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Owwww snap take that .....V 6 is great I'm sure, but love the feeling of knowing what happens when u step on that gas with the hemi it's like having too much money, it's not possible.
+1. 50% more torque is A LOT!!

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+1. 50% more torque is A LOT!!
It is....until you realize that 99.9% of the time you're behind the wheel, you're not using any of that 50% more...

But I guess it's good to have for that 0.1% that you want/need to use it!
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Re: Man am I glad I ordered the Hemi!

Hi everyone. I just joined this forum and was prompted to make a comment and ask a question. I am planning on purchasing a 2011 Limited or Overland and was leaning toward the V-8 for several reasons, one of which is the fact that I’ll be living at around 4700 feet altitude and regularly going over the Sierra Nevada mountains (lot of snow in the winter) to California to visit the grandkids. It is my understanding that Quadra-Drive II is only available with the V-8 HEMI as is the Electronic Limited-Slip Rear Differential. The V-6, of course, has Quadra-Trac II. I haven’t seen any mention of these differences in this thread of V-8 vs. V-6 and the 4-wheeling capabilities issues between these two different setups, in particular for driving through deep snow. Can anyone comment on the differences and 4-wheeling capabilities between these systems? It seems this is also an important issue to consider.

Thanks for any input. And thanks for all the info I’ve found in the last 24 hours reading so many threads here. Looking forward to being a longtime member.
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Re: Man am I glad I ordered the Hemi!

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It is....until you realize that 99.9% of the time you're behind the wheel, you're not using any of that 50% more...

But I guess it's good to have for that 0.1% that you want/need to use it!
99.9% percent of the time you arent using your balls either, but you still want them there. You guessed right.
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99.9% percent of the time you arent using your balls either, but you still want them there. You guessed right.
I don't know about you, but I use my balls constantly.
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99.9% percent of the time you arent using your balls either, but you still want them there. You guessed right.
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LOLOL you guys are too funny.


Anyway, just the sound when pressing the start button was enough to sell me on the Hemi :-)
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Re: Man am I glad I ordered the Hemi!

BS that the Hemi's torque goes largely unused, that's the point of this thread evidenced by folks who have actual experience driving the vehicle.

Hemi drivers tap the power and speed of the 5.7 on a daily basis, particularly if they are at altitude, ascending elevation, hauling gear/passengers, or towing.

Passing dump trucks, suicide jockeys, and struggling vehicles is effortless and safer, especially in challenging driving conditions.

Then there's the simple joy of spirited driving, which some of us still value.

Lastly, the Hemi Balz get used way more often than my other balz as no permission or participation by others is necessary.
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Re: Man am I glad I ordered the Hemi!

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BS that the Hemi's torque goes largely unused, that's the point of this thread evidenced by folks who have actual experience driving the vehicle.

Hemi drivers tap the power and speed of the 5.7 on a daily basis, particularly if they are at altitude, ascending elevation, hauling gear/passengers, or towing.

Passing dump trucks, suicide jockeys, and struggling vehicles is effortless and safer, especially in challenging driving conditions.

Then there's the simple joy of spirited driving, which some of us still value.

Lastly, the Hemi Balz get used way more often than my other balz as no permission or participation by others is necessary.
^^ x2. The other night I noticed a vehicle was overtaking me in a situation that made it clear I was about to get cut off. I said "Hemi time" and my daughter giggled as I removed that option from the other driver's playbook before they even got close. Per your comment, safe and confident Hemi-powered egress from dicey situations is a good thing.
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^^ x2. The other night I noticed a vehicle was overtaking me in a situation that made it clear I was about to get cut off. I said "Hemi time" and my daughter giggled as I removed that option from the other driver's playbook before they even got close. Per your comment, safe and confident Hemi-powered egress from dicey situations is a good thing.

That's the type of 0.1% thing I'm talking about. In that type of situation, it might be good to have the Hemi. On the other hand, I'm quite sure you could have accomplished the same task with the V6 as well.

I'm not saying it's a bad thing to have "extra" power available, I'm only saying that it is rarely necessary nor used. Even the most lead-footed driver hardly ever keeps his foot on the floor for more than a few seconds at a time. Trust me, I've owned far more V8 vehicles than the average driver and I've found that the more powerful my engine, the LESS I needed to use all of its available power. If anything, I can navigate through just about any traffic situation while using less than half the engine's available power.

Now when it comes to a smaller and less powerful engine, I'm far more likely to need more of the engine's available power.
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That's the type of 0.1% thing I'm talking about. In that type of situation, it might be good to have the Hemi. On the other hand, I'm quite sure you could have accomplished the same task with the V6 as well.
No argument. If I'm in a developing or full-blown emergency driving situation, I'll figure out how to pull the stops on the capabilities of whatever vehicle I'm in...throttle, braking, steering, etc.

Even if it's a V6. J/K!!!!!!!
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Hi everyone. I just joined this forum and was prompted to make a comment and ask a question. I am planning on purchasing a 2011 Limited or Overland and was leaning toward the V-8 for several reasons, one of which is the fact that I’ll be living at around 4700 feet altitude and regularly going over the Sierra Nevada mountains (lot of snow in the winter) to California to visit the grandkids. It is my understanding that Quadra-Drive II is only available with the V-8 HEMI as is the Electronic Limited-Slip Rear Differential. The V-6, of course, has Quadra-Trac II. I haven’t seen any mention of these differences in this thread of V-8 vs. V-6 and the 4-wheeling capabilities issues between these two different setups, in particular for driving through deep snow. Can anyone comment on the differences and 4-wheeling capabilities between these systems? It seems this is also an important issue to consider.

Thanks for any input. And thanks for all the info I’ve found in the last 24 hours reading so many threads here. Looking forward to being a longtime member.
The main difference between QTII and QDII is the Electronic Limited Slip Differential on the rear axle in QDII. Both are very capable systems, but that ELSD makes QDII somewhat more capable if you're ascending in a spot where traction may not be even between the two rear wheels (like if one wheel is in the air).

I doubt there would be any noticeable difference between QTII and QDII in the snow- if you're at the point where you'd notice a difference in the white stuff, you'd have been better off with a set of dedicated winter tires anyway. Given your higher altitude driving, the Hemi would probably be a better choice for you, and on the Overland that engine comes with QDII standard (whether or not you get the Off Road Adventure II package), so it's kind of a moot point for you.
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