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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

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Old 05-24-2013, 12:55 PM
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

My opinion is a bit biased, too. Let me add in that I came from a 2012 Nissan Juke. The other vehicle parked in my driveway is a 2011 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon w/ 2.5" lift, 37" tires, 5.13 gears, heavy front & rear bumpers, steel tire swing....and of course the very anemic 3.8L minivan mill. So between those two vehicles....the 3.6L GC feels tons better on the ol' butt dyno.

And if were really looking for speed....I'd get something built for it...most likely a WRX or something similar.
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

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i now regret ordered 6...
You won't regret it if gas prices keep climbing.

Come on, where are all the 6 guys to help cheer up Big Shawn?

Snofire? Anyone?
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

I test drove both the V6 and the V8, and the V8 wasn't that much quicker off the line than the V6. The V6 is plenty quick enough as a daily driver.

Sure the V8 had a little more mid-range power, but for me since my GC will most likely never see any serious off-roading or even pull a trailer, the added costs and lower fuel mileage of the V8 just wasn't worth it for me.
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Come on, where are all the 6 guys to help cheer up Big Shawn?

Snofire? Anyone?
Ask and ye shall receive.

I came from a built 4.7 in my 04 WJ to the 3.6 in my WK2. It did take some getting used to but it pulls my boats and other toys quite a bit more efficiently believe it or not. I had originally bought my 3.6 for a commuter vehicle, but after driving it for appx 2 weeks, it magically became my primary.

Granted the 3.6 is no powerhouse and it's not impressive on butt dyno tests, but in all actuality, the Hemi/Jeep combination isn't either in my opinion. A 60-70HP increase in performance doesn't facinate me enough to justify having higher operating/service costs vs my grocery getter engine.

Don't get me wrong, I love a V8. I'm a torque junkie. Always have and probably always will because there is NO replacement for engine displacement. But, when it comes down to it, I choose to purchase what works for me.

In the end, do I regret purchasing a V6? Absolutely not. I've been in the automotive industry for pretty much all of my life and I've owned quite a few vehicles. I will say that for the money, the Pentastar engine has become my new favorite as far as 6cylinder engines go.
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

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I test drove both the V6 and the V8, and the V8 wasn't that much quicker off the line than the V6. The V6 is plenty quick enough as a daily driver.

Sure the V8 had a little more mid-range power, but for me since my GC will most likely never see any serious off-roading or even pull a trailer, the added costs and lower fuel mileage of the V8 just wasn't worth it for me.
Even for serious off-roading, you don't need big block power. For off-road, gearing is more important than displacement. I have yet to not be able to finish a trail in my wrangler because my 3.8L minivan mill couldn't push my Jeep's fat ass up and over a rock. And that was with only 4.10's. I've since regeared to 5.13's but haven't wheeled it since then. My rear locker isn't working at the moment, so I need to get that fixed first.

OP....I don't think you'll regret the 3.6L once you get in and drive for a few days. I promise, it doesn't disappoint when you need it.
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

i think i have no idea between V6 and V8 just because i've never driven any of these two as a daily car, all i had were a 1.6L old Jetta and a 2.0T Saab. you guys are right, i regretted ordering my V6 because i read too much on comparing of V6 and V8, and i lost myself and even forgot what is my need.

Yes! V6 should be the right choice to me.

cross fingers waiting for my big toy...
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

Hey, no worries! One of my previous vehicles was a 2008 VW .:R32. God I miss that car! Even had a more or less one-off exhaust that I had imported from the UK. Have a YouTube video that still gets hits, even though I haven't owned the car since Nov. 2011. Not that the R32 was really fast or anything, but the 3.6L Grand is definitely faster. Maybe not as nimble as the R32, especially since it was AWD and lowered 1.5" on KW coilovers, but still....I'm not a bit disappointed in the GC.
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

I went in planning to order a V6, test drove both and ordered a V8. I couldn't resist the additional power it had to offer. The V6 is enough and will get the job done, but the V8 will do the same with less effort and a bigger smile on your face.
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

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Hi guys,

i just ordered my 2014 GC overland 3.6L a few weeks ago... now i'm wondering maybe 5.7 V8 is a better choose... be honest, i'm not a crazy off road guy... at least not yet so far... but even that, still thinking if a 3.6L v6 is powerful enough as a daily driving?

Shawn
Bigshawn.. here is my $.02.. The first 3.6 i drove was in a full sized 4x4 ram.. totally blew me away, couldn't believe how nice it was.. then i drove a jeep and HATED it.. i didnt know about the Econo button.. In econo mode it SUCKS hard.. in "sport" mode which should just be normal mode its great.. plenty of power and OK milage. I only drive around town im averaging 17.. and you just have to get into the habit of using the shifter to go in and out of econo mode..

You asked the wrong question though.. its the 8 speed you should worry about.. its the 1 single thing i hate about this vehicle..
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Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

I gotta say this, and I know I'll get slammed, but us V6 owners are out enjoying our Jeeps, while the V8 guys are sitting around bragging about how BIG theirs is.
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This is, without a doubt, the most civilized discussion concerning the V6 vs. V8. Keep it up. Simply test drive and decide. To each his own.
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