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Old 08-18-2010, 08:16 PM
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7 Now That is The Question

I'd take power to tow "something I need" over the cost to change spark plugs and slightly less gas mileage.. Its no worse then any other comparable SUV in size.. the V6 is there to provide the better gas minded consumers.
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7 Now That is The Question

I got the 5.7 and i love it.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:17 PM
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7 Now That is The Question

HEMI. What's another grand or so when you are already spending 40k for a vehicle?

The real world mileage b/w the two wont be much.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:22 PM
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7 Now That is The Question

Maybe someone can explain why Double Platinum plugs are ~13 and Iridium is ~8 and I thought Iridium is the higher plug? lol

Found the DP plug number for Champion 7989
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7 Now That is The Question

Still cant freakin decide, but one things for sure not many 5.7's on the lot in the laredo package.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:31 PM
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7 Now That is The Question

The main reason some vehicles have such a long spark plug interval is because replacing them is a cast iron pain in the rear, so they use platinum or iridium plugs to length the interval.

On either the V6 or the V8, the job is pretty simple- both engines are placed longitudinally, and if maintenance is a concern, the V6 has enough room for you to crawl in there with it, so I'd guess it will be easier to keep going, but not by a huge margin.

Personally, I ordered a V6 after driving both. I did not feel that the V8's extra grunt was noticeable enough to be worth $1500 up front and then about a 15-20% efficiency penalty.
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7 Now That is The Question

It was a no brainer for me too. I love having the additional hp and tq on tap when I need it. I didn't drive the V6 but I felt that anything less than what the Hemi offered I would not be happy.

The final reason was the dual chrome exhaust pipes sticking out of the rear!
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7 Now That is The Question

Go big or go home. HEMI! I had the 4.0L before my HEMI. The HEMI is worth it.
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7 Now That is The Question

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Re: 3.6 or 5.7 Now That is The Question

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Go big or go home. HEMI! I had the 4.0L before my HEMI. The HEMI is worth it.
OK I think I got my choice now, dealers are try tyrin to stuff the 3.6 down my throat now. Give me the HEMI, I dont need it, I WANT it
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