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Re: HEMI owners Please

I have the Hemi and if I could do it again I would go with the V6. The performance with the Hemi is not worth the price up front and the extra gas to run it.
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Re: HEMI owners Please

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I have the Hemi and if I could do it again I would go with the V6. The performance with the Hemi is not worth the price up front and the extra gas to run it.

Wow really?

Almost 100 hp difference.. And u can't notice it

Hmmm

Some people are saying wait for the the 8speed tranny
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:08 PM
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Re: HEMI owners Please

^^ Yeah something’s not right there... There is a huge performance difference between the v6 and v8. I've owned both and although the V6 is a nice engine and perfect if you are trying to squeeze max MPG's it simply does not have the grunt required to get this thing moving especially if you plan on towing or enjoy spirited driving.

A good example of the difference can be noticed while driving up large hills or inclines.

With the V6 you get two choices: Go up the hill at a slow leisurely rate OR floor it, let it downshift and then scream up the hill at high RPM

With the V8 you are in complete control – give it more gas it easily accelerates without downshifting, or punch it and hear/feel some real power. Not SRT power mind you, but nice strong acceleration.

I can't imagine many people are displeased with the 5.7L's power.

Best of luck in finding a replacement,

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^^ Yeah something’s not right there... There is a huge performance difference between the v6 and v8. I've owned both and although the V6 is a nice engine and perfect if you are trying to squeeze max MPG's it simply does not have the grunt required to get this thing moving especially if you plan on towing or enjoy spirited driving.

A good example of the difference can be noticed while driving up large hills or inclines.

With the V6 you get two choices: Go up the hill at a slow leisurely rate OR floor it, let it downshift and then scream up the hill at high RPM

With the V8 you are in complete control – give it more gas it easily accelerates without downshifting, or punch it and hear/feel some real power. Not SRT power mind you, but nice strong acceleration.

I can't imagine many people are displeased with the 5.7L's power.

Best of luck in finding a replacement,

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Thanks id have to imagine you are correct.

I mean I know its no super machine but a hemi has to have more pull then the pentastart.
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Re: HEMI owners Please

I have an Overland with the V8. Power is reasonable and certainly better than the 6, but it's nothing thrilling. I found the 6 to be underpowered and the V8 is pretty much just right. But I could easily see some folks finding the V8 only "okay." A Rav 4 with the 3.5 is easily as quick and feels livelier.
The V8's has too many advantages over the V6, from safer passing power, more towing and better resale to make it much of a choice. But a rocket it aint. I'd say my Overland with the Hemi is a very well balanced package.


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Re: HEMI owners Please

Gears, weight and the transmission tune are killing the 5.7L WK2. In my WK the Hemi felt good, the revs were fast and it picked up speed good because it had 3:73 gears and was 500 lbs lighter.

It is not uncommon to have many complain about the WK2 5.7L being sluggish, just do a search on this forum, lots of complaints.

I have owned the Jeep for 7500 klms now, I would rather have had the 3.7L and saved some money in the end
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Gears, weight and the transmission tune are killing the 5.7L WK2. In my WK the Hemi felt good, the revs were fast and it picked up speed good because it had 3:73 gears and was 500 lbs lighter.

It is not uncommon to have many complain about the WK2 5.7L being sluggish, just do a search on this forum, lots of complaints.

I have owned the Jeep for 7500 klms now, I would rather have had the 3.7L and saved some money in the end


I work with someone with a WK/Hemi (2005 or 2006) and it's no quicker than my new Overland. It's MUCH louder on the road and gets worse MPG, handles like a sponge with poor feedback; a real bucket of bolts I'd never own. It really has little in common with the new WK2 Overland. 0-60 times as low as 6.9 sec for the WK2 with V8 can be found and low 7's is typical. For the weight and suspension this is plenty of power.
By comparison I found the V6 to make quite a racket when pushed and if you need some thrust at highway speeds, the V6 is noticeably slower. Good power is a safety feature more than anything else. If you do a lot of city driving I can see a case for the V6 because the V8 sucks gas fast around town. If you're mainly highway the V8 is the clear pick. I've had 3 trips now and never dropped below 21 MPG and near 23 is doable using cruise. My 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander with V6 was only 2-3 MPG better and the Overland is HUGELY nicer in every way. I'm impressed with the package overall.
Now...if Jeep could get another 20 hp at the wheels without a fuel penalty....sign me up.



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There have been a lot of discussion on the V6 vs V8 and it always turns into a pissing contest. I know the OP was originally asking about the hemi vs srt8 motor, but since everyone is chiming in the way I look at it is this:

V6: better on gas and good for minor towing. Not bad on minor hills either and cheaper.
V8: more power at the loss of worse gas mileage. If you have a big trailer or boat this is prob your better option as well as if you live in a very hilly area.

That said I own the V6 and I have enjoyed it so far, it has enough power for me and I mess around with it and still get good gas mileage. That said I'm sure id enjoy the added power the V8 provides but good gas mileage is more important to me, nothing against the V8 guys/gals.

Different strokes for different folks though.
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Re: HEMI owners Please

Get a beater car for the next 9 months or so.

Then get yourself a 2014 SRT.

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Get a beater car for the next 9 months or so.

Then get yourself a 2014 SRT.

Thank me later then you can send me a PBA card. lol

LOL yea NO problemo!! although they barely work anymore...scum B..G highway guys dont honor them

Honestly I may just hold off awhile at least until the 8 speed tranny comes out..
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I think this is the worst shifting 6 speed auto transmission I've driven. Ford and GMs I've driven are far supperior. I like the rest of the Jeep otherwise.
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Re: HEMI owners Please

I have had both in the '012 model. The transmission makes both engines have some issues. The Hemi is able to pull out of some lulls that the V6 can't. I like the Hemi, It's not a beast, but then again if I wanted that I would own something lower to the ground with two doors.
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