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Old 12-17-2011, 02:20 PM
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7

I understand the confusion . I went to build a 2012 GC V6 limited with ORA 2 package on ZAG Here is what i got-- OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE II (AWY) -inc: 7 & 4 pin wiring harness, class IV receiver hitch, front suspension skid plate, fuel tank skid plate shield, full size spare tire, P265/60R18 on/off road OWL tires, Quadra-Lift air suspension, steel spare wheel, front tow hooks, trailer tow group, transfer case skid plate shield, underbody skid plate (w/EZH Engine-inc: 220 Amp Alternator, Limited Slip Rear Differential, HD Engine Cooling, Quadra Drive-II 4WD System, Trailer Tow Group IV) *Deletes rear tow hook* This is why people are confused!
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:55 PM
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7

I think if you expect to do a lot of towing, get the Hemi. If you tow once in a while, nothing too heavy and like the idea of better gas mileage, go with the V6.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:53 PM
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7

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Plus he's about to have to do his spark plugs for the first time, Dealer quoted $375.00 for that.
The 5.7 engine may require a spark plug change more often, but have you seen what the oil filter element, air filter and such cost for the V6?

You will be surprised.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:01 AM
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7

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The 5.7 engine may require a spark plug change more often, but have you seen what the oil filter element, air filter and such cost for the V6?

You will be surprised.

Wix filter 3.6L = $4.33

http://www.rockauto.com/dbphp/x,cata...WIX_57144.html

Or Napa Gold at local store (same as wix) $5.85


3.6L Air wix 49756 $20.79
5.7l Air wix 24017 $25.79
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7

I've always owned powerful Audi's and VDubs and recently decided to switch to an SUV. I then looked at the new JGC as it's had such rave reviews. My real question at the dealership became which engine to choose.

My requirements were not so much as to 0-60 times, but rather:

1) Gas Mileage (as I do a 50/50 city/hw blend) with 30k+ miles each yr driving;
2) Performance in Heat as I live in the Arizona desert, and;
3) High Elevation/Climbing Performance as I traverse mountainous terrain in AZ and also travel a lot to family in San Francisco.

With some research, I decided to purchase the V6. I'm happily to report that I avg 22.6 mpg, I've driven up high grade mountains in 112 degrees with a/c on with no issue (temp never rose above 212) and most impressed with climbing as the VVT engine breathes deep and keeps pushing.

Downside: the Jeep could use a lower gear at the stop light as it takes a couple of seconds to really get going. But then again, I'm used to turbo lag.
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7

There were a lot of drunks on the road last night. I pulled onto a city street and only then noticed the guy racing toward me at 15 mph over the limit. I stomped the accelerator, the hemi responded, and I didn't get T-boned. If I'd had the 3.6 instead, I'm not sure I would have gotten out of the way.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:57 AM
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7

You should have done everybody a service and used that HEMI to catch him and take down his plate number and give it to the cops!
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7

I drove a rental with the 3.6 first. It was plenty powerful. When it came time to buy, I went with the HEMI because I was used to the 4.7. No regrets. The power is effortless. My commute is I94 tollway. Average speed 75-85+. The HEMI has no problem keeping up with traffic. I'm not concerned with MPG, if you are get the 3.6.
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Wix filter 3.6L = $4.33

http://www.rockauto.com/dbphp/x,cata...WIX_57144.html

Or Napa Gold at local store (same as wix) $5.85


3.6L Air wix 49756 $20.79
5.7l Air wix 24017 $25.79
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That's fine. I was looking at the prices Mopar has listed for those parts.
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:23 PM
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That's fine. I was looking at the prices Mopar has listed for those parts.

I bought a pkg of 3 Mopar filters for $23, but will probably go with the napa golds after these.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:59 PM
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7

I read everyone talk about the power of the Hemi, but I gotta tell ya, I have just about the same results with the V6. I blow by people all the time, first off the light with plenty of seperation, and it doesn't even sound like it's working to get it. This thing will easily out corner just about all the other SUV's this size and up. So I can power deeper into the curve, and gas it sooner coming out the other. It just stays so flat! Very little body roll. This little V6 SUV makes alot of other SUV's look stupid and slow when the roads get complex. The trick is you have to be smooth. My average shift points are about 4000-4500 rpm. On the highway I cruise along at 75 and 85 all the time. And when I want to be in front, I don't have any problem getting there and staying there. I don't really care how much HP you have, it's how fast are you willing to drive? I'm sorry to say, the Hemi is slow as slow is, and the V6 is just a tad bit slower than that, so who cares? If it's from point A to across town point B, having a V8 vs. V6 race wouldn't matter in the least.
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:01 PM
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The 5.7 engine may require a spark plug change more often, but have you seen what the oil filter element, air filter and such cost for the V6?

You will be surprised.
And have you performed an oil change on the V6 and the V8? You will be surprised.
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