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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,559
Posted By aspade
Re: Official 2014 photos released!

Just awful. They took the best looking front end on the road and turned it into a Compass with worse headlights. It doesn't even look like a Jeep anymore.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-09-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,162
Posted By aspade
Re: New transmission to have 9 speeds?

Exactly the same as the 545. It's the same transmission. They're just counting the alternate 2nd in their marketing literature.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-07-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,720
Posted By aspade
Re: Underwhelmed by HEMI

Because just driving around town not really getting on it, it moves out fine and is totally smooth and quiet while doing it.

So you feel that and think that if you stomp on for 5K+ it must be...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-04-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,720
Posted By aspade
Re: Underwhelmed by HEMI

I topped out at just under 140 which was redline in 4th... not on a public road of course... not smart either.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-04-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,720
Posted By aspade
Re: Underwhelmed by HEMI

Car & Driver

http://www.caranddriver.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/original/application/1459dfb5673c32c8d0ea70980428ebfa.pdf (2011 GC V8)
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Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-04-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,720
Posted By aspade
Re: Underwhelmed by HEMI

Like nobody tows with a GC?

The WK1 had basically the same powertrain and a shorter axle. The tires were an inch shorter too, which made the effective gearing even shorter. Like having a 3.9 on...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-03-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,720
Posted By aspade
Re: Underwhelmed by HEMI

Underwhelmed is right. The soft ETC doesn't help. But the bottom line is it's a 5200 lb truck with extremely tall, wide gearing. The Hemi is stout enough to be tolerable in spite of that, and it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-23-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,297
Posted By aspade
Re: 6-Speed Box for 2012?

http://www.ramzone.com/2010/12/08/live-chat-with-the-ram-trucks-hemi-engineers/

"Rick – the 545RFE is actually a 6 speed transmission. We are calling it that in 12MY. The six ratios are as...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-23-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,297
Posted By aspade
Re: 6-Speed Box for 2012?

I read that Chrysler plans to market the 5-45 used with the V8 as a '6 speed' next year on the merits of its alternate 2nd gear.

IMO calling it a 5 speed is already exaggeration enough, in terms...
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