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Re: 2012 or 2013 SRT8???

Thanks Milous; so based on what you're seeing, would it be fair to say that a Cherokee SRT8 8-speed transmission in 2013 is 99.9% out?
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Re: 2012 or 2013 SRT8???

What about HD Radio? Most automakers offer it. Why doesn't Jeep?
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What about HD Radio? Most automakers offer it. Why doesn't Jeep?
Probably part of Chrysler's deal with Sirius. Chrysler vehicles come with 1 yr free service (far more than other manufacturers). I have to believe that adding an HD radio is not in the best interest of Sirius and therefore probably part of the partnership deal in place. But that is JMO.
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Im hearing it will be 2014 before the plants are up and at full capacity with the 8 speed...then I seriously dobt the SRt will have the 8 speed. JMO
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Re: 2012 or 2013 SRT8???

Wouldn't the current 5sp enable 4cyl ECO mode on highway more since the 5sp doesn't have the tall overdrive like the 8sp? Seems with that tall overdrive 4cyl mode would not be powerful enough.
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Re: 2012 or 2013 SRT8???

I'm more curious about a SRT-versioned QuadraLift.
The Cayenne and Rover Sport have variable ride height.
I'd love it in the Jeep.

Save the comments about the feature diverging from the purist performance SRT idea. The WK2 SRT's ride height is a compromise, so you can't argue purist performance. We've heard that argument plenty enough before. Additionally, the Cayenne puts the whoop-down on the SRT on the track WITH it's variable ride height.

...so can I dump the hell out of it when I'm carving canyons and lift it when I don't want to munch the splitter in 2013?
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Re: 2012 or 2013 SRT8???

theres no quadra-lift on the 2012. And I dont think its planned
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I'm more curious about a SRT-versioned QuadraLift.
The Cayenne and Rover Sport have variable ride height.
I'd love it in the Jeep.

Save the comments about the feature diverging from the purist performance SRT idea. The WK2 SRT's ride height is a compromise, so you can't argue purist performance. We've heard that argument plenty enough before. Additionally, the Cayenne puts the whoop-down on the SRT on the track WITH it's variable ride height.

...so can I dump the hell out of it when I'm carving canyons and lift it when I don't want to munch the splitter in 2013?
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theres no quadra-lift on the 2012. And I dont think its planned
Although I agree with Jet, that it would be a killer option I don't think it will happen for 2 reasons

1. Cost, they need to make a price point and the QL adds close to $2K to the price without adjustable dampers. On the Cayenne the 4 corner air is a $4K option (standard on the turbo)

2. Performance, the existing QL does not have adjustable dampers like the Cayenne, it only controls height. The SRT shocks are electronically adjustable Bilsteins and are not compatible with the Continental air ride system.
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Re: 2012 or 2013 SRT8???

mjw:

Those two points make perfect sense. It wouldn't surprise me to hear those same words coming from the factory on the subject.

It seems that the transmission is all folks have spoken of. I'm sure there are other changes underway. What might they be? What are features coming out on other vehicles?

Will the WK2 SRT eventually get factory supercharging? Dry sump?

...radar and laser jamming integrated into the cyclops eye?
(one can dream, can't he)?
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Im hearing it will be 2014 before the plants are up and at full capacity with the 8 speed...then I seriously dobt the SRt will have the 8 speed. JMO
That makes sense, but you'd think that because the SRT8's are such a low production car (not to mention that the V8's may have the most to gain efficiency wise with an 8-speed) that it's a reasonable possibility that they'll slap 'em in there.
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Re: 2012 or 2013 SRT8???

I am glad it doesn't have QL. They still haven't worked out all the bugs, there have been lots of issues and compressor replacements on the WKII. Plus there will be a big surge of problems when the boots start getting some age. Even though its a closed system it isn't any less prone to failures.
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That makes sense, but you'd think that because the SRT8's are such a low production car (not to mention that the V8's may have the most to gain efficiency wise with an 8-speed) that it's a reasonable possibility that they'll slap 'em in there.

I dont think it will have the 8 speed because the SRT Jeep is about performance...straightline and handling. I think an 8 speed would be tough sell with the 6.4 because of all the gears. It would constantly be switching gears. More gears doesnt always mean more performance. IMO...it could slow performance with morre upshifts/downshifts. To me...a 6th gear with a taller overdrive to keep cruising rpms lower would be ideal. The current tranny is proven to be able to handle 600 hp on daily drivers and even more if built by certain builders.


8 speed ZF ratios

1st = 4.696
2nd = 3.130
3rd = 2.104
4th = 1.667
5th = 1.285
6th = 1.000
7th = 0.839
8th = 0.667
Rev = 3.300
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