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    Centreville, NS
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    05 Grand Cherokee

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  1. Tuned the WK with the Superchips Flashpaq tuner for fuel economy and so far, in the past couple of tanks, it's gone from a best of 19.3mpg to 21.9mpg (mixed but mostly highway). I'll be tracking this more closely but the only differences I notice are the shifts feel more pronounced and at 100kph, I'm revving just a hair over 1500 vs 1750 before. One feature I really like is the TPMS can be disabled for Off-Road, which I did yesterday on the P.O.R.N./NSJC North Nova run. Regrettably, I left it off on the drive home, and just a few kms before my exit on the 101, a car pulled up beside me to warn
  2. It's like the Magic School Bus :king:
  3. The guy I borrowed the small trailer from, has a new Cherokee with a V6 and said his mileage was around 40 litres/100km when he towed it. I'm thinking that the Superchips will pay for itself in the first year if it improves my gas consumption by 1+mpg.
  4. After making several (5 so far) round trips from Canning to Weymouth towing a cargo trailer, and seeing how bad my gas mileage was, I ordered a Superchips Flashpaq from one of the dealers on JeepForum. On the first two loads of furniture, I was using a 7'x 14' tandem axle cargo trailer that was loaded to the hilt and got 25 litres/100km full and 30.5 empty. For the next three trips, I've borrowed a friends 5'x 10' cargo and yesterday, with just Debbie's motorcycle on-board, I got a respectable 18.4 litres on the trip from Weymouth. I'm hoping the Flashpaq will get me an improvement on regular
  5. I was thinking of it like an HVAC system, the diameter and the length of run have an impact on duct diameter for air flow.
  6. Jay, what size pipe did you use and do you know if the airflow over the longer distance will compare to the stock setup?
  7. I've done much the same on mine, Jay. I put Monroe Load Levellers for a Ford F-150 on the rear, removed both sway bars and my WK actually has some articulation now. The LLs were longer than stock and raised my rear about 1.5" so now my rake is level. The travel is much greater than the stock shocks which had about 184K kms on them. The ride is still decent. The dust boots will be nice, unless you get into mud. I've been told that if mud gets inside the boot, it can cause problems for your shocks. :king:
  8. Been doing some maintenance on mine, last week I replaced the Crankshaft and Camshaft Position Sensors and this week I took the Platinum plugs out and went back to Champion Coppers. Apparently, the 05 Hemi doesn't care for Platinum. I also replaced the original wires (186K) with Taylor Shorties. The factory setup had 1 cylinder firing one plug on compression and a different plug on exhaust simultaneously. It was called a 'Wasted Spark' system. So now the Shorties fire both sparkplugs per cylinder at the same time (16 plugs). It seems to be running better and I'm hoping my gas mileage will come
  9. I've driven locally and the 101 without the sway bars and really haven't seen a big difference in stability. At very low speeds, and it may be all imaginary, but I picture it being wobbly. It worked fine on a trail last weekend, now I'll see how the load levellers work come Jam.
  10. Removed front and rear sway bars and installed a pair of Monroe Load Levellers for an F-150 on the rear of the WK. Gained about 1" more lift in the back. Now it sits pretty level, and it still rides decent. :king:
  11. Oooo....electrified frame....Zombie (and Vandal) protection :king:
  12. Abandoned it at the early stage of clearing Johnson Settlement trail in prep for Jamboree. Actually, it looks like I blew a seal in my PS pump, fluid all over, overheated, and no steering. Came back at the end of the day and managed to drive it out, but I did kiss the big tree with my roof at the top of my doors. Wish I still had the headliner out, I could probably push out that barely noticeable concave part before Debbie notices it ;) Picked up a buch of fluid at CTC in Greenwood, took 3 bottles to get me home. The surprising part was the price that CTC quoted for a reconditioned one, was on
  13. Measured my rear tires to find out how badly bent my rear housing is. My rear tires have been wearing quite noticeably on the outer edges for a while. So toady, at a family BBQ, I asked my B-I-L, who has worked his whole life at a local collision repair shop if it's possible my rear housing is bent. We measured across the front of the tires and then rotated them a half revolution and measured across the rear of the tires. It was .25" more at the rear than at the front. A crude way to do it, but definitely an eye opener. He said that they could straighten it but it might be just as simple to ge
  14. I've had a water leak dripping from the A pillar, and once even from the dome lights, since a trail run in November. Based on all the info I could find, it is a common issue with WKs. Mud blocks the drainage tubes that run from the sunroof, down the A pillars and out through the floor. I followed all the steps and couldn't find any blockage. So today, I took it to Peck's to see if it might be the windshield seal. The floor on the driver's side has started to rust so out came the carpet (it's a one piece setup) and the seats. Down came the headliner thinking that a mouse could have buil
  15. I bought the Wilson flex antenna (The Source) because you can bend it in half. It's very flexible and only about half the diameter of the Firestik ones. I'm hoping this will reduce stress on the mount.
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