Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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SRT8 durango? fail..... The durango has always been pretty fugly IMHO; If its built on the same platform as the Jeep; however, I suppose it would offer identical performance... if chrysler really needed two entries in the sport-suv market.
Chally, Charger, Jeep (How about a Ram?); glad they're considering dropping the 300, make it a luxury brand and give it the 392 without all the "sport glitz" which just makes it look cheap.
So "larger wheels", would mean 22's. For looks this is a good thing, for performance, the jury is still out. They don't make Nitto NT05's in 22's guys; they dont' make harfdly any serious drag tires in 22... heck 20's were a rare novelty a few years ago just to get radials.
I'd welcome 22's on the Jeep if they gave us 18" brake rotors, but I dont' see that happening, instead I just foresee a lot of empty space in there.
They can keep the 8 speed automatic, I dont need 7 shifts before I hit the traps. Some of the fastest cars on the planet have a powerglide 2-speed. Any automatic transmission is at its weakest while shifting; the more time it spends shifting, the less time it spends putting full power to the wheels. I'd rather they just give the NAG1 a 6th Overdrive for highway crusing and call it quits.
* 2006 WK1 JEEP SRT8 (THE FIRST) TURBO BUILD, 743AWHP/860AWTQ *SOLD*
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* 2013 WK2 JEEP SRT8 ALPINE (DAILY DRIVER/VISUAL MODS)
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