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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

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I would love to have the WK2 SRT8....the more I read and see the more I want one. But my Overland will have to do for now....maybe in a couple years.
I'm with you that that one. I was seriously thinking about taking the hit on the Overland when I thought the prices would be close but now I'm back to my original plan of looking at the 2013 or 2014 models once I've gotten a couple good years out of the Overland.
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

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I'm sure it's not everyone but you gota admit, the Gen1 crowd has been the most vocal anti Gen2 group and no one has even driven the Gen2 yet.
I agree, heck the WK is a pretty rough and tumble vehicle, amazing performer though and I love it but I'm hoping to love the WK2 even more.
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I'm sure it's not everyone but you gota admit, the Gen1 crowd has been the most vocal anti Gen2 group and no one has even driven the Gen2 yet.
seems like that doesnt it? Not a big deal but Gen1 owners "seem" to be the ones who are slightly interested in how it compares.

Personally what does it matter as long as it still hauls ass! I dont mind if its few tenths faster or slower. Sure faster is nicer but if not and its 5 flat 0-60 so what??? Few bolt ons and your back to a mid 4 sec street monster. I think people read into it too much sometimes.

If you're serious about speed and competition, Ive always felt track was place to be BJBs got it right, cage, blown 426, some 345 out back, strip it down lol, thats where the gear heads are at! I know not everyone can afford to do that, but worrying about a few tenths on the STREET is silly to me
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

ChryCo doesnt want the Jeep to be "the fastest" of the SRT's for obvious reasons. Its an SUV, not a sport coupe...ie challenger. But from the info Ive seen and received...the Jeep is the fastest 0-60 and in the 1/4 mile. Take it for what its worth and believe me if you want/.....I dont care. You will see when they hit the streets and owners get to the 1/4 mile tracks. There is a launch sequence that propels the Jeep to incredible mid 12 second 1/4 mile times. I also suspect they have them detuned just a hair for the track events with the journalists. Look at the launch in the motortrend video......0 slippage. Just a theory though....
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

The videos launch looked weak to me also like it started off with a half or 3/4 throttle then gradually romped on it.
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ChryCo doesnt want the Jeep to be "the fastest" of the SRT's for obvious reasons. Its an SUV, not a sport coupe...ie challenger. But from the info Ive seen and received...the Jeep is the fastest 0-60 and in the 1/4 mile. Take it for what its worth and believe me if you want/.....I dont care. You will see when they hit the streets and owners get to the 1/4 mile tracks. There is a launch sequence that propels the Jeep to incredible mid 12 second 1/4 mile times. I also suspect they have them detuned just a hair for the track events with the journalists. Look at the launch in the motortrend video......0 slippage. Just a theory though....
Interesting info Scott. Detuned for the reviewers? Seems counterproductive and slightly defamatory against your own product but I see your point. Now if we can just get them off the assembly line. I really want to put your theory to test!

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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

having owned a 5.9 and now a WK1 I know there is no way in hell that the 5.9 either brakes as quickly from 60 or can run through a slalom as quickly. something is off with these numbers.
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ChryCo doesnt want the Jeep to be "the fastest" of the SRT's for obvious reasons. Its an SUV, not a sport coupe...ie challenger. But from the info Ive seen and received...the Jeep is the fastest 0-60 and in the 1/4 mile. Take it for what its worth and believe me if you want/.....I dont care. You will see when they hit the streets and owners get to the 1/4 mile tracks. There is a launch sequence that propels the Jeep to incredible mid 12 second 1/4 mile times. I also suspect they have them detuned just a hair for the track events with the journalists. Look at the launch in the motortrend video......0 slippage. Just a theory though....
mid 12s would be INCREDIBLE and would put the WK2 exactly where it should be and where we all hoped it would be (ahead of its pricey competitors, just like last time). hope youre right.

the jeep was the quickest of the last srt8s, in a straight line and around a track.
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

reguardless, its the new genreation...everything is usually going to be better. I have a feeling people are going to be hitting better numbers stock then they did with the original srt8. who knows tho i could be wrong. personally the older srt8 is nicer but this one looks meaner if you can catch my drift lol
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personally the older srt8 is nicer but this one looks meaner if you can catch my drift lol
You're the first to say that. The first. SRT8 looks meaner and the WK2 is "nicer" IMO. And I own WK1srt8.

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personally the older srt8 is nicer but this one looks meaner if you can catch my drift lol
I know what you mean. The older one is more jeep and more what we are accustomed to. The new one just looks so mean because of all the curves.
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