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Maybe what the dealer ordered is a sign. I do like the contrast from the darker color but I have BB right now and it's a pain to keep clean.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:03 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Could be a sign, from the almighty Jeep heavens. LOL
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V6 or V8 ???

I would like to get some of your experience on the V6 and V8.
I had my mind set on the V8 but looking at some performance numbers, I was surprised that despite the big numbers (horse power and torque) the V8 is not much faster than the V6. About a second (0-60). However the mpg is much lower. Also the explorer sport v6 ecoboost seems to be quicker with similar power as the Hemi. What do you guys think? Do you really feel the difference in a daily drive. Also anyone know how much improvement the 8-speed tranny will make on the performance of the V6 and V8??? Any insights will be much appreciated!
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:07 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

You could go out and test drive Chrysler 300 or the new Ram truck with the 8speed, only way we can know for now. There are many threads with the v6 vs v8 speech, gets heated at times. The 8spd is suppose to help the v6 with acceleration.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

oh boy, here we go.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

The V6 has plenty of power and I'm a V8 guy. My wife's Town and Country with the same V6 feels like it would smoke my Jeep and it comes down to the tranny, the van has a 6 speed so I can imagine the new 8 speed will finally deliver the power the 3.6 is putting out in a more effective manner.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:28 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I agree Srt8 I like the V6 engine but I agree the that new transmission will make the engine a much more pleasant driving experience. (not that the current already isnt).
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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The V6 has plenty of power and I'm a V8 guy. My wife's Town and Country with the same V6 feels like it would smoke my Jeep and it comes down to the tranny, the van has a 6 speed so I can imagine the new 8 speed will finally deliver the power the 3.6 is putting out in a more effective manner.
I think it also comes down to weight ... GC is heavy and Town & Country might be lighter.

Even between 4x2 Laredo and 4x4 Overland there is like 800 lbs difference (which is about 15% or so).

Was set on diesel but I'm leaning towards V6 now with the price tag. Would love to get V6 mpgs and V8 performance in diesel but numbers for me just don't add up.
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Triple time on monday?
We're off for the holiday.. But if we work, it's double-time all day + the 10hrs holiday pay, which we get regardless.. So I could come in Monday and work 12hrs at double-time, and with my holiday, I'd have 40hrs before lunchtime on Tuesday!

It's been done maaaaaaany times before..
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We're off for the holiday.. But if we work, it's double-time all day + the 10hrs holiday pay, which we get regardless.. So I could come in Monday and work 12hrs at double-time, and with my holiday, I'd have 40hrs before lunchtime on Tuesday!

It's been done maaaaaaany times before..
I would take it!!! then you could join Milous and I in our time shared black srt8 haha
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Having said that did it look better that the white summit on show?
I thought the billet was much deeper looking than the white.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Quadra drive 2 system So tell me why I should get it or not get it What simply does it do ?
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