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Don’t get me wrong, the 3.6 is a great motor, but with 37s you do run out of torque on bigger obstacles. I don’t see how the Hemi would hinder me, though I’d be perfectly happy with the 5.7.
If the 5.7 could be priced as just an engine option, i'd also roll with that.



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Don’t get me wrong, the 3.6 is a great motor, but with 37s you do run out of torque on bigger obstacles. I don’t see how the Hemi would hinder me, though I’d be perfectly happy with the 5.7.
with 4.10s maybe, 4.88s or lower it's fine. You have to be more careful with big motors, too much skinny pedal can get you into trouble quick. That's why many use a device to eliminate the touchy throttle response.
 

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with 4.10s maybe, 4.88s or lower it's fine. You have to be more careful with big motors, too much skinny pedal can get you into trouble quick. That's why many use a device to eliminate the touchy throttle response.
“Fine” is in the eye of the beholder and really depends on what you’re doing with it. Even with 5.13s I feel like I need more torque at times. Obviously youhave to be careful with more torque/power.
 

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Wow, this was a tough read. All I have to say, If wrangler doesn't offer a Sasquatch option, my next vehicle will be a Bronco. I've owned 3 rubicons and now a Sahara JLU that steers like a WW2 vehicle, Jeep this is unacceptable.
 

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As somebody who has to daily drive the worst driving slug of a truck which has the 6.4 in all my 35 years of driving trucks, the 6.4 is more of a revolting idea to me than something attractive. Fool me once.... Not interested.

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As somebody who has to daily drive the worst driving slug of a truck which has the 6.4 in all my 35 years of driving trucks, the 6.4 is more of a revolting idea to me than something attractive. Fool me once.... Not interested.

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Exactly. I highly recomend that people take a Ram 2500 for a test drive with this engine. It's not exactly a powerhouse like a lot of people here think.
 

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“Fine” is in the eye of the beholder and really depends on what you’re doing with it. Even with 5.13s I feel like I need more torque at times. Obviously youhave to be careful with more torque/power.
true. I havent found an issue with power in tech. I havent done much extreme yet in the rig so I may find it to be true. Tuff to imagine it though, my TJ had 4.56 and and atlas 4.3 and power was never an issue and that was back when I did a lot of tech. Too busy lately to do a whole lot in the jlur and what I have done was plenty impressive.
 

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Exactly. I highly recomend that people take a Ram 2500 for a test drive with this engine. It's not exactly a powerhouse like a lot of people here think.
This is surprising. You've said it earlier in the thread as well. Is it the ECU tuning that makes it unresponsive? Why does it feel underpowered when it shouldn't?
 

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This is surprising. You've said it earlier in the thread as well. Is it the ECU tuning that makes it unresponsive? Why does it feel underpowered when it shouldn't?
I'm guessing that it's the tuning. Possibly less profile on the cam compared to the muscle cars as well. I was kind of hoping that it would be a monster that would be fun to drive. I tried to do a hard start with all the traction control turned off, and an empty bed. There was a very light chirp of the tire, and then underwhelming acceleration. And this was with the new 8spd auto. Wanted more, but was completely disapointed.
 

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Don’t get me wrong, the 3.6 is a great motor, but with 37s you do run out of torque on bigger obstacles.
I want to be first in line for a V8 but clearly you haven't seen this...

50“ wheels... 5 speed, older 3.6 with less torque down low and Jay, who's not a Jeep guy, refers to acceleration as "the stock engine moves along pretty good"...

Lesson: Re-gear if you have bigger wheels...
 

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I want to be first in line for a V8 but clearly you haven't seen this...

50“ wheels... 5 speed, older 3.6 with less torque down low and Jay, who's not a Jeep guy, refers to acceleration as "the stock engine moves along pretty good"...

Lesson: Re-gear if you have bigger wheels...
Wow. That...i don’t like that.
 

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Fab Fours is definitely a very divisive brand. I share your opinion, but they are still in business producing "grumpers" and "vicowls" so somebody likes this stuff.
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