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Old 01-31-2012, 07:49 PM
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

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I drive mostly highway, so I can't see the 8 speed helping much unless top gear is taller than the current tranny. Also: Are we getting the 8 speed for the hemi? That's the only engine I'm going to consider. I test drove the Limited with the smaller engine and while those 8 speeds will help I still think the hemi is the way to go. Most people seem very happy with the 5/6 speed with Hemi and it's a fairly tough tranny. Can the 8 speed match it?

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8 speed for the Hemi is a long way off it would be nice when it's offered though!
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:32 AM
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

Is it possible Chrysler will give a 8 speed ETA in April at the NY auto show?
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:11 AM
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

I have mixed feelings about how the 8-speed automatic will function. It seems that sometimes too many gears can equate to too much shifting and a bit of an annoying drive. On the other hand, if properly done, I'm sure the 8-speed automatic will be just fine.
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

anyone seen any reviews from the 8speed/3.6 combo in the charger and 300's?
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:18 PM
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

Yes getting itchy,
http://www.allpar.com/reviews/2012/c...-blacktop.html
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

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anyone seen any reviews from the 8speed/3.6 combo in the charger and 300's?

March issue of Car and Driver magazine does a short review of a 300S 8- speed V6. They love it and say it makes a major difference in performance and MPG. Those who can wait for the GC 8-speed, should do so!
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

Any chances standard Jeep will get Autostick like SRT8?
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

Count me as one waiting for the 8-speed, however long it takes until available. I check this forum almost every day to see if any new news on availability. Played with the WK2s and visited the ZF booth at the Detroit auto show a few weeks ago; they had an 8HP cutaway on display. Going with either Pentastar or CRD. Probably Limited, mineral gray / black interior (but that green kind of looks cool too), ORA I, towing, adaptive cruise / lux II. I waste a lot of time with the jeep.com configurator too. Bring it on...
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

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Count me as one waiting for the 8-speed, however long it takes until available. I check this forum almost every day to see if any new news on availability. Played with the WK2s and visited the ZF booth at the Detroit auto show a few weeks ago; they had an 8HP cutaway on display. Going with either Pentastar or CRD. Probably Limited, mineral gray / black interior (but that green kind of looks cool too), ORA I, towing, adaptive cruise / lux II. I waste a lot of time with the jeep.com configurator too. Bring it on...
Once they come out, then you'll wait for reviews. Then reviews will come, and as always, there will be a few reports of problems. Then what will you do?

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Once they come out, then you'll wait for reviews. Then reviews will come, and as always, there will be a few reports of problems. Then what will you do?

Just buy it today and move on.
I will order as soon as they can be ordered. I will not wait.
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I will order as soon as they can be ordered. I will not wait.
Same here.
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

This waiting game has been going on for 1.5 years since the deal with ZF became public. I have not seen any road map that confirms the 8-speed on the Grand Cherokee. That said, it probably will show up paired with the V-6 like other Chrysler vehicles.

I wanted the Hemi and am very happy with the "multi-speed" gear box in my 2011.
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