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Old 09-03-2011, 07:03 PM
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

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...This topic never dies!
Yep. Luckily we all have a choice. Interesting to me that so many people have to justify their choice in public and demean what others may choose.
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:37 PM
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V-6 feels better in the wallet
V-8 feels better in the soul.

If pulling anything over 2,500 lbs get the Hemi.

If you want to get good gas mileage in the Hemi on the Hwy. you gotta use the cruise control.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:24 AM
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Exclamation Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

One of my good friends just bought his WK2 and debated the Pentastar vs HEMI question for quite awhile and finally settled on the v6 without ever driving the v8. Yeah, I know...I would not have done that either and as a HEMI WK2 owner myself, I would have encouraged him to drive both vehicles before making a decision.

To make a long story short, we were talking about the WK2 at dinner last night and after some discussion on the Pentastar vs HEMI topic, I let him drive my Jeep for the remainder of the evening after which he used that well worn catch phrase we all know "WOW, I should have got a V8!"

I personally considered several things when deciding on the HEMI, not the least of which was the possibility of doing even light duty towing. I'm on my third GC at this point and could not be happier with my purchase. Both of my previous GC were 6-cyl models so I was ready for something with a little more
power. While I do pay a premium in additional fuel cost, having the additional power and torque at my disposal if when I need it was an acceptable trade off.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:15 PM
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

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One of my good friends just bought his WK2 and debated the Pentastar vs HEMI question for quite awhile and finally settled on the v6 without ever driving the v8. Yeah, I know...I would not have done that either and as a HEMI WK2 owner myself, I would have encouraged him to drive both vehicles before making a decision.
That's what we did, DW had no interest in even test driving the Hemi...but we have no regrets with the V6. It won't wow you with it's pickup but it gets out of its own way just fine, and we don't have any issues with it pulling our 2000 lb camper. I have a sports sedan that I can drive if I really feel the need for speed...

If we had a short commute and towed something much heavier than our camper, I'm sure the Hemi would have been the way to go.

For anyone looking, it all depends on what is important to you. V6 or V8, it's all good...
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:19 PM
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

Thread is about acceleration. I have become habitually slow off the line for many years now. That is were you waste most of your fuel. 6 is therefore fine with me. I hauled 750 lbs of top soil in the back this spring and vehicle felt as if there was nothing in it but me. Handled hours upon hours of interstate highway full of luggage (and wife) with no stress. JGC is a very versatile vehicle and can be optionned for personal needs.
At least Jeep did not offer a 4 in order to raise their average MPG!
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

I think you meant MPG. No doubt 4 cylinders will come as the CAFE rules tighten up in future years, but before that we can hope for direct injection and turbos.
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I think you meant MPG. No doubt 4 cylinders will come as the CAFE rules tighten up in future years, but before that we can hope for direct injection and turbos.
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

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HI,anyone have a idea when the wk2 will come out with 6 speed a/t on the hemi overland ,in the process off purchasing the 5 speed overland ,should i wait.
Don't wait based on that. The post May 2nd build 2011 JGC's and the pre May 2nd 2011 JGC's with the TSB applied have the SAME transmission as the 2012s. Do a search and you will see this topic covered ad nauseam.

There's also a thread on 2011s vs. 2012s.

With that said, on the topic of V6 vs V8, it's about needs and personal preference. Bottom line, the V8 is quicker (no debate here), smoother (no debate), quieter under acceleration (no debate here) and more thirsty in the city (no debate here). It's also more expensive but as was mentioned earlier, the $2K premium is not JUST the V8 but the QD II, ELSD and Two Package. That's a bargain if you ask me. It's all about needs, desires and utility. I would say if you are really debating, then get the V8 because nobody ever says they wish they had gotten the smaller engine. If you know you want the V6, get the V6 and never look back. Enjoy!
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

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Don't wait based on that. The post May 2nd build 2011 JGC's and the pre May 2nd 2011 JGC's with the TSB applied have the SAME transmission as the 2012s. Do a search and you will see this topic covered ad nauseam.
I think the gears are the same in 2011 with TSB and 2012 Hemis, but the 2012 gets a new torque converter, supposedly for better economy.

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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

Going to go with V8 since I did notice a lack of power in the v6 - now I would be looking for it and noticing it even more so might as well get the Hemi. Now my debate is 4 x 2 vs 4 x4! I had a 2000 Range Rover that had sooooo many air suspension problems it really scares me off the Quadra Lift
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Going to go with V8 since I did notice a lack of power in the v6 - now I would be looking for it and noticing it even more so might as well get the Hemi. Now my debate is 4 x 2 vs 4 x4! I had a 2000 Range Rover that had sooooo many air suspension problems it really scares me off the Quadra Lift
Great choice on the V8...you won't regret it!

How long do you plan on keeping the vehicle? ABSOLUTELY go for the 4X4....much better resale down the road. Also, if you're that worried about the air suspension (it's a closed loop system) then buy an extended warranty or even the Lifetime Maxcare if you plan to keep it awhile.
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

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Going to go with V8 since I did notice a lack of power in the v6 - now I would be looking for it and noticing it even more so might as well get the Hemi. Now my debate is 4 x 2 vs 4 x4! I had a 2000 Range Rover that had sooooo many air suspension problems it really scares me off the Quadra Lift
flashy09, if you're concerned about the Quadra-lift air suspension consider the Limited Edition (vs. the Overland). The Limited can be optioned to the same level minus Q-L. Also as mentioned in the previous post an extended warranty could also provide you with some degree of insurance.

So far in 3500 miles of driving I have had zero problems with the Q-L. I know others have but it seemed to be specific to the early builds.

I would opt for the 4x4 for resale reasons. You may have a difficult time selling a 4x2 Jeep. Their 4WD systems are very reliable. With the Select-Terrain control torque could be adjusted to simulate a RWD vehicle.




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