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

I find it funny, that people will be willing to spend totaled 3,000-3,500$ to upgrade their v6 3.6L to get more power and torque... If you truly want this... why not spend an extra 1000$-800$ on top of your cost you are willing to pay and get the 5.7L which will have noticeable gains in sound, performance, and looks... Just a funny sight to see... Getting a supercharger with 3.6L will slightly sound like a beefed up "American Ricer" with slightly deeper growl... lmao

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I find it funny, that people will be willing to spend totaled 3,000-3,500$ to upgrade their v6 3.6L to get more power and torque... If you truly want this... why not spend an extra 1000$-800$ on top of your cost you are willing to pay and get the 5.7L which will have noticeable gains in sound, performance, and looks... Just a funny sight to see... Getting a supercharger with 3.6L will slightly sound like a beefed up "American Ricer" with slightly deeper growl... lmao
Quite right! A six will never sound like a V8. The number 8 has factors of 8, 4 and 2, all even numbers. A six has factors of 6, 3 and 2, two even one odd number. So the 8 will always sound more harmonious. It's the harmony that produces that lovely V8 throb.
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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

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I find it funny, that people will be willing to spend totaled 3,000-3,500$ to upgrade their v6 3.6L to get more power and torque... If you truly want this... why not spend an extra 1000$-800$ on top of your cost you are willing to pay and get the 5.7L which will have noticeable gains in sound, performance, and looks... Just a funny sight to see... Getting a supercharger with 3.6L will slightly sound like a beefed up "American Ricer" with slightly deeper growl... lmao

I don't know where you get the $800 more figure for an engine swap. Lol Regardless, my supercharged V6 has more power and better fuel economy than the V8. There is also the benefit. of less weight.
As far as exhaust, to each their own. I like my Jeep quiet and comfortable... But might install an electric cutout at some point to be more obnoxious when passing people haha.


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

While I agree, it might be worth it to have just bought the 5.7 Hemi... There's also other small factors. For one the Hemi is more than an $800 option. Two, maybe they made the mistake of buying the Pentastar and can't afford to just go trade it in for something else. Making do with what they ended up with...

Reading online reviews, the Pentastar comes to stop in quite a distance shorter than the Hemi. It also weighs a lot less which could do wanders for handling if you pay attention to that for ex coming from a BMW lol

Edit: I misread summit1986...
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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

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I don't know where you get the $800 more figure for an engine swap. Lol Regardless, my supercharged V6 has more power and better fuel economy than the V8. There is also the benefit. of less weight.
As far as exhaust, to each their own. I like my Jeep quiet and comfortable... But might install an electric cutout at some point to be more obnoxious when passing people haha.


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PLEASE tell me you miss read my post... "LOL" First of all, I never said an engine swap was 800$. If you go to a dealership look at the "Build your own" chart. You will see that to upgrade to a 5.7L package from the standard V6 pentastar, it is approx. $4,000-$5,000 cost. For me I could get the upgrade for $3,500-ish. This is what I was referring to. For an "engine swap" you are looking easily 10-12,000k$ or more.

Please reread my post or pay more attention to what people are typing.
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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

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Lol Regardless, my supercharged V6 has more power and better fuel economy than the V8. There is also the benefit. of less weight.


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Ok I'm not trying to be a dick, but you jumped that Bandwagon long ago. Supercharging if lucky can affect your mpg by 2-3mpg if you're lucky. The reason behind this is because it's affected by your driving habits. If you bought a supercharger to affect your mpg by this much, then you wasted your money. Supercharging is a power upgrade for speed/torque etc. By doing this you say you have more speed than a 5.7L hemi? Barely, with an 100% not touched v8 probably. You still save the money upgrading to a v8. If your jeep has more RWHP than a hemi, you in turn will have decreased mpg as where your peak rpm will have decreased mpg. "LOL"
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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

I'm sure the supercharged upgrade for the Pentastar is fantastic, but I would make darned sure the installer provided sufficient drivetrain warranty coverage and was going to stay in business to provide that coverage, because usually this type of upgrade voids the factory drivetrain warranty.

If possible I try to buy my horsepower from the factory where it's covered.
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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

I thought the title of this thread was "What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?"

Telling someone "you should have had a V8"...



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

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I'm sure the supercharged upgrade for the Pentastar is fantastic, but I would make darned sure the installer provided sufficient drivetrain warranty coverage and was going to stay in business to provide that coverage, because usually this type of upgrade voids the factory drivetrain warranty.

If possible I try to buy my horsepower from the factory where it's covered.
The only guarantee you get when buying performance parts is decreased engine life.
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Re: What are the best three power upgrades for the 3.6L V6?

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PLEASE tell me you miss read my post... "LOL" First of all, I never said an engine swap was 800$. If you go to a dealership look at the "Build your own" chart. You will see that to upgrade to a 5.7L package from the standard V6 pentastar, it is approx. $4,000-$5,000 cost. For me I could get the upgrade for $3,500-ish. This is what I was referring to. For an "engine swap" you are looking easily 10-12,000k$ or more.

Please reread my post or pay more attention to what people are typing.

The way it was phrased I read it as $800 on top of $3500 spent would have gotten him a V8 swap. Please phrase things in a more logical manner.


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

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Ok I'm not trying to be a dick, but you jumped that Bandwagon long ago. Supercharging if lucky can affect your mpg by 2-3mpg if you're lucky. The reason behind this is because it's affected by your driving habits. If you bought a supercharger to affect your mpg by this much, then you wasted your money. Supercharging is a power upgrade for speed/torque etc. By doing this you say you have more speed than a 5.7L hemi? Barely, with an 100% not touched v8 probably. You still save the money upgrading to a v8. If your jeep has more RWHP than a hemi, you in turn will have decreased mpg as where your peak rpm will have decreased mpg. "LOL"

I didn't buy the supercharger for better milage. I got it because I wanted more towing power, and I hate getting beat at a light by a douche in a BMW.

The main milage increase I've seen is on the highway, not because of driving habit but because of mapping.

When you are just cruising along you are not really making boost. When you get on it the bypass valve closes and you're off.

I said I have more power than the V8, not speed... But yes it's faster than the V8...


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

I'm with mjb4334. I didn't buy it for mileage either but the power increase sure makes it more fun to drive. The increase I have seen is nice to have but it wasn't a deal breaker. I like the fact that my jeep is still very quiet but can now get out of its own way. Before the supercharger it was almost dangerous to merge on to a highway that had a short merge lane. Now it's fun!


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