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another farewell

Postby doctahjones » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:32 am

ended up trading the pathfinder for a 2010 QX56 on friday.

LOVED my pathy, but we're starting a family and I wanted something bigger, and with the exhaust leak (manifold busted at the collar that connects to the b pipe) i figured i might as well trade it at @109k

besides, there was a smokin deal on that qx. this one is the last model year to be based on the armada. luckily i am able to still use my bully dog on it, and had i not just thrown away my stock intake, i could have probably transferred my airraid to it as well.


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Postby volvite » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:26 pm

The V8 Pathfinder owners are dropping off like crazy. I ended up trading mine in about 3 weeks ago for a 2015 Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel. I love the MPGs it provides both towing and not daily driving. My 08 V8 never gave good MPGs. Good luck with the QX. Looks like a nice ride.

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Postby doctahjones » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:42 pm

nice. i do like those GCs....and now that they have diesel, whoo boy! also just helped a buddy put a lift on his GC...

in going to the qx i -may- actually gain an mpg, since i'm not lifting it or putting larger tires on :)

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Postby volvite » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:46 pm

doctahjones wrote:nice. i do like those GCs....and now that they have diesel, whoo boy! also just helped a buddy put a lift on his GC...

in going to the qx i -may- actually gain an mpg, since i'm not lifting it or putting larger tires on :)
So far I'm loving the MPGs of the Diesel. Plus it tows my Travel Trailer better than my Pathfinder. I actually looked into buying a left over 2014 Armada, it probably would have towed my trailer better it still would have returned the same MPGs.

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Postby disallow » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:57 pm

I've been drooling over the Ram 1500s with ecodiesel. But $55k for the one I want... it'll have to wait! Vehicles are pricey up here in canuckland.

Talked to a buddy who has one, he said it's great, but echoed something that people on this forum have talked about, the payload isn't great. He does have an auxiliary fuel tank which is about 500lbs loaded, but even with out that he said he goes over on payload when pulling his travel trailer. It still pulls it, but he's a LEO and doesn't want to be caught exceeding gvw restrictions.

What's the payload rating for the GC?

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Postby volvite » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:39 pm

disallow wrote:I've been drooling over the Ram 1500s with ecodiesel. But $55k for the one I want... it'll have to wait! Vehicles are pricey up here in canuckland.

Talked to a buddy who has one, he said it's great, but echoed something that people on this forum have talked about, the payload isn't great. He does have an auxiliary fuel tank which is about 500lbs loaded, but even with out that he said he goes over on payload when pulling his travel trailer. It still pulls it, but he's a LEO and doesn't want to be caught exceeding gvw restrictions.

What's the payload rating for the GC?
While yes they can be expensive I think the cost might be offset by the decrease in fuel consumption. Here in Utah Diesel is also about 15 cents cheaper than gas. Here's some info on the Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2):

2014-2015 Towing Capacity

3.0L V6 CRD models have a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 lbs. / 3400 kg (2WD) and 7,200 lbs. / 3,300 kg. (4WD).
3.6L V6 models have a maximum towing capacity of 6,200-lbs. / 2818 kg. (2WD or 4WD).
5.7L V8 models have a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 lbs. / 3400 kg. (2WD) and 7,200 lbs. / 3,300 kg. (4WD)
6.4L V8 models have a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 lbs.

2014-2015 Maximum Payload

Laredo V6: 1180 lbs. (2WD) 1320 lbs. (4WD)
Limited V6: 1160 lbs. (2WD) 1270 lbs. (4WD)
Overland V6: 1090 lbs. (2WD) 1150 lbs. (4WD)
Summit V6: 1090 lbs. (2WD) 1050 lbs. (4WD)

Limited V8: 1170 lbs. (2WD) 1290 lbs. (4WD)
Overland V8: 1090 lbs. (2WD) 1150 lbs. (4WD)
Summit V8: 1090 lbs. (2WD) 1050 lbs. (4WD)
SRT8 V8: 1350 lbs. (4WD)

Limited V6 CRD: 1160 lbs. (2WD) 1270 lbs. (4WD)
Overland V6 CRD: 1090 lbs. (2WD) 1170 lbs. (4WD)
Summit V6 CRD: 1090 lbs. (2WD) 1050 lbs. (4WD)

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Postby staynlean » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:12 am

Oh man, hate to see you go. I think you provided a lot of people with much useful information over the years from your experience with your Pathfinder. It was the best looking one on here... Thanks for sharing!

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Postby SETI20 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:23 am

I loved your build threads.
I agree on the diesel. Even my V6 LE does pretty abysmal on gas, I wish we got the diesel version here.

That said. You wanted something BIGGER than a pathfinder? I can sleep in the back of mine and I once lost my wife in the cavernous back. I don't even think I can fit something bigger on my driveway.
(altho I do have 4 cars, ahem)

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Postby doctahjones » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:22 am

staynlean wrote:Oh man, hate to see you go. I think you provided a lot of people with much useful information over the years from your experience with your Pathfinder. It was the best looking one on here... Thanks for sharing!
SETI20 wrote:I loved your build threads.
I agree on the diesel. Even my V6 LE does pretty abysmal on gas, I wish we got the diesel version here.

That said. You wanted something BIGGER than a pathfinder? I can sleep in the back of mine and I once lost my wife in the cavernous back. I don't even think I can fit something bigger on my driveway.
(altho I do have 4 cars, ahem)

ha, thanks guys.

yeah, i wanted something bigger. the pathy was ok, but i felt it was too small to load me and wife + kid + 1 set of grand parents (or other guests) + luggage in it. or me and wife + kid + dogs + luggage, at least without throwing things on top or in a hitch storage box. with the "armada 56" there's plenty of inside room for all that :)


and i do fit the qx in the garage (i back it in).....with about 4 inches to clear the garage door in the front and about 18 inches from the garage wall in back.

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Postby Touchdown » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:18 pm

We'll definitely miss ya Doc!
Thanks for being a great forum buddy!!

Good luck with the new truck, it looks awesome!
I guess on the bright side, you still have a Jeep to get you down some dusty trails! 8)

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Postby Touchdown » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:31 pm

And Volvite...
Are you going to stay on as Moderator or are you leaving too? :evil:

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Postby doctahjones » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:39 pm

Touchdown wrote:We'll definitely miss ya Doc!
Thanks for being a great forum buddy!!

Good luck with the new truck, it looks awesome!
I guess on the bright side, you still have a Jeep to get you down some dusty trails! 8)
thanks!

and actually i don't have the jeep anymore, part of the deal of me getting it was that it would be sold to help with down payment on the house the qx is parked in front of :)

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Postby volvite » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:40 pm

Touchdown wrote:And Volvite...
Are you going to stay on as Moderator or are you leaving too? :evil:
I'm still here for now. You interested in a Moderator position? I can pass along a good word to the site administrator.

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Postby Touchdown » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:16 am

You interested in a Moderator position?
Never thought about it...Can you PM me some details?


i don't have the jeep anymore, part of the deal of me getting it was that it would be sold to help with down payment on the house
Gotcha! Congrats on the new house too! Now you're all set for a family of 12!! lol

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Postby volvite » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:17 pm

Touchdown wrote:
You interested in a Moderator position?
Never thought about it...Can you PM me some details?


PM sent. Let me know.
i don't have the jeep anymore, part of the deal of me getting it was that it would be sold to help with down payment on the house
Gotcha! Congrats on the new house too! Now you're all set for a family of 12!! lol


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