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post #1 of 7 Old 04-17-2013, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Chrysler ends 4.7l production

What's the consumer's feeling as the last 4.7l was produced and Pentastar will replace it.

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-18-2013, 03:47 AM
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All I can say is glad I got one. The newer technology is cool but there still nothing like a V8!

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post #3 of 7 Old 04-18-2013, 03:52 AM
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4.7 was a turd with too many problems

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post #4 of 7 Old 04-18-2013, 03:56 AM
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Speak for yourself. My 4.7 is awesome. I however never understood why it existed. There should only have been the 3.6 and the 5.7 I only got the 4.7 out of ignorance.

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post #5 of 7 Old 04-18-2013, 08:30 AM
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the 4.7 has been around for decades, its about time they retired it. the engine is not a turd, only when you dont take care of it.

i like my 4.7, im sure id like a hemi- but i cant complain with my low 20s mpg on trips..

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-18-2013, 09:28 AM
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The 4.7 is a great motor, it was perfect for the WJ. Mine went 150k without a single mechanical issue (and that was in the hands of a teenager with a heavy foot and a constant need to be wheeling) before I cut the Jeep up. I saved my 4.7 and my 45RFE for a new home in my CJ because I think it has a great balance of size, power and weight. In the end my mother's 5.7L has had more issues in 7 years than my 4.7L had in 13...

If they still made the Dakota/the GC was still in the 4000-4500lbs range I think it would still be around. I am kind of disappointed it never ended up in the Wrangler.


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The second gen 4.7 was a great pairing with the wk and the dakota. Im shopping for a new durango and im considering a 3.6 in it. It wont be a screamer but it should do well.

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