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post #1 of Old 01-03-2011, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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2.8L diesel vs Hemi

Sup yall? if the new Nukizer is coming out it should have the 2 engine options. I tried to find out more about the engines and found jack nothing. the main question is which would perform better as a daily driver and work/tow rig? Gas is NOT an issue, please dont include that in this thread

extra question, would the 6 speed be available with BOTH engines?

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post #2 of Old 01-03-2011, 01:27 AM
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My daily driver is a diesel and it is the first one I have ever owned. I love it. I don't have a radio in mine and the sound of the engine is very soothing. Now that I have a diesel I don't plan on going back to a gas burner.

There are a few things to consider for gas V diesel. I have a LOT of low end torque in my Jeep but the gearing is such that I do not have a lot of top end (no O/D YET!) I would say drive a diesel and a gas before you buy that way you are more familiar with both of them.
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post #3 of Old 01-03-2011, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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ah okay, well i concerned about these 2 specific engines. not something in an import
ive driven many diesels and gas in the Mopar fleet, but never towed w/ them. and since theyre new I know theyre gonna have problems (blame Chrysler)

im hoping the diesel would perform just as well as the Hemi if not better. wouldnt make sense selling a diesel in a truck that doesnt have as much power ad the gas rival, usually the diesels are top of the line in truck options.

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ah okay, well i concerned about these 2 specific engines. not something in an import
Very well...

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ah okay, well i concerned about these 2 specific engines. not something in an import
The 2.8 VM diesel will never be used again in the United States. Some Fiat diesel might be used in the future. And the Hemi name isn't used anymore when that engine is used by Jeep.

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I've had the VM 2.8L diesel, it ran well and got 26 mpg in a 4500lb 4x4 Liberty. I'd still own that Liberty if it had a manual trans (which wasn't available). I think a diesel option is a must.

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The 2.8 VM diesel will never be used again in the United States. Some Fiat diesel might be used in the future. And the Hemi name isn't used anymore when that engine is used by Jeep.
Fiat just perches 50% of VM diesel, if a version of this diesel engine is certified for the states, then it should be in the JK soon.
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IDK about a 2.8L, but I could see the 3.0L used in the European GC being a possibility. Now that would be really nice.

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