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Twin turbo V8 now that would be exciting
I dunno what it would take to go to direct injected ultra-high compression stratified charge ignition on the Hemi, just due to the physical layout. For day to day operation, I'd expect them to offer better overall driveability and economy when coupled with mds. The hemi isn't the only mehitabel engine out there still cranking along.

Turbos/Superchargers are kewl, but a royal PITA to engineer properly, although some have done wonders in dealing with throttle lag, spool up times, etc. by using multiple ones. Or, waste gate valves on liftoff, so you can scare the bejazuz out of folks like the old Porsche turbo would.

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I dunno what it would take to go to direct injected ultra-high compression stratified charge ignition on the Hemi, just due to the physical layout. For day to day operation, I'd expect them to offer better overall driveability and economy when coupled with mds. The hemi isn't the only mehitabel engine out there still cranking along.

Turbos/Superchargers are kewl, but a royal PITA to engineer properly, although some have done wonders in dealing with throttle lag, spool up times, etc. by using multiple ones. Or, waste gate valves on liftoff, so you can scare the bejazuz out of folks like the old Porsche turbo would.
Doesn't have to be on the same hemi engine. This engine is due for replacement anyway. A well designed turbo V8 as a top level option would be a huge selling point for Jeep and would definitely help keep me with the Jeep brand.
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Doesn't have to be on the same hemi engine. This engine is due for replacement anyway. A well designed turbo V8 as a top level option would be a huge selling point for Jeep and would definitely help keep me with the Jeep brand.
I concur. But sadly i don't think THAT would come to anything other than the SRT. Atleast not in the near future. Hell, i'd take that 6.4L on the SRT now if the SRT gets a betther supercharged engine.
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Doesn't have to be on the same hemi engine. This engine is due for replacement anyway. A well designed turbo V8 as a top level option would be a huge selling point for Jeep and would definitely help keep me with the Jeep brand.
Having owned everything from hopped up rat motors to riced out wankels, I tend to be somewhat engine agnostic. I could not care less if they put in a Maserati/Ferrari V8 or even a V12 as long as it works and the gas bills don't kill me. Although I do wish the Audi V10 Le Mans diesel were an option... or a good competitor thereof.
Heck, with the rain this past year, I'd consider steam.
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I concur. But sadly i don't think THAT would come to anything other than the SRT. Atleast not in the near future. Hell, i'd take that 6.4L on the SRT now if the SRT gets a betther supercharged engine.
Well, what Mercedes did on the M class (a sibling of the JGC, by the way) is offer the ML550 with a turbo V8 and then the AMG with a more powerful turbo V8. No reason that the SRT can't still stay ahead.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I drove a 4.2 straight six Envoy for 7 years I loved it, best vehicle I've ever owned in 7yrs I had a rear taillight replaced that's it, nothing else went wrong on that vehicle except a dead battery(After 5yrs) but swore I would not go for a 6 banger this time and 6 months later I have no regrets with the HEMI
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I drove a 4.2 straight six Envoy for 7 years I loved it, best vehicle I've ever owned in 7yrs I had a rear taillight replaced that's it, nothing else went wrong on that vehicle except a dead battery(After 5yrs) but swore I would not go for a 6 banger this time and 6 months later I have no regrets with the HEMI
I had two TrailBlazers. That engine was the smoothest I ever had. Aside from the TrailBlazers I never bought two of the same vehicles back to back. I would buy another one if they brought them back in the U.S.


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