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Old 08-14-2011, 03:54 PM
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

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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.

ACTUALLY....the WK1 is further away from the previous WJ grand cherokee and Jeep. Thats why the public and Jeep purists never cared for the wk1's looks. Look at the 99-04 WJ and tell me this wk2 is not a more modern version......
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

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ACTUALLY....the WK1 is further away from the previous WJ grand cherokee and Jeep. Thats why the public and Jeep purists never cared for the wk1's looks. Look at the 99-04 WJ and tell me this wk2 is not a more modern version......
Well..you are correct. The only thing from the WK2 that really turns me off is the rear end of it. IMO it looks way too much like an X5.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:59 PM
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

As far as styling goes, the butt end of an SUV always looks more like JLo's than Lohan's no matter what you do to it.
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

I'd be super stoked if the new model was about 4-5K more then the outgoing model. But, at the current price difference, these numbers are very disappointing, at best.
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

I'm astounded the Figure of Eight test resulted in exactly the same results for the 5.9 and the WK2. Regardless of the weight differences, I really would have thought advances in tire size and technology, along with suspension design would have FAR outweighed the extra weight of WK2.
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

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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.

lol, i guess i say it looks meaner because of the front. the headlights are straight and not circular, kinda looks like it has the face of a charger (not saying there humans but if you understand lol). just more agressive all around. inside and out for that matter. if only they kept the back the same way, and just changed the front to the way it is now..man it would be a killer
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

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I'm astounded the Figure of Eight test resulted in exactly the same results for the 5.9 and the WK2. Regardless of the weight differences, I really would have thought advances in tire size and technology, along with suspension design would have FAR outweighed the extra weight of WK2.
Marlin,
I do believe you are correct. .79 on the skidpad? Was it raining out?
There must be a typo, because there is no way that these times matched up with the same g's given the suspension and tires.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:22 AM
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

Love em both, own the wk1....I'm good
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Re: Motortrend compares the 2006 Jeep SRT to the 2012 Jeep SRT

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Marlin,
I do believe you are correct. .79 on the skidpad? Was it raining out?
There must be a typo, because there is no way that these times matched up with the same g's given the suspension and tires.
Well, I'd like clarification!

even if the figure is wrong, I'm still suprised the Niner gets that close to the WK1 SRT8.
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