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Old 08-19-2010, 06:26 AM
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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

My plan was to buy a V6. I wanted the V6. I don't tow much - don't own a trailer, camper, or boat, but my family does and I tow something maybe twice a year - so the extra power isn't something I need. Plus, the new v6 puts out 35% more power than the old V6. I test drove the V6. It felt... adequate. It didn't give me a special feeling in my trousers, but it felt like I could live with it. And for $2k less up front and about $500/year less in fuel costs for how much I drive, I figured the V6 was the right choice for me. Unfortunately, none of the V6 Laredo X packages on dealer lots in my area had QDII. QDI was a deal breaker for me, as I do use low-range a good bit. That's how I ended up with a Hemi. In the end, I say bugger-all to the up front and TCO savings; the Hemi is so much fun!

(Sorry for all the Britishisms - guess I've been watching too much Clarkson lately.)
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:21 AM
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7 Now That is The Question

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Old 08-19-2010, 08:35 AM
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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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My plan was to buy a V6. I wanted the V6. I don't tow much - don't own a trailer, camper, or boat, but my family does and I tow something maybe twice a year - so the extra power isn't something I need. Plus, the new v6 puts out 35% more power than the old V6. I test drove the V6. It felt... adequate. It didn't give me a special feeling in my trousers, but it felt like I could live with it. And for $2k less up front and about $500/year less in fuel costs for how much I drive, I figured the V6 was the right choice for me. Unfortunately, none of the V6 Laredo X packages on dealer lots in my area had QDII. QDI was a deal breaker for me, as I do use low-range a good bit. That's how I ended up with a Hemi. In the end, I say bugger-all to the up front and TCO savings; the Hemi is so much fun!

(Sorry for all the Britishisms - guess I've been watching too much Clarkson lately.)
Just curious what do u use the low range for a lot if ur not towing? Are u in a snowy area like me?
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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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Just curious what do u use the low range for a lot if ur not towing? Are u in a snowy area like me?
Yeah, snow and ice. Not a ton of snow here, about 10" per month from January through March, but we get a lot of freezing rain in the winter. I use 4lo on pavement in those conditions. Also, I have access to property with old logging roads where you have to climb & descend steep hills with loose footing. 4lo gets used there.

4lo isn't for towing. In 4lo, you don't want to go above about 5mph.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:17 AM
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Yeah, snow and ice. Not a ton of snow here, about 10" per month from January through March, but we get a lot of freezing rain in the winter. I use 4lo on pavement in those conditions. Also, I have access to property with old logging roads where you have to climb & descend steep hills with loose footing. 4lo gets used there.

4lo isn't for towing. In 4lo, you don't want to go above about 5mph.
4Lo could though be used to haul your boat out of the water up the steep ramp.. But yea else your doing huge hills, or have a large camper going up big hills, you shouldn't need 4 lo to much on the roads.
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Get the Hemi or spend the next 5 yrs wishing you had!
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Re: 3.6 or 5.7 Now That is The Question

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Yeah, snow and ice. Not a ton of snow here, about 10" per month from January through March, but we get a lot of freezing rain in the winter. I use 4lo on pavement in those conditions. Also, I have access to property with old logging roads where you have to climb & descend steep hills with loose footing. 4lo gets used there.

4lo isn't for towing. In 4lo, you don't want to go above about 5mph.
Wouldn't you want to use 4lo if you are trying to pull someone out of snow or a ditch when hooked up to your tow hooks?
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4Lo could though be used to haul your boat out of the water up the steep ramp..
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Wouldn't you want to use 4lo if you are trying to pull someone out of snow or a ditch when hooked up to your tow hooks?
Well, yeah, 4lo is useful in these situations. Pulling a boat up a wet launch ramp is probably where most people use it. When I said "not for towing," I meant not when pulling your trailer to home depot to load up with lumber.
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