Diesel JL Wrangler Sounds and Sound Comparison to 2.0L

  1. rickinAZ

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    Ironically, that the same clip that I posted that originally freaked me out over the noise. One man's meat is another man's poison - certainly true here.
     
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    Great point... I guess it depends on what your doing with your Jeep.. I am not sure I would like the clatter in the deep sierras.. i know - driven diesels for many years..

    Last summer was a hoot as we idle over trails, top and doors off with barely a noise from the v6... To be honest.. I am really looking forward to full electric = zero noise.. The jeeps I was with in the sierras were v8's and I kept my distance so I could enjoy the trail all the more..

    I look forward to driving one.. but my expectations are in check.. I don't think it will overcome my obstacles (weight, noise, complexity)..

    I hope I am wrong..
     
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    After putting nearly 100 miles on mine, it’s not very noisy at all. Even with the skytouch top back. You can definitely hear the clatter, but it’s nothing like the Cummins of old. I was stunned when I first heard how quiet it was
     
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    Mine seems like it is getting louder with more use. I love the sound of it so it does not bother me at all, i wish it was louder. Can't wait for tuning and to delete all the emissions crap.
     
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    Matt says it’s pretty loud in his review. I love to hear that, now I’d just like to hear my own. Come on FCA.
     
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    I find myself turning down the radio and cracking the window to hear it. You definitely know it's a diesel.
     
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    Excellent.

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    I've had my diesel now for a little over two weeks. I traded my 2018 2.0 L for the diesel am not disappointed.
    The 2.0 had a lot of off the line power, and I had no issues with its abilities out in the desert or on the rocks.
    But the diesel engine just sounds so much better, and the Wrangler feels more substantial, with the additional weight. Even with 37s on it, the diesel's torque takes care of any weight concerns, and the thing just gets up and goes! If anyone has any concerns about the diesel, they need to take a test drive comparison.
     
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    Totally agree...running 35s until the snow melts, but the thing gets out of its own way with much more authority than my 3.6 ever did. I have yet to need 4L because the torque in 4H has been more than adequate off road.
     
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