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Old 11-06-2009, 02:06 PM
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:18 PM
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:03 PM
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Re: 4.7-5.7

I am a little late to this party but anyone who attempts to claim there's no difference between a WK with the 4.7L and one with the 5.7L probably hasn't spent much time driving both. I remember this same argument in years gone by between the 4.0L and the 4.7 in the WJ. Yeah the 4.0L is capable of moving the WJ fairly well but no way is it as capable as the 4.7L in a WJ. And the 4.7L ain't nearly as fun to drive as the 4.7L HO WJ. Same is true of the 4.7L and 5.7L in the WK. Truth is, you need not always use that extra hp, however if/when you "need" it, it is nice to have it available.

And the mpg argument? Simply doesn't hold water if you ask me. My two WJs, one with the 4.0L and one with the 4.7L HO get basically the same ave mileage in mix driving. The 4.7L gets better mileage on the highway and when pulling a trailer. And the 5.7L in the hefty WK? So far its ave mpg is better than the other smaller engine.

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Old 11-06-2009, 08:27 PM
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Re: 4.7-5.7

I agree with the 2000 WJ 4.7L acceleration statement. My mom used to have a 2000 Limited and that thing had some good pickup. As compared to the current 03 H.O that we have.... no. With all the little things i have done with my WK i think its a dog, and that's compared to me driving my 98 oldsmobile for 6 years prior to the wk which i thought was a lot faster. But hey like i say if i wanted to jet around racing ill get a sports car.
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Re: 4.7-5.7

for a second i thought i was in the honda civic forum
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:38 PM
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Re: 4.7-5.7

what about this made any of you think some of the things posted. the drama is in your posts.......
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Re: 4.7-5.7

not really scott. it started off with a question along the lines of "what is faster, a 4.7 or a 5.7" then someone replyed with "5.7.....duh" then the 4.7 crowd got upset and felt like they had to justify buying a 4.7 and it went downhill from there. i'm not trying to start shit with anyone, it just sounded to me like a honda forum
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Re: 4.7-5.7

For anyone with a 1st Gen 4.7 I definatley recommend putting in a set of H.O cams. It woke the engine up. I get .3 better gas mileage too. I drove in my friends 02 4.7 h.o and it feels faster (its lighter) but my 07 moves now. My father had a 2005 Durango with the hemi and it was fast but was getting 8MPG city. I do 90% city driving and i am getting 12.0Mpg in the jeep 4.7 with the H.O cams. The hemi is DEFINATLEY faster but now i am happy with the 4.7. You can make the 4.7L fast but like anything you have to pay to play.
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Re: 4.7-5.7

Scott's 4.7 gets mid 12's, because he converted it to an SRT8
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the HO cams are an outstanding upgrade for the gen 1 4.7 Good luck finding a set though....
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Scott's 4.7 gets mid 12's, because he converted it to an SRT8


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