|11-11-2013 03:08 PM|
Some say it adds HP, so say it takes it away.
You make the call....
My butt dyno tells me that my plasti-dipped angry eyes gave me 20 more ponies!
|11-11-2013 03:00 PM|
|11-11-2013 12:47 PM|
|daggo66||Don't forget stickers. Stickers can add 25 to 40 more HP!|
|11-11-2013 12:19 PM|
I just hit 3,900 miles... through spirited driving the adaptives added 50 HP - I feel it on my butt dyno.
Who needs a CAI and TBS when you can have 50 HP for free...
|11-11-2013 10:57 AM|
|11-11-2013 10:52 AM|
|panthermark||I'm happy with the 3.6...but the bigger difference was the re-geared WA580 vs the old 42RLE. And yes, this is an old thread.|
|11-11-2013 10:15 AM|
|urmantrev||I love the 3.6! I definitely didn't buy my Jeep for gas mileage, but I average 21-22mpg all summer long and drop to about 20 in the winter. It is a 2dr 6-speed with 3.21s but still! Never heard of that with a 4.0.|
|11-10-2013 01:51 PM|
|11-10-2013 01:47 PM|
|daggo66||A TBS in a fuel injected engine is worthless.|
|11-10-2013 01:45 PM|
no need to....
|11-10-2013 01:35 PM|
|11-10-2013 12:51 PM|
|lexallen||I love my 3.6... after adding the CAI and TBS, I actually have to be careful when flooring it while turning into moving traffic... its super quick. Also, I believe Dodge is putting the exact same engine in their new 1500 trucks (for the V6 option)... I think that says a lot about the power in the new 3.6|
|11-10-2013 09:08 AM|
|Paul04tj||wow, this thread is over a year and half old!|
|11-09-2013 11:40 PM|
|11-09-2013 08:32 PM|
|11-09-2013 06:15 PM|
|11-09-2013 05:14 PM|
I only have 3200 miles, on my 2012 JK; but, I'm very pleased with the 3.6L and auto trans.
Of course, I may have something wrong with me. This is my 7th Wrangler and I've always felt the engines perform very well for their purpose.
I never bought a Wrangler and expected a Corvette.
|11-09-2013 05:08 PM|
|11-09-2013 01:37 PM|
Because the peak torque is about the same, both will have roughly the same peak acceleration in first. But the 3.8 just gives up and the 3.6 keeps steppin'.
|11-09-2013 07:07 AM|
|11-09-2013 06:41 AM|
I now have both. A 2009 and a 2014. They both have manual transmissions and 3.73 gearing. When first brought home the 2014 felt very new and the interior much more "plush." It was smoother and quieter. (the 09 has an aftermarket exhaust). I didn't notice any huge difference in engine performance. Any difference was really masked by the "newness."
The 14 now has the same suspension as the 09, but with larger tires (34's). There is absolutely no major difference in engine performance between the two. Nothing about the 14 makes me feel like my 09 is any less.
The biggest advantage that I see to the 14 is the soft top. The new larger windows (introduced in 11) gives you a much better view and eliminates some of the blind spot.
The biggest disadvantage is the elimination of the open handle on the inside of the door. This takes away the "reach through the window" method of removing and carrying the doors.
In the take it or leave it department, I really don't need to be able to see my feet or the inside of my cup holder.
The one thing I would want on my 09 that the 14 has is the word "Jeep" lights up in the dash when you turn the engine on.
|11-09-2013 04:35 AM|
Nah, I'm just kidding of course (my previous post was a joke). I love my JK. But I'm still a realist...just because I live here and own one, I'm not gonna deny that, for the most part, American cars are light years behind foreign cars.
|11-09-2013 12:31 AM|
|BILLET SILVER||I bought the 14 JKUS and have less than 900 miles on it so far and was averaging 21.9 mpg the other day on the interstate at 65 mph. Not a DD but was pretty impressed that it was getting over 20. It has auto and 3.21 gearing and I plan on a 2.5" lift and 33's so I doubt the over 20 mg will last for long.|
|11-08-2013 10:39 PM|
|rnuover13||First JK Wrangler I've ever owned and I'm very satisfied with it. Although I do notice a lot of people filing complaints about them cause of all the hate towards them that they end up looking for issues themselves. I'm not comparing my Jeep to anyone's but I don't have anything bad to say about it.|
|11-08-2013 10:02 PM|
|11-08-2013 09:34 PM|
Love the 3.6 engine but i have some grumbles about it. You really cant beat the inline 6 in terms of reliability. With the pentastar reliability has really yet to be seen as its still very new. My first grumble is this engines great displeasure it gives me down low in the rpm range. Could be bc of my 3:21's and 32's but still, not to big on low end torque. Secondly, it (no matter what people say) is pushing a high compression motor, Which naturally be a little more finicky. I put 89 in mine personally. other than that mine uses no oil (knock on wood) and runs like a top. When the cams swap it does put out a nice exhaust note through my banks muffler too gotta love dohc.
Edit: p.s btw i swear i saw a 4.0 crate motor somewhere that had more hp and torque than the 3.6 (just saying)
|11-08-2013 09:14 PM|
Warranty...is that the thing where you get to bring the Jeep in for one problem and get it back with several new fun problems, courtesy of the diligent, hard working chrysler techs? Is that the option where you bring it in for one thing and next thing you know you're a regular customer at the chrysler shop? Mmmm...that does sound like fun, heck I got nothing better to do with my life anyway
p.s. i <3 my jeep
|11-08-2013 04:33 PM|
|11-08-2013 04:04 PM|
Anyone figured out how to swap a 4.0 into the JK?
No defective heads, no hydraulic lifter bleed down, no [insert other Pentastar issues]. Must be nice
|11-08-2013 08:40 AM|
|legitposter||Before the JK I had an '11 Compass with the old 'world' engine. It felt like a sports car compared to the JK with the pentastar. So I can only imagine how bogged down the previous wranglers must feel. The 3.6 isn't a feature imo, it's a flat out necessity.|
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