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Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

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As the last two posts prove, it's about who can be the biggest dick.
...or how far this discussion can be dragged out.

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Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

What hemi? Does Chrysler make a real hemi for its current production vehicles? Nope sorry they dont. Current V8 is not a real hemi boys and girls. Its an ancient V8 that needs to be snet the scrap heap and a new modern V8 developed. Aluminum block and spark plugs that last 100k miles. Sorry Chrysler's so called hemi cant compete with V8s from Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Hyundai and Nissan/Renault. Even the Chines have a more modern V8
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Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

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What hemi? Does Chrysler make a real hemi for its current production vehicles? Nope sorry they dont. Current V8 is not a real hemi boys and girls. Its an ancient V8 that needs to be snet the scrap heap and a new modern V8 developed. Aluminum block and spark plugs that last 100k miles. Sorry Chrysler's so called hemi cant compete with V8s from Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Hyundai and Nissan/Renault. Even the Chines have a more modern V8
Bummer, time to sell then...
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...or how far this discussion can be dragged out.
Isn't the "hemi" a pushrod motor? I realize that it has something called "variable camshaft timing". Doesn't that prevent a tuner from varying both the intake and exhaust timing independently? What's up with that?
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Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

I'm still waiting for electromagnetically actuated valves and the like to make camshafts obsolete.
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Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

I don't think we'll see that because of the energy use and cost. With a cam, you energy to open the valve back because the spring then pushes back down on the cam. You'd have to have a very strong electromagnet; I think the cost would be prohibitive.
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Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

Saying push rod engines are obsolete is like saying analog watches are going out of style.

I'd be glad to take your zo6, viper, and rolex off your hands.
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He said a future technology could make camshafts obsolete.
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Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

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Truly depends on use of the vehicle, your IQ, social circle and where you live. Do you want option of burning e85? Will you tow stuff? Will you hit the drag strip? Are you a well healed educated treehugger? Soccer dad?

V6 is substantially better balanced in handling department compared to big boring and lumbering V8. V6 has lighter steering and dances through turns much better than the wallowing front end heavy v8. This has been noted in several profesional reviews of the two models as well. V8 is nearly 400 lbs heavier than most V6's which isnt good if you want to tread lightly! Another win for the nature freindly v6.

You can pretend to be eco concious with clean corn juice burning v6 too! No smog belching dino burning V8 for me please. Now I can drive my SUV to Lake Tahoe with keep the lake blue sticker on and not feel like a hipocrit.

All that extra weight and torque of antiquated V8 hemi puts extra strain on mechnicals as well. Heavier brakes and rotors mean more force when wheels bounce around wearing shocks out more quickly wearing bushings out faster too.

V6 has plenty of power. I drive in mountains everyday and the truck has no issue moving with traffic at pretty liesurely RPM. Clearly it will kick down more than the big V8 but its not terrible. ANd that "more fun" expereince of V8 comes with a price tag. Push that throttle and its sucking greenbacks out of the sole of your shoe. Thats no fun when your worried about your weeks pay getting extracted everytime you want to have "fun". Most V8 drivers I see on roads today are guys drivng 53 MPH in slow lane. They are almost as bad a Prius drivers! LOL!

Fuel economy. Take note that you will hear people say V8's get great mileage. In practice there aint no way the V8 with same driver and terrain is going to get close to v6 MPG in a 5.7 liter V8 even with cylinder cut technology. That v6 3.6 is very torquey and if you drive reasonably it doesnt shift much. I keep my V6 planted in ECO mode whenever on flats and it returns 24 mpg plus. Of course there are some v8 owners who have sniffed fairly dust who think they have done this and are using creative math to determine MPG. ...Anything is possible on the internet! But if your butt is in a real truck your going to see sub 15 MPG usually in a V8 even with gimiky cylinder cutting technology. And when gas hits $6 a gallon who will want a V8? Not me! Ethonol wont likely follow extreme petrol prices once they get that high. Hemi V8's will make great coffee tables when we get there.

The Penthousestar is newer sexy gen motor with fewer moving parts and its a much easier motor to gain access to in the engine compartment. Pop the hoods of both and you will see.

Jeep also has sprinkled unicorn powder on all v6's which clearly make them majic compared to Hemi V8's. P

Good looking women also appreciate smarter purchase decision and will be attracted to you knowing you will spend more money on them than your gas hog Hemi. Of course if you want to get out of paying for your dates dinner just get a V8 and park it near the window and just point to it. She will understand.

You want a fun drag racer or a race car? Buy a race car. Not a pretender 5000 lb SUV with a swishy detuned 5.7 liter V8! ....Ugghhh!

...Figured we needed a truly biased v6 opinion here!
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Funny read. V8 FTW
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