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Old 06-06-2011, 05:54 PM
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Re: 2012 Jeep SRT8 compared to the 2011 WK2-lets end this now

TOTALLY DIFFERENT... why would anyone say they look the same???

sure it retains the over all shape, but on the WK2 SRT8 there is a lip in there that doesnt exist on the WK2, how can anybody not see that...
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Re: 2012 Jeep SRT8 compared to the 2011 WK2-lets end this now

lol, who farkin CARES!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Those who like it, will buy it. Those who don't will get something else.

Scott, why the hell are you so intent on convincing non-lovers that it is actually good, different, different enough, whatever....... sheesh.
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Re: 2012 Jeep SRT8 compared to the 2011 WK2-lets end this now

Fair call........
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Re: 2012 Jeep SRT8 compared to the 2011 WK2-lets end this now

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TOTALLY DIFFERENT... why would anyone say they look the same???

sure it retains the over all shape, but on the WK2 SRT8 there is a lip in there that doesnt exist on the WK2, how can anybody not see that...
Yes, we see the lip in there.
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Re: 2012 Jeep SRT8 compared to the 2011 WK2-lets end this now

^^^^I dont think some do...LOL
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Re: 2012 Jeep SRT8 compared to the 2011 WK2-lets end this now

Being this is going to be my first Jeep, I think the above example looks closer to eachother than the WK2.
The only difference that I can see in the WK1 is the center exhaust and cutout for it.
Everythign above the bever panel is exactly the same (aside from badging).
At least the WK2's have a different rear spoiler.
Either way I like the whole SRT8 package. I am sure there may well be some slight differences fromt he car show one and the released one.
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Re: 2012 Jeep SRT8 compared to the 2011 WK2-lets end this now

I agree with an earlier post that was interested in swapping the SRT grille into an Overland. While I like the Overland grille, the SRT grille is definitely a winner. Might be a very popular mod if it fits. It's on my potential mod list for my 2012 Overland
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Re: 2012 Jeep SRT8 compared to the 2011 WK2-lets end this now

So back to the lip

Is this a "parts bin excerise" or are those genuine fender flares on there that differentiate from a regular Jeep?

Tough to tell from the pics - in the pics they look all one piece which would be cool but that would mean different quarters, rear doors and front fenders....
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Re: 2012 Jeep SRT8 compared to the 2011 WK2-lets end this now

I agree with Marcus, and what others have said throughout the 2012 SRT8 debate. The WK SRT8 looks more aggressive in general, and particularly from the rear due to the center larger-diameter pipes, wider rubber, and aggressive angles.

In the rear, from a medium distance, the 2012 SRT8's lower black shaped skirt and stealth pipes just are not as aggressive differentiators as the WK SRT8 rear. Once you get up close, the flared painted tips look nice, but I'd personally like them to be more pronounced. I do like the tips in their traditional lateral locations for towing and rear hatch access without having to scald one's doo dads.

IMO, the 2012 SRT8 softens the WK2's more rounded lines even further, front and back. It's odd though, as WK2 has an inherently aggressive look in its own right. As Jeff Jeske said, the SEMA Street version was what I had envisioned and preferred, right or wrong.

I still want one, and understand the guys who favor the modern touches including the new wheelset. It's just personal preference.

Gotta see this beast live, and in action. Me thinks piloting one would close the deal quickly, so to speak. Even if I don't end up getting sucked into buying one, I'll still lust after it.
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Re: 2012 Jeep SRT8 compared to the 2011 WK2-lets end this now

I would like to say that I knew that they couldn't pull off the SRT "look" on the current WK2 body.
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Re: 2012 Jeep SRT8 compared to the 2011 WK2-lets end this now

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I would like to say that I knew that they couldn't pull off the SRT "look" on the current WK2 body.
Good thing too.
The current Jeep SRT is ugly including it's rims.
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