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Below MSRP 22 43.14%
At MSRP, but no more 27 52.94%
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:07 PM
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Re: How many would buy a Jeep Hellcat/TrackHawk.......

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Hit a nerve? You can make any engine old or new 700hp you know that right.

I'm talking low revving lazy engines. If you're going to deny that's what our engines in America are then it might be worth doing some research.

Again, this is an opinion thread on what you personally would buy one or not. I stated at the prices quoted - no...

When you start approaching those numbers, I would personally go for a more refined vehicle.

You of course can spend 90k on a Jeep if you choose.
Hit a nerve? Not at all, just sharing my differing opinion of your premise. All friendly and fun...

You can make any engine produce 3,000hp too, at least for 1/4 mile.

Engines built like a Swiss watch are great, but in the end it's power output that moves the vehicle and I fail to see how having less power but more camshafts is better in and of itself. If a high redline mattered that much, why aren't we all driving Honda S2000's?

While I total get the psychological issue of paying $90 grand on a vehicle that looks almost like a $35K one, a "higher end" brand isn't automatically a better investment.

Just for comparison, a 2012 Cayenne Turbo would have cost you over $14,000 annually in depreciation, leaving you with a current value of 47% of MSRP. A 2012 SRT GC would have cost you $7,700 in annual depreciation and be worth 53% of MSRP, everything else being equal, mileage, condition, etc.

Is the Porsche in this example a better vehicle? Arguably. Worth twice as much? Not to me. I'll take the 707hp American (Mexican) V8 and meet you at the dragstrip.

P.S. As a Viper owner, you can see I don't give a rat's ass about redlines. It's low end torque that matters to me.

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Re: How many would buy a Jeep Hellcat/TrackHawk.......

I'm a Viper owner also and as the saying goes...no replacement for displacement! Screw mouse motors big V8s or V10s are where it's at!
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Re: How many would buy a Jeep Hellcat/TrackHawk.......

From the poll, it doesn't seem as the Hellcat will have many people from this forum paying dealer markups......

Hopefully we'll get some news on it soon.......
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How many would buy a Jeep Hellcat/TrackHawk.......

Just curious wouldn't it be cheaper to do mods to the wk2 SRT and possible gain more than 707 hp vs pay 30,000 -40,000more from a dealer


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Just curious wouldn't it be cheaper to do mods to the wk2 SRT and possible gain more than 707 hp vs pay 30,000 -40,000more from a dealer


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Yes but do you have a warranty for all the mods?.

for 10-15k ish you could be in the 600 WHP cost of a 2012 wk2 srt 30-35k still cheaper than a new SRT. But no warranty's.
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Re: How many would buy a Jeep Hellcat/TrackHawk.......

Been researching....and $12-15k would get you that but it would be a tuning and daily pain in the butt...plus the probability of blowing something...ie. engine or tranny. Look up the price of a new 8hp70 tranny or 392 engine build. Then look at prices of upgrading the 392 or 8hp tranny....then your looking at $22-30k.....on top of the jeep srt. Then you have to look at the value....can u get the value back out if u sold, wrecked etc.
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Been researching....and $12-15k would get you that but it would be a tuning and daily pain in the butt...plus the probability of blowing something...ie. engine or tranny. Look up the price of a new 8hp70 tranny or 392 engine build. Then look at prices of upgrading the 392 or 8hp tranny....then your looking at $22-30k.....on top of the jeep srt. Then you have to look at the value....can u get the value back out if u sold, wrecked etc.
Agreed, can't beat factory built, reliability with warranty, turn key 707hp daily driver, for the most part 0 worries.
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Been researching....and $12-15k would get you that but it would be a tuning and daily pain in the butt...plus the probability of blowing something...ie. engine or tranny. Look up the price of a new 8hp70 tranny or 392 engine build. Then look at prices of upgrading the 392 or 8hp tranny....then your looking at $22-30k.....on top of the jeep srt. Then you have to look at the value....can u get the value back out if u sold, wrecked etc.

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Re: How many would buy a Jeep Hellcat/TrackHawk.......

I think I'll stick with my 15 wk2 SRT plus I just got this thing I gotta say bigggggg difference from my 2010 wk1


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Agreed, can't beat factory built, reliability with warranty, turn key 707hp daily driver, for the most part 0 worries.
yeah I was studying up on our 392 blocks and got sucked into the 6.2 Hellcat design and that motor is very purposefully built and extremely stout. If you haven't read this you should. When you realize ours are just stroked 5.7's you see the difference in basic motor strength...makes me wanna consider the JGC Trackhawk..."oh honey, how would you like to..." I got some "selling" to do.

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Re: How many would buy a Jeep Hellcat/TrackHawk.......

Is the horsepower not going to be less for the trackhawk. I thought I read 640, as opposed to the 707.
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What are the odds of it only being offered in RWD. that's going to have to be one hell of a tough transfer case and drive line.


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