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I went to the dealer today. Up on the lift, down 10 minutes later. I have 2 struts and 2 shocks on order, all under warranty.

Also, it will cost about $500 OTD for new front and rear brake pads, brake fluid flush, coolant flush, rear PTU fluid change, front PTU fluid change. Is that fair?

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I really hope there is some aftermarket options for struts. On my previous compass I used Monroe Sensa-Trac struts and the ride was amazing. It was almost luxury car smooth but was tough enough to stand up to the offroading I did, sadly there isn't an option for the Cherokee.

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I went to the dealer today. Up on the lift, down 10 minutes later. I have 2 struts and 2 shocks on order, all under warranty.

Also, it will cost about $500 OTD for new front and rear brake pads, brake fluid flush, coolant flush, rear PTU fluid change, front PTU fluid change. Is that fair?


Depending on your mileage you shouldn't need a brake fluid flush, coolant flush or any fluid changes.


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I went to the dealer today. Up on the lift, down 10 minutes later. I have 2 struts and 2 shocks on order, all under warranty.

Also, it will cost about $500 OTD for new front and rear brake pads, brake fluid flush, coolant flush, rear PTU fluid change, front PTU fluid change. Is that fair?


Heck, the coolant is "lifetime" fluid.


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Heck, the coolant is "lifetime" fluid.


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Remember, I do a LOT of towing, almost half of my total mileage is towing. It is getting dark, even after a partial change myself via the master cylinder. I have had my cooling system opened twice. And after my low ball trade value when looking at the Wrangler, this Trailhawk will be my main mode of transpo for the next half dozen years or more. So, I'll take care of it.

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Remember, I do a LOT of towing, almost half of my total mileage is towing. It is getting dark, even after a partial change myself via the master cylinder. I have had my cooling system opened twice. And after my low ball trade value when looking at the Wrangler, this Trailhawk will be my main mode of transpo for the next half dozen years or more. So, I'll take care of it.


I understand. 10,000 of my 25,000 miles are towing as well. But I also factory in my vehicle weight which in my case I do my oil changes every 3,000 miles because it's just so heavy. My jeep is in the shop for an alignment now, I'm hoping it's not too far out and if they find problems with the suspension they'll fix it.


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You should Google Weight Watchers for Jeeps. Trim a few inches, lower the JMI, and buy her a treadmill. When she reaches the goal, take her to the accessory shop!

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You should Google Weight Watchers for Jeeps. Trim a few inches, lower the JMI, and buy her a treadmill. When she reaches the goal, take her to the accessory shop!


Lol in my case, weight isn't ever going down. She's only getting heavier and heavier.


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Dealer called yesterday to say the parts were in, but I missed in calling them back. I am home sick with a sinus issue that has me on horse pills from the NP (I like them much better than doctors). Dealer called this morning and said they had slack in their schedule. The service guy came and picked up my Jeep, leaving me a loaner should I need to leave the house. He just called and is on his way back. They did the rear shocks, front struts and an alignment.

I also have the skid plate bolts (two of each type) that the crappy #(*@^$%^&** dealer south of me lost and failed to replace when my radiator was replaced.

The Jeep is back! They did struts, shocks and replaced two hex nuts plus "set toe" which I presume is an alignment? They also fashed the RFH module? and flashed my HVAC system.

I'll find out when I get behind the wheel again how it feels.
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I took it for a spin down the road. There is a very noticeable difference. I like the newer ride feel. It was worth the $100. For those of you getting miles on your rides like I am, consider this. Remember, parts are not made like they used to be, and the old theory of every 40k miles on shocks still holds rather true. I should have done this before.

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