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Unread 01-26-2008, 12:34 AM   #31
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My old 2000 4.7 was nice taking off zero to 70 was fast. Have not punched the 2008 with 5.7 as of yet, still breaking it in with only 230 miles on odometer. Hope to have better response than the 4.7, or else this will be major disappointment. Seriously, if it dont kick *** and take names, I might as well have bought a 4 cylinder and at least get good gas mileage.

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Unread 03-16-2009, 03:39 PM   #32
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Try Turning the ESP off. Brake Standing, and investing in a tuner. Changed the way my hemi launches.

Although i fear that doing such hard launches isnt so good on the ELSD's.
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Unread 03-17-2009, 09:32 PM   #33
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Mine jumps only after waiting for a long light. I'll be holding the brake then when it turns green I lightly press on the gas just anticipating the jump and then it lunges forward. Every time.
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Unread 03-18-2009, 01:22 PM   #34
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For this reason my wife doesnt like driving my Jeep ...... Thank you Jeep !!!
Her 4.7 is smoothe as silk, but the Hemi snapps your neck on takeoff.
I too tried turning off ESP, almost freaked out the person next to me on the next corner, the soiund of howling Jeep tires does that..lol
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Unread 03-18-2009, 04:36 PM   #35
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For this reason my wife doesnt like driving my Jeep ...... Thank you Jeep !!!
Her 4.7 is smoothe as silk, but the Hemi snapps your neck on takeoff.
I too tried turning off ESP, almost freaked out the person next to me on the next corner, the soiund of howling Jeep tires does that..lol
Tell that is what they call torque and horsepower. Being a HP person, I love it. I have never owned an vehicle that did not have a V8.
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Unread 06-26-2009, 11:32 AM   #36
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Try Turning the ESP off. Brake Standing, and investing in a tuner. Changed the way my hemi launches.

Although i fear that doing such hard launches isnt so good on the ELSD's.
lol I'm not racing the thing. It's just annoying when you're pulling out into traffic and there's a delay--seconds count.
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Unread 06-26-2009, 08:01 PM   #37
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Love my HEMI.


I got a Diablo 93 CAI Tune, Dynomax Bullet Muffler and the resonator chopped off, and a AirAid CAI.


I always drive with tow/haul on, esp off, and in Autostick (1st gear ftmfw!)

Damn, it snapppppppss your neck off the line. I remember when I just put in the tune and I picked up the gf and at the next light I brake stalled and launched from the light, her neck snapped back and slammed on the headrest. LOL She smacked me. Rofl.


Guys the tune tremendously reduced the hesitation. Diablo ftmfw!
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Unread 06-26-2009, 08:05 PM   #38
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I'm sure this is normal. It is deffinately a weird feeling, your accelerating hard then all of the sudden your head gets pushed back as if the hand of god came up behind you. I'm pretty sure this came up in one of the engineering sessions and it has something to do with the esp/traction control. I know the engineers said the tranny can take 100% of the HEMI torque in every gear. It's just the tires can't hold the ground at 100% torque in 1st gear or probably even 2nd for that matter. I would love to do 4 wheel peels when taking off, the computer just won't let it happen.
funny you should mention that. i shut off the esp when i was in the rain to see what it would do from a stop...next thing i know im going down the road sideways..it whipped out like i was driving in the snow...that was pretty fun. and if im pulling out into traffic and i need to make sure i go fast i always shut the esp off first. the throttle cut out on me once when i was pulling out and hit some gravel. almost got rear ended. some safety feature
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