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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-20-2015, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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ZF 8-speed auto?

Do we know if the JL will have the ubiquitous (and excellent) ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, currently fitted to the Grand Cherokee, Charger, and several other FCA products?

ZFs 8-Speed Automatic Transmission - Tech Dept. - Car and Driver

What is interesting is this transmission was specifically designed for use with start-stop systems. This could be the first Wrangler with a start-stop feature to save fuel.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-24-2015, 05:48 PM
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Would be great if they include it, and it's a great way to get more mileage out of your gas, I just hope it wont' be a problematic transmission.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-25-2015, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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Would be great if they include it, and it's a great way to get more mileage out of your gas, I just hope it wont' be a problematic transmission.
I read Jeep has been having a lot of problems with the transmission in the Cherokee. I hope they've learned something from that debacle!
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I read Jeep has been having a lot of problems with the transmission in the Cherokee. I hope they've learned something from that debacle!
Have you by any chanced looked into what exactly about the transmission could be causing the problems its having?

A next gen model is something they don't want to mess up (or at least I hope they don't) so, having it addressed is key, but then there's the need for good enough and meeting a deadline.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-30-2015, 04:31 PM
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I'm new to the inner workings of cars so can someone please explain to me the difference between a 6 speed and an 8 speed? Does the vehicle go faster?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-30-2015, 05:47 PM
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I read Jeep has been having a lot of problems with the transmission in the Cherokee. I hope they've learned something from that debacle!
you're talking about the 9 Speed. THis is the 8 speed in the WK2 GC and RAM 1500...



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