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Re: WK2 Jeep SRT8 discussion thread

I respectfully disagree with your last point.
I see PLENTY of Cayenne Turbo/Supercharged Rovers/X6M's et'all on the beaches over here. Tip-toe air suspension gives them the temporary height adjustment to get over the rutted tracks to get onto the hard beach where it's smooth sailing Current SRT cannot do that..... would be possible even if they were only to have a removable lower section to the airdam if not height adjustable air suspension..
I for one need all the power I can get (never driven anything yet that's had enough grunt: AND I want to tow and go on the beach with it.
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Re: WK2 Jeep SRT8 discussion thread

The 2011 GC is going to have an adjustable suspension, So I would figure that they would incorporate it into the srt.
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I respectfully disagree with your last point.
I see PLENTY of Cayenne Turbo/Supercharged Rovers/X6M's et'all on the beaches over here. Tip-toe air suspension gives them the temporary height adjustment to get over the rutted tracks to get onto the hard beach where it's smooth sailing Current SRT cannot do that..... would be possible even if they were only to have a removable lower section to the airdam if not height adjustable air suspension..
I for one need all the power I can get (never driven anything yet that's had enough grunt: AND I want to tow and go on the beach with it.
I'm thinking the air ride suspension they are putting in will accommodate that wish for you anyhow.
And for towing, our SRT's now can pull way over the 3500 lb limit. The reason that limit is on there is due to a parking pin that can only support that much additional weight on a hill w/o the parking brake. There is a member on the RED board that towed 9,000 lbs with his SRT...I have pics to prove it. He towed it long distance to and had no issues.

I'd like to see a factory hitch that has a hide-a-hitch style. In order to keep the center exhaust, it should have two female hitch spots on both sides of the exhaust, but tucked at least 6" behind the bumper, where you insert a "Y" shaped hitch into the 2 female position. It could be totally hidden this way.
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Re: WK2 Jeep SRT8 discussion thread

I think a hitch is a must. I remember reading an article comparing the trailblazer ss to the srt, and that the ss was better cause it had a tow hitch.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:02 PM
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Re: WK2 Jeep SRT8 discussion thread

Peter I like ur list of things to add but wouldn't that increase the price of the SRT8 sky high ... especially with the adjustable setting for driving conditions ... the SRT8 kicks ass because of the fact that it's toe to toe with the competitors when it comes to power but wins when it comes to price and if they add all the nice neat features I think that's going to do nothing but make it a luxury car that most of the current SRT8 owners would not consider due to the price range ...
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Peter I like ur list of things to add but wouldn't that increase the price of the SRT8 sky high ... especially with the adjustable setting for driving conditions ... the SRT8 kicks ass because of the fact that it's toe to toe with the competitors when it comes to power but wins when it comes to price and if they add all the nice neat features I think that's going to do nothing but make it a luxury car that most of the current SRT8 owners would not consider due to the price range ...
I have to agree. Price is one of the biggest, if not the biggest advantage of the SRT8 compared to the luxery SUV's. I know it'd be nice to have all of those extras, but if you want them, just go buy the Porsche, or Audi, or BMW, or Mercedes.

It's not like the engineers are sitting around thinking, well we could have added all that fun stuff in there, but we didn't feel like it. They didn't 'cause their budget wouldn't allow. The WK2 did get a bigger budget, so maybe (if produced) the SRT8 would as well, but they may lose buyers if the price is up there with the 'luxery' brands.

What would you rather have, an $80,000 Jeep, or an $80,000 Porsche, LOL.
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:58 PM
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Re: WK2 Jeep SRT8 discussion thread

Exactly Matt.
The Jeep still needs to be built to a price while trying to keep as many desirable features as possible within that constraint. For me to buy another Jeep it needs to offer features that the "premium" brands offer but at a substantially lower initial outlay.
QuickOne, thanks for the reply mate
I understand they can drag more weight, but there is an issue of legality (here in Oz anyway). The manufacturer needs to state the vehicle can tow XXXX amount or no insurance company will ever pay a claim..... not desirable.
I think you're asking for badly burned hands with centre exhausts and a "hideaway" style hitch. After an hours towing your trailer coupling and chains etc would be scalding hot!
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Re: WK2 Jeep SRT8 discussion thread

It ridiculous to tow with a sport truck anyway, so who cares. You wanna tow, buy a pickup. SRTs aren't designed to tow. Did the Ram SRT10 have a tow hitch? Don't think so.

The 6.1/6.4 are tuned more for higher rpms, so they're not ideal for towing where low rpm torque reigns supreme.
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Ridiculous? Really? I think many would disagree...... Do you own a jet ski, a trail bike? Do you have a plot of land where you may want to tow your ride-on mower on the weekend? To you want to tow your box trailer to pick up a large item from Ikea?
The fact is if Jeep made the things even slightly less useless, they'd sell more. Which, in essence, is what Jeep needs.
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You wanna tow, buy a pickup.
You wanna drive fast, buy a sports car.


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SRTs aren't designed to tow. Did the Ram SRT10 have a tow hitch? Don't think so.
The whole point of this thread is to get feedback from potential WK2 owners.
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Re: WK2 Jeep SRT8 discussion thread

I was about to say that as well ... you want something fast in the same price range there is Charger SRT8 or 300 SRT8 or even other options ...

We're talking about a Jeep that can haul ass and needs to still have the capabilities of a jeep ... so towing is a must on the new SRT8
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Re: WK2 Jeep SRT8 discussion thread

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Ridiculous? Really? I think many would disagree...... Do you own a jet ski, a trail bike? Do you have a plot of land where you may want to tow your ride-on mower on the weekend? To you want to tow your box trailer to pick up a large item from Ikea?
The answer to all of those is no. I live in the city, not on a farm or ranch.


To answer the other guys, I had a 300C SRT8 before the Jeep. It was slower, because it just lit up its tires. Trust me, the AWD is the reason many GCSRT8 owners have them. It has nothing to do with the fact that its an SUV. If any of the other SRT8s had AWD, the Jeeps sales would be even smaller then it already is.
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