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Re: Looking to Trade our 15 Altitude for a 16 High Altitude.. Engine Advice requested

Almost Zero Towing.

our Boat is kept in dry storage and we just have it dropped in when we want to take it out.. much easier than trying to store a boat at the house and trailer it.


V8 may be the way to go....

Thank you for your input and glad to hear that your E.D. has given you many trouble free miles.

I am a fan of Diesel Engines

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Sent you a PM before you trade it in
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Re: Looking to Trade our 15 Altitude for a 16 High Altitude.. Engine Advice requested

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Almost Zero Towing.


Thank you for your input and glad to hear that your E.D. has given you many trouble free miles.

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Sorry, but that part made me chuckle. His "E.D." could be fixed with Cialis or Viagra I suppose...
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Re: Looking to Trade our 15 Altitude for a 16 High Altitude.. Engine Advice requested

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Sorry, but that part made me chuckle. His "E.D." could be fixed with Cialis or Viagra I suppose...

Hahah.. reading back through that I probably should have just typed out Eco Diesel.

I see what I did there and didn't even mean to
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Re: Looking to Trade our 15 Altitude for a 16 High Altitude.. Engine Advice requested

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+1 I think he's just looking to move into a higher model.
IMO needing brighter/prettier headlights is not a reason to drop 10k into virtually the same car after 1 yr ...but it's not my money.

I've been a member of a few forums and have never seen so many people "upgrade" into the slightly updated model of the same car in under 2 years.
I guess that's just signs of a strong economy.

He drives an M4. No wonder his wife wants something better than a Laredo based Altitude lol

I've had an 09, 12, 14 and 15. And a ton of different cars in between. I see nothing wrong with getting a new one. But your wife has put a lot of miles on a one year old car so be ready to take that hit. Otherwise, I wouldn't hesitate to trade it in for a HA w/Hemi.
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Re: Looking to Trade our 15 Altitude for a 16 High Altitude.. Engine Advice requested

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He drives an M4. No wonder his wife wants something better than a Laredo based Altitude lol

I've had an 09, 12, 14 and 15. And a ton of different cars in between. I see nothing wrong with getting a new one. But your wife has put a lot of miles on a one year old car so be ready to take that hit. Otherwise, I wouldn't hesitate to trade it in for a HA w/Hemi.

Correct.. Luckily we both Love Jeep Products and she's not the type that since I have a BMW She has to have a BMW ... I personally don't think an X5 is worth the additional coin.

The Mileage is a bit high as we do a good bit of travelling in it. We only plan to take the M on one or two road trips a year to keep the mileage down on it.

She did fall for the JGC SRT but with the TrackHawk or whatever they plan to call it in a year I think purchasing an SRT would be a bad move, plus I'd rather not spend 75k on a performance SUV. (Though I do think they are bad ass)

Not to mention its not like she is going to be ripping it up on the streets or tracking an SUV.

The High Altitude has Great looks and the V8 will provide plenty of power.




Like I said in my original post we love our Altitude . It is just missing a couple key features we would prefer..
I believe the upgrade will be worth it and keep us satisfied over the next 4-6 years.


I will post a couple of pics of our vehicles together.
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Re: Looking to Trade our 15 Altitude for a 16 High Altitude.. Engine Advice requested

I went from the V6 in my '14 Overland to the 5.7 HEMI in my new '15 High Altitude (silver).

While the V6 did me well, the V8 is worlds better. The gas mileage does suck, though. I'm 1,100 miles in and averaging about 13MPG. 98% city.
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Re: Looking to Trade our 15 Altitude for a 16 High Altitude.. Engine Advice requested

I love my EcoDiesel. It's different, so that may be why I like it. At any rate, no issues at all after around 12,000 miles so far. I use it daily for my 3 mile commute and we drive the crap out of it on the weekend taking my son to hockey. Mileage is great, power is great, badge on the back is great
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Re: Looking to Trade our 15 Altitude for a 16 High Altitude.. Engine Advice requested

I picked the V8 because I figured, for just a few thousand more I could have peace of mind that I wouldn't have V6 tranny issues, no worries about having the power the pass, and fun factor... it really hauls ass off the line and sounds sweet!
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I cant speak for the diesel, but I have had both the Hemi in my 2014 Summit and now the V6 in my recently purchased High Altitude.

I did not consider the Diesel mainly because the cost of it, I hear lots of stories about issues with it and I guess other maintenance that isnt normally required on the gas models, plus gas is dirt cheap right now. Diesel costs more than premium typically.

So with that said here are my thoughts on the Hemi. First off the power and interior cabin sound is awesome! Just under normal acceleration you can tell there is something big powering it. Fuel economy is ok, certainly not great. if you do lots of stop and go its gonna be bad. If your are in far suburbs it will be pretty much as advertised about 16-17. In winter even lower if that applies to you. My Summit with the V8 felt heavy! You can tell it weighs more just in everyday driving. It has hydraulic steering which requires much more effort. Word has it the '16 Hemi will be equipped with the same electric steering that the current V6 has which might make it feel lighter.

I nowe have a new '15 High Altitude V6 and really like it so far. In everyday driving the V6 and overall interior is much more quiet. Thats not road noise or anything, but the Hemi puts out some rumbling during acceleration that is much more quiet in the V6. I know the High Altitude has a sportier suspension than the regular air suspension, but my V6 HA drives MUCH better than my V8 Summit did. That thing felt like a tank where as my new HA feels more like driving a sedan. It was that nice that I had no problems giving up the sound and power of the V8.
I only have 150 miles on my new HA, but the tranny is very smooth. no twitchy or jerky shifting whatsoever and thats even in some extreme cold temps. One thing that kind of annoyed me about the 8spd in my Hemi which was awesome BTW, the 1-2 shift is always very noticeable. In the V6 is smooth as butter so far which I really like.
The V8 recommends mid grade fuel (you can use regular if you want to), the V6 obviously regular.

Like I said before I have no experience with the diesel, but I would recommend getting the V6 again. Not sure if they did anything different with the tranny or software, but my recent built HA shifts excellent (knock on wood).

Here are a couple pictures of Billet Silver High Altitude when I was at the dealership buying mine. It was a tough call between the white and silver, but this silver one didn't have HK audio and that was a must. Also a picture of the white one that I bought with the silver one behind it to compare.
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Re: Looking to Trade our 15 Altitude for a 16 High Altitude.. Engine Advice requested

The hemi is your safest bet, but that's just imo!
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Re: Looking to Trade our 15 Altitude for a 16 High Altitude.. Engine Advice requested

I have a 14 Overland with the 3.6L and I've been completely happy with it's reliability, power and fuel economy. All of my previous GC's were V8.

I had some minor shifting issues with it early on and that was taken care of with the quick relearn procedure. You do read a lot of complaints here on the 3.6L transmission on early builds but I wouldn't necessarily take that as being typical across all of the 3.6L GC's on the road. The V8 and diesel transmission wasn't completely trouble free either.

If you don't tow a lot then the 3.6L should be fine.
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