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post #16 of 24 Old 11-23-2011, 06:49 PM
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I can get almost 500 about 480ish on a tank highway miles with the hemi. I could pass the 500 mark if I didn't care about running out of gas.


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post #17 of 24 Old 11-23-2011, 08:53 PM
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I can get almost 500 about 480ish on a tank highway miles with the hemi. I could pass the 500 mark if I didn't care about running out of gas.
Wow. Thats awsome. I haven't taken a "road trip" yet but I am courious what I will get. Based on your results, I'm sure I'll be happy.
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post #18 of 24 Old 11-23-2011, 09:18 PM
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ya, miles per tank is a dumb comparison for fuel economy

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post #19 of 24 Old 11-23-2011, 10:13 PM
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ya, miles per tank is a dumb comparison for fuel economy
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post #20 of 24 Old 11-24-2011, 01:31 PM
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Is there really a big difference between the V8 and V6 (in MPG and acceleration)? I want to get a 2011/12, but don't know if i should get a V6 or V8. From youtube videos i've seen that the V6 is pretty quick when it comes to acceleration. I wonder how the V8 is....
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post #21 of 24 Old 11-24-2011, 02:06 PM
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Is there really a big difference between the V8 and V6 (in MPG and acceleration)? I want to get a 2011/12, but don't know if i should get a V6 or V8. From youtube videos i've seen that the V6 is pretty quick when it comes to acceleration. I wonder how the V8 is....
Less than a second 0-60 difference.

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post #22 of 24 Old 11-24-2011, 05:40 PM
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the gears in the v6 lack alittle stop to wot, 1st will shift at 53mph, and second will shift at 83mpg, havnt went faster than that. but at 40-45mph and i punch it to pass, it will stay in second and take a few seconds to go.

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post #23 of 24 Old 11-25-2011, 09:16 AM
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Is there really a big difference between the V8 and V6 (in MPG and acceleration)? I want to get a 2011/12, but don't know if i should get a V6 or V8. From youtube videos i've seen that the V6 is pretty quick when it comes to acceleration. I wonder how the V8 is....
The mpg difference is not that much. The V8 is going to show its benefit when towing. The JGC is not a race car. The gearing is not set up for acceleration. Its all about torque.
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post #24 of 24 Old 11-26-2011, 08:13 PM
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When it comes to mpg, how accurate is the reading the computer gives you? Miles per tank tells you nothing unless you run it to empty every time.

I like to reset the avg reading upon fill up. I only have 1200 miles on my JGC hemi, but my mileage is going up. Avg was 23 on the last tank, with conservative driving.
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