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post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by a-kon View Post
Well, there you have it. WK2 SRT8 is a piece of crap. I guess that's the end of it

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WOW this has turned into quite the bashing gentleman. Lets take a second and give the man a chance to explain his complaints.

Granted if he is indeed going through an automatic car wash shame on him first off, and secondly I have both a bmw and mercedes at home...also used to drive an audi. All cars have water riboons if you dont want them let the car dry fully before driving..its gonna happen.

The only complaint you made i have an issue with is the brake dust..cmon man they are massive performance brembos if you did expect brake dust i suggest reading up on performance aspects of vehicles before purchase. When you take a massive v8 stick it in a heavy suv creating loads of torque carrying alll that weight with huge breaks you had to of expected that...just saying

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On the brake dust keep a good coat of wax on the wheels and use Armor all wheel protectant spray after each wash. Problem solved. You could sneeze on the wheels and knock off the dust.

Any brand, and I mean ANY, builds some lemons. Just search the Bimmer and MB forums.

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Yup that's what I do on my wheels for brake dust help is just throw a coat of synthetic NXT wax on them every once in a while. Wondering though how often is good to keep them waxed up and protected without over doing it? Every 3 months? 2 months? Also I've read that the wheel protector spray is safe for all surfaces but it creates a white residue on powder coated wheels when sprayed on and takes some elbow grease to get off. Is this true?
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After a couple coats of Zaino on the wheels the brake dust doesn't accumulate as quickly and comes off faster too.

It would have been easier on us if the wheels were black though.
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not for everyone

Obviously this truck is not for you. I'm sorry to hear of your troubles.

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We would love to see these chips in your rims. Most a pic. But let's be realistic, if you wanted to go burning through gravel roads, you probably shouldn't be doing it with a truck completely built to race. You should have stuck with the regular wrangler. That why I bought one of those too.

Break dust! Come on man. Look at vetts, rovers, jags, and any race car/truck with massive brembos. That isn't a complaint. They all do that. I do have to say that compared the my 09 jeep srt8, break dust has been cut way down and break caliper size has increased.

Leaks, no car is perfect. That's a small annoying gripe and an easy fix. I had it in many of my cars/trucks in the past. Definitely not good though. Let's not get to carried away with how dramatic it is.

Seats, I love them. I would gripe that they are better than my parents rovers though. Guess your butt is shaped oddly, but I think they are very nice. No numb butts for me on road trips.

Paddle shifters are loose, but haven't considered that as horrible and I have not heard the ting you hear. Go in a luxury car and many are plastic. I was impressed they were metal.

Carpet is no difference than what I have seen in other cars of all brands.

Water ribbons? Really?

Roll the window down in any car and shut the door. I have not heard one car with a solid close with the window down. Go to an auto show and you will notice that as you hop in and out of every car. Its because there is no support on the top of the window. Better yet, get into a rover sport and close the door with the window up, it sounds worse than when jeeps windows are down.

This jeep is not for you, and I would love to see what car would be. Guess you will just have to spend more $$$ and you will notice that for $60,000, this truck rocks. You will have those same problems in a truck for double the price. Then you will realize the gem that this Jeep is.

Sorry bud. Hope you find a brand you like. But, with those gripes, it is gonna be tough.

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This owner presented info on problems with a brand new jeep. Take it as info.
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On the brake dust keep a good coat of wax on the wheels and use Armor all wheel protectant spray after each wash. Problem solved. You could sneeze on the wheels and knock off the dust.

Any brand, and I mean ANY, builds some lemons. Just search the Bimmer and MB forums.

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Put some ceramic dustless brake pads on it.
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Performance brakes( we must live with the dust.. dam that dust)
Paddle shifter and window... go back to the dealer it it cover but it is annoying that is have to deal with it.
Car Wash... do your own wash and detail.. car wash destroys your paint..
I don't take my show car 1969 camaro to a car wash so u shouldn't either.
Good luck with your Jeep it is still a nice SUV

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Even the WK2 owners can't get along...
One owner posts bad things then the other WK2 owners jump in to defend their purchases.

You don't even need a WK1 owner in this thread to stir it up

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