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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:24 PM   #46
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what about a V8 wrangler? I know the trend right now is diesel and would love to have one but a V8 would also peak my interest as well.
I could have had a V 8 ? D A R N !

We have never heard that before ! lol

So - which V 8 ? Hemi ? or a 4.7 ?

Cooling and packaging are an issue on JK

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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:24 PM   #47
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Not alot of gas stations support diesel.
i see a very few.
and between fill ups thats going to be harsh if you are going somewhere far.
dont you think.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:25 PM   #48
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For the upcoming 2011 4th generation Grand Cherokee... prior gen's have been "evolutionary", I think it's time for something "revolutionary". The Trailhawk fits the bill perfectly. PLEASE take some extensive exterior styling cues from this well-received and beautifully designed concept for the next GC.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:25 PM   #49
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I'd like to see a 5.7L V8 option available on both the 2 door and 4 door Wranglers, at LEAST for the Middle East market.

The 3.8L is simply rubbish in the sand compared to the good old TJ's!

a 5.7L 2-door with a manual transmission would have me interested in the JK.




Secondly, it would be nice to see something close to the Hurricane available as a flagship car... priced way out of my reach I'm SURE, but like Ford has the GT... Audi has the R8... I'd like to see a Hurricane type vehicle available...






Actually forget everything I said... keep the 3.8L motors and don't build a Hurricane, then I've still got the best Jeep ever
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:25 PM   #50
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what about a V8 for the Wrangler surely that would be cheaper since you've already worked the bugs out of them?
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:25 PM   #51
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I know alot of people have been asking about the diesel or other engine upgrade for the wrangler, but I'd just like to request/emphasize the possibility for the availability for the YJ's.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:25 PM   #52
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I (as well as many others) dont have a 97-06, I have a 95 YJ, we want diesels for CJs and YJs too, not just TJs I hope Mopar is considering this.
*IF* a crate engine were to be available in the future tailored to the TJ, I'm sure some of you would figure out how to adapt it to your YJ's and CJ's.
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i am making another comment on my previos mention of the renegade above.... what happend to that one that did get built?
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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

build thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...ndard-1056365/
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:26 PM   #54
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Fuel efficiency. I want to see 24+ MPG on the Grand Cherokee.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:26 PM   #55
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Optional Tire Size (Bigger!)

I'd like to see the Grand Cherokee be a little more customizable for off-road use. Starting with the tires--there is not much room for expansion. Wider and taller tires are what people want to put on and there is not a lot of room.
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I think the market could bear upwards close to $1,000 for a real premium option over the Boston system. The Mark Levinson system was part of the Ultra package, costing close to $5,000 total but included upgraded seats, panoramic sunroof, nicer wheels etc.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:28 PM   #57
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I could have had a V 8 ? D A R N !

We have never heard that before ! lol

So - which V 8 ? Hemi ? or a 4.7 ?

Cooling and packaging are an issue on JK
I think the Hemi would be just overkill--- don't get me wrong it would be cool to smoke all 4 wheels and all but the 4.7 would be more than adequate.
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:28 PM   #58
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2 things:

#1 - Diesel Wrangler - Rubicon version - cost around $32k, otherwise its not cost effective.
The diesel should be B100 (veggie oil) capable. You don't need to accomodate gelling of fuel with a heater or anything, but make the fuel lines, seals and pump capable of B100. 200hp/350 ft-lbs +/- 20 or its not even worth the effort.

#2 - the Compass is a good idea, but Jeep has approached it wrong. You don't need 4-Lo or 4wd in a small car - replace this system with an AWD system to rival the Subaru WRX crowd. Have two or three models - a naturally aspirated 4-cyl with around 175hp and a small 3 or 4-cyl aluminum/iron hybrid diesel engine, and finally a turbocharged 4-cyl WRX killer. The grocery getter could be plain jane like every other 4-door sedan out there, the diesel could be the eco-friendly hybrid car, and the WRX could be lowed, with some gawd aweful wing on it.

I'm not a fan of sporty rice burners, but if you priced a barebones (crank windows and everything) turbo ricer with AWD at $20k, I might buy one and keep my current Jeep Wrangler LJ for a trail-only rig. I'd rather have a Jeep ricer burner than a foreign car any day.

My grandfather retired from the Toledo plant so I've got brand loyalty. In my opinion, the best Jeeps ever made under Chrysler were the XJ and the TJ/LJ. Simplicity and functionality all rolled into one....Jeep seems to have lost sight of what made these popular models work for everyone. XJ's and TJ's are pretty indestructable. These vehicles still run great, even with 300k miles on them. Before I buy another Jeep, I want to know its going to last until 300k with normal maintenance, even if I wheel it on the weekends.
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I know alot of people have been asking about the diesel or other engine upgrade for the wrangler, but I'd just like to request/emphasize the possibility for the availability for the YJ's.
We hear you!
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Unread 03-25-2008, 03:28 PM   #60
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It seems the trend is about $1200 to $2400 over the price of a regular gas engine for a diesel option, and judging by the amount of people here begging for it and the amount of people who choose to do diesel swaps into their Wranglers it's safe to say that a diesel Wrangler would be a good seller AS LONG AS the overall build quality of the Wrangler isn't sacrificed in the process. Then again, some people won't care and would buy it anyway.

I will also second (or third or fourth or fifth) the call for a Jeep pickup. If the Gladiator (or some version of it) were for sale today I'd trade in my ZJ in a heartbeat. Two door or four it wouldn't matter.

After doing that then put a diesel in it too.
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