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On the inside cover of this months Car and Driver magazine is a 2 page add for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. 6.1 liter hemi, 420 hp, 420 ft lbs, 20 inch wheels, and 0-60 mph in UNDER 5 SECONDS!!!!

Anyway I have owned a JGC before. The two best days I owned that jeep were the day I bought it, and the day I sold it. Most of the time in between was spent in the unfriendly service department of my local Jeep dealership. Having said that....I think this Jeep turns me on. :hide: Price is still "to be announced."


http://www.jeep.com/srt8/

http://www.drivesrt.com/en/jeep/grand_cherokee/


ETA: please forgive me for starting a Jeep thread!!!
 

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You can't tell that interest in SUVs in waning by looking at the streets around here.

This thing certainly got my attention and interest. I'm betting when the MRSP is announced it will go for more than 50k. If it's in the 40k range I might give it a second look. (I can't believe I'm even saying that!) :cookoo:
 

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I am awaiting a magazine shootout between the new SRT-8 Grand Cherokee Limited and the Chevy Trailblazer SS,with the 'Vette mill under-hood. The Jeep is at 420 H.P. and the SS at 400 H.P and the same Tq. I believe that the Jeep is considerably heavier than the SS, so it should be real close. I like the front of the SS better, and I think it's lower to the ground. On a personal note, I like the SS styling better.
 

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I saw the SRT8 on display ay the New England International Auto Show in Boston. I was drooling over the thing. And for those that have had bad luck with Jeeps, I am on my second Grand Cherokee and have never had any problems with either of them. I curently have an '02 Grand Cherokee Overland and previously a '98 GC Laredo. I would buy another one with no hesitation.
 

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I don't like jeeps. Their engines are really great and run for a loooongg time. But that is just about the only good thing about them. The accessories are really craptastic as far as design goes. Especially the power windows. They are cable driven rather than the usual X looking mechanism. I don't even know how many jeep door panels I've been in because of the windows. Yuk.

Well anyways, that being said. I think this new jeep is totally pimpable (is that a word...? O-well). Kewlness, I can only hope they've smartened up on the design of the power accessories. I give this one :2thumbs: on the looks.
 

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I think they're both hot-looking but if the numbers I read are true, the SRT-8 will stomp the SS. The 0-60 times are a good second off. Unfortunately, Chevy has a rep. for throwing the SS badge on less than thrilling hardware.
 

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Unfortunately, Chevy has a rep. for throwing the SS badge on less than thrilling hardware.

Hahahaha, you wouldn't be talking about the Chevy Silverado SS, having 345 horse, the same number of horses as a stock Hemi Dodge truck, now would you? Gotta love GM!
 

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Hahahaha, you wouldn't be talking about the Chevy Silverado SS, having 345 horse, the same number of horses as a stock Hemi Dodge truck, now would you? Gotta love GM!
Ohhh man... thats a sweet package on the OUTSIDE but what an embarrasment engine-wise!!
 

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Hahahaha, you wouldn't be talking about the Chevy Silverado SS, having 345 horse, the same number of horses as a stock Hemi Dodge truck, now would you? Gotta love GM!
That would be the one. Actually that's only one of the latest examples. Whatever happened to that truck anyways? :devil:
Personally, I thought it was ugly too so I wasn't terribly crushed when it was a lackluster performer too. In my book there are only two full-size performance pick-ups out there, the SRT-10 and the Lightning. I still like the Lightning best too. There's just something about that truck that gets me drooling whenever I see one.:tongue2:
 

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I agree with what's said about GM's historical decisions to slap the SS badge on anything with a stock V8 (which is why it's lost all credibility). On paper the JG Cherokee appears to be a true performer, while the Trail Blazer gets a de-tuned corvette-based engine. I don't get why they opted to de-tune the 6.0! Why not offer 400+ hp to the performance loving public?

They've slapped this 6.1 hemi 425 hp power plant into everything from the 300 to the JGC, but nobody seems to be complaining about a lack of performance.
 

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I think the reasoning behind de-tuning the engine a bit was probably more than likely due to concerns over stress on the drivetrain.
 

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"These" ...being which one ? The SRT-8 Jeep or the SS T-Blazer ?
 

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I agree with what's said about GM's historical decisions to slap the SS badge on anything with a stock V8 (which is why it's lost all credibility). On paper the JG Cherokee appears to be a true performer, while the Trail Blazer gets a de-tuned corvette-based engine. I don't get why they opted to de-tune the 6.0! Why not offer 400+ hp to the performance loving public?

They've slapped this 6.1 hemi 425 hp power plant into everything from the 300 to the JGC, but nobody seems to be complaining about a lack of performance.
Actually the Jeep like the TRailBlazer gets less horsepower than the other SRT-8 versions.
 
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