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post #1 of 12 Old 06-08-2011, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hemi

I know the history of the Hemi and how the roof of each cylinder's combustion chambers is of hemispherical.

My question

Is the Hemi any better that the other current Ford, GM and Chevy truck motors.

When I say better I mean is it more durable, makes more power, can handle more abuse, handle heat better, better at towing, less maintenance intensive, less prone to failure and so on?

Or is the Hemi just a name and used for marking the product with no real world advantage over other motors?

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-09-2011, 02:06 AM
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It's a great engine but a marketing gimmick at the same time, the cylinders are no longer hemispherical.

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post #3 of 12 Old 06-09-2011, 05:56 AM
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It's a great engine but a marketing gimmick at the same time, the cylinders are no longer hemispherical.
I think honda civic motors are considered "hemi" but don't quote me on that.. id love to have the eco boost ford engine.

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post #4 of 12 Old 06-09-2011, 07:25 AM
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Its basically a form of marketing.... "Hemi" has a nice ring to it and everyone knows it now whereas the majority of consumers don't know anything else other than V6 or V8. Sort of like the Hondas marketing of "vtec".

While its real engine technology, its not the end all solution. ... its just a technology that has a marketable name.

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post #5 of 12 Old 06-09-2011, 08:44 AM
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I don't know about u guys but I have owned them all and I like hemi the best beside a volkswagen tfsi engine
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post #6 of 12 Old 06-09-2011, 09:26 AM
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I liked my 6.2L GMC L92 better than my 5.7L Hemi.

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post #7 of 12 Old 06-09-2011, 03:31 PM
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I wish they made a 5.9L cummins in a jgc...what a boss that would be. Would make the 5.7 look like a toy
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I wish they made a 5.9L cummins in a jgc...what a boss that would be. Would make the 5.7 look like a toy
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post #9 of 12 Old 06-10-2011, 02:14 AM
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When I blow my hemi I fully plan to either go with a 6.1L or a 5.9 Cummins (cummins would have fitment issues) but I'd like to put a dodge 2500 manual trans in there.
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post #10 of 12 Old 06-10-2011, 03:01 AM
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5.9 would be great just don't the gc front end could hold the weight of that beast lol
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post #11 of 12 Old 06-10-2011, 03:03 AM
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Just curious do they make a manual tranny for the gc anybody know of?
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post #12 of 12 Old 06-10-2011, 10:15 PM
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I don't think theirs any way possible a 5.9 would fit due to both the weight and heigth of the engine. It's a HUGE, HEAVY engine! LOL. You "might" be able to fit a 4BT cummins in there though and they are pretty bada$$ engines. And as far as the "hemi" thing goes pretty much any modern OHC engine has a "hemi" chamber in them. It was high tech stuff back in the 60's but nowdays it's just a gimmick because when people hear hemi they think a firebreathing 426 hemi making waaaaaay over it's 400 something hp it was rated at.

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