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post #1 of 6 Old 09-29-2013, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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How much does it cost Jeep to build the SRT8?

I have been talking with my grandpa today and he is convinced that it only costs Jeep, at most, $10k to build the SRT8. How much does it cost them to build the SRT8 or any other of the Jeeps?

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-29-2013, 01:53 PM
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a ton more than 10k to engineer all the parts, performance etc... now for the upgrade over a overland, its right about that, almost the same cost as a overland model
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-29-2013, 02:51 PM
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If you are talking about just material aand labor that is about right.
However someone has to pay for R&D , marketing,advertising, administration costs,benefits etc.
That is why a 10K car sells for 30K
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I don't know how much that 6.4 liter motor cost to build, but have you folks ever priced out a 6.4 crate motor from one of the performance mail order companies, like Summit Racing, or Jegs? I looked up the price of a 6.4 crate motor on Jegs website about six months ago. They charge $18,000 just for the crate motor. That doesn't include the drive gear like the alternator, air conditioning, etc. It doesn't include the air intake, exhaust, or computer system to run the motor.

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post #5 of 6 Old 10-23-2013, 08:13 PM
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On top of the parts and labor, think of all the tooling required to make all the parts, then the assembly line where they get put together, all the tools required to do the assembly and the building it is all in. The cost is more than just the sum of the parts cost and labor to assemble it.
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-24-2013, 02:06 PM
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Its safe to assume that the manufacturer makes 10-15% of the retail price in profit. The dealer only gets 8-10% of the price. The rest is costs. Got this from my brother in laws that run and manage GMC stealerships
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