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Old 09-06-2011, 09:57 AM
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

I have a V6 and am quite happy with my penis... (addessing said V6ers penis envy comment) That being said I most definitely should have gone with the V8. I originally had ordered it but changed it with the spike of gas prices. What I would have lost in MPG would most definitely have been regained with knowing that when I'm on the hwy doing 60 and would like to increase to 75 I don't have to hold my breathe and tell everyone to get ready for a two maybe three gear down shift.
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

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ABSOLUTELY go for the 4X4....
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:41 AM
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

The issue is always how and where you plan to use your vehicle. I live in the Denver area and traded my 2009 JK Rubicon Unlimited for the GC Overland with the Hemi as I was tired of getting passed by semi trucks on the highway as I took the family on weekends to our mountain cabin. The extra power is useful as you you lose about 5% of your rear wheel HP per 1000 feet and at 8-10,000 feet above sea level that makes a lot of difference.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:23 PM
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

There is and never will be a replacement for displacement.

You could buy a V6 then if you decided you wanted more power add a super charger or turbo down the line (I know they haven't cracked the codes yet) or you could spend the extra 2 grand on the V8 now and put the super or turbo on later.
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

I drove a 2007 WK 5.7 Hemi V8, needless to say, the thing had major power, I loved everything it had, except for filling up every other day (Averaged 13.2 MPG, tapping the pedal with my lead foot). So choosing a V6 was an easy decision.
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

My choice was a little easier.......
Price difference v6 vs v8 is 39.000,00 (around $ 55.000,00 !) over here in Holland.
Guess what I'm driving
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Re: Accleration in the v8 vs v6

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My choice was a little easier.......
Price difference v6 vs v8 is 39.000,00 (around $ 55.000,00 !) over here in Holland.
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Choice here in Korea is pretty simple. No V8. If I want WK2, I've gotta go with V6.

And for Overland, price tag is about USD 70K.
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Re: Accelleration in the v8 vs v6

so is there a clear cut answer as to which accelerates faster? and by how much?
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Re: Accelleration in the v8 vs v6

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so is there a clear cut answer as to which accelerates faster? and by how much?
V8 or course by almost a second an a half.
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Re: Accelleration in the v8 vs v6

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so is there a clear cut answer as to which accelerates faster? and by how much?
The answer has always been as clear cut as it gets, the V8 without a doubt. I expect that once magazines test V8's with the new transmission programming the difference in track times will be even larger.
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Re: Accelleration in the v8 vs v6

Since nobody else corrected the earlier comment:

The "new 6 speed" in the JGC is EXACTLY the same transmission as the "old" 5 speed. It's also strongly suggested (might have been confirmed?) that the new programming for it is actually installed on the old ones upon getting the right TSB performed.

One could argue that it's really a 4-speed with overdrive and two 2nd gears. It really does have two 2nd gears, it uses a different one on the way up than on the way down. It doesn't shift from one to the other. 1-2-4-5-6 6-5-4-3-1 Though I do wonder if you're at low RPM in "3rd" (a.k.a. the 2nd 2nd) and hit the gas hard, will it drop down into "2nd"? If a tree falls in the forest and ..... aww nevermind.
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Re: Accelleration in the v8 vs v6

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Since nobody else corrected the earlier comment:

The "new 6 speed" in the JGC is EXACTLY the same transmission as the "old" 5 speed. It's also strongly suggested (might have been confirmed?) that the new programming for it is actually installed on the old ones upon getting the right TSB performed.

One could argue that it's really a 4-speed with overdrive and two 2nd gears. It really does have two 2nd gears, it uses a different one on the way up than on the way down. It doesn't shift from one to the other. 1-2-4-5-6 6-5-4-3-1 Though I do wonder if you're at low RPM in "3rd" (a.k.a. the 2nd 2nd) and hit the gas hard, will it drop down into "2nd"? If a tree falls in the forest and ..... aww nevermind.
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