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post #1 of 2 Old 03-06-2019, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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So I’ve been looking 2012+ to get the 3.6, but I just found a 2010 rubicon with 46k miles for $15.9. I’ve heard the 3.8 burns oil and some say it’s a great engine. I know it’s a lot slower than the pentastar but I barely drive on the highway. I’ve read about the axles and stuff a little but haven’t really looked into the 3.8. Thoughts? I could have this loaded out rubicon or in my price range get a bare bones 2012-2014 sport for a little more.

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-06-2019, 10:29 AM
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There's nothing 'wrong' with the 3.8, it's a pretty reliable engine. Just that, as you said, it's got less power than the 3.6 (about 90hp less).
Mine, with the 3.8, 4.10s and 35" tires gets around just fine (though different gears for this tire size would be nice). It's no speed demon, but it does highway speeds and more with no problem and goes from point A to point B every time...

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