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Old 02-10-2011, 01:41 PM
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Re: The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8: New and improved

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5 speed?

Come on, 2005 called, they want their trans back...

You would think in 7 years they would move to something with 1 more gear.. Or give it the chally 6 speed MT?

That kinda sucks, who cares about flappy paddles? Same breaks too? sounds to me like the same car with a stroked motor, a facelift, and different exhaust so it can tow.

however, its still gonna be a sweet car, and its great to see that they are making them
I'm on the same page as you are, what ever happened to the 8-speed tranny they were boasting and working on ??? I mean for crying out loud 6 gears has become the new norm and companies like Mercedes and Toyota are moving on to 7 and beyond and yet they put the 5 speed back in
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:42 PM
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Re: The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8: New and improved

they are building the plant for the ZF tranny......
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Re: The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8: New and improved

so you says maybe 2013 SRT will get the ZF?
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Re: The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8: New and improved

I have no idea...I believe they will be paired with the pentastar first. I doubt the SRT ever gets an 8 speed
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Re: The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8: New and improved

I remember milous saying that it was getting a manual trans.. I was really excited. Now Im really sad...

Doesn't really matter, the STI kicks butt, but it would have been nice to be like "darn, i should have waited" now i am glad i didn't.
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Re: The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8: New and improved

no manual tranny...but I believe he said the "may" get a ZF tranny in 2013/2014
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Re: The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8: New and improved

I'm waiting to hear one way or the other if something better than the 5-speed will be available in the 2013 model. If something better will be available, I'm going to do my best to wait. If no transmission improvements are planned for 2013, I'll pull the trigger on a 2012. I can wait for the 2013 model, but 2014 is too long of a wait.
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Re: The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8: New and improved

I think a 6 speed would be perfect in the SRT...but I guess the new 6.4 is awesome paired with the 5 speed
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Re: The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8: New and improved

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Maybe Milous sent it to them?
Nope, only given to JG and WK2 web site.

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I remember milous saying that it was getting a manual trans.. I was really excited. Now Im really sad...
I don't recall every saying that...

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no manual tranny...but I believe he said the "may" get a ZF tranny in 2013/2014
Currently there is no confirming evidence one way another as far as an 8-sp goes for future SRT8 models.
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Thanks a lot Milous, I can't wait to see wait else they are planning.
Post #1 was updated with some additional info early this morning. More to come.
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...sounds to me like the same car with a stroked motor, a facelift, and different exhaust so it can tow.
Other than the tranny and a couple of other things it would be hard to compile much of a list of what hasn't changed. Reminds me of the demo Jeep gave when they introduced the all-new 1999 Grand Cherokee - the guy on stage held up a small bag and said that contained inside were the only parts that were being carried over into the new model.

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Re: The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8: New and improved

Milous thank you very much for all the information. My hope is that we get the Euro version over here!
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