Re: HEMI owners Please
If coming from a SRT8 you will have to go with the 5.7. I had a 2006 WK with the Hemi and it was full of problems. Mainly the transmission not being able to make its mind up, the bad ETC delay and the MDS 40mph annoyances. I was away from Jeep for a while and was in a 4.0L V6 4Runner. When going to the Jeep dealer I was 100 PERCENT getting a 5.7 WK2. I drove the WK2 Hemi and power seemed like the 06, did not wow me but it was for sure there. Then I drove a V6 and was wowed. I think because I expected it to be a TURD. Both Jeeps were right at the same MSRP (Hemi model did not have ORA1 Pkg or power lliftgate) and I went with the V6. I never got over 16.5 mpg on my 06 so I went with Pentastar as a DD. Neither is better, they just have different advantages and disadvantages. For you, coming from an SRT8...you have gotta go with the Hemi. Try the Pentastar for the hell of it just to say you did and you know what both have to offer. I like the German sourced trans in the V6 and really happy with how it acts!
2012 Grand Cherokee
Laredo X V6
Tow hooks, skids, QT2, Selec Terrain