Re: Anyone else think the hemi is underpowered?
Honestly, yes it is underpowered mainly because of severe detuning and green gearing. My previous 4.7HO although having less HP/torque than the 5.7 felt tons more fun. Then again, GVW was alot less on my WJ vs our new WK2's.
In a nutshell, the Hemi is a good engine and somewhat efficient for what it is. Contrary to belief, it is NOT a speed demon. It also plays quite well with our WK2 platform, but in my personal opinion, it's nothing to rant and rave about. The 6.4 on the other hand is a completely different animal. The few that I have driven have impressed me to say the least.
Yes, as most of you know, my current WK2 is a V6. The Pentastar can't have sand kick at it either. For what it is, it does exactly what it was designed to do. For my daily commutes and moderate towing, I can't frown one bit at it.
I used to be all about speed, but after so many birthdays, that tends to fade away. Being a middle age guy, obviously I still like to play once in a while. For those of you that still love to go fast, that's all on you. It all boils down to what YOU want. Personally I could care less if the guy beside me drives a Yugo or a Lambo. This is still a free country (sort of) so there is no reason any of us cannot purchase and enjoy whatever we want.