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Old 03-08-2012, 02:38 PM
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

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8-spd may not make it until 2014 model year. It *might* appear in the diesel GC first (late 1st quarter 2013).
Thanks Milous; I was waiting for some creditable info now i can order my overland.
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

I just got an email filed by Chrysler today that planned changes for 2013 INCLUDE installing the ZF 8 speed transmission with the 3.6L V6. This applies to the GC & Durango! It said nothing about the 5.7L Hemi getting it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:21 PM
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

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I just got an email filed by Chrysler today that planned changes for 2013 INCLUDE installing the ZF 8 speed transmission with the 3.6L V6. This applies to the GC & Durango! It said nothing about the 5.7L Hemi getting it.
Care to post a copy? The 3.6 is my flavor of choice.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:35 PM
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I just got an email filed by Chrysler today that planned changes for 2013 INCLUDE installing the ZF 8 speed transmission with the 3.6L V6. This applies to the GC & Durango! It said nothing about the 5.7L Hemi getting it.
2013 CALENDAR YEAR. The 2013 Grand Cherokee/Durango models will NOT launch with the 8-speed. My sources are telling me 2014 model year for the 8-speed (mid-cycle refresh with lots of changes).
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

I got an email today that was filed by Chrysler with the Security and Exchange Commission outlying their changes for 2013. The JGC and Dodge Durango will recieve the ZF 8 Speed Transmission for the 2013 model year. They said the trans would be matted with the 3.6L V6 on both models. There was nothing said in the filing with regards to the 5.7L V8.

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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

Here is the source of all the rumors (copied from SEC filling):

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In 2010, we entered into two commercial agreements with one of our key suppliers, ZF Getriebe GmbH, or ZF, for the design, engineering and manufacture of new automatic transmissions that deliver reduced fuel consumption with improved driving performance. The first agreement covers a rear-wheel drive 8-speed transmission for light- and medium-duty applications that we introduced in 2011 in the Chrysler 300, and have also incorporated into select versions of the Dodge Charger, both of which showed marked fuel efficiency improvements, as described above. Starting in late 2012 through 2013, we plan to include this transmission in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Dodge Durango and Ram 1500 pick-up truck. This transmission reduces fuel consumption by up to 12 percent over our current 5-speed transmissions. We ultimately plan to use this transmission in all of our rear-wheel drive vehicles except the heavy-duty
versions of the Ram truck.

Seems like the new transmission will show up in Q1 2013 and will deliver 12% better MPG (high 25, maybe low 26). If they can score 26 MPG on the sticker that would be a huge selling point.
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Here is the source of all the rumors (copied from SEC filling):




Seems like the new transmission will show up in Q1 2013 and will deliver 12% better MPG (high 25, maybe low 26). If they can score 26 MPG on the sticker that would be a huge selling point.

God I hope your right..I don't want to go through another winter with my 08 TrailBlazer...it sucks compared to my 01 JGC that I had. From what I have read in the SEC filing, I see nothing that says 2014 only Late 2012/early 2013. Plus it does mention something about have the Dodge Ram at the New York Auto Show 2012 with the 8speed transmission being there.
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

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8-spd may not make it until 2014 model year. It *might* appear in the diesel GC first (late 1st quarter 2013).
That makes sense it would highlight Diesel cost more $$$. I cant wait till 2014 MY for 8 speed either Gas or Diesel. Was on the fence for 6 Months to long.
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

The 8 speed is a big selling point for me, but I don't think I can hold out for that long. Based on what has been said here, it seems like in order to guarantee a 8 speed option in the V6, I'm basically waiting a full year from today. Not sure if my current car could handle another 30K+ miles.

Of course if there was some kind of indication about other upcoming changes (LED tails, possible Overland color changes/additions, body color matched lowers option, etc.) that (selfishly) could help me decide to wait or not, but that is for another thread.
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The 8 speed is a big selling point for me, but I don't think I can hold out for that long. Based on what has been said here, it seems like in order to guarantee a 8 speed option in the V6, I'm basically waiting a full year from today. Not sure if my current car could handle another 30K+ miles.
I'm in the same boat here. Would love to have 8speed but don't think my car can survive another winter (or my pocket paying for all the repairs almost monthly now).

I think I'm just going to wait until June (3 months now) and see what happens. If anything maybe I will get a better deal on 2012 with 2013 on the horizon.
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

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I'm in the same boat here. Would love to have 8speed but don't think my car can survive another winter (or my pocket paying for all the repairs almost monthly now).

I think I'm just going to wait until June (3 months now) and see what happens. If anything maybe I will get a better deal on 2012 with 2013 on the horizon.
Was thinking same to get a better deal on 2012 with 2013 on the way but the 2011 held their price for a long time.I am getting Quotes as i post cant hold out another year.
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Re: Waiting for 2013 JGC 8 Speed Transmission

Will 8 speed trans on HEMI?
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