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Old 06-18-2009, 04:27 PM
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Re: 2010 Grand Cherokee info

2011 is a WK.

Currently, Chrysler is only OWNED 20% by Fiat, but that 20% is a controlling interest.

Daimler (previously) owned 100% of Chrysler from 1998-2007. Then Cerberus bought 80.1%, Daimler kept the 19.9%, until the Bankruptcy, and now neither of those companies own a bit of Chrysler, so they're completely out of the picture except Daimler, they're still a supplier of parts (as they always have been, parts were never SHARED, Daimler wouldn't allow that so Chrysler ALWAYS had to buy them.).

Fiat can't ruin the 2011 WK (Gen 4 Grand Cherokee). The design and production is already finalized and there's nothing that can be done to modify it, except to scrap it entirely and that isn't gonna happen either.

The First Generation Mercedes ML was never shared with any Jeep, ever.

The second Generation however does share a platform with both the current WK and next gen WK. This ML however, is more of a Jeep than a Mercedes because it was engineered by... you guessed it... Jeep engineers at Jeep/Truck Engineering at the Plymouth Road Office Complex.
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Re: 2010 Grand Cherokee info

one problem with your theory at the bottom. the WK has a solid rear axle and the first gen M class has a solid axle and the new M class has fuly independent suspension where as the WK dosen't.
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Re: 2010 Grand Cherokee info

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one problem with your theory at the bottom. the WK has a solid rear axle and the first gen M class has a solid axle and the new M class has fuly independent suspension where as the WK dosen't.
Parts, and this includes suspensions have absolutely nothing to do with platforms. Sorry.
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Thanks for the info.
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Parts, and this includes suspensions have absolutely nothing to do with platforms. Sorry.
What ever I guess I don't know then, but in most of these situtations (and I didn't know chrysler swaped the suspension out) most manafactures usually retune suspensions and not create their own.
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it's not.
the 2010 is the same as the 2009, 2008, 2007(other than minor changes).....nothing changes till 2011...when the WKV2 comes out
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