Originally Posted by Gearhead
I have to think the transmission is tuned this way to get the best MPG rating from the EPA. Big mistake IMHO. What's the point of capturing the sale if you give the customer an inferior experience with your product? This is 'old Detroit' thinking and should be banished forever. Because of this issue I'd have a hard time recommending the V6 Jeep even though I think it's an amazing machine in all other ways.
That's the point I've been trying to make. I'm sure the V6 Pentastar isn't bad at all but tuning just isn't there. I'm sure if there is ever an aftermarket tuner available, the experience will be a lot better.
Another point I've been trying to make is that I'm not about to spend around $35,000 if I feel that is a problem. The shift points on my WK use to drive me crazy. I'm not doing that ever again.
I'm sure Chrysler could have given this more thought.
I'm goin to stop before somebody else get upset from my post but I'm glad to see that some WK2 3.6 owners understand what I'm saying and I hope there is aftermarket tuning in the future for you guys.
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane Crankshaft | Far from stock