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Re: V6 Passing Performance

Flat road with long distance visibility is probably fine. We don't have a ton of those in western Montana so power becomes more important. The 5.7 limited we had was a passing beast. I wouldn't want my wife driving the V6 here.
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Re: V6 Passing Performance

Here's my 2 cents.

I own a 5.7 Overland. Had a V6 Laredo for a few days while Jeep was in the autobody repair.

At city speeds, (stop and go traffic), speeds less than 40-45 mph, I found the V6 very similar in performance to the Hemi. Honestly, I really couldnt tell the difference.

Once the speeds got up, that's where the Hemi really shines. Once you're @ 55-65mph and step on it, the higher torque of the Hemi makes itself known. Step on it to pass at highway speeds and there's no comparison between the greater power/torque of the 5.7 over the V6.
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Re: V6 Passing Performance

Passing power, and high-revs is where the V6 shines. Low end grunt (take-off) is what it lacks.
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Passing power, and high-revs is where the V6 shines. Low end grunt (take-off) is what it lacks.
Exactly my observation too.
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Re: V6 Passing Performance

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Here's my 2 cents.

I own a 5.7 Overland. Had a V6 Laredo for a few days while Jeep was in the autobody repair.

At city speeds, (stop and go traffic), speeds less than 40-45 mph, I found the V6 very similar in performance to the Hemi. Honestly, I really couldnt tell the difference.

Once the speeds got up, that's where the Hemi really shines. Once you're @ 55-65mph and step on it, the higher torque of the Hemi makes itself known. Step on it to pass at highway speeds and there's no comparison between the greater power/torque of the 5.7 over the V6.
I'm surprised to hear you say you couldn't tell the difference between the V6 & V8 at speeds less than 40-45. I found the high torque of the V8 to shine in that speed range.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:09 PM
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Eric's question/concern was very specific and I offered my opinion. My opinion is both meaningful and based on real time experience.

Sorry, I forgot only your opinions are meaningful.
I see that you met Big Boring.

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I'm surprised to hear you say you couldn't tell the difference between the V6 & V8 at speeds less than 40-45. I found the high torque of the V8 to shine in that speed range.

That's exactly what I expected. More displacement/bigger V8 should equate to more torque down low vs a higher revving V6 that makes it peak torque higher in the rpm range. But according to my "seat of the pants meter" I was surprised at how the V6 performed at lower speeds.
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Re: V6 Passing Performance

will the v6 be able to pass, yes. Will it be a lot of fun, no. If you want a vehicle just to get from point A to point B, the 6 will be just fine. If you want a little more out of your vehicle, get the Hemi.
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Re: V6 Passing Performance

If you expect to have a lot of fun with the GC, just tow something interesting with it. V6 is just fine.
Otherwise get a Hemi Charger with a 6-speed manual.
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will the v6 be able to pass, yes. Will it be a lot of fun, no. If you want a vehicle just to get from point A to point B, the 6 will be just fine. If you want a little more out of your vehicle, get the Hemi.
You think a 16 second quarter mile vehicle is fun to drive and much more than a point A to B vehicle? You have some pretty low standards. What kind of fun are you talking about having?
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:57 AM
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That's exactly what I expected. More displacement/bigger V8 should equate to more torque down low vs a higher revving V6 that makes it peak torque higher in the rpm range. But according to my "seat of the pants meter" I was surprised at how the V6 performed at lower speeds.
Take a look at the torque curves for both engines. Since the Pentastar has twin variable valve timing the engineers have been able to dial in an very flat torque curve over a wide power band. So the power comes on in a very linear fashion, not "peaky" as one would expect for a high performance engine without the technology.
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You think a 16 second quarter mile vehicle is fun to drive and much more than a point A to B vehicle? You have some pretty low standards. What kind of fun are you talking about having?
if you are comparing the v6 to the v8, the v8 is more fun to drive. You are correct, the Hemi is a joke compared to other makes but compared to the v6, it's a lot better. What does that say about the v6?
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