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Old 06-08-2010, 07:44 AM   #1
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Cruise Control

Has anyone put cruise control on their JK? Mine didn't come with it and I am thinking about buying the kit (pn 82210216 for $215).

How hard is it to install?
Is it worth having?

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Old 06-08-2010, 07:49 AM   #2
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I have it and don't use it. Not using cruise control helps keep your mind on the road.

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Old 06-08-2010, 08:08 AM   #3
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I wouldn't own a vehicle without cruise control.
Keeps me from getting tickets. Sounds like an economical upgrade that you will really enjoy.

Maybe N39 will give you his since he doesn't use it.

One thought though, does the cruise on those have the controls on a stick or is it on the steering wheel? If it's on the wheel, you may have to replace that too and those are big bucks.
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Nope- it's on a separate stalk. It's a bit of work, but nothing you can't do yourself in a couple hours (conservatively- should only take an hour, hour and a half). I LOVE the warning about removing the steering wheel that comes in the instructions- shows a dude whacking himself in the face with the steering wheel- VERY funny
Anyway, cruise control is great if you're in a fairly flat area or driving auto. In hilly areas, with a manual trans, it can cause some serious lug and loss of speed on an uphill, or on a steep downhill, overspeed (since it isn't an advanced system that can control the brakes as well). I still want it for mine (6-speed in hilly country) for the times I'm going down the road a ways- Mark W.
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The kit is supposed to be OEM. I used my cruise control on my last vehicle a lot. Last time I reset my GPS max speed it was 94 mph. I noticed my fuel economy was much improved on trips where I set the cruise. Of course the hills in E. Tennessee will be an issue.
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My cruise control works SPLENDIDLY with my OD/auto and my lift/big tires -

BUT ONLY on longggggg flat freeway and I don't see that much !!

So if you have a STOCK SUSPENSION jeep, its a good idea to have cruise control!!

Or if you live in Florida--

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My cruise control works SPLENDIDLY with my OD/auto and my lift/big tires -

BUT ONLY on longggggg flat freeway and I don't see that much !!

So if you have a STOCK SUSPENSION jeep, its a good idea to have cruise control!!

Or if you live in Florida--

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Hey Jimbo, did you regear when you put the bigger tires on?

I run 5.13 gears and 35" tires on a 4" lift with a 4.0, Auto/OD tranny. I don't have any complaints. Although when I get in hills and a lot of up and down stuff I turn the OD off. Makes it a little easier on the poor lil guy.
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Nope- it's on a separate stalk. It's a bit of work, but nothing you can't do yourself in a couple hours (conservatively- should only take an hour, hour and a half). I LOVE the warning about removing the steering wheel that comes in the instructions- shows a dude whacking himself in the face with the steering wheel- VERY funny
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Could they be referring to the air bags?
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--NOPE, I have 4.10 gears and thats right at the edge, with 33" tires


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Hey Jimbo, did you regear when you put the bigger tires on?

I run 5.13 gears and 35" tires on a 4" lift with a 4.0, Auto/OD tranny. I don't have any complaints. Although when I get in hills and a lot of up and down stuff I turn the OD off. Makes it a little easier on the poor lil guy.
I don't have any plans to get bigger tires, cause these are FINE (Hankook Dynapro-33.6"), now IF I stumble on a deal, I might regear, but I've already got a set of 16" and 17", so it's unlikely and I still get pretty good mileage!!

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Has anyone put cruise control on their JK? Mine didn't come with it and I am thinking about buying the kit (pn 82210216 for $215).

How hard is it to install?
Is it worth having?
When I bought mine, the dealer installed for the same price it was listed for as an option on Jeeps that already had it. Actually it is standard on every Wrangler except 2 door Sport.
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If it's steady driving the cruise is always on. Wouldn't buy without it.
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Can't comment on the install but Mark W. already did a good job on that.

I use my cruise all the time and don't find the shifter on my standard any problem whatsoever. Sometime to prevent bogging in hilly areas I'm in 5th. Sometimes I set it in 5th without realizing I'm in 5th and shift to 6th then I just hit resume...no problem. It works great and wouldn't own a vehicle without one these days. It seems almost standard equipment on most vehicles. The wonders of modern technology. Good luck with your improvement project if you decide to take the plunge.
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My Sport didn't come with it, but I wanted it. Would have bought it and installed myself buy I was able to talk the dealer down to $25 total for the parts AND installation. Couldn't beat that!
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its good on long trips and on 4 lane highways
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Cheaper to buy the parts seperately rather than a kit. I added a cruise and used a kit but all it is is the stalk, a matching color collar for the column and a horn wiring harness with the cruise control connector. Parts should be less than $60. I bought mine off of ebay for about $150.
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The kit is supposed to be OEM. I used my cruise control on my last vehicle a lot. Last time I reset my GPS max speed it was 94 mph. I noticed my fuel economy was much improved on trips where I set the cruise. Of course the hills in E. Tennessee will be an issue.

I get crappy fuel economy with my factory cruise control, and it lags a little more then I would expect it too, causing it to aggressively jump backup to the cruising speed...

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