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Old 07-01-2015, 10:31 AM
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Yukon needed a full tank of gas...

So I went and got a new Jeep.

Thanks for those being patient in the other thread, weather was shit here for the past couple days.

The details:
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 3.2L V6 4x4
Brilliant Black
Black Leather
Comfort and Convenience Package
Leather Package
Vented Seat Package
Panoramic Sunroof
Trailer Tow Package
Cold Weather Package
UConnect 8.4AN with Navigation
9 Speaker Audio Package

Planned Mods:
HID Retrofit (TH doesn't come with HID when the Limited does, WTF?)
LED Interior Lights
LED Fogs
LED Plate Lights
LED Front Turn Signals
Rock Rails

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2015-06-30 20.00.48 by SameerPai, on Flickr

2015-06-30 20.01.03 by SameerPai, on Flickr

2015-06-30 20.00.27 by SameerPai, on Flickr

2015-06-30 20.07.07 by SameerPai, on Flickr

2015-06-30 20.01.44 by SameerPai, on Flickr

2015-06-30 19.59.24 by SameerPai, on Flickr

2015-06-30 19.58.55 by SameerPai, on Flickr

2015-06-30 19.58.31 by SameerPai, on Flickr

2015-06-30 20.10.18 by SameerPai, on Flickr

2015-07-01 10.20.14 by SameerPai, on Flickr
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That's a great looking ute
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Congrats. Trailhawk is a quite nice looking little SUV.
If we weren't set on wanting 3rd row seating, it would be in my top 5 short list.
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Nice pick up!

to many trouble-free miles ahead.
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Love this car.

Good choice!!!
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Very nice. Pretty sharp looking ride those Cherokee Trailhawks...
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That thing is ready for the mall!
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Congrats. I like Jeeps





but that front end...
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That front end has grown on me like crazy. I really love it especially out on the road.
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Congrats! These have really grown on me.
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Congrats! That'll be a really fun vehicle, especially in your Minnesota winters!
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Congrats! The Trailhawks look really good.
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Nice pickup. Sarlacc will approve!
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but that front end...
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That front end has grown on me like crazy. I really love it especially out on the road.
I never really hated the Nissan Juke, so when these came out, I didn't mind it. And, it looks a lot better than a Juke, in all respects.
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Thanks guys! Looking forward to driving this thing more. Going to try and hit some trails once I get past the break in period. Need to find something close...
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Make sure to sign up on jeepcherokeeclub.com

It seems to be the most active KL forum.

There is a company that makes some great rock rails that seems pretty unobtrusive. Cant remember the name off the top of my head.

Trailhawk looks great! We have the same packages, no tech, but we don't have the sun roof either.
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Looks great! Congratulations. I really like those seats and the interior, too.
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Make sure to sign up on jeepcherokeeclub.com

It seems to be the most active KL forum.

There is a company that makes some great rock rails that seems pretty unobtrusive. Cant remember the name off the top of my head.

Trailhawk looks great! We have the same packages, no tech, but we don't have the sun roof either.
Hopefully they are better than cherokeeforum.com where most people will say, "that's not a real jeep, that thing can't go off road, that's just a fancy station wagon, the only place that jeep can go crawling is the mall parking lot." Which is pretty much the exact same things people said about the XJ cherokee back in the 80's and they were wrong back then too.
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Hopefully they are better than cherokeeforum.com where most people will say, "that's not a real jeep, that thing can't go off road, that's just a fancy station wagon, the only place that jeep can go crawling is the mall parking lot." Which is pretty much the exact same things people said about the XJ cherokee back in the 80's and they were wrong back then too.
There is a whole sub-section based on location for meets and off-road trips.

Is the trailhawk AS off roadable as a wrangler? No, and its hindered by the fact there are no lifts kits because of design roadblocks...BUT it is a capable off-roader.

And you can download the jeep app which gives locations of trail rated areas to go. If memory serves me.
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Hopefully they are better than cherokeeforum.com where most people will say, "that's not a real jeep, that thing can't go off road, that's just a fancy station wagon, the only place that jeep can go crawling is the mall parking lot." Which is pretty much the exact same things people said about the XJ cherokee back in the 80's and they were wrong back then too.
Yeah, I'm sure the trolling on the CJ forums was unbearable back then.
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Yeah, I'm sure the trolling on the CJ forums was unbearable back then.
says the troll
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Congrats, looks awesome and I agree, front looks great on the road.
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Looks great! Congrats!
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Hopefully they are better than cherokeeforum.com where most people will say, "that's not a real jeep, that thing can't go off road, that's just a fancy station wagon, the only place that jeep can go crawling is the mall parking lot." Which is pretty much the exact same things people said about the XJ cherokee back in the 80's and they were wrong back then too.
I think Cherokee Club is for the KL specifically...

In any case, all the purists flip out at everything. Remember when the Cayenne first came out? Every Porsche owner out there had a cow about it...now they all probably own one.

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There is a whole sub-section based on location for meets and off-road trips.

Is the trailhawk AS off roadable as a wrangler? No, and its hindered by the fact there are no lifts kits because of design roadblocks...BUT it is a capable off-roader.

And you can download the jeep app which gives locations of trail rated areas to go. If memory serves me.
I joined up, going to try and find some people to go with.

Trailhawk is a lot more capable than what people think. Check out videos online for it doing Hells Revenge and other complex trails.

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says the troll
Don't feed the troll.
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Had my wife's Cherokee in for a recall (firmware) and there was a firmware upgrade for the transmission...seems to have to taken care of that hard shifting in the first 3 gears. sweet.
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500 miles in, transmission has not yet imploded.

Fuel economy has improved to ~22mpg combined. First long highway trip is this weekend, I'll report back after that.
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Report back after first road trip. Went up north for a wedding and added ~700 miles to the Jeep which were 95% highway. Fuel economy on the way up there was ~27.2mpg and on the way back was ~25.8mpg. Worse on the way back because we brought home 200lbs of firewood from the in-laws and also had a pretty steady headwind.

Overall not bad at all and the Jeep is still breaking in. Just a bit over 1300 miles now.

Also, I'm not really sure what it takes to get the transmission to go into 9th gear but the highest I've seen it do is 8th...
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You comment about 9th gear is pretty much what everyone says. Takes a magical combo to hit it.
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Sounds nice.

We need more pics.
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Ahem...

2015 Four Wheeler of The Year - Super Showdown

Patch was already released by Chrysler. I downloaded it today, will install tonight.
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Someone on the new TV show Im starting has that TRD Pro in that metallic orange with black roof basket and rear ladder...that thing looked pretty damn good.

I'd still take the Trailhawk.
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Just updated the nav to the patched version. Piece of cake.
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Pic from an adventure north to see the in-laws. Please note the bullet holes in the sign.

First real Jeep trip will be this weekend (I hope...)
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Finally took this thing off road on Saturday. Went up to Spider Lake MN OHV Park and had a really good time. That OHV park, while Jeep "rated" is far too tight for even the small Cherokee to easily fit through, it's far more ATV/UTV friendly than Jeep friendly.

That said, the Trailhawk ate it all up with ease and didn't even flinch at anything I threw at it. Granted I went for all the easy/moderate trails (by MN standards) since this was my first time, I didn't really feel like it was ever actually trying. Used low range much of the time and the rear locker a few times as well. Took it all like a champ.

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The wife was in charge of the GoPro and missed the one huge hill we climbed but otherwise, here's a few highlights. The sh1t is way steeper in real life than it ever appears in video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKHrw-iqAb4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHSmYW6S5KA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ekeuq2fKqI

Definitely hooked now. Need to find an area that's more open to ride. There's one up in the iron range in MN that I hope to get to this fall.
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