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Unread 02-11-2003, 07:53 PM   #1
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Newbie Question - Any Idea When Current Model Will Get Redesign?

Hello folks. I apologize if this has been asked before, but I did a search and couldn't find anything.

Anyway... does anyone know when the current generation Grand Cherokee will be redesigned and anyone have any previews of that design? I'm searching for a new car to buy next year when I graduate school and I've always loved Jeeps.

Thanks for your help.

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Unread 02-11-2003, 07:54 PM   #2
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Oh... and if you have specs on that vesion that would be greatly appreciated too. Thanks.
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Unread 02-11-2003, 08:15 PM   #3
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Yeah 2005 is when they stop the WJ and start the WK, with IFS
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Unread 02-11-2003, 08:56 PM   #4
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Any pictures yet?
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Unread 02-11-2003, 09:42 PM   #5
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To hell with IFS!!!!
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Unread 02-12-2003, 10:55 PM   #6
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yeah. check out wjjeeps.com, there u'll find pics and info. on everything u want to know, from body changes to available options post dating to 2006. Thats where i found out that the WJ's now come with a Nav. system built into the radio. Awesome!!!! Be sure to read up on it, its got some interesting features. Also they finally put in round fog lights something i always wanted my ZJ to have. Have fun with all the input

P.S. I believe IFS and Jeep are oxymorones. Those two words cant be put together, but, on the other hand, i think Jeep should offer IFS as an option to the customer in order to boost sales and keep everyone happy.
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Unread 02-13-2003, 02:17 AM   #7
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its bad enough that the kj has ifs, i cant belive that they are going to change the gc to it. is there acctually a benefit from solid axle to ifs
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Unread 02-13-2003, 05:12 AM   #8
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It's a ride issue. DC is in the business of selling vehicles, and the SUV customers(especially higher end like the GC) are mostly a bunch of yuppies who want a 'smooth ride" . Example....my boss leases a vehicle every 2 years. He had a jimmy and i talked him into a GC. He had zero problems with his GC, but when it came time to get a new vehicle in december, he leased a damn exploder. IRS...better ride he says. Since the vast majority of these are not taken off road, this is the direction they are heading in. The 'yuppification' of jeep continues. I am still pissed that they discontinued the cherokee.
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Unread 02-13-2003, 11:16 AM   #9
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Live Axle -vs- IFS debate

You know...

I thought a live axple would have a harsher ride than an IFS, however I have read and observed that F.O.R.D. Explorers have an IFS, but many people who have driven/ridden in them compare their ride as truckish compared to a ZJ with Live Axle? (One of my friends in the sailing club has one of those .. and I do agree it feels more like a chariot lol)

I have seen many explorers have to slow down to 25 mph to cross some railroad tracks here in town (they need some repair!) whereas I don't have any problems slipping past them at 50 (speed limit it 45).

I had thought a IFS would soften the ride, but how can an Explorer with IFS have a harsher ride than.. oh wait.. I think I answered my own question

-Dan

PS I certainly don't think my ZJ has a rough ride, may need to tune it up some to combat body roll when swinging into onramps @50 mph
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Unread 02-13-2003, 11:46 AM   #10
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Yeah, my mom owns an Explorer and I have an XJ. My dad swears that my XJ rides a lot better than the Explorer That has to mean something. Plus, my GF's ZJ rides like a dream to me. I wish all my vehicles rode as well as it does.
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Unread 02-13-2003, 01:06 PM   #11
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IFS for 2005. Thanks Mercedes .
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Unread 02-13-2003, 01:14 PM   #12
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How many GC's do you really see off-road, 2% of all of them? Your right, IFS sucks. But DC doesn't really care to keep things the same, so the 2% of people who DO go off-road with their GC's can do so. IMHO, I think the GC is too big to do anything extreme enough that an IFS couldn't handle.
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Unread 02-13-2003, 01:22 PM   #13
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Personally I think that lifted GC's look cool. Mine will get an econo lift soon, but it was so expensive that I don't want to screw it up by hitting something off road. If DC really wants to make GC's IFS let 'em. Then maybe when nobody's buying them they'll figure out what they screwed up. Think about it, The Libby's are cool trucks but how many of them do you see off road? How many do you see sitting on the lot? I'm not flaming you if you have a KJ, just simply stating that they don't seem to sell very well (in my area at least). And that very well may be b/c they have IFS.
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Unread 02-14-2003, 05:24 AM   #14
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Here's some more info on the future models. IFS???
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Unread 02-14-2003, 11:36 AM   #15
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Here's some more info on the future models. IFS???
I REALLY hope that's not what the new JGC looks like .
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