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Old 03-15-2013, 07:41 AM
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Re: 0-60 times JGC V6 & V8

I suspect one way to decide is simple: under 5,000 lbs V6. Over 5,000 lbs V8. My '12 is 4500 lbs so the V6 is fine (& tows a car on a dolly nicely).
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Re: 0-60 times JGC V6 & V8

You guys gotta hike up your panties....

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Re: 0-60 times JGC V6 & V8

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Fwiw, my pops has a 13 v8 and I have a 12 v6, and right now I have 4.3 mpg better then him (on average after 2000 miles). We drive roughly the same routes. Also, I find both to be comfortably fast when on the highway, neither of them have let me down in the hustle and bustle of so cal traffic.
If you both got together and discussed it and had to pick one, the V6 or the V8 which would it be and why?
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Re: 0-60 times JGC V6 & V8

If you eat a lot ... V8
If you think a glass of V8 is a meal ... V6


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If you need to punch it to merge onto a busy interstate -- definitely, the hemi.

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Re: 0-60 times JGC V6 & V8

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If you both got together and discussed it and had to pick one, the V6 or the V8 which would it be and why?
If I had to pick and money wasn't an option, I would go with the v8, but I am perfectly satisfied with my v6.
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Re: 0-60 times JGC V6 & V8

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Until proper instrument testing comes out this is all speculation. Seat of the pants really doesn't mean much. When the LR4 was tested againist the Hemi in 2011 all the testers thought the Jeep felt faster until the instrument testing proved them wrong and the LR4 was faster.
Most modern trannies shift pretty fast. HOWEVER, the 8 speed also needs two shifts to get to 60 mph. The 6 speed (pseudo "6" speed) of the 11-13 only needs one. Who knows? A lot of it depends on how the fast the transmissions shift to utilize the gears. My wife's Toyota 6 speed in her 6cyl. Sienna feels sportier/faster with it's shifts than my '12 Hemi.I hope Jeep did the 8 speed right. I'll buy a '15 when they bump the HP a little to the level of their Ram trucks. Enjoy your '14s
LR4 had a shorter 1st gear (like 2014 JGC) and was quicker 0-30 mph (2.2 - 2.6 sec). At 0-50 mph they were equal (5.2), but at around 50mph JGC shifts into 2nd and revs fall from 5500 to 3000 rpm. Then it needs more than 2 seconds to reach 60 mph because of low revs. 0-60 mph LR4 (6.9 sec) - JGC (7.3 sec).

8 speed has a short first gear (better off the line acceleration)
Closer together ratios (revs will drop from 5500 to 3700, instead of 3000 rpm)
8 speed shifts faster.

IMO there is room for a full second improvement at 0-60 mph.
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Re: 0-60 times JGC V6 & V8

My Ford C-Max hybrid is faster than my Hemi 0-60
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IMO there is room for a full second improvement at 0-60 mph.
I don't think you realize what it takes to have a full second 0-60 improvement.
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If you need to punch it to merge onto a busy interstate -- definitely, the hemi.

definitely you need to improve your driving skills to better estimate gaps and "read" the traffic. Jeremy Clarkson solutions "MOAH POWUH.....POWUH" are usually indicative of lack of foresight not just horsepower.
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