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Old 10-16-2012, 08:45 AM
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

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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.
I don't have the dual exhaust, but I'd like to get it added on, mainly for visual but that's a whole other thread. I've been able to do that plenty of times in my V6, uphill even, both engines have power again it's all about preference and what a persons lifestyle needs are. It does make me wonder, if 5.7 owners are so concerned with speed, torque and not concerned with gas mileage, why didn't they opt for the SRT? The interior color options? Gas mileage? Its not really an off road vehicle but some kits could change that. You can tow up to 6500lbs... it goes on.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:29 AM
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I don't have the dual exhaust, but I'd like to get it added on, mainly for visual but that's a whole other thread. I've been able to that plenty of times in my V6, uphill even, both engines have power again it's all about preference and what a persons lifestyle needs are. It does make me wonder, if 5.7 owners are so concerned with speed, torque and not concerned with gas mileage, why didn't they opt for the SRT? The interior color options? Gas mileage? Its not really an off road vehicle but some kits could change that. You can tow up to 6500lbs... it goes on.
The cost is significantly more than the Overland, and with me living in PA, it's not practical.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:18 AM
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

There you go, just as the SRT isn't practical and cost much more, granted the cost between an Overland V6 and V8 aren't that significant at first glance (maintenance is more expensive for the V8) , to some people a V8 is not practical. It doesn't make the V8 a superior engine, it just means it's not a practical engine for everyone.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:25 AM
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The cost is significantly more than the Overland, and with me living in PA, it's not practical.
I don't think it matters where you live. IMHO the SRT is not meant to be practical. It's meant to be FUN!

Thirty years ago I might have considered it. Now I'm older and more practical.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:46 AM
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I don't think it matters where you live. IMHO the SRT is not meant to be practical. It's meant to be FUN!

Thirty years ago I might have considered it. Now I'm older and more practical.
Sure it does! I wouldn't consider driving an SRT, or any sport-minded vehicle, during the winter months here.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:44 PM
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why not. get a set of snows for the SRT.and it could go anywhere a regilar wk2 can. your logic on this whole subject is off.

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Old 10-16-2012, 02:19 PM
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why not. get a set of snows for the SRT.and it could go anywhere a regilar wk2 can. your logic on this whole subject is off.

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LOL. Who are you to tell me, or even assume, what my needs are??? Does the SRT have Quadra drive? No. Does it have the Quadra lift suspension? No. Are you going to gift me the extra $20k over the Overland cost? No. I would never be stupid enough to take a $60k vehicle off road or on snow and ice covered roads. Sounds like you may be. My logic is just fine. Good day sir! I said, good day!
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:56 PM
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

I should clarify that I wouldn't take a $60k + vehicle NOT MEANT for those conditions, into those conditions. I don't spend foolishly and try not to do foolish things.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:48 PM
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Re: Who has driven both V6 & V8 WK2's

So you think your Hemi is BETTER than the SRT even though the SRT has more power, better acceleration and even bigger brakes.

I rest my case.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:10 PM
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So you think your Hemi is BETTER than the SRT even though the SRT has more power, better acceleration and even bigger brakes.

I rest my case.
It's better for MY needs. I don't want a sport SUV, especially one that costs that much. I wanted a capable, TRUE 4X4. If I wanted, a sport-style vehicle, I would buy a sports CAR with a manual tranny...no offense to SRT owners.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:29 PM
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So you think your Hemi is BETTER than the SRT even though the SRT has more power, better acceleration and even bigger brakes.

I rest my case.
YOUR need was obviously the V6 for lower up front costs, maintenance costs, and/or fuel costs. That's perfectly fine. Stop beating yourself up over it. Sheesh!
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