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« on: July 29, 2013, 07:49:05 PM »
Hi All,

I now have a 4x4!  A MY14 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD Overland with Offroad Adventure Pack II.  I swapped out the OEM tyres for Yokohama Geolander ATS GO12 265/60R18 (shown on the left in the pick below).  I am waiting for my towbar to arrive and I plan to fit with a Tekonsha P3 brake controller.  Now waiting for the camper trailer (gone with an Adventure offroad camper trailer Pilbara from S.A.).

I look forward to seeing you off-road  :D

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 08:00:41 PM »
Welcome Sparky74, congrats on the new Jeep.
What CT did you buy?


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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 08:01:40 PM »
We recently conducted a trial of the jeep grand Cherokee at work, I loved it, heaps of power, the only thing that confused me was the indicators on the left...... Kept trying to find it on the right. To make matters worse, it was raining so when I went to flick the wipers on I put the indicator on, must have annoyed the other drivers on the road..  Great choice....
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Re: MY14 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD Overland
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 08:09:59 PM »
What CT did you buy?

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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 08:25:16 PM »

gone with an Adventure offroad camper trailer Pilbara from S.A.
great choice, will look and sit noicely behing the Jeep


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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 08:32:17 PM »
Sparky bought a Jeep...... Lol
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 07:47:38 AM »
Congrats, being a US brand does the Jeep have provision to plug a Teshonka brake unit in like many other US vehicles?
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 08:18:29 AM »
Congrats, being a US brand does the Jeep have provision to plug a Teshonka brake unit in like many other US vehicles?

My understanding is no. The export models don't include the wiring etc. But i will ask. Thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2013, 08:21:25 AM »
My understanding is no. The export models don't include the wiring etc. But i will ask. Thanks.

Same as a cruiser, sucks especially when they include all the other tow gear.
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Re: MY14 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD Overland
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 06:31:37 PM »
Con grats on the GC and CT Sparky  :cheers:, just be careful with the power the CRD GC has you wont even know the CT is behind you  :police:
you'll love it great choise for a combo

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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2013, 07:26:08 PM »
Congrats Sparky74,

You should love the Grand, we love our 2011 70th.

Just be careful though as we now have 2 Jeeps.

Would love to see how the upgraded torque, power and 8 speed gearbox tows compared to my model.

I may have to just wait for the 6.4 ltr to arrive in the driveway in the future  ;D

Good call on changing the tred and dropping to 18' with the offroad pack, still waiting for my Cooper Zeons(3 weeks so far) to arrive for my 20' with the OEM Kumho's shot at 30000k's.

Good choice on the Camper also, together they'll look and tow together great.

Cheers

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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2013, 07:29:14 PM »
Is it the new 8sp auto model?
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2013, 07:36:52 PM »
Is it the new 8sp auto model?

Yes it is nbd73.
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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2013, 08:15:10 PM »
Yes it is nbd73.
Awesome. Another question (because I am too lazy to check the web site): can AT tyres be optioned from the factory? And if so, of your choice?
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2013, 08:27:12 AM »
Awesome. Another question (because I am too lazy to check the web site): can AT tyres be optioned from the factory? And if so, of your choice?
VFM is beyond compare, well done!!
No options mate, We even tried upgrading with the Wrangler we recently purchased they would only supply the goodyear Silent armour AT's.

On a funny note I asked for a quote for the Rims that are on nbd73's vehicle to replace my 20's on my GC so I could get some decent AT's. Ford service came in with a quote of $16000, the rep couldn't look at me without laughing.

I asked the dealer for a quote with no rims and he didn't see the humour.

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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2013, 08:56:21 AM »
Congratulations,
My neighbour picked his 14 Cherokee about 1.5 months ago, he loves it to bits and raves about the fuel economy, puts my 200 series to shame. 

Check all your clamps on the air intake, his were all loose (very loose). 

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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2013, 12:13:39 PM »
No options mate, We even tried upgrading with the Wrangler we recently purchased they would only supply the goodyear Silent armour AT's.

On a funny note I asked for a quote for the Rims that are on nbd73's vehicle to replace my 20's on my GC so I could get some decent AT's. Ford service came in with a quote of $16000, the rep couldn't look at me without laughing.

I asked the dealer for a quote with no rims and he didn't see the humour.

Cheers

Withy.
Thanks for the info, that's a real shame.about the tyres. I really like the new GC, having owned an 02 overland petrol for 6 yrs, but limited tyre choice & pitiful fuel tank size are the big drawbacks. Otherwise what a weapon, enjoy!!
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Re: MY14 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD Overland
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2013, 01:32:11 PM »
How does the 8speed auto go, (sounds like the amarok)  must be forever changing gears?

Why do people ask "What the hell were you thinking?"
Obviously I was thinking I was going to get away with it and not have to explain it....

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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2013, 08:29:31 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.

I just got back from a weekend trip to Canberra from Sydney.  Very nice trip with fuel economy somewhere around 6.5L/100km on the freeway (as stated by Jeep).  Hard to say exactly as I did not reset Trip A stats...  was 10.0L/100km when we started the trip and was 7.0L/100km when we got back.  I had the economy button on most of the time.

Current average consumption is 7.8km over a total distance driven of 1064km (close to Jeeps stated 7.5L/100km combined fuel economy).

I find the gear changes very smooth, very quiet.  Perhaps gear 1 is a bit sluggish... but I haven't put the foot down (as I am waiting for 1500km to clockup to run-in engine) and I usually have economy on.
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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2013, 12:25:41 PM »
Thanks for the info, that's a real shame.about the tyres. I really like the new GC, having owned an 02 overland petrol for 6 yrs, but limited tyre choice & pitiful fuel tank size are the big drawbacks. Otherwise what a weapon, enjoy!!
the current GC has a 93L tank, which even when towing our Aussieswag (13.3L/100) gives over 600km, plus LRA make a 73L sub tank, so I don't see fuel range really being a problem
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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2013, 08:19:44 PM »
P3 and 50 amp anderson plug fitted to my Jeep today both with self resetting circuit breaker (battery side). 8mm? cable for the anderson plug (auto-electrician was going to fit 6mm cable but I said I wanted 6B&S; the auto-electrician ended up fitting 8mm? he said it is slightly bigger than 6B&S; anyway... I don't know any better).

All going well I will pick my camper trailer tomorrow!  ;D (Adventure Offroad Camper)
I will post some pics in the Camper Trailer section.

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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2013, 08:32:41 PM »
8mm? cable for the anderson plug (auto-electrician was going to fit 6mm cable but I said I wanted 6B&S; the auto-electrician ended up fitting 8mm? he said it is slightly bigger than 6B&S; anyway... I don't know any better).

Umm your auto-sparky is talking crap 6B&S is about 14mm. You might find a bit of V drop with 8mm...
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2013, 09:28:18 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, allthough he might be right according to Manjimike -
6 B&S cable  = 7mm dia.  core giving a cross-sectional area of 13mm2

Cheers Mike

Depends I guess whether 8mm was core or if he was including insulation thickness. Anyway, I don't want to start an electrical thread. I will read some more 6B&S posts and check what voltage I end up with at the Anderson plug.
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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2014, 11:56:55 PM »
Excuse my ignorance are the new types still 20 inch
Rough what I'd he cost.
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