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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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New Member from Montana

Hi. I'm a (nearly) 60 year old Army vet, and have been 4 wheeling since I was old enough to drive.
I've had, besides a bunch of 4WD pickups, an MJ Comanche, an XJ Cherokee, a WK Grand ( with Mercedes Diesel) a TJ Wrangler, and now a 2015 TL Cherokee.
I liked the Wrangler least of all. The Diesel Grand Cherokee was awesome.
My Dodge P/U was ailing recently, so I traded it in on a 2015 Limited KL.
I got it a bit cheaper because a couple of the managers at the dealer had been driving it for a year and a half. Not a scratch on it though, still smells new, perfect shape.
It is a Deep Cherry with tan leather, with the 3.2L V-6 and Active Drive II.
It would be easier to list what it doesn't have, than what it does have.
I don't have the CD player in the console, don't have Rock mode or tow hooks, or the safety group ( forward collision, lane change warning , park assist, etc ).
But every other option is on it. Dealer said all updates and recalls were addressed, and a print out showed that.
It came with the stock 18 inch rims and some street tires, I wish it had 17 rims so I could put some taller sidewall all terrain tires on it.
Trans shifts pretty smooth in the first few gears, after that it is VERY smooth, you can't even feel it shift. Only issue is I had a loud clunk last week going through an intersection.
Looking forward to learning about my new ride, and glad to have found this forum.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 07:24 AM
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Welcome to JCC and congrats on your new ride...and thanks for your service.

You'll find a lot of information here as this is the best forum on the ole interweb.


2014 Trail Hawk | 3.2 V6 | Tow Package | Cherry Red | Brown Leather | Hood Decal | Cold Weather | 8.4AN | 9 Speaker | CD Player | Black Wheels | Comfort Package
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 07:41 AM
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Welcome to the forum to one Vet from another.

2016 Cherokee Trailhawk: Mango Tango Pearl Coat over Black.
OPTIONS: Every Available Factory Option/Package Except Remote CD Player.
MODS: Whispbars; Mopar Cargo Cover; Mopar Cargo Mat; Mopar/KICKER 9 Speaker Upgrade; KICKER Sub and Amp; Ziebart Undercoating; aFe CAI; Red Interior Trim Pieces.
FUTURE MODS: Remote CD Player; Mopar Rock Rails; Rear Fog Lights.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 08:53 AM
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Congrats on the Cherokee. Welcome to the forum. Lots of good info can be found here.

2015 Cherokee Trailhawk:
Granite Crystal, 3.2L V6, 8.4 Nav, black leather, sunroof, tow, tech, comfort/conv, no hood decal, 9 speakers, CD player, Maximum Care lifetime warranty, Mopar first aid kit, rear rubber cargo mat, Thule Aeroblade cross bars (black), Thule Rapid Aero feet, Kuat Vagabond X cargo basket, RRO rock rails with smooth covers, Mopar door sills, Raingler ceiling net, Raingler seat headrest handles, MFC aluminum lift kit, RRO winch bar and Warn M8000S winch, BFG T/A KO2s
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 10:12 AM
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Welcome to JCC, @sandog! Sounds like you got yourself a keeper. The Cherokees have a nice combination of comfort + ability.

Lots of experience on the forum, so if you have questions, you are likely to find an answer..... It might even be right.

'15 Deep Cherry Red TH w/Brown Interior. 3.2L V-6
Safety-Tec, Cold Weather, Technology, Comfort, Tow, Leather.
Gobi Stealth roof rack with ladder. Mopar rock sliders. BFG KO2 245/70R17.
My testing platform for electronics/telemetry experimenting.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 11:01 AM
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Congrats on the new Limited and welcome to JCC


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 06:06 PM
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Congrats on the new Limited and welcome to JCC

Welcome to JCC.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 01:02 PM
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Welcome, our family will be going to Glacier N'tnl Park in August, unfortunately have to fly, can't drive due to time off constraints.
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2016 TH, V6, C&C, Tow group, 8.4AN, leather, Cold Weather, Command Sunroof, Black wheels, & Black. Maxcare Unlimited Miles and Years $100 Deductible.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 01:14 PM
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Welcome! I'm also from Montana (although moved up to Alaska last October). The KL is a great choice for Montana - good in the snow and mud and comfortable for those 4 hour trips between cities.
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Past: 1997 ZJ, 2003 WJ, 2007 JK
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