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Old 05-21-2013, 12:17 PM
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Re: 14' Hemi vs V6 ride quality

I have a V6 but also have one of the lightest WK2s built. I do not recall any other car line that the same basic model had a dry weight range of nearly 1,000 lbs. True, a lot of that is drivetrain related.

Personally suggest that for WK2s under 4800ish lbs and rarely used for towing/mountain/high altitude use are candidates for the Pentastar. Over that an optional engine might be a good idea.
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I know this thread is very old but I never explained what we found.

Both vehicles alignments were extremely out of specification. We find most cars we service are not alignment properly right off the lot.

This could be from how the truckers are strapping the trucks down for shipment.

I aligned both Grand Cherokees and found the ride to be much smoother and handle night and day bette around turns.
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Blue smoke means it's burning a little bit of oil on startup. It might be normal for the first few startup a since the engine is new. However if it persists take it to the dealer.
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There is a TSB for the blue smoke issue. I just had the dealer fix mine. It involves replacing the oil pan and a software update.

http://wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_0900213.pdf
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Re: 14' Hemi vs V6 ride quality

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There is a TSB for the blue smoke issue. I just had the dealer fix mine. It involves replacing the oil pan and a software update.

http://wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_0900213.pdf
Right and I think there is a compound issue that after the Oil Pan is changed the DipStick might not read accurately and is easy to overfill with oil also causing blue smoke.
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Re: 14' Hemi vs V6 ride quality

Stang, I would be interested in knowing if the ride (once you got both Jeeps aligned) was really much different between the two? If I understand correctly, your Hemi has the tow package (which includes different rear suspension, unless they both have QL).
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