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Old 02-09-2012, 09:22 PM
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Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

After my wife drives my Ford, with the ZF, the tranny is useless, and changes like an old lady playing bingo. I have to reteach it that every press of the loud pedal requires rapid response.
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Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

Same thing with the gears on the chrysler 300c.
Drive agressively and it shifts to higher gears later, drive it like your grandma and it shifts just above idle. It won't change the revs in fifth though, that's still too high for a high torque car.
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Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

Hello

I'm new on this board.

My Wife and I bough a JGC 2012 with diesel engine, I was not very pleased with the transmission because shifting wasn't at the good time...that's was my impression, also last gear was to high withengine rpm... finally I'have checked the details on the future 8 speed ZF gear box, and final ratio for the 8th speed was the same as the 5 speed transmission of mercedes...0.67

So no point to have 8 speed if you can't run lower rpm and do drop your gas consuption...

The 5 speed is relieble and strong, even for towing, the ZF 8 speed, no one know...
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Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

just read this today Liberty is getting brand new 9-speed automatic transmission built by German builder ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
http://www.torquenews.com/106/jeep-l...l-pentastar-v6
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Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

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Hello

I'm new on this board.

My Wife and I bough a JGC 2012 with diesel engine, I was not very pleased with the transmission because shifting wasn't at the good time...that's was my impression, also last gear was to high withengine rpm... finally I'have checked the details on the future 8 speed ZF gear box, and final ratio for the 8th speed was the same as the 5 speed transmission of mercedes...0.67

So no point to have 8 speed if you can't run lower rpm and do drop your gas consuption...

The 5 speed is relieble and strong, even for towing, the ZF 8 speed, no one know...
The new transmission may have the same 5th gear ratio as your old one, but the transfer case or the differentials may have different ratios resulting in a lower RPM at high speed.
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Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

Looks like Milous has just confirmed the 8sp for the CRD in the MY2013 for the USA.
The CRD will get the 8sp before the v6.
More info: HERE
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Looks like Milous has just confirmed the 8sp for the CRD in the MY2013 for the USA.
The CRD will get the 8sp before the v6.
More info: HERE
Thanks for the info. However, it sounds like the 8 speed on diesel will be late availability, and "maybe" for the V6 in MY2013.

If I had to guess, 8 speed will come out with CRD late 1st quarter 2013, and won't show up on the V6 until 4th quarter 2013 (MY 2014).
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Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

Just wish Chrysler would release some more info in the diesel. Specifically price!
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If the CRD option is inline with the price of 5.7 in the US it would be acceptable for me. I do hope it will come with the ZF tranny with no price hike. I also hope it will do 28mpg on the highway. 30 would be magical.
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Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

In Australia the Diesel is the same price as the Hemi if that is anything to go by.
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Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

Well its official...I'm waiting for the WKII CRD 8spd. I was about to order a diesel 2013 Mercedes ML with the on/off road package that becomes available for the 2013 models. I found out yesterday that it isn't available for the diesel model...what the hell???? Anyway, I much prefer the WKII CRD, but didn't want to wait that long...guess I'm going to have to now. Sticking with my lightly modded WK Overland until then won't be that bad...lol.
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Well its official...I'm waiting for the WKII CRD 8spd. I was about to order a diesel 2013 Mercedes ML with the on/off road package that becomes available for the 2013 models. I found out yesterday that it isn't available for the diesel model...what the hell???? Anyway, I much prefer the WKII CRD, but didn't want to wait that long...guess I'm going to have to now. Sticking with my lightly modded WK Overland until then won't be that bad...lol.
Im in the same boat with you. We should be smooth sailing about this time next year, assuming plans don't change, and it gets released late 1st quarter 2013.
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