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Hello. I’m a new member that’s been lurking this site for a while now. I’m going to purchase a 2014 Cashmere Pearl Summit in a few hours. Since my brother works for Chrysler, I’m getting the EP price which is a pretty good deal without the hassle of haggling.


I thought I’d get the Hemi until I test drove the V6 yesterday back to back with the V8. I was impressed enough with the V6 to sway me in that direction.

I’m not sure I like the 2014 Summit wheels as much as I did the 2013 Summit polished 20” 5 spokes. Would the 2013 wheels fit the 2014?

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Tom
 

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Go for the V8 :) You'll thank me later :)

As far as I know they should fit .
Agreed. To answer your question, the 2013 wheels will swap right in with no problem. :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the replies. Just got her home. I'm overwhelmed by the tech! Pulled it into the garage for the first time crawling along while my wife made sure I wasn’t going to hit anything. Warning tones where going off every once in a while but it fits fine.

I “settled” for the V6 and as long as I don’t drive one with a V8 I’m going to be fine. I was very surprised at how spirited this heavy vehicle felt with this engine and tranny combo. I tested a 2012 last year with the V6 and I know I wouldn’t have been as happy with it.


Picked up the Lifetime warranty for an extra $2K and peace of mind considering all the bells and whistles this thing has. I’ve never purchased an extended warranty before but this just seemed to make too much sense considering I keep my vehicles forever. <O:p
 

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Agree. Lifetime warranty is good pickup if you keep long time (I'm same - got lifetime warranty I drive high miles). V6 is good. I can feel weight of truck going up hill if Eco mode is on but click button and then it's more lively when you need it.
 

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Wow, it's amazing how varied points of reference are...I test drove both engines and felt a fairly significant difference between the V6 and the Hemi....the Hemi makes the JGC a totally different truck....and that's a good thing.....at least that's the way it felt to me.....oh, and before anyone calls me biased towards the Hemi, I had the Pentastar in the Wrangler and really liked it that application.......funny thing is, the Hemi gets better gas mileage than the my dad's Patriot around town....
 

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Don't get me wrong, I definitely felt the difference......but only when I really accelerated very aggressively like flooring the accelerator. There is no doubt I'd prefer the hemi when passing on a two lane road.

The thing that really surprised me about this new V6/8 speed tranny combo was that (to me) it felt every bit as lively as the hemi in normal driving. It never felt like it was struggling. I do tend to drive faster than the average bear but I'm not a really aggressive driver like a few people I know. That being the case, I just felt that the V6 provided adequate (not exhilarating) passing acceleration and the rest of the time I don't think I'll notice the difference, except at the gas pump.

The only time it might bug me that I didn't get the V8 is when you guys with one remind me I didn't. ;)
 

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I've also got a 2014 Summit with the V6 and the first thing I do is turn off eco when I get it started. The difference in throttle responsiveness is pretty incredible. I feel it's a good bridge between eco and sport modes.
 

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Congratulations! Did you get the authentic Chrysler warranty, or did the dealer manage to sell you a 3rd party warranty while representing it as a Chrysler warranty. It's a sleazy tactic and makes Chrysler Jeep look bad, in my opinion, but many dealers will do it as they make more $ on the 3rd party warranty. Hard to believe that Chrysler allows it, but they do.
 
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