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Re: 2014 SRT Grand Cherokee REVEALED

Slight performance upgrades, mostly due to the new 8 speed tranny. Nothing to write home about.............
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Re: 2014 SRT Grand Cherokee REVEALED

So 30-75 performance was increased due to the 8 speed tranny but 0-60 times are the same. No major changes to suspension, the motor or the overall weight of the vehicle. What MAJOR performance change did I miss in the new driveSRT videos?
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Re: 2014 SRT Grand Cherokee REVEALED

Higher stall, higher first gear ratio, launch control, better passing times by SECONDS, and a faster quarter mile. There's more info already out than the videos.
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Re: 2014 SRT Grand Cherokee REVEALED

Once again, mostly due to the 8 speed........so I will ask again, what major performance improvements are there? How many seconds did they shave off the quarter mile times?

I was more impressed with the interior improvements, but I won't be trading up to a 14. We will probably end up with the oil burner when it becomes available and I will be waiting for the next gen SRT8 which will hopefully include forced induction.
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Re: 2014 SRT Grand Cherokee REVEALED

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Higher stall, higher first gear ratio, launch control, better passing times by SECONDS, and a faster quarter mile. There's more info already out than the videos.
I think you mean shaved off "tenths"
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but considering that its a face lift, i think its a huge deal. May be not for the owners of 11-13. But for all the other potential buyers.
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Its great shark fin antenna,nice interior,real great upgrade.
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Once again, mostly due to the 8 speed........so I will ask again, what major performance improvements are there? How many seconds did they shave off the quarter mile times?

I was more impressed with the interior improvements, but I won't be trading up to a 14. We will probably end up with the oil burner when it becomes available and I will be waiting for the next gen SRT8 which will hopefully include forced induction.
How many SECONDS did they shave off the quarter? Are you new to performance vehicles ? Shaving off 3 to 5 tenths of a second will be significant.
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Re: 2014 SRT Grand Cherokee REVEALED

I'm very happy so far. I'll be eager to see road tests. My only concern now is that the 8 speed may be geared for fuel economy rather than performance and of course tuning. Regardless, I see myself in a '14 around the end of the year.
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OK guys...Ive talked to ALL of SRT's engineers and RG himself today! The performance is better. They didnt have any numbers becasue...and I quote "we didnt put out any numbers because the mags and enthusiast will immediately top our times! This Jeep is faster in every aspect according to the Jeeps gods, engineers and test driver....
The tranny is incredible and more details will be released soon. Is not 1 second faster from 30-70 mph better performance? how about 1.5 seconds faster from 50-90? Launch control is so precise and easy that a novice can turn the same exact times...first time, 10th time and 30th runs. This vehicle will get faster with miles....according to the experts..around 10k miles is the sweet spot. Another thing is the tranny tuning can read the owner and how he/she drives. It will automatically switch to track mode for instance if a WOT event happens!!!! No need to switch the button now! Launch mode will hold for as long as you want it too...and only disengages after a WOT event. Theer are so mnay cool performance upgrades...I am brain dead and will reveal later.
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Re: 2014 SRT Grand Cherokee REVEALED

The 8 speed tranny is a MAJOR upgrade... Fuel economy, smoothness of acceleration, towing, etc.. The 8.4 inch head unit is also an important upgrade. They addressed the 2 biggest complaints that most have about the 2012 and the more expensive 2012 (uh, I mean 2013).

...but the rims could be better; hope they have other options (or that the new rims grow on me like the 2012's).
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