As you already know, building cars like the Grand Cherokee SRT 8 always involves making choices that deliver the best bang for the buck. In order to get any of our programs approved we must have a rock solid business case. Rest assured the parts were developed to meet our functional objectives and provide world class performance at the best price......My question concerns your engineering choices for the drive train. You chose the center electronic locking differential (albeit the housing was the bastard child of your diesel rear with an aluminum frot), and then put in completely open front and rear DANA 44's. The rear not even really being a 44, its more like a 45 that has every aftermarket axel manufactuer scratching their head when you tell them about it.
HOW Was this cost effective; HOW was this in keeping with the outstanding history of Jeep's QuadraDriveII system to dumb down our AWD to an 80s version; HOW am I supposed is a system like this able to compete in a global market of AWD system from Porsche, VW, and the Japaneese alike.
And of course HOW is a gearhead like myself supposed to get sleep at night knowing this "MC-Escher of a 4WD system" lies beneath his pride-and-joy Jeep?
BTW, I love you guys, I have an engineering degree and two years experince as an EIT before I joined the navy, still hiring?