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Unread 10-24-2007, 05:35 PM   #76
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Unread 10-24-2007, 05:36 PM   #77
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What are the options to make the SRT8 able to tow? Is there a factory option to move the exhaust and install a hitch? It seems like a waste to have all that power but no option to tow.
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Unread 10-24-2007, 05:36 PM   #78
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I am considering getting the Mopar Kicker upgrade components. On a recent chat session the SRT engineers posted that the upgraded amp was the same for 2006-2008 models. Being that the 2008 models use a whole new CAN bus system this cannot be the case. Do you have the part number for the 2008 amplifier and do you know when it will be available?

Speaking of Kicker, have you guys thought of finding a different supplier for your upgraded audio kits? It seems that since day one (2005 300C SRT8) Kicker has been plagued with delays and shortages, which continue to this day. If they can't supply the product it might be time to find a different company.
I am unsure of the part number for the 2008 Kicker system.
I will find out the part number and availability, watch the post in the next few days for the answer.
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Unread 10-24-2007, 05:37 PM   #79
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I have a 2000 GC Laredo, I-6, 2-wheel drive, driven only on-road. It has been very reliable for the last 130,000 miles, but since new the transmission has always shifted hard, or acted "confused."

It shifts ok from a dead stop, but any change in acceleration from a steady state causes the trans to kick down 2 gears, then immediately back up one gear, with much jerking and screaming from the engine. It will also kick down much too easily. I've learned to adjust for this by using the lightest possible touch on the accelerator pedal, but it is rather annoying.

I have heard that this is common with the I-6 transmissions, but has Jeep come out with any fixes for this? Or do I just have to live with it?

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Sorry, we don't have anyone here tonight that worked on that transmission program. It's possible it could be a TV (throttle valve) cable adjustment issue or a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) issue. See your dealer or service center to see if there are any codes in the PCM.
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Unread 10-24-2007, 05:38 PM   #80
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It just seems odd that the TPMS was separated from everything else. But the main complaint is that is is much too easy to get into the config mode, I end up there all the time, and there is no logical way to get back to the other menu items, I find myself constantly hitting different buttons and eventually finding my way around. I have owned quite a few WJ/WK models over the years and it is very seldom that I need to go into the programming mode, maybe a couple times a year if that. It would be nice if the programming mode was made so that you would not constantly enter into it accidentally. Any chance that a future Flash update could fix this?
It may appear that the TPM system is on its own in "system information", however, this section will also display other system level information when required (such as 'change oil'). I can't promise a "flash update" to address your complaint, but I will take your issue back to the team for discussion.

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Unread 10-24-2007, 05:38 PM   #81
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What are the options to make the SRT8 able to tow? Is there a factory option to move the exhaust and install a hitch? It seems like a waste to have all that power but no option to tow.
Mopar will offer a trailer hitch for the SRT... expected to launch within the next 4 weeks. Please check with you local dealer sometime during the last week of November.
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Unread 10-24-2007, 05:39 PM   #82
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On my 2006 WK the wipers were very quiet. On the 2008 they "clunk" every time they hit the end of their upward travel, which is annoying since it rains so much in my area. They are not hitting the edge of the outer A pillar or anything, and the blades and window are clean etc. Is there anything else that can be done, any type of adjustments?
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Unread 10-24-2007, 05:39 PM   #83
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To follow up with what Robpp asked...

I have a 2006 4.7L 28X laredo with 26k miles and have been having issues with the tranny. The motor luggs horribly in 4th and 5th gear (when it's into OD) and even two different 5 Star dealers have told me that it's not right, but that it's a common problem. Mine is so problematic that they receommend that I use the 'tow button' when driving around town. I've had the Tranny fluid and filters changed and computer flashed several times and it has not improved things.

I believe many on the the forum are experiencing this problem with this tranny with the 4.7 and HEMI, some worse than others? I am wondering, will there will be a TSB/recall for this problem in the near future?

Thanks in advance.
We are aware of the issue. We always have to balance between performance/driveability and fuel economy. We are working on a field fix and expect it to be in place by the end of the year.
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Unread 10-24-2007, 05:40 PM   #84
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Ok... I will try to take this on-

9. We answered in a previous post .. check it out

10. Again, not directly answering your concern... but many of our systems are designed to run at optimal fuel economy.

Thanks again for the suggestions!
Well...I will be direct then. #9) I am not aware that this has been addressed by Jeep, if so provide me a link. #10) This type of ideology doesn't make sense and results in poor engineering (like transmission programing to maximize fuel economy which causes lugging/shuddering)...and isn't fuel economy why jeep released the compass and patriot?

Are you as Engineers or any Program Management groups at Jeep tracking these transmission issues that repeatedly keep surfacing? I ask that you formally track these issues across the board. When customers bring issues like this up where I work; us engineers are required to track and status progress.
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Unread 10-24-2007, 05:42 PM   #85
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What happened to the Dynamic Handling system (swaybar disconnect) on the GC? Is it still available or equipped (didn't see it listed at jeep.com). I understand the system significantly improved the on-road ride of the GC. Can such a system be programmed to offer articulation like the fully disconnected sway bar on a JK Wrangler Rubicon? Can it improve handling by dialing in even more swaybar in tight cornering?
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Unread 10-24-2007, 05:45 PM   #86
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One of my complaints on the 2006 WK was the the shift lever was way too sensitive, the slightest bump (or gust of wind!) would move it into autostick. On the '08 I notice that it takes noticeably more effort to move, THANK YOU for making this change, it is soooo much nicer!
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Unread 10-24-2007, 05:45 PM   #87
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There was some talk awhile back on one of the sessions about the fact that Mopar was working on a retro kit to allow the 83.3 low bus speed MyGIG radios to work in selected 2005-2007 models. Is this project still in the works, will we see some Mopar MyGIG retro kits? You would sell a TON of them!!
At this time there is not a plan for a mopar retrofit kit for My-GIG in 2005 - 2007 models. However, thanks for your input. We're always looking for new opportunities.
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The SRT model is the only Jeep that can handle factory 20 inch wheels. 20's on other models (non SRT) or power chips or other aftermarket accessories may effect your warranty.
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Is there any news on what Cummins' LDD program might be bringing to the linup other than Dakota? I've seen the engine in person and seen it in a few different non-Jeep vehicles as well? Looks like it could be a somewhat universal engine with the right base mounting? Any comments on this?
We can't discuss future product of course...

We do offer the 3.0L V6 diesel in today's Grand Cherokee.
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What happened to the Dynamic Handling system (swaybar disconnect) on the GC? Is it still available or equipped (didn't see it listed at jeep.com). I understand the system significantly improved the on-road ride of the GC. Can such a system be programmed to offer articulation like the fully disconnected sway bar on a JK Wrangler Rubicon? Can it improve handling by dialing in even more swaybar in tight cornering?
There were unresolved development issues that prevented the DHS system from being put into production. You are right, it did improve on-road ride comfort as well as better off-road articulation, up to a point. And yes, it did improve handling by dialing in more sway bar.

The way it was being developed was as an on-road enhancement, not off-road - thus the name Dynamic Handling System. Such a system could be programmed for strictly off-road improvement, but the packaging of the links would be the limitation on travel.
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