Exactly. I've even heard some people are complaining that the 8-speed is *too* low in first and in 4-Low. Balderdash!!You are 100% correct, the 3.6 in the JL vs the JK is night and day thanks to the 8 speed.....now imagine that transmission with 442ft/lbs of torque.
442 lb-ft of torque + 4:1 first gear + 4:1 low range. Sounds like a dream to me.