.

      Have been out of town the last few days, while I was out, I had them powder coat the wheels. Running boards were taken off today, and will look into getting the chrome taken off (painted actually) this week.

      Untitled by smooremin, on Flickr

      I am digging the darker wheels, especially when there is no more chrome.


      Edit: Forgot to mention. We took in a 2013 this past weekend with a full set of OEM rubber mats including a trunk liner, saves me some money!
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      01-25-2019 01:19 AM #118
      With the snow on the ground, it was very apparent that I was going to need tires sooner rather than later. Searched through Jeepforum and Jeepgarage for seemingly hours to figure out the largest size I could fit on the QL air suspension. I was about to order 265/65/18s when I happened upon this YT


      5 minutes later they were purchased.

      Screen Shot 2019-01-24 at 11.06.21 by smooremin, on Flickr

      Will be here Monday. Excited to get them thrown on and have some snow.


      Edit: Sorry Rabbit, I didnt do it again....
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      01-25-2019 02:44 AM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      With the snow on the ground, it was very apparent that I was going to need tires sooner rather than later. Searched through Jeepforum and Jeepgarage for seemingly hours to figure out the largest size I could fit on the QL air suspension. I was about to order 265/65/18s when I happened upon this YT


      5 minutes later they were purchased.

      Screen Shot 2019-01-24 at 11.06.21 by smooremin, on Flickr

      Will be here Monday. Excited to get them thrown on and have some snow.


      Edit: Sorry Rabbit, I didnt do it again....
      Duratracs are amazing in the snow, good in the rain, and decent under most normal driving conditions. They'll be louder than what you have on there, somewhere between an AT and an MT.

      WATCH YOUR PRESSURES LIKE A HAWK. They're extremely sensitive to pressure and once they start wearing funny, they're done. Same for alignment... I would align it just for peace of mind since the rig is used and new to you.

      Looks like those are P-rated... you'll still need to recalculate your new tire pressure due to the size chance, but P-rated to P-rated is a little easier to calculate than switching to LT tires. Use the Toyo Load & Inflation tables to calculate that.

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      01-25-2019 11:56 AM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by Pnuu View Post

      WATCH YOUR PRESSURES LIKE A HAWK. They're extremely sensitive to pressure and once they start wearing funny, they're done. Same for alignment... I would align it just for peace of mind since the rig is used and new to you.
      I remember you mentioning that somewhere else (i think your GX thread) a while back, and have lived by it since then
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      01-25-2019 03:47 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by Pnuu View Post
      Duratracs are amazing in the snow, good in the rain, and decent under most normal driving conditions. They'll be louder than what you have on there, somewhere between an AT and an MT.

      WATCH YOUR PRESSURES LIKE A HAWK. They're extremely sensitive to pressure and once they start wearing funny, they're done. Same for alignment... I would align it just for peace of mind since the rig is used and new to you.
      I'm on my 3rd set of Duratracs, they get SUPER loud when they start to wear unevenly. You can correct it, but all 4 will then need to be rebalanced.

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      01-25-2019 03:58 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by BltByKrmn View Post
      I'm on my 3rd set of Duratracs, they get SUPER loud when they start to wear unevenly. You can correct it, but all 4 will then need to be rebalanced.
      wait, that was your thread about the Duratracs!!
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      01-25-2019 04:36 PM #123
      Great choice.

      Tires and batteries, 2 items where you always stuff the biggest damn one you can fit in there.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      wait, that was your thread about the Duratracs!!

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      01-25-2019 05:27 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      Great choice.

      Tires and batteries, 2 items where you always stuff the biggest damn one you can fit in there.
      And brakes, turbos, cams, injectors, superchargers, etc
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