Anyone have buyer's remorse for ordering the 3.6 instead of the 2.0 Turbo.

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The older 3.6 yes. The newer JL's 3.6 has been lightened up, not as heavy duty. Time will tell.
Not an issue. The PUG al as o has less friction which should be translate we into less wear. It is only weighs 4 lbs less. The places they shaved weight won't compromise it. Besides that, there are PUGs in 2016 and 2017 Grand Cherokees pushing past 300k. Time is already speaking on it.

 

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No regrets here. 3.6 and a manual. Only issue I have is the Willys gears so hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will be getting my 4.56 gears installed.
I'm very curious what you think of 4.56 with 3.6 + 6sp. Please let us know.
 

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Not an issue. The PUG al as o has less friction which should be translate we into less wear. It is only weighs 4 lbs less. The places they shaved weight won't compromise it. Besides that, there are PUGs in 2016 and 2017 Grand Cherokees pushing past 300k. Time is already speaking on it.
That's very good to know. Thanks.

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Not an issue. The PUG al as o has less friction which should be translate we into less wear. It is only weighs 4 lbs less. The places they shaved weight won't compromise it. Besides that, there are PUGs in 2016 and 2017 Grand Cherokees pushing past 300k. Time is already speaking on it.
Gen 1 version made 625K miles:




Some of the improvements on the Gen 2 are nice (save for 1 that is totally wasted):

- New ignition coils and platinum sparkplugs
- Eight hole injection nozzles
- Two stage VVT
- Compression ratio increased from 10.2:1 to 11.3:1 (complete waste on this--FCA could have capitalized on this, but chose to leave the tune and octane requirements at the bottom)

The loss of factory E85 capability is also not an improvement. From my perspective, I would think the Gen 2 version will last as long as the Gen 1 provided that maintenance is performed at reasonable intervals (which may not coincide with factory recommendations).
 


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Us 2.0 owners will be bitching when the turbos fail us and the valves get gunked up from direct injection.
I have the 2.0 and love it. But…I agree that if you plan to keep your JL for over 100,000 miles the 3.6 is a better bet. I don’t and therefore don’t care 😆
 

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I have the 2.0 and love it. But…I agree that if you plan to keep your JL for over 100,000 miles the 3.6 is a better bet. I don’t and therefore don’t care 😆
Yea me neither. Hell, I'm already contemplating getting rid of my Willys and its only got 1,500 miles lol
 

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I'm very curious what you think of 4.56 with 3.6 + 6sp. Please let us know.
I'm scheduled to have 4.88s installed along with 35's on JLUR 3.6 6-speed. Curious how I fair vs the 4.56's.

Prefer the big N/A simplicity of the 3.6 plus only engined offered with 3 pedals.
 

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I loved...LOVED my 4.0 I6 in my '97 TJ. At the time, it was a brilliant combination with a manual transmission. A tank.

That lust for a love I shouldn't have lost directly translated into my 3.6 with a manual transmission. The 3.6 has been a champ, thus far. While I still love slinging the manual transmission, Jeep's AT is good enough to actually make me question whether I should have gone that route.

But, I have not for a second regretted not even considering the 2.0T. While I believe the 4xe has a promising future, the world tech isn't really ready to support that battery requirement or the power grids to recharge a full world fleet of hybrid/EV vehicles. The diesel never caught my interest.

So, I have zero regrets with the 3.6.
 


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Yea me neither. Hell, I'm already contemplating getting rid of my Willys and its only got 1,500 miles lol
I'm curious why you're thinking of getting out already. I e had mine 2 weeks, so I'm still in the honeymoon phase, but I love it. Tire noise is louder than I anticipated, but it's what I signed up for, not their fault.

 

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