Doing a little research shows a year or two newer Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with less miles and a V6 would've been around $4k more than Durango III. Not as well equipped and no 3rd row seating in the JGC. 3rd row seating wasn't high on my list of things to have but nearly all 3rd gen Durangos have them. That 28 mpg highway mileage with the V6 did get my attention. Acceleration is pretty good in the JGC. Might be a little more sluggish in a Durango as I think the Durango weighs more.
Splash Guards came in. Perusing the instructions and they call for drilling two holes each for the fronts and 3 for the rears! I'm not keen on that. Two other attachment points each are the removal of the splash shield push pin fasteners and replacing with captive clips and bolts. I'll try using just them on the fronts and see if it's going to be a sturdy enough mounting. If not....then break out the drill!
Damn AFE is fast on orders. Placed the order for the intake at 5:15 PM CST (3:15 PM PST) and got a notice from them that FedEx has picked up the order at 6:22 PM CST (4:22 PM PST). w00t. Scheduled Delivery on 8/20/19 so I'll have it for install at the meet!