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Old 11-13-2011, 05:20 AM
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To me, neutral colours (nothing colours I call them) lack balls. Green is also not my favourite in cars but somehow I feel a jeep should be green. Perhaps I've watched too much MASH. So I went for the only green available, the Black Forest Green which is basically black with a green pearl tinge. Probably not the best colour for the Aussie outback but if it doesn't work out, I can always get the roof painted white later. Who knows, it might start a trend.
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When can we order the newer colours from jeep? If i order my car this weekend will it be the 2012 model with the new colours and any other options?

I am liking the true blue look actually, will consider that as well. Too hardd
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When can we order the newer colours from jeep? If i order my car this weekend will it be the 2012 model with the new colours and any other options?

I am liking the true blue look actually, will consider that as well. Too hardd
I have already ordered. I guess if it's a 2012 colour the car will have be a 2012 model. My dealer assures me that the differences in options is very minor but then he would say that wouldn't he.
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I have already ordered. I guess if it's a 2012 colour the car will have be a 2012 model. My dealer assures me that the differences in options is very minor but then he would say that wouldn't he.

I heard that there was a gearbox change, 5 speed -> 6 speed?
As well as a few other minor changes. I will have to go talk to dealer on weekend and hopefully order and then waittt....wait... wait...
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

They have been building 2012 models for a while. When I ordered mine 2 months ago the dealer already put 2012 on the contract even so he had no other information than the expected colour changes at that time. Most notably he assumed that there would be no price changes. (I did get the confirmation that possible price reductions would be passed on though!)
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:57 PM
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I heard that there was a gearbox change, 5 speed -> 6 speed?
As well as a few other minor changes. I will have to go talk to dealer on weekend and hopefully order and then waittt....wait... wait...
I hope you are right but in the States they are offering the 6 speeder for the 5.7L V8 only. Even the 6.4L V8 gets only a 5 speed box for some reason.
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I heard that there was a gearbox change, 5 speed -> 6 speed?
Same box just different software. The box used in the 5.7 always had 6 gears but using a different 2nd on up shift vs down shift effectively only going through 5 gears. Software update changed it to go always through all 6 in sequence. 2011 models can be updated with software change.
Negligible change as ratios have not changed at all.
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Same box just different software. The box used in the 5.7 always had 6 gears but using a different 2nd on up shift vs down shift effectively only going through 5 gears. Software update changed it to go always through all 6 in sequence. 2011 models can be updated with software change.
Negligible change as ratios have not changed at all.
And a new toruqe converter.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:22 AM
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Same for the diesel?
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:58 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

No the Diesel and v6 have the 5sp Merc box.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:57 AM
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In my own opinion the merc 5 speed is a superior box.
HEMI+Merc box only a dream.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:48 AM
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In my own opinion the merc 5 speed is a superior box.
HEMI+Merc box only a dream.
I dunno, might have to disagree with you there. I had a 2006 300c with the 5.7 and the Merc W5A580, and it was not a great match, quite clunky in fact.

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