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Few people drive a GC off road so don't need lockers and quadra-drive. Those who do are the die-hards, and would probably want the extra power and torque of the bigger engine anyway.
You are probably right that very few Jeeps go off road. But damn if every beach I've ever driven on gets crowded every summer.



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You might be right or it may be skew opinion to help your point. Either way regardless of what people do with their JGC I was just speaking about why Jeep or Chrysler for that matter make the rear slip diff a V8 or CRD option? The way I see it is just to try to move people into the bigger engine because the wranglers have rear and front lockers with same engine (v6). Another one kind of off for me is why give a Summit V8 a rear slip diff when that vehicle will probably, just my humble opinion, hardly ever see much dirt other than a dirt road. Just the things I wonder from time to time.
Not only that but you cannot add skid plates (and other ORA 2 stuff like 18 inch rims) to the Summit, the allegedly almighty Bestest trim of the Grand Cherokee model.
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Since they no longer have great commercials like this, I'm going V6
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Not only that but you cannot add skid plates (and other ORA 2 stuff like 18 inch rims) to the Summit, the allegedly almighty Bestest trim of the Grand Cherokee model.
I can understand the part about not putting skid plates or 18" rims because they are aiming that vehicle for upscale and bigger rims look nicer, skid plates weight more and maybe slimmer is nicer ride. Just thinking.

But if that is your end goal then why waste a *bleeping* limited slip diff on that vehicle Jeep/Chrysler?
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Since they no longer have great commercials like this, I'm going V6
Forgot about that commercial. Funny. LOL.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Hello all.

I have had the opportunity to drive both a 14' V6 and V8 GC. Both Limiteds w/ 20 inch wheels. Only difference is the hemi has the tow package.

First we bought the V6 Jeep. I thought the power was lacking. Great gas mileage, very quiet, smooth and confident on the road.

About a month and a half later we bought the Hemi GC. The power is great but this engine is no where near as refined as the V6. It's not as smooth, a lot more engine noise in the interior. I know a V8 is louder but I just was expecting this. This Jeep feels very boaty on the road, like an old cadillac. I go back and forth between the two Jeeps and still think this. The hemi also has the clunking rear shock, dealer said it was the license plate. If the ride didnt feel like a cadillac I would probably not hate on the Hemi as much.

Both have vibration on highway - 60 - 70mph.

I do tow, so the hemi is a must but I would have kept my 2500hd and stayed with the V6 as a daily.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:47 AM
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Hello all.

I have had the opportunity to drive both a 14' V6 and V8 GC. Both Limiteds w/ 20 inch wheels. Only difference is the hemi has the tow package.

First we bought the V6 Jeep. I thought the power was lacking. Great gas mileage, very quiet, smooth and confident on the road.

About a month and a half later we bought the Hemi GC. The power is great but this engine is no where near as refined as the V6. It's not as smooth, a lot more engine noise in the interior. I know a V8 is louder but I just was expecting this. This Jeep feels very boaty on the road, like an old cadillac. I go back and forth between the two Jeeps and still think this. The hemi also has the clunking rear shock, dealer said it was the license plate. If the ride didnt feel like a cadillac I would probably not hate on the Hemi as much.

Both have vibration on highway - 60 - 70mph.

I do tow, so the hemi is a must but I would have kept my 2500hd and stayed with the V6 as a daily.
Mine doesn't vibrate at all, but I disagree about the V8 power. It's miserable. This engine should be MUCH faster and much more responsive for being the size it is. Throttle lag is horrible and 0-60 is like a fat woman with an ass full if ho-hos. I'm going to have to put a supercharger in it just so I don't get smoked by teenagers driving Chevy Cobalts with those ridiculous fart cans on them. Yes, this happened. Horrible. I don't generally go around racing, I'm an adult on city streets, but seriously....getting killed by a crappy little supercharged 4 banger is embarrassing.
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Mine doesn't vibrate at all, but I disagree about the V8 power. It's miserable. This engine should be MUCH faster and much more responsive for being the size it is. Throttle lag is horrible and 0-60 is like a fat woman with an ass full if ho-hos. I'm going to have to put a supercharger in it just so I don't get smoked by teenagers driving Chevy Cobalts with those ridiculous fart cans on them. Yes, this happened. Horrible. I don't generally go around racing, I'm an adult on city streets, but seriously....getting killed by a crappy little supercharged 4 banger is embarrassing.
Stop blaming the Hemi ... The Chevy had a better driver.


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Stop blaming the Hemi ... The Chevy had a better driver.

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Don't be a dick. In a GC, it's not technical. Apply foot to gas....Get smoked by supercharged 4 banger half 2/3 your weight. It's pure power to weight ratio. He wins. Go try to beat one before you open your mouth.

And I'm not blaming the HEMI; blaming Jeep for being a bunch of pussies and taking all the power out of the engine so as to not scare the soccer moms. Fact is Ford, and every European maker get far more power to the pavement out of their motors, usually with less displacement. Hopefully Fiat will apply some knowledge and wake this engine up. I'll wait a couple of years and buy an SRT8 next time.
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Don't be a dick. In a GC, it's not technical. Apply foot to gas....Get smoked by supercharged 4 banger half 2/3 your weight. It's pure power to weight ratio. He wins. Go try to beat one before you open your mouth.

And I'm not blaming the HEMI; blaming Jeep for being a bunch of pussies and taking all the power out of the engine so as to not scare the soccer moms. Fact is Ford, and every European maker get far more power to the pavement out of their motors, usually with less displacement. Hopefully Fiat will apply some knowledge and wake this engine up. I'll wait a couple of years and buy an SRT8 next time.
Calm down man, Bill was just joking.

I do agree that the HEMI should be faster, especially in the 2011-2013s. Try getting a Hemifever tune, everyone I've seen who has gotten one has loved it.
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Don't be a dick. In a GC, it's not technical. Apply foot to gas....Get smoked by supercharged 4 banger half 2/3 your weight. It's pure power to weight ratio. He wins. Go try to beat one before you open your mouth.

And I'm not blaming the HEMI; blaming Jeep for being a bunch of pussies and taking all the power out of the engine so as to not scare the soccer moms. Fact is Ford, and every European maker get far more power to the pavement out of their motors, usually with less displacement. Hopefully Fiat will apply some knowledge and wake this engine up. I'll wait a couple of years and buy an SRT8 next time.
i've beaten many little rice rockets, got smoked by a lancer and a impreza too. i don't sweat it though because my cars way heavier.
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Don't be a dick. In a GC, it's not technical. Apply foot to gas....Get smoked by supercharged 4 banger half 2/3 your weight. It's pure power to weight ratio. He wins. Go try to beat one before you open your mouth.

And I'm not blaming the HEMI; blaming Jeep for being a bunch of pussies and taking all the power out of the engine so as to not scare the soccer moms. Fact is Ford, and every European maker get far more power to the pavement out of their motors, usually with less displacement. Hopefully Fiat will apply some knowledge and wake this engine up. I'll wait a couple of years and buy an SRT8 next time.
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