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Old 08-21-2010, 06:04 PM   #1
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What do you think of the V6

Looking to replace my dead YJ I am not really sure I like the looks of the Jk but anyway my question is the V6 I am not that farmiliar with it. I know the I6 was a good engine but what about the V

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Old 08-21-2010, 09:43 PM   #2
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It's a very good engine that has withstood the test of time.

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Old 08-21-2010, 10:22 PM   #3
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Like Dag says "it's a good engine"--

I just wish they'd catch the SOB that took the other two cylinders !!

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Old 08-21-2010, 10:36 PM   #4
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It's a very good engine that has withstood the test of time.
The I or the V?

Any inline motor is gonna be strong. The I6 has been around for long enough to prove its worth. From what I know, the V6 hasn't been around near as long.
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Now having owned both, the acceleration of the i6 was superior to this v
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:48 PM   #6
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Now having owned both, the acceleration of the i6 was superior to this v
Isn't the V more powerful?
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I honestly don't remember the horsepower numbers, but the acceleration was better in the i6. First time the wife drove my new 2010, first thing she said was "this thing won't get out of it's own way". Not that important really, it's not suppose to be a sports car, but it's noticeable difference
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:58 PM   #8
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It could also have more to do with a heavier truck. I doubt a newer generation vehicle would come with less power.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:02 PM   #9
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My last was a 2002 and the advertised curb weight is almost identicle <shrug>. Was just my experience. That i6 rocked.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:53 PM   #10
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The I or the V?

Any inline motor is gonna be strong. The I6 has been around for long enough to prove its worth. From what I know, the V6 hasn't been around near as long.

The V. It's been arounf since the early 90's. This discussion is even older.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:00 AM   #11
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This coming from someone who drove a Jeep for the first time.

I drove a new JK 2-door last week on a test drive, it was an auto. I had the sales person and my dad in the vehicle and had the a/c going. After reading pages worth of complaints about the motor, I was expecting the worse. But it wasn't as bad as a lot of people have said about it. While it wasn't nearly as fast as my car, it wasn't the slowest thing I've ever driven. At least it'll keep you from getting a speeding ticket.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:01 AM   #12
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I liek the I6 because its in my jeep@!
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:06 AM   #13
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Looking to replace my dead YJ I am not really sure I like the looks of the Jk but anyway my question is the V6 I am not that farmiliar with it. I know the I6 was a good engine but what about the V
I got a v6 in my jeep. Its nice and gets the job done for me!
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:06 AM   #14
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Have no fear, you can still buy repair parts for Ford 255cu flatheads and Horses get GOOD MILEAGE !!

The V6 is here and this is now--so get overit --

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Old 08-22-2010, 08:12 AM   #15
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Thanks to all seems it may be preference, did not hear many negatives. I was mostly worried about any design flaws or hidden problems. I work with engineers in another industry everyday and know sometimes its like they graduated from the ooshhit school of engineering. Guess I'll test drive both and decide
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Have no fear, you can still buy repair parts for Ford 255cu flatheads and Horses get GOOD MILEAGE !!

The V6 is here and this is now--so get overit --

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Old 08-22-2010, 08:32 AM   #17
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Heh Heh, this little V6 3.8L has been around for almost 21 years and used by Chrysler in vans and cars under different loads and equipment provided, it's very dependable, the only real changes have been in the Computer (ECM) programming and ignition !!



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Thanks to all seems it may be preference, did not hear many negatives. I was mostly worried about any design flaws or hidden problems. I work with engineers in another industry everyday and know sometimes its like they graduated from the ooshhit school of engineering. Guess I'll test drive both and decide
The one to watch out for will be the NEW "PENTASTAR", coming to a theater near you--it's BRAND new !!

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Old 08-22-2010, 08:51 AM   #18
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Why not just go for a Chevy smallblock V8...you gonna be changing everything for the new V6 or I6 anyway.
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Yea, that'd be a good deal, except !


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Why not just go for a Chevy smallblock V8...you gonna be changing everything for the new V6 or I6 anyway.
It would have to be UNLICENSED, because of the DMV laws about engine swaps and !

The only PRE-PROGRAMMING WORK that has been done on the JK is by AEV(hemi) AND RIPP/AVENGER (SUPERCHARGER), so

The Hemi or supercharger is about the only logical exchange, the SC's are about 5k and the Hemi is about 20K, unless you doit all-GOOD LUCK !!

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Old 08-22-2010, 09:21 AM   #20
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Not doing a swap gotta replace the entire jeep, Betty died with a 12" oak in the passenger seat luckly it was alone or the other passenger whould have had a bad day.

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