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Re: For those who drive a Hemi 5.7

Just picked up a 14 Gc with the v8 and I test drove a few v6. Honestly I was surprised how peppy the v6 is. It's revvy and likes to wind out a bit..which is necessary with the weight of the jeep.

The v8 for me just effortlessly moved the jeep around. The low end torque is super impressive. In Eco mode the v8 will lumber around at a very low rpm and very little throttle input.

In sport mode, the v8 mid range torque is amazing. You don't need to wind it out to really get moving. Loving the v8 coupled with the 8-speed.

The sound is a huge pleasure as well.

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Just picked up a 14 Gc with the v8 and I test drove a few v6. Honestly I was surprised how peppy the v6 is. It's revvy and likes to wind out a bit..which is necessary with the weight of the jeep.

The v8 for me just effortlessly moved the jeep around. The low end torque is super impressive. In Eco mode the v8 will lumber around at a very low rpm and very little throttle input.

In sport mode, the v8 mid range torque is amazing. You don't need to wind it out to really get moving. Loving the v8 coupled with the 8-speed.

The sound is a huge pleasure as well.
Agree about the V8 in sport mode - wow. The V8 + 8 speed has been seamless for me so far, in eco, normal or sport. Very happy with it.
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This water pump early failure reminds me of V8 Buicks from the late 60's-70's that always failed early. Maybe Chrysler is using the same supplier?
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Just picked up a 14 Gc with the v8 and I test drove a few v6. Honestly I was surprised how peppy the v6 is. It's revvy and likes to wind out a bit..which is necessary with the weight of the jeep.

The v8 for me just effortlessly moved the jeep around. The low end torque is super impressive. In Eco mode the v8 will lumber around at a very low rpm and very little throttle input.

In sport mode, the v8 mid range torque is amazing. You don't need to wind it out to really get moving. Loving the v8 coupled with the 8-speed.

The sound is a huge pleasure as well.
The V6 in Sport mode is pretty darn zippy too, but without it and having put a few thousand miles on mine it's a dog with fleas. I would prefer the Hemi, but my rig fell into my lap and the deal was too good to pass up so I bought the Summit V6.

Overall it's much better since I had the dealer load the TSB for the tranny 2-1 downshift clunk/bump, but it does lack the torque off the line of the Hemi which is to be expected.

The Hemi is the right engine for the WK2 considering it's size but the diesel is a good option as well now that they seem to have worked out some of the kinks.
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Re: For those who drive a Hemi 5.7

Went with the V8 after testing the V6 and V8 back to back and loved the feeling. First thing I noticed was the sound. The V8 rumble from the cabin with the radio off is almost hypnotic to me and just having the power there when needed is great as well.

If I wanted better mileage I would have gone with the Diesel, but it wasn't out when we bought ours yet.
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If I wanted better mileage I would've gone with a yugo preferably yellow with a little wing on the trunk. 😎
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If I wanted better mileage I would've gone with a yugo preferably yellow with a little wing on the trunk. ��
Just don't forget the 25,000 RPM rev limiter, and 6" dia. exhaust can. With the Saber Saw body panel cutout for clearance!
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Went with the V8 after testing the V6 and V8 back to back and loved the feeling. First thing I noticed was the sound. The V8 rumble from the cabin with the radio off is almost hypnotic to me and just having the power there when needed is great as well.



If I wanted better mileage I would have gone with the Diesel, but it wasn't out when we bought ours yet.

The v8 sound gets better the more you drive.


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Man... I've had my 2013 v8 5.7 (23k miles) for 3 weeks in NYC and my MPG is averaged out at 6.7.... I love this rig, but paired with my heavy foot I've just been driving from station to station.


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This water pump early failure reminds me of V8 Buicks from the late 60's-70's that always failed early. Maybe Chrysler is using the same supplier?
I replace the water pump on my '13 JKU 4 times.
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Man... I've had my 2013 v8 5.7 (23k miles) for 3 weeks in NYC and my MPG is averaged out at 6.7.... I love this rig, but paired with my heavy foot I've just been driving from station to station.


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Not sure what my Hemi got on the 1st tank from the dealer, but I got 14.17 on my first tank with 89. Now on my 2nd tank with 93, it does seem a little peppier, but now I'm getting on it more. As long as I don't get less mileage (14-15) than my Rubicon with 37's then I'm happy. I know on the highway it will probably get close to 18-19 which my Rubicon could never do. Still glad I got the Hemi.
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Not sure what my Hemi got on the 1st tank from the dealer, but I got 14.17 on my first tank with 89. Now on my 2nd tank with 93, it does seem a little peppier, but now I'm getting on it more. As long as I don't get less mileage (14-15) than my Rubicon with 37's then I'm happy. I know on the highway it will probably get close to 18-19 which my Rubicon could never do. Still glad I got the Hemi.
The Hemi recommends mid grade 89 octane, not premium. No reason to spend the extra dough if you don't have to.
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