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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

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Well, here is Wards 10 Best Engines from 2009, the 5.7L Hemi.

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Let's face it, it you want better gas mileage get the V6. From a performance perspective the Hemi outperforms the V6 in all regards. It's your choice and I guess there is no right and wrong. It's whatever you are looking for.
I agree 100% and obviously the hemi offers more power for towing.
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

Haha you guys think the V6 people have envy, but reading this thread it is the v8 people that are screaming the loudest.

V8 is faster, but not by much. According to Edmunds for the V6 Overland and the V8 Overland, their 0-60 times were 9.0 seconds and 8.2 seconds, respectively. Yes, the Hemi is faster - but not by very much.

We've already determined that the Hemi is less efficient (based on HP and FT/LBS per Liter).

The Hemi is heavier by around 300lbs.

The Hemi requires 89 Octane fuel. Not only does the V6 get better mpg, but both have the same sized fuel tank so the V6 should go further per tank.

Although not that big of a deal, it seems the maintenance of the Hemi will be a little bit more than with the V6.
- 16 spark plugs that need to be changed every 30k miles
vs 6 spark plugs that need to be changed every 96k miles
- More oil per oil change (6 qts vs. 7 qts)


All in all, I considered the Hemi a luxury item compared to the V6. There really isn't anything the Hemi can do that the V6 can't do, except for pull over 5000lbs. Yes, it could have been nice to pass a vehicle on the road half a second faster than I can with the v6 - but the extra cost for the engine, the lower mpg, and the higher maintenance costs swayed me to the V6.
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

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Haha you guys think the V6 people have envy, but reading this thread it is the v8 people that are screaming the loudest.

V8 is faster, but not by much. According to Edmunds for the V6 Overland and the V8 Overland, their 0-60 times were 9.0 seconds and 8.2 seconds, respectively. Yes, the Hemi is faster - but not by very much.

We've already determined that the Hemi is less efficient (based on HP and FT/LBS per Liter).

The Hemi is heavier by around 300lbs.

The Hemi requires 89 Octane fuel. Not only does the V6 get better mpg, but both have the same sized fuel tank so the V6 should go further per tank.

Although not that big of a deal, it seems the maintenance of the Hemi will be a little bit more than with the V6.
- 16 spark plugs that need to be changed every 30k miles
vs 6 spark plugs that need to be changed every 96k miles
- More oil per oil change (6 qts vs. 7 qts)


All in all, I considered the Hemi a luxury item compared to the V6. There really isn't anything the Hemi can do that the V6 can't do, except for pull over 5000lbs. Yes, it could have been nice to pass a vehicle on the road half a second faster than I can with the v6 - but the extra cost for the engine, the lower mpg, and the higher maintenance costs swayed me to the V6.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:14 PM
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

You aint seen noth'n till you drive the V6 turbo diesel like we have own here in Oz. You'll be getting it next year.
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

For you HEMI guys. If Jeep added a twin turbo version of the V-6 with more hp, more torque , lighter weight, better fuel economy, and a similar cost, would you still stick with the V-8?
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

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The Hemi requires 89 Octane fuel.
89 "Recommended". I haven't put anything except 87 in mine and it runs great.
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

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89 "Recommended". I haven't put anything except 87 in mine and it runs great.
Then you are getting V6 power since the engine pulls timing. I realize this is only true under hot conditions and heavy load. I just couldn't resist.
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

We are supposed to be part of the Jeep brotherhood! I am not saying what motor is better, than what trim level is better. We are all Jeep Wk2 owners, and the manual shows the Jeep wave! I am afraid to use the wave if I am opposite to a Hemi owner giving me the finger
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

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For you HEMI guys. If Jeep added a twin turbo version of the V-6 with more hp, more torque , lighter weight, better fuel economy, and a similar cost, would you still stick with the V-8?
No, I would not....IF the torque was better or at least equal to that of the Hemi. I'm a big fan of torque!
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:32 PM
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

I was able to avoid waiting for a long red light TWICE, by quickly changing lanes and quick acceleration from my WK2 with Hemi engine.

Also, the Hemi sounds great, comes with Heavy Duty brakes and with dual exhaust.
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I was able to avoid waiting for a long red light TWICE, by quickly changing lanes and quick acceleration from my WK2 with Hemi engine.

Also, the Hemi sounds great, comes with Heavy Duty brakes and with dual exhaust.
And you really think you couldn't have done that with the V6?
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And you really think you couldn't have done that with the V6?
With a V6, I'll never know. Might have had to stop, might have made it. Might have ran a red light. Nah, you could be right though.
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