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#3880 of 5134 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Up Country Suspension?
Jan 01, 2008 (5:19 pm)
Does anyone know if the 2005 JGC Limited comes with a factory option for the Up Country Suspension (1"-2" lift, stiffer springs). I noticed at the dealership there are two sets of spring part numbers for front and rear, but the dealer could not tell me why. In addition to wanting to get rid of my very mushy suspension and make it tolerable for off road bumps, I need a bit more rear spring stiffness for towing. My 1996 JGC had a very nice factory up country suspension option which I'd like to have in my 2005 model. I do not want to deviate from factory options, though. I will consider, however, an aftermarket shock absorber in addition to stiffer/longer springs. Any suggestions for a middle of the road shock absorber for light offroading?
#3881 of 5134 Re: 1998 GJC Laredo 4.0 Straight Six [msjandmine]
Jan 01, 2008 (5:53 pm)
They may have removed the catalytic converter because the mfr versions are expensive and based on some engine code it was bad. You can get OEM equivalents from places like 1Aauto in the $100 range however. If you are in a state w/o inspections it may have snuck by, but I can't see why you'd want to pull one off. Take care of that engine, as I mentioned above in post #3861 it's one of the best ever offered as we had it in our 01 JGC ... started in -20F, doesn't burn a drop of oil.
#3882 of 5134 Quadra trac II Problem
Jan 02, 2008 (8:14 am)
2000 JGC with Quadra Trac II full time 4WD System; Wife said GC handling poorly in snow / ice, both rear wheels spin with no power at all to front; can put it in 4 low & have drive at all wheels, but don't want to run it in constant 4 low!! Anyone know how to trouble shoot this problem?? Any help is appreciated as soon as possible, already have 3' on the ground!
#3883 of 5134 Re: Quadra trac II Problem [skiboy]
Jan 02, 2008 (10:49 am)
If everything underneath the snow is ice, the 4WD won't help much.
#3884 of 5134 Re: Quadra trac II Problem [skiboy]
Jan 02, 2008 (12:54 pm)
I had the same problem this weekend and assumed that my Quadra Trac is not working. Bringing it in on Friday to have it checked. I was under the impression that I only needed 4 low if I had a tow. The car seemed to fish tail on the slightest snow.
#3885 of 5134 Re: 1998 GJC Laredo 4.0 Straight Six [msjandmine]
Jan 02, 2008 (1:00 pm)
To make it go faster silly! Some Aussies came over to Britain (where I lived) and hired a Rover P96 as they drove the same at home, although they called theirs a P38 (not a plane) as it was only half the car it should have been. They asked me why the British version was much faster and the answer: ours didn't have a 'cat'. So leave it off if you can - goes like hell.
#3886 of 5134 Re: 1998 GJC Laredo 4.0 Straight Six [taffy3]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 02, 2008 (1:42 pm)
Without a dyno there's no way to really tell if leaving off the cat helps the hp. Maybe 1 hp gain over an aftermarket cat. See Import Tuner for their testing.
The other problem with going catless (besides polluting our air) is that it's illegal and you risk a big fine ($10k is what I heard) and possible impoundment of your car.
#3887 of 5134 Engine Miss 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, Inline 6
Jan 02, 2008 (5:07 pm)
I replaced the spark plugs on my jeep this past weekend for routine maintenance. I immediately began having a miss. I tried everything from taking out and putting back in all the spark plugs, replacing one plug because it looked a little burnt, and I am about to begin replacing the boots. I heard the coils were expensive so replacing these is my last resort. Along with the miss, since I replaced the spark plugs I get an awful shock every time I get out of my Jeep, my passengers get it too. The engine did not miss before and I did not get the shock before.
Any idea what I might have done wrong to cause this to happen and is there an inexpensive way to fix it right?
#3888 of 5134 Re: trannys gone [triglav54]
Jan 03, 2008 (8:51 am)
I had the same problem. Thank God I purchased the extended warranty. I had about 47,000 miles when it happened to me
Jan 03, 2008 (8:59 am)
I own a 2001 JGC and the heated seats do not work. Purchased the extended warranty but the heated seats are not covered by the warranty. Go figure!