Originally Posted by QuickOne
See above in bold.
Id have to disagree and agree on some parts. Everything beyond what Milous claims as engine costs is speculation and your word is as good as mine but Im just using logic. When I say big $ probably exaggerating a little as it will vary. Some parts a few hundred to over a grand on some.
The LS diff is a more costly differential than the old Dana 44 or so would tell me from the complexities and overall parts of a locker vs an ELECTRONIC LSD. Not sure on the tcase but call them equal, id say its an upgrade though or why would they do it? Old tcase was proven weak-point, I think new one is beefier aka more $.
The interior in the SRT8 is not the same as the overland some of it is but Ill say the REAL CF composite, the Napa leather SRT seats and even the little accessories all add up to decent $ in the interior.
Forgot to mention the adaptive cruise, does the overland or others have that as thats huge technology and certainly costly to add on, not sure?
The bigger Brembos although only slightly larger are still a good bit more $. Look at what a set of 15" 6 pot (aka big brake kit) goes for vs. a 4pot kit (if you can even find it) again change adds up, certainly a few bucks more.
The ADS is def more costly than quadralift. The qudralift is just a set of airbags with nice computer module interface. The ADS actually monitors and taps into accelerometers, TCM, PCM and other modules for live feedback and adjusts the shocks, engine parameters as well as transmission and rear diff parameters. The entire powertrain/driveline are customizable livetime on the SRT8 while the Overlands have NONE of this. Think about all that and then think costs.
Engines may be similar but DEF not less haha, how could 6.4 with all same features and some cost less? Not a chance im buying that one. Its bigger/badder motor period. It costs more until I see proof otherwise
Sure it seems like a bunch of little things cuase it is. But little things add up right? Not to $12k but enough to make it seem to someone at Jeep its worth $12k more! Id still think an SRT8 costs maybe $4k-5k more to assemble than any Overland or Summit.
As far as your pricing concerns I have NO CLUE how or why they did what they did. But still doesnt mean the SRT8 cant cost more. Maybe its a Canadian incentive to buy plain and simple? Who knows honestly but it is what it is