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Dare I say.... get the diesel!

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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

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Second, Gas will go up, and I do not want a 13-16 mpg truck when gas goes back over $3.50/gal. It is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when.
If you got your Jeep to produce more power, do you think that would require MORE or LESS fuel?

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I am just looking for a little more low end grunt. I do not need a v8 power boost, but a little bit more v6 power would be nice. Something I can do in my driveway and mods costing less than $1,000 would be nice.
$1000 won't buy you much, Maybe a 50/100 HP shot wet nitrous system.
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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

Real answer is direct injection and boost but going to have to come from factory. Will give diesel performance & DOHC rpm on 87 PON.

Is a production car like that available today giving 125 hp/liter. With waranty.
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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

I average 19 in the hemi with mixed driving (highway in the morning, stop and go traffic in the evening). On my latest road trips I averaged 23.

I hate to say it but, as Jeremy Clarkson says on numerous occasions, "You brought the wrong car man!"

I am sure the V6 is nice and it is rated on paper with a nice amount of horsepower but for the low end stuff you want torque and the hemi has gobs of it. I just did a track event this weekend and towed my track car with a dolly and my hemi WK2, it worked like a charm and had plenty of grunt to get it moving. I bought the hemi for towing and was willing to accept the gas expense consequences but I was quite surprised to find it does better than my wrangler did.

I know this information isn't helping you as you already purchased the vehicle but the hemi really isn't as bad as others make it out to be. To quote Jeremy Clarkson again, "it's not what you drive, but how you drive it."

To mimic what others have said: short of a power adder, there really isn't anything you can do to get more torque. The only other thing is to change the gear ratio but I don't even think that is an option on these things like it is on the wranglers and other vehicles like pony and muscle cars.
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Why didn't you go with a V8 instead
I agree! There is no replacement for displacement! Ya shoulda' got a HEMI!!
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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

I guess I could have answered your question... the best three power upgrades are cylinder 7, cylinder 8, GAS!
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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

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I just bought a 2015 3.6L V6 Outland 4x4. I am wondering what are your thoughts on the best power upgrades for the v6 engine? I do not care about sound or noise, I want to increase low end "power" of the engine. I have searched and it seems most are more interested in making the engine louder or changing the tone of the engine. At least that seems the goal of most installing a CAI or Cat-back exhaust, etc.

I want the Outland to be "stronger" at the low end. Any thoughts on upgrades that can be done without tearing into the engine like a supercharger?
Well I have a 2015 JGC Overland and installed the molar cold air intake to get a little extra oomph and a few more miles per gallon and actually I'm quite happy with it. I have some pics and vids that will post if it helps
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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

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I just bought a 2015 3.6L V6 Outland 4x4. I am wondering what are your thoughts on the best power upgrades for the v6 engine? I do not care about sound or noise, I want to increase low end "power" of the engine. I have searched and it seems most are more interested in making the engine louder or changing the tone of the engine. At least that seems the goal of most installing a CAI or Cat-back exhaust, etc.

I want the Outland to be "stronger" at the low end. Any thoughts on upgrades that can be done without tearing into the engine like a supercharger?

Greetings,

Of course the simple answer would be, get the Hemi.

I found with my V6 that a cold air intake and the diablosport has given be a small bump up in performance which I like. The JGC is more responsive in the middle area. Now it is a question for me if an exhaust will give me an more performance. These 3 items together will average you around $1,500. to $2,000.00 depending what you get. Converting into a dual Cat-Back will add a significant cost to your budget. There is much debate if it is worth it at all.

As for fuel mileage right now, it about the same. Depending on speed & terrain, I get from 21.5 to 24 mpg.


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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

I just installed a K&N CAI (K&N 77-1560KTK Performance Intake Kit) on my 2014 GC Overland and it looks, sounds and performs better. According to their paperwork, the estimated gains: 10.75 HP @ 5447 RPM and 10.06 lbft @ 5287rpm. Performance gains aside, the sound, appearance under the hood, rechargeable filter and perceived throttle response enhancement are totally worth the ~$260 and 45m -1hr install time.
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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

I have a fully ported throttle body
K&n intake system
And a Gibson cat back exhaust

While it feels slightly faster I can't honestly say it is faster..it sounds faster

I ordered a Ripp supercharger and a new gtech timer ..so I can do some baseline 0-60 times before and after the supercharger is installed
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