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How exactly would 18s vs 20s make a difference? Keep in mind they both have the same overall diameter.
Maybe he was talking about weight, but they are probably similar. You are right though, all WK2 wheels have exact same diameter.
It's the SRT wheels and tires that weigh a ton!

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Old 03-15-2016, 10:07 PM
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Maybe he was talking about weight, but they are probably similar. You are right though, all WK2 wheels have exact same diameter.
It's the SRT wheels and tires they weight a ton!

Yes, I was talking weight. It's not a 1000 lbs difference, but there is a difference.


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Re: For those who drive a Hemi 5.7

I didn't get the hemi in 2012 mainly because of upfront costs and gas was more expensive. The v6 is fine most times but sometimes when im on the highway pushing 80mph it really works especially on uphills.. My wife drives the jeep 90% of the time for hauling kids so a v8 seemed overkill at the time too.. I drive a v6 camry(0-60 in 5.8) so anytime I get in the jeep it feels sluggish and slow but it gets the job done for what we need. I do occasionally pull a trailer usually with building materials of some sort but the v6 handles that ok(you can def tell theres a trailer back there). Next time around, if gas stays cheap I will probably spring for the v8. Oh and my v6 has the "cylinder 4 misfire" check engine light coming on occasionally. Gotta get it in to have the heads replaced...
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Re: For those who drive a Hemi 5.7

I've seen the 5,200 lb weight mentioned several times in this thread, but all the specs I can find for my Laredo 4x4 V6 say 4600 lbs. Do the higher end models add that much weight in options? Or does a lot of that extra weight come from the hemi engine? I can see how the handling would be different between the models, if so.
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I've seen the 5,200 lb weight mentioned several times in this thread, but all the specs I can find for my Laredo 4x4 V6 say 4600 lbs. Do the higher end models add that much weight in options? Or does a lot of that extra weight come from the hemi engine? I can see how the handling would be different between the models, if so.
Yes, higher trim levels and the V8 add considerable weight. My MY12 Summit with the Hemi weighs ~5300 lbs.
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Yes, higher trim levels and the V8 add considerable weight. My MY12 Summit with the Hemi weighs ~5300 lbs.
The scales at the dump must be screwey. I swear they registered mine at 5800. That was with nothing but 5 gallons of oil to drop off.
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skid plates are 120lbs for all five so that would be another addition im sure they don't include in their calculations if you happen to have those.
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The scales at the dump must be screwey. I swear they registered mine at 5800. That was with nothing but 5 gallons of oil to drop off.
Wow, that thing literally is a tank!

So far all I have been able to find is that the Hemi 5.7 weighs about 485 pounds. I don't know what all this includes or doesn't include, and I wasn't able to find any stats on the Pentastar.
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Wow, that thing literally is a tank!

So far all I have been able to find is that the Hemi 5.7 weighs about 485 pounds. I don't know what all this includes or doesn't include, and I wasn't able to find any stats on the Pentastar.
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Re: For those who drive a Hemi 5.7

I more or less got the Hemi by default.....Since the GC is primarily my winter driver, I don't see how a "4WD vehicle" is truly "4WD" unless it has a locking rear end. Therefore, in order to get the LSD, I had to pop for the ORA II package, and that, in turn, required either the diesel V-6 or the Hemi V-8 option. I simply DO NOT understand that logic.....

Nonetheless, I have the Hemi, and no question, it's powerful. The gas mileage isn't too bad, at least by the onboard computer, considering it's a big tank. I get around 13-14 in "around town, traffic driving", and averaged 22-23 on an 800 mile round trip to Atlantic City, NJ, shortly after I got the GC.
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I more or less got the Hemi by default.....Since the GC is primarily my winter driver, I don't see how a "4WD vehicle" is truly "4WD" unless it has a locking rear end. Therefore, in order to get the LSD, I had to pop for the ORA II package, and that, in turn, required either the diesel V-6 or the Hemi V-8 option. I simply DO NOT understand that logic.....
I remember reading in Car and Driver once that they were befuddled as to why a certain rear-end ratio could only be had if you ordered the sunroof package. I can't remember the car for sure, but if memory serves me right, it was an early 90's Corvette. Funny, yet infuriating.
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In what way is it disappointing?

Exactly my question. I got stuck with a 2014 JGC V6 for a month as a rental vehicle and hated it. The only thing decent about the V6 is the gas mileage, but it has zero power at all. Hell, my first car ever was a 4 cylinder Mitsubishi Eclipse and it had better acceleration than the V6 jeep. I currently have a 2014 Jeep SRT and the 2014 Jeep Overland with the 5.7 and they are night and day better than the V6.


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