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Old 02-02-2012, 10:11 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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I don't know why people bother challenging me in the city. Check my plate buddy or woman, it says 2QK4U2C and you'll have dual exhaust in your face before you can figure out what that means. bu-bye vrooooooooooooooom!
The dual exhaust look over the single exit is almost enough to justify the hemi over the v6 right off the bat, lol.
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The dual exhaust look over the single exit is almost enough to justify the hemi over the v6 right off the bat, lol.
Agreed...I don't see the point in some of these members buying new rear bumpers, heat shields, 5.7L take-off exhaust pipes, etc just to have dual exhaust. IMHO, one would be better off dropping $2k and getting the 5.7L from the start.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:49 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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Agreed...I don't see the point in some of these members buying new rear bumpers, heat shields, 5.7L take-off exhaust pipes, etc just to have dual exhaust. IMHO, one would be better off dropping $2k and getting the 5.7L from the start.
The point in my case was that I was going to install after market exhaust anyway so for an additional $250 or so in parts I get the awesome dual exhaust look!

I didn't get the 5.7L for a few reasons, most important being options/color combo available - no more dark charcoal. Either way, to each his own. Most people regardless of what they buy, if on a site like this, like to mod for hobby. That's why you see people on honda civic forums modding their rides. As a hobby of mine, I mess with all my rides - my motorcycle, my car, my jeep, my mountain bike, heck, I even mod my kids scooter.

So the point I guess is whether you have a 100 HP or a 1000 HP ride, people just like to F' with their shit - that's what most of us enthusiast do.

Regrets, I have none with the 3.6L. Had to get something bigger to haul my family around because my BMW couldn't fit a stroller! You'd have to kill me to drive a minivan or a station wagon and this Jeep is just plain beautiful. I live in warm wheather and will never go off roading or tow, so the lighter version (550-740 lbs lighter) of 4x2 and smaller engine give it a pretty good pick up especially once bolt-ons are added.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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I am disappointed with my V6 because I see very poor gas mileage. I mostly drive in downtown Washington DC and average 9-12 mpg. I have never gotten above 20mpg and I try to keep it in ECO as much as possible. Any suggestions from those who are getting good mileage? I have a '12 Overland. Thanks!
Wow! That's really low!

I have a 2012 3.6L with 4 Wheel Drive (You didn't say if yours was 2 or 4 Wheel Drive) with 2,800 miles on it. So far I've been averaging right at 18 MPG. I keep every receipt and enter it in an excel spreadsheet. So this isn't the EVIC calculation (which seems to be about 1 MPG on the optimistic side of the equation). This 18 MPG is what I'm really getting and that's even in about 90% in Los Angeles commute traffic. At a steady 70 MPH it looks like I'm getting about 25 or 26 MPG (EVIC - 1 MPG) which I think is really quite good for this vehicle. I also find that, for me, the performance from this V6 is much more than adequate.
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I am disappointed with my V6 because I see very poor gas mileage. I mostly drive in downtown Washington DC and average 9-12 mpg. I have never gotten above 20mpg and I try to keep it in ECO as much as possible. Any suggestions from those who are getting good mileage? I have a '12 Overland. Thanks!
Never driven in DC traffic but from what I gather it can be bumper to bumper stop and go, mostly stopped. If that is the type of driving you do there isn't much you can do about it. Accelerate gently, try to coast instead of hitting the brake try to moderate your speed instead of constantly speeding up and slowing down. Check your tire pressures. That's really all you can do.

One other tip I learned is to increase following distance to give yourself a speed buffer. (I realize this might not be possible in city traffic) Also along with this if a car is turning in front of you and you will need to slow down for them, do it sooner instead of later. The result is that you can maintain more speed because you won't have to slow down as much. Maybe this is obvious, but if you are right on their bumper or if you close the gap too fast, then your speed will need to equal their speed. If you are further back or slow down sooner, you might only need to slow to their speed + 5 or 10 mph.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Thanks guys for the suggestions. I have the 4x4 and usually drive it in sport mode. All my tires are inflated properly. It's just a bit weird that I am the only one getting such bad gas mileage. I do pretty much all your suggestions except using a speed buffer because then someone just fills the gap. I am also getting it from the dash readout so I must really be at 8mg!
My main problem is that in order to drive home, it takes me sometimes up to 30 minutes to travel 1.5 miles. And i dont drive too much on the highway to bring up my average. Too bad I can't improve idling gas mileage haha. The only solution is to bike my commute, but then I don't get to enjoy my new Jeep. Oh the dilemma!
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

My work truck (dodge 2500) has the hemi so I am used to the engine. I had planned on getting the V6 anyway due to gas mileage reasons but I did test drive a couple of Hemi's (a 2wd and a 4wd). The V8 is nice but the gearing really hurts it as well as the V6. My work truck has much more get up and go but it is geared for heavy towing and hauling. At first I was a little dissapointed with the V6 when I first drove it home but 500 miles later I have learned how it works and have learned where to put the throttle to wake it up and am much happier. That V6 moves 5,000 pounds better than my 4.8 V8 chevy does!
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:49 PM
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Never driven in DC traffic but from what I gather it can be bumper to bumper stop and go, mostly stopped. If that is the type of driving you do there isn't much you can do about it. Accelerate gently, try to coast instead of hitting the brake try to moderate your speed instead of constantly speeding up and slowing down. Check your tire pressures. That's really all you can do.

One other tip I learned is to increase following distance to give yourself a speed buffer. (I realize this might not be possible in city traffic) Also along with this if a car is turning in front of you and you will need to slow down for them, do it sooner instead of later. The result is that you can maintain more speed because you won't have to slow down as much. Maybe this is obvious, but if you are right on their bumper or if you close the gap too fast, then your speed will need to equal their speed. If you are further back or slow down sooner, you might only need to slow to their speed + 5 or 10 mph.
If he is truly only getting 9 - 12 mpg, then maybe they need to unhook the house and leave it behind when they go places. You can't tell me that if they went to the 5.7 liter V8 it would be the same or better.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:51 PM
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Thanks guys for the suggestions. I have the 4x4 and usually drive it in sport mode. All my tires are inflated properly. It's just a bit weird that I am the only one getting such bad gas mileage. I do pretty much all your suggestions except using a speed buffer because then someone just fills the gap. I am also getting it from the dash readout so I must really be at 8mg!
My main problem is that in order to drive home, it takes me sometimes up to 30 minutes to travel 1.5 miles. And i dont drive too much on the highway to bring up my average. Too bad I can't improve idling gas mileage haha. The only solution is to bike my commute, but then I don't get to enjoy my new Jeep. Oh the dilemma!
Try Auto mode instead of Sport.

Also, look at your Navigation map and try to find some less traveled roads.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I like the v6. I get 21-23 mpg around town. Wife gets 18-20mpg. Highest I got was 26 mpg over 500 miles
Had it in a muddy field goin up a bank, towing a trailer spinning all four trac light blinking, slung grass and mud on the roof.
Didn't want to replace 16 plugs every 30k.
Didn't want 19 mpg rated highway.
I said I would never buy a sub 20 mpg auto.
My only complaint is the gear ratios. 4 speed Plus another od instead of a true design 5 speed. But after some adjustment I have gotten use to it.
I still dislike automatics
Hell my daily has 95 hp carbed 4x4 5 speed manual, the other is a 39 hp 4 speed motorcycle So the jeep has plenty of power lol.

To guloverland U needed a hybrid.
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I got the v6 and have no regrets. The power is good enough for me, and the gas mileage was what made the choice. I'm averaging 18mpg, and got 24 avg. on a 500 mile trip. I came from a Chevy Tahoe that was getting 13.5mpg avg, so this was a big improvement for me. I had a ram 1500 with the 5.7, so I am familiar with that engine.
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Agreed...I don't see the point in some of these members buying new rear bumpers, heat shields, 5.7L take-off exhaust pipes, etc just to have dual exhaust. IMHO, one would be better off dropping $2k and getting the 5.7L from the start.

The folks that would get dual exhausts for their V6 WK2 are posers. They want the appearance of a V8 without having to pay the price for it.

They are all about how it looks instead of how it performs.

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