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Unread 06-02-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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2011 5.7 hemi.. few ???

hey all new memeber here

Im very close to getting a 2011 limited with the hemi...a few owners feedback would be great..

- how do you feel highway cruising is..meaning solid or floaty?..and the steering is it wandering or percise.... currently have a 2011 toyota 4runner wich is nice but its a slob on the highway and feels very horrible at highspeeds, steering is very wandering...and is also very under powered other than that nicee truck.lol

- do you feel the jeeps hemi is powered right...i know we all love more power but is it fun..u know what i mean.

- I will be test driving one this weekend my local guy didnt have a hemi one to test drive so thats why the few questions...thanks guys

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Unread 06-02-2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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hey all new memeber here

Im very close to getting a 2011 limited with the hemi...a few owners feedback would be great..

- how do you feel highway cruising is..meaning solid or floaty?..and the steering is it wandering or percise.... currently have a 2011 toyota 4runner wich is nice but its a slob on the highway and feels very horrible at highspeeds, steering is very wandering...and is also very under powered other than that nicee truck.lol

- do you feel the jeeps hemi is powered right...i know we all love more power but is it fun..u know what i mean.

- I will be test driving one this weekend my local guy didnt have a hemi one to test drive so thats why the few questions...thanks guys
I've only had mine a few weeks but here's my take - you know what they say about opinions right? They're like ___ holes, everyone's got one....

1. I think it handles extremely well. You're not taking any high speed corners in it, but highway cruising is very, very solid. My Land Rover Discovery used to have like 20+ degrees of float in the steering wheel, this drives like it should.
2.Hemi power - it's not an SRT8, but I don't think it's as bad as some people here will tell you. A friend who has a 3.2 Audi A5 just drove it and the first thing he said was, "wow this thing is peppy". Bottom line is after driving both - the Hemi was a no brainer.


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Unread 06-02-2011, 09:08 PM   #3
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I've only had mine a few weeks but here's my take - you know what they say about opinions right? They're like ___ holes, everyone's got one....

1. I think it handles extremely well. You're not taking any high speed corners in it, but highway cruising is very, very solid. My Land Rover Discovery used to have like 20+ degrees of float in the steering wheel, this drives like it should.
2.Hemi power - it's not an SRT8, but I don't think it's as bad as some people here will tell you. A friend who has a 3.2 Audi A5 just drove it and the first thing he said was, "wow this thing is peppy". Bottom line is after driving both - the Hemi was a no brainer.



Good luck!
LOL nice my wifes car is 2010 audi Q5 3.2...and i think thats super fast on highway so your friend saying that your hemi is peppy is great
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Unread 06-02-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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I recently crossed New Mexico on I-40 with a terrible crosswind. My Overland Hemi was solid on the road, I noticed no swaying, but saw a lot of campers and semis having leaning and swaying problems. Later in Texas, drove on I-20 at the 80mph legal speed limit, it felt as if the vehicle was on a rail. Solid as any I've driven, more solid than most. Get the Hemi, it powers the 5000 pound vehicle very nicely in adverse conditions.
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Unread 06-02-2011, 09:43 PM   #5
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If you like a stable ride, choose the 18 inch tires as the stock 20s are a bit twitchy, following road imperfections. The GC is very maneuverable and handles very well with little driver correction/input required, the hemi is a blast. Pro reviewers say that only the porsche has better SUV road manners. If you want to relax, get yourself the advanced warning and adaptive cruise package as you set the speed where you want and it will adjust to highway traffic. You can drive for hours without touching the brake or gas peddle.

But highway manners is subjective, so test drive.
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Unread 06-02-2011, 10:01 PM   #6
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If you like a stable ride, choose the 18 inch tires as the stock 20s are a bit twitchy, following road imperfections. The GC is very maneuverable and handles very well with little driver correction/input required, the hemi is a blast. Pro reviewers say that only the porsche has better SUV road manners. If you want to relax, get yourself the advanced warning and adaptive cruise package as you set the speed where you want and it will adjust to highway traffic. You can drive for hours without touching the brake or gas peddle.

But highway manners is subjective, so test drive.
Have to agree with all of this - I have the 18's and the active cruise control, a/c seats, by far one of the best cars I've driven on the highway in.
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Ride = Well planted, no drift, and super comfortable

Hemi = Perfect engine for this vehicle. It's not a Cayenne S but it is the perfect mix of power and civility. It will get you where you want to go and how you want to get there 99.9% of the time. If that other .01% is important enough than there is always the Cayenne S at over 2x the money......
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Unread 06-03-2011, 09:50 AM   #8
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The ride and steering is similar between the 6 and the 8, both are good.

The Hemi has a ton more power than the 6 but the computer is retarded. The Jeep would be a lot "peppier" if the computer would get the hell out of the way, you can feel it slowing the Hemi down on a WOT run until about 40-50mph (at least in mine).
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I recently crossed New Mexico on I-40 with a terrible crosswind. My Overland Hemi was solid on the road, I noticed no swaying, but saw a lot of campers and semis having leaning and swaying problems. Later in Texas, drove on I-20 at the 80mph legal speed limit, it felt as if the vehicle was on a rail. Solid as any I've driven, more solid than most. Get the Hemi, it powers the 5000 pound vehicle very nicely in adverse conditions.
I just drove through the worst storm I have ever seen here in Florida 2 days ago. The Jeep was as solid as a rock through flooded roads and a nasty cross wind that was definately hurricane force (70 MPH plus winds). Always felt stable and planted with no swaying in the wind at all and no hydroplaning.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 12:43 PM   #10
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Now that you mention it, I now realize yesterday had some nasty cross winds that I only noticed because of the trees laying over.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 12:55 PM   #11
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Ride = Well planted, no drift, and super comfortable

Hemi = Perfect engine for this vehicle. It's not a Cayenne S but it is the perfect mix of power and civility. It will get you where you want to go and how you want to get there 99.9% of the time. If that other .01% is important enough than there is always the Cayenne S at over 2x the money......
IIRC the Cayenne S is slower than the 5.7 GC and its styling looks like a toad had sex with a fish.
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IIRC the Cayenne S is slower than the 5.7 GC and its styling looks like a toad had sex with a fish.
The turbo is the one I was thinking of. I thought that was the S, my bad.
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I have the 70th anniversary Laredo with the 20s and I will say that they dont track as well as I'd like at high speeds. It is barely noticable, and I'm being picky, but I'm sure smaller wheels would correct that.
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The ride and steering is similar between the 6 and the 8, both are good.

The Hemi has a ton more power than the 6 but the computer is retarded. The Jeep would be a lot "peppier" if the computer would get the hell out of the way, you can feel it slowing the Hemi down on a WOT run until about 40-50mph (at least in mine).
I agree totally about the computer getting in the way. This is true in Auto mode. The throttle is laggy, the engine feels restricted until you've got it wound up, and the shifts are a little sloppy. But throw it in Sport mode and all those problems go away. Problem is you have to switch it every time you start the Jeep. All of that said, I leave mine in Auto most of the time and then switch to Sport when I'm feeling frisky.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 06:30 PM   #15
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wow thanks guys for all the input...yea i must say my 4runner is all over the place when its windy and i hate that!!

ill check back in monday after my test drive

** oh one other ? does anyone have real 0-60 times for the hemi...ive seen so many diff numbers on the web
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