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Old 03-21-2013, 07:38 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8 on 2014-- Opinions

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I'm pretty sure the Hemi first went into the 2005 GC and the V6 was new with the 2011 GC.
They introduced the Hemi in the Ram in '03. Its a solid, proven engine.
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Re: V-6 or V-8 on 2014-- Opinions

I'm pleasantly surprised at the performance of our 14 V6. It feels strong and pulls hard. Tranny is butter smooth. In sport mode you'd almost think it was a small v8.

Saying that I drove a 13 v8, and it was awesome too. The 5 speed and the v8 combo were very nice.

But they have made a leap forward with the v6 8 speed combo.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:48 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8 on 2014-- Opinions

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Go with the V6!
If you want adequate. If you like the V8 on the test drive you will love it after you use one of the aftermarket tuners that really wakes it up.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:12 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8 on 2014-- Opinions

While we are on it does anyone know why they stopped calling the 5.7L a hemi? Is it still a hemi?
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:16 AM
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Re: V-6 or V-8 on 2014-- Opinions

I assume it's just marketing for Jeeps. They still cal it a Hemi in the Rams and Jeep probably doesn't want to make it seem like a truck engine is in their high end SUV.
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Re: V-6 or V-8 on 2014-- Opinions

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I assume it's just marketing for Jeeps. They still cal it a Hemi in the Rams and Jeep probably doesn't want to make it seem like a truck engine is in their high end SUV.
Doubt it...it's a Hemi in the Chargers, Challengers and 300's and they promote the hell out of it.
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While we are on it does anyone know why they stopped calling the 5.7L a hemi? Is it still a hemi?
The engine cover says HEMI in huge bold letters.
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Re: V-6 or V-8 on 2014-- Opinions

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The engine cover says HEMI in huge bold letters.
Duh..
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Re: V-6 or V-8 on 2014-- Opinions

What's a Grand Cherokee?
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:55 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8 on 2014-- Opinions

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On the 2014?
It does on mine ... both sides.
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Re: V-6 or V-8 on 2014-- Opinions

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It does on mine ... both sides.
The same engine cover that is on my 2014 V8 WK2's is the same one Chrysler has been using since at least 2005. I noticed that even though the 2014 hemi with the 8 speed trans doesn't have a trans dipstick, the cover still has the notch in it for a dipstick. I think back in 2004, Chrysler probably got a good deal on the engine covers by purchasing at least a million of them.
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