School me on WH Grand Cherokee's

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FatGuts
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School me on WH Grand Cherokee's

Unread post by FatGuts » January 2nd, 2011, 8:06 am

Ok, so the GQ is getting long in the tooth (430,000km) & I am looking for something else.

My brother turnes up in his 5.7 Limited & throws the keys at me. Apart form the crappy OEM shocks I get out of the thing with movement if you know what I mean.

We go for a run & it only uses 2lt more fuel than my TD42 for the same trip.

I like it so should I buy one? I was thinking a diesel one, while I like the V8 the diesel will be better for towing fuel consumption wise.

It has less room than the Poo which is a con. I will be mainly touring, fishing in the snowies & generally not bashing it about.

What do you guys who have one think of them & what issues have you had with it?

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Re: School me on WH Grand Cherokee's

Unread post by FatGuts » January 3rd, 2011, 6:45 pm

Not even someone trying to talk me out of it????

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Re: School me on WH Grand Cherokee's

Unread post by BennyWA » January 3rd, 2011, 6:49 pm

Lol, I'd get one but I'm biased and too poor :D ... See here for some info:
http://www.ausjeepoffroad.com/forum/for ... .php?f=130
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Re: School me on WH Grand Cherokee's

Unread post by FatGuts » January 3rd, 2011, 6:57 pm

Thanks Benny, I tried there but I could not find the thread I was looking for. I had issues with signing up so I could not search.

I will have to try again I guess.

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Re: School me on WH Grand Cherokee's

Unread post by FatGuts » January 3rd, 2011, 7:04 pm

Hah, works fine from home. I wonder if the firewall at work had something to do with it......

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Re: School me on WH Grand Cherokee's

Unread post by BennyWA » January 4th, 2011, 5:36 pm

Good luck with it mate! I'd get one! I'd go the diesel myself though.
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Re: School me on WH Grand Cherokee's

Unread post by jeeptheone » January 4th, 2011, 9:17 pm

Had a Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD and was awsome offroad and also for towing duties. No issues towing a rangie on a car trailer from Bundy to Brisbane and sat on 110km/h and still got around 13L. With the earlier CRD's they came with the Quadradrive II system which was unmatched offroad for the ELSD's front and rear (auto electronic lockers)

Got a lift from that states and added 31" STT's and was great.

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Re: School me on WH Grand Cherokee's

Unread post by FatGuts » January 10th, 2011, 1:11 pm

Thanks JTO, thats the stuff Im after. Do you still have it? Any mechanicals with it?

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Re: School me on WH Grand Cherokee's

Unread post by jeeptheone » January 10th, 2011, 5:25 pm

Traded it on the new Wrangler about 2.5 years ago. Mine had some issues that were sorted out under warranty. The Grands had some common issues accross the board with both the 5.7 hemi, the 4.7 and the CRD's. If getting second hard ensure the service history is detailed, what warranty and TSB's have ben done and if it has an extended warranty. Personally I would stay clear of the 05 models like mine as they were the very first of the series and like any modle you stay clear of the first run.

Great car and level of fit put and standard features is great for the price, unmatched CRD package and drivetrain and the yanks are doing several lift packages up to the 4" mark as are some local guys in Aust.

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