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BobT 08-16-2013 12:43 AM

CRD frenzy in the States
 
Have you guys been following this thread http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/2014-d...60273-120.html ? The US CRDs are about to start rolling out of Detroit and the punters are stoked. It seems 10% of their WK2 production will be CRDs.

SJandL 08-16-2013 01:43 AM

Re: CRD frenzy in the States
 
I have Bob. :D

I hope they love it as much as we love ours. Except when I have to fill up at our local village servo. (that's Aust talk for service station).

Every man and his dog fills up their tractors/boats/jerry cans/old trucks etc there and the pump handle is so oily because well... you know... men aren't the most careful of creatures are they? They provide gloves for me so I don't end up stinking of 'eu de diesel' :D

Different story of course at a normal servo like a BP or Shell.

Anyway, I'm sure the US punters will love it. Fuel economy is exceptional (especially compared to our Hemi - She likes a bit of a drink as they say) :)

ETA: Bob, I've just realised you're in Sydney. Of course you know what a servo is. It's late in the day - sorry. (clearly I need a wine... Shall remedy that. :) )

fwdjeep 08-16-2013 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobT (Post 877032)
Have you guys been following this thread http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/2014-d...60273-120.html ? The US CRDs are about to start rolling out of Detroit and the punters are stoked. It seems 10% of their WK2 production will be CRDs.

That 10% build rate will clime fast once the Yanks realize just how good he crd is
Better then the V8

BobT 08-16-2013 04:46 AM

Re: CRD frenzy in the States
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SJandL (Post 877053)
I have Bob. :D

I hope they love it as much as we love ours. Except when I have to fill up at our local village servo. (that's Aust talk for service station).

Every man and his dog fills up their tractors/boats/jerry cans/old trucks etc there and the pump handle is so oily because well... you know... men aren't the most careful of creatures are they? They provide gloves for me so I don't end up stinking of 'eu de diesel' :D

Different story of course at a normal servo like a BP or Shell.

Anyway, I'm sure the US punters will love it. Fuel economy is exceptional (especially compared to our Hemi - She likes a bit of a drink as they say) :)

ETA: Bob, I've just realised you're in Sydney. Of course you know what a servo is. It's late in the day - sorry. (clearly I need a wine... Shall remedy that. :) )

No probs!

BobT 08-16-2013 04:55 AM

Re: CRD frenzy in the States
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fwdjeep (Post 877061)
That 10% build rate will clime fast once the Yanks realize just how good he crd is
Better then the V8

I agree. 10% is a big punt on Chysler's part anyway. According to Forbes, current diesel ownership in the US is only 3% but rising fast. Frankly I'm looking forward to all the "go faster" bits the Yanks are so good at making.

iboughtajeep 08-16-2013 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by BobT (Post 877071)
I agree. 10% is a big punt on Chysler's part anyway. According to Forbes, current diesel ownership in the US is only 3% but rising fast. Frankly I'm looking forward to all the "go faster" bits the Yanks are so good at making.

Have a look at the CRD tuning thread. The std CRD can be tuned to 220kw and 700nm for about $1000. A few options, I think one is in NSW.

BobT 08-17-2013 07:55 AM

Re: CRD frenzy in the States
 
Here is an interesting interview with Raffaele De Vivo, Sales Director of VM Motori, http://europe.autonews.com/apps/pbcs...#axzz2cEFF4Gj2


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