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Old 07-31-2012, 06:08 AM
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Black Vapor Chrome wheels will be an option on the 2013 models and will probably carry over for 2014. The new ZF heavy-duty 8-speed (8HP70) will replace the 5-speed on the 2014 models.
Good, I think the black chome makes the wk2 wheels look better.
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Black Vapor Chrome wheels will be an option on the 2013 models and will probably carry over for 2014. The new ZF heavy-duty 8-speed (8HP70) will replace the 5-speed on the 2014 models.

Any hope for SRT offering the 22" One Lap wheels?
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Towing Capacity same as or greater than Overland

I would love to get a 2014 JGC SRT8 to use as a daily winter driver / tow vehicle. It would be ideal for that, for me. The Overland will work, and if the SRT8 matched the towing capability it would be just that much better. I want to be able to tow my '66 Hemi Belvedere II behind it in an enclosed trailer. I have researched this and know that it is capable of towing this combination. I realize that it is not going to be as easy as using a Ram 2500 but it will work safely and legally.

Also, the competition for the SRT from Mercedes (built on a sister platform), BMW, and Porsche all have higher towing capacity ratings. There is no good reason not to increase the rated capacity. Raise the price on the tow package and include different springs, shocks, and tires and they should be good to go. We know the platform can handle it because it does in the Overland. The SRT has superior brakes, cooling systems, power, center of gravity, rearend, etc. I suspect the previous SRT transmission and transfer case were the limiting factors before. I also expect that will be cured with the new 8 speed as it has a higher stock torque capacity rating.

Please give the SRT the same or higher towing capacity rating as the Overland!
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I would love to get a 2014 JGC SRT8 to use as a daily winter driver / tow vehicle. It would be ideal for that, for me. The Overland will work, and if the SRT8 matched the towing capability it would be just that much better. I want to be able to tow my '66 Hemi Belvedere II behind it in an enclosed trailer. I have researched this and know that it is capable of towing this combination. I realize that it is not going to be as easy as using a Ram 2500 but it will work safely and legally.

Also, the competition for the SRT from Mercedes (built on a sister platform), BMW, and Porsche all have higher towing capacity ratings. There is no good reason not to increase the rated capacity. Raise the price on the tow package and include different springs, shocks, and tires and they should be good to go. We know the platform can handle it because it does in the Overland. The SRT has superior brakes, cooling systems, power, center of gravity, rearend, etc. I suspect the previous SRT transmission and transfer case were the limiting factors before. I also expect that will be cured with the new 8 speed as it has a higher stock torque capacity rating.

Please give the SRT the same or higher towing capacity rating as the Overland!
You used this as your first post lol? If you want to tow, buy a pickup. If you want a badass ride, buy an SRT... period.
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Power folding mirrors idk if that's been said already
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You used this as your first post lol? If you want to tow, buy a pickup. If you want a badass ride, buy an SRT... period.
I probably should have done an intro post. i just saw the title of the thread and really wanted to get the request to SRT. How about a badass ride that can tow? The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S can tow 7,716 pounds? Why is it too much to ask for the SRT to tow as much as an Overland at 7,200 ponds?

BTW my other vehicles are: '99 Viper, '06 300C SRT8, '00 JGC, '10 Flex Ecoboost (wife's car), and the '66 Hemi Belvedere. I am familiar with SRT, Mopar, and quick rides. I am looking at getting a new JGC SRT to replace the '00 JGC.
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Will the great looking Overland like interior be available? (brown /saddle color) The black interior is a dust collector and looks cheap.
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v10 viper engine option other than that these rigs are literally perfect IMO...
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Nice write up...but...

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1. Keep the 20's. 22's might look good, but stand by to be very disappointed on the track, increase in unsprung weight, ridiculously low aspect ratio, you aren't going to hook whatsoever, and God help you if they're run flats. Ditch the gimmicky WK2 wheels and go with something classy and sharp, with a black chrome option similar to whats on the 300C. Forged one-piece aluminums from ALCOA, and factory 315 steamrollers on the back. NO RUN FLATS... all season Z-rated radials please from anyone but Goodyear.

2. Ceramic brake compound to eliminate the brake dust issue. Factory slotted rotors. Pick a brake caliper color and stick with it, switching from Black to red all the time is pointless.

3. Matte paint not going to happen, instead 6 standard colors is perfectly acceptbale. Black, White, Grey, Red, Blue, Silver... should make most everyone happy.

4. Instead of all these "chrome delete options" everyone is talking about, just resyle the 2014 and mute-out the Chrome. Nobody likes the Chromapalooza.

5. Pano Roof option should come standard with headrest LCD monitors, thats a no-brainer, shame on SRT for not doing this.

6. Engine, it better darn well tear the X5M a new azzhole in the 1/4 mile. S/C 392 with forged crank, forged rods (GET RID of those ridiculous powdered metal things), and Forged pistons with extra thickness in the first ring land. 8 quart oil capacity with the HD oil cooler you use on the Ram 1-tons. For the S/C, use a true twin-screw design, not the cheap roots blower you KNOW they're looking at from Eaton. Use a liquid-to-air intercooler and make sure you leave a LOT of room in the chin-intake for bigger heat exchanger units. High IAT's will really ruin your day during the hot weather testing. Target power needs to be 590hp/580tq at a very modest 7psi and 9.5:1 compression. Use the 8-speed thats coming but change out the pumpkins to 3:90:1 in order to get her down the track in under 12.5 E/T while maintaining CAFE standards.

7. Revise the factory exhaust, its ridiculous, just redo it and contract someone with more than half a brain stem from Borla if you can't seem to get it right. I have a piece of advice for you: DUAL CENTER EXHAUST (twin 5" rolled aluminum tips), with a THRU-BUMPER cutout for a Class III receiver.

8. Bigger NAV screen to keep the Ipad generation happy.

9. Manual rear diff lock button.

10. Transfer case unlock as a secondary function of "T/C off", i.e. a 2WD mode. I dont care how many yellow lights you have to flash on the display, we want a true 2WD mode for burnouts.

11. LAUNCH MODE. Yes, YOU CAN DO IT. Get rid of one of those dorky "snow mode" or whatever settings on the center cluster rheostat, and replace it with a launch mode. Here's my suggestion. A) Brake pedel, depress B) Shift the gear selector to full down to "L" for Launch. C) Center rheostat to "Launch Mode". D) Accelerator full down E) Brake release. When these steps occur, the truck uses a the factory PCM to limit (two step) revs to preset limit, while the TCM defaults to an ideal stall and line pressure, transfer case locks center differential, and rear electronic diff locks. Once it shifts out of 2nd gear, all launch-mode parameters default to normal tables and you are back in "D", even though the gear selector is in "L". Your target 60' in factory Launch mode should be at most 1.6 seconds.

12. Power folding mirrors

13. Heads-up display. If corvette could do it 10 years ago, something tells me you can muster the mustard.


14. PRICE.... Base MSRP of $58K, and that includes the NAV unit.

I agree with everything you laid out here.... everything but the unrealistic pricing you ended with in point 14! Come on man, you listed some great stuff here, don't you believe in the old adage "you get what you pay for"???

To get all this in the next gen product, I would be fine with the price staying where it is now. I don't want them shoehorning all this is and cutting corners which can only lead to a dissatisfied customer in the end.
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the only reason I still have my 07 GC is that I feel the WK2 needs way more power.

Wk2 is awesome but just lacks the power I think it should have.
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