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Yes I'm in England. Hello everyone.


I ordered the car as soon as I knew they were available to the likes of us Brits. My dealer says mine is due in January. Crystal Granite & I'm having the wheels painted same colour. Yes we spell the word color as colour over here.



I'll have loads of questions later.



All the best for the season.


Thanks,


Simon
 

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Welcome to the forum Simon.

First question for you... Is the steering wheel on your TH going to be on the right or left side? By the way, I love England (been there many times) but I just never could get comfortable driving on the bigger roundabouts in London.
 

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Welcome to the forum Simon.

First question for you... Is the steering wheel on your TH going to be on the right or left side? By the way, I love England (been there many times) but I just never could get comfortable driving on the bigger roundabouts in London.

Hi Car-Guy,

Thanks. Yes the steering wheel is on the right. The dealer says so anyway. I'll find out in 2 weeks.


Yes the large roundabouts aren't for relaxed driving. Then again we have mini-roundabouts and they're quite hazardous too.

Quick question... The 0-60 time for these seems to be around 3.5 secs according to various press stuff. Any idea what octane fuel this is achieved by? Highest I seem to be able to get hold of here is 99RON.

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Hi Car-Guy,

Thanks. Yes the steering wheel is on the right. The dealer says so anyway. I'll find out in 2 weeks.


Yes the large roundabouts aren't for relaxed driving. Then again we have mini-roundabouts and they're quite hazardous too.

Quick question... The 0-60 time for these seems to be around 3.5 secs according to various press stuff. Any idea what octane fuel this is achieved by? Highest I seem to be able to get hold of here is 99RON.

Thanks,

Simon

Getting 3.5 in 0-60 (mph) is actually pretty easy. My best 0-60 so far is 3.0... I typically get 3.1 to 3.3 depending on the weather. You will fine that cooler air temps get the best times. I burn 93 octane in mine all the time since that's is the highest that is "readily" available in my area here in the States.
 

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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new Trackhawk. It's been years since I was over to England, when I was TDY in Winchester. All I can say is that the further out you went, the smaller the roads seem to get. I was just glad that someone from the team was from England and liked to drive.
 

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Thanks,


Wichester's close by. Nice part of the UK.


Those 3 to 3.3 secs 0-60's are impressive on 93. Standard over here is 95, then there's super unleaded at 97 or 98 and my local Tesco supermarket petrol station has 99 Ron. So a combination of a low January temp & 99 Ron should be interesting.


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Thanks,


Wichester's close by. Nice part of the UK.


Those 3 to 3.3 secs 0-60's are impressive on 93. Standard over here is 95, then there's super unleaded at 97 or 98 and my local Tesco supermarket petrol station has 99 Ron. So a combination of a low January temp & 99 Ron should be interesting.


Thanks,


Simon
Actually, in the US we typically use the (R+M)/2 to determine octane ratings. Which (as I understand it) is an average of the RON and MON ratings. This is may be an over simplification but the (R+M)/2 method will typically generate octane numbers 4 to 6 points lower than RON does for the same fuels. So A RON rating of 99 in the UK should be about the same as 93 to 95 here in the US. (I think that's reasonably correct, maybe:smile2:)

Here in the US, at most stations, we see usually see grades ranging from about 86 to 93, using the (R+M)/2 method. Although higher grades are available at many race tracks under the Sunoco brand.

One other thing I've noticed on 0-60 times. You probably won't see you best numbers until the vehicle is well broken in. At least 10,000 miles (~16k). Before 10,000 miles, my best 0-60 was about 3.3. After 10,000 I started getting 3.1's and 3.2's. Recently I got a 3.0 and I have 25,000+ miles on it now. I don't think I'm going to beat that with street tires and a fully stock TH. Of course all my best times are in cooler weather.
 

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Hi Simon, I'm also from Europe, from Hungary. My key does not allow the engine to start. I wonder if yours will have such an opportunity. According to the importer, it cannot be in Europe. The car was given to me with 4 seasons tires (incomprehensible, not good in winter, not good in summer). I changed to winter tires, but I'm not trying to accelerate. Just 10k miles away.
 

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Hi Simon, I'm also from Europe, from Hungary. My key does not allow the engine to start. I wonder if yours will have such an opportunity. According to the importer, it cannot be in Europe. The car was given to me with 4 seasons tires (incomprehensible, not good in winter, not good in summer). I changed to winter tires, but I'm not trying to accelerate. Just 10k miles away.

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I'll try my key when I go to collect the car. If I get the same problem I'll tell the dealer to sort it. I think we get those tyres (tires) too. If I try not to accelerate I'll never be able to leave the dealership. Newton's laws (S = ut + a*t*t/2).



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Hi Simon,

Congrats! I’ve had mine a year. Live in Leamington Spa. Stock you should easily do 0-60 in 3.3

She’ll V Power 99 is all I run.

UK and US Octane comparison below.

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Thanks. Excellent. About 2 and a bit weeks to go.


Nearest to me is tesco's with their 'Momentum' 99. Seems ok in my RS6 Performance & 911 Turbo S.


Actually a 3.3 sec 0-60 is very close to my Porsche's figure. That's stonking performance for an SUV.


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Hi all,


Yes I'm in England. Hello everyone.


I ordered the car as soon as I knew they were available to the likes of us Brits. My dealer says mine is due in January. Crystal Granite & I'm having the wheels painted same colour. Yes we spell the word color as colour over here.



I'll have loads of questions later.



All the best for the season.


Thanks,


Simon
Hi all,


Yes I'm in England. Hello everyone.


I ordered the car as soon as I knew they were available to the likes of us Brits. My dealer says mine is due in January. Crystal Granite & I'm having the wheels painted same colour. Yes we spell the word color as colour over here.



I'll have loads of questions later.



All the best for the season.


Thanks,


Simon
Hi Simon,

Stupid question time... how did you go about ordering your TH... did you simply go into a jeep dealership and build the car on their internal database? I don’t see the TH listed anywhere on the jeep.co.uk website, so I assume you went into a dealership?

Thanks,

Rab.
 
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