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Old 03-11-2013, 11:02 PM
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I just replaced the Front control arms with Meyle HD's and it is still doing it. I could replace the uppers and all the ball joints, the tie rods and the brake discs which would most likely fix the issue but that would be almost $1000.

Is there any tests that I can do to narrow the problem?

I've searched on this forum and others and it is either

* Loose suspension components
* Warped Discs
* Unbalanced Tyres

The tyres were new (and I presume properly balanced) when I bought it and the shimmy was there so I can semi rule that out so I'm down to warped discs or loose front suspension (except the front control arms)
Is it possible you posted on the wrong thread?

I'm thinking the warped discs would be easy to confirm. Take it to the shop and have them inspect them.

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:03 PM
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Hope its Better than this......and you got SrT-8...
so im assuming its beefier on everything ..

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:26 PM
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Is it possible you posted on the wrong thread?

I'm thinking the warped discs would be easy to confirm. Take it to the shop and have them inspect them.
Very possible - how the hell that happened I don't know......
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:36 PM
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You bastard, I'd trade the E53 in for an SRT8 any day of the week.

Enjoy
Same here, I wanted one (1st Gen) but couldn't find one in my price range, so I bought my 4.6is. I don't really care for the looks of the new model, it doesn't have that bad boy attitude look like the 1st gen model. I will definitely be getting one in the next two years though.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:31 PM
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I actually took a very brief look at that truck recently. I liked it but it didn't have any better reliability and much worse gas mileage. All in all, it's a mean truck and hauls serious ass. Enjoy.
Coming from someone that has first hand experience with a 2012 GC and a 4.6, there is no comparison in terms of reliability. Other than a goofy keyless go issue, the Jeep has been EXCELLENT in the past 17k miles. On the other hand, my 4.6 has simply been a headache, and the E70s are no great shakes. I'm more than willing to sacrifice a little driving enjoyment for a car that runs, IMO.

OP, enjoy the car, the Alpine Edition looks badass. Don't fret over the 2014 either, as supposedly the 2015 SRT is going to have a supercharged 6.1, which will lay waste to most of the other fast SUVs.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:58 PM
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Coming from someone that has first hand experience with a 2012 GC and a 4.6, there is no comparison in terms of reliability. Other than a goofy keyless go issue, the Jeep has been EXCELLENT in the past 17k miles. On the other hand, my 4.6 has simply been a headache, and the E70s are no great shakes. I'm more than willing to sacrifice a little driving enjoyment for a car that runs, IMO.

OP, enjoy the car, the Alpine Edition looks badass. Don't fret over the 2014 either, as supposedly the 2015 SRT is going to have a supercharged 6.1, which will lay waste to most of the other fast SUVs.
Just curious but did you just do a reliability comparison of a used 2003 4.6 that maybe you're not the original owner with a 2012 GC (new or used when you bought)?

Maybe I missed something.
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Reliability

I did some reliability research before I bought the Jeep, everyone I spoke to who owned one were more than satisified with that aspect, the same can be said for many X5 owners. The first 4 years of my X5s life was a total of 5gs in repairs, under warranty so all good, the last 4 years only a matter of hundreds spent, so obviously it can depend on when you purchase a vehicle, so whoever bought my X5 should have a good run ( hopefully ) either way I'm wrapped with the SRT, if there was one criticism I have with it, is the panel gapping on a couple of panels which they are going to fix otherwise it's a nice beast to drive, not sorry in the slightest. Yes I've heard their bringing out a more powerful SRT also a high performance diesel, you get that! Problem is how much power is enough and where do you use it, with 470HP in this one it's all good! the police where I live are numerous, so you have to pic your spots carefully. I think as they continue to develop this vehicle over the next few years it's going to pose a bigger threat to the current crop of performance SAVs which are way over priced, especially in AUS 180gs for an X5M NO THANKS! Thanks everyone for your comments.
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hey huntertec, just out of interest how is the fuel economy, i have an old XJ cherokee that is fairly poor on fuel, but i love the old girl and couldnt part with it. i looked at the SRT before buying my diesel, i was just super concerned with the economy, i have done 100,000 km in 3 years with my X5 and have to say that the fuel economy is one of the main reasons i keep the car, i REALLy wanted a V8 as i havent owned one since the 80's

but my high yearly average k's held me back
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Hi bigwave, the economy in urban driving is pretty poor to say the least, I haven't checked the figures (not game) If where you live is fairly flat then deactivation will have a chance to work, unlike where I am it's very hilly. With combined city/highway I'm averaging 16l/per100 which I think is fine for what it is. The deactivation comes into it's own on pure highway driving where I'm very impressed with the economy, again I haven't checked the figures but I did the same drive in the nineties in my Pajero 3.0 petrol ( same tank capacity 90l ) and no way it covered that distance on half a tank. If economy is an issue and your doing a lot of city driving forget it! I run mine through my business so it's not really a problem either way. As I mentioned in another post, the enjoyment of driving the beast takes away any fuel pains, it's like a mean mumma in Sport mode that wants to egg you on, so far it's winning the battle.
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Thanks for the update....looking to ditch my 2006 4.4i but can't decide between
The 2010 GC SRT8 and the 2010 Audi S5 Cabriolet. (leaning towards the Audi)
So I am keeping MuffnTop healthy and running until I come to a decision.
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