Originally Posted by drummerwookie
well hows the 3.8 going to get well tested if no one wants to use it?
Honestly, I think JEEP needs to get its head outa its ***. They were doing really well until they did away with the XJ and its been going down hill ever since. Along came the KJ to replace the XJ. Than they were fools and resigned the Grand and now they have this ugly monstrosity called the WK. And don't even get my going on the Compiss.
I think the 3.8L was a mistake. Jeep now has way to many engines covering its line. Now we’ve got the 2.5L, 2.8L, 3.7L, 3.8L, 4.0L, 4.7L 5.2L, 5.7L, 5.9L, and the 6.1L. So that’s 10 engines its having to cover. Now that the 2.5L, 4.0L, 5.2L and the 5.9L engines are no longer being made, we can take them out of the mix, and will can also take the CRD & the big Hemi out since it doesn’t apply to the Wrangler.
So what do we have left? The 3.7L that was designed for the KJ, but has been put in the WK and XK also. And the 4.7L and 5.7L. If they were smart they would have just snagged the KJs 3.7L and shoved that in the JK. Would have saved them tons of R&D and they would have all ready have a trail proven engine.
The 3.7L woud have been a better engine for the JK. It was all ready being made, and is been in the real world for what four years now? Plenty to time to fix its little bugs. But no, they had to come out with a new engine and start all over again.