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Re: Thoughts on chat

No, I do not think it was censorship, I believe the question never made it through, my questions were simple.
1) Have they considered leveling suspension like the BMW/Cayenne for trailer towing
2) Will they offer a full sized spare tire
3) Will white be available
4) I would like a manual transmission in the Charger
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:53 PM
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Re: Thoughts on chat

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then i get a call from ole ralph himself.........
you are going to tease us like that? :d
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:55 PM
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Re: Thoughts on chat

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Will they offer a full sized spare tire -
Yes, with the tow package, and a mini spare with the non-tow.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:56 PM
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Re: Thoughts on chat

Beans. Spill 'em.

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I have a bit of insight to add...but I am dead tired at the moment. 3 hours sleep today, baseball game and this chat. Then I get a call from ole Ralph himself.........
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No, I do not think it was censorship, I believe the question never made it through, my questions were simple.
1) Have they considered leveling suspension like the BMW/Cayenne for trailer towing
2) Will they offer a full sized spare tire
3) Will white be available
4) I would like a manual transmission in the Charger

they answered 2 and 4.

2-a full size spare cant be opackaged in the rear of the SRT Jeep because of size.

4-they have some manual chargers in house...but the factory cant make them and the cost of tooling etc.
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Re: Thoughts on chat

First I want to say how awesome it was to have a chat hosted by Ralph Gilles and the SRT team.
Here are my thoughts: I found it interesting that they said that the WK2 was the fastest Jeep ever made then in the chat say it's who get's the pedal down first (against a WK1) that will win, although handling and braking is much improved which is good.
I do understand the pricing somewhat as smaller quantities make it hard for suppliers to make parts, but as other's said 15k over a loaded Overland? I really wish I would have never sold my WK1 SRT8 for my Overland as I refuse to pay 60k for another Jeep SRT8, especially after having to go to the dealer more in only 2800 miles in my '11 than I did in 4 1/2 years and 23k miles in my '06 SRT8. Thanks to JeepGarage.org for getting this started!!
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Re: Thoughts on chat

I gave up on the new Jeep SRT8 as soon as the price was released. I care more about my bank account than this vehicle.
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Re: Thoughts on chat

They answered my question about the comparo of the WK1 to the WK2.....


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SRT Engineer: The WK2 matches the straightline performance of the WK1, but stops faster and corners harder. With the new Selec-Track system the WK2 is more liveable for every day, but can also be set to full-attack TRACK mode to out-handle the WK1 on the track."



I rest my case.....
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Re: Thoughts on chat

At least they had the "balls" to come out and talk to the community directly..
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Re: Thoughts on chat

just got time to sit down and read the transcript after the long, delayed flight back from Miami.

I rest my case, particularly with the assistance of Milous's info in this thread. You're not getting an answer to the questions we asked.....and this chat was basically a way to appease and divert that request. I appreciate Ralph and his engineers time, but it's obvious they are not allowed to answer real questions that deserve real answers. To me, this chat seemed like a yellow book with the title "2012 SRTs for Dummies" Nothing provided makes me feel better, or more willing, to follow through with my WK2 Jeep order and pay the price they want. It's not an SUV (don't need one anyway), but CTS-V incentives will be revised and posted next Wednesday the 7th and I guarantee you I will be checking them. If they up the GM employee bonus cash I may actually be able to get a loaded V cheaper than the Jeep.

Their price point reply.......in it's entirety, pure BS. I don't disagree on the concepts he stated of higher priced parts, low volume, but it's no where near the need for the drastic price increase that has been imposed. They seem to act like the suspension on the SRT version is a full cost add on, when it's not, because if it were an Overland there would still be a cost to put a suspension in that vehicle!!!! I simply will not accept SRTs/Chryslers response on the price point unless I saw/see balance sheets first hand.
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Re: Thoughts on chat

I think the only questions that went through were the questions they replied to. I think they were read first and then posted them. It was fixed.
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I think the only questions that went through were the questions they replied to. I think they were read first and then posted them. It was fixed.
indeed, in fact, they actually said as much in the chat if you go back and look. Of course, they didn't say it was fixed, but they alluded at one point as to the volume of questions and how they were answering. In addition to many guys here stating none of their questions were answered, most definitely it was fixed, but hey...I figured as much last night.

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I have a terrible feeling it's going to end up like a White House press briefing. Yeah, Pres. Obama is there to brief and answer questions, but in reality he and his aids aren't going to say or allow anything they don't want covered, because they are running the show.
P.S. rusty, I think you now know my answer to your question in this exchange.
BIG announcement coming Monday! ie. 2012 WK2 Jeep SRT8

P.S.S. I also stand even more firm on my reply of there being absolutely NO SRT loyalty rebate after this chat
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