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post #1 of 4 Old 05-08-2020, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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2020 Wrangler Unlimited Engine Choice?

Looking at purchasing a 2020 Unlimited Sahara. Trying to decide between the 4cyl or the V6 and would appreciate some thoughts from long time owners.

Plan to mostly use the Jeep for around town summer fun with the top down, beach trips, light off-roading, no towing, packed with gear for vacation type stuff.

I've always gone with the bigger engine choice just to have the extra power, but the new 4 cyl specs are compelling against the V6.

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If i was doing it all again. I would get the diesel at the 4k upgrade. You would have to put a gun to me to get me to buy it under duress. But that would be the one i would pick. It would get the better mpg, way more power down low. The 4 banger will need 91 so might as well roll coal. I have had 4 bangers that had more stock power then this new fiat one back in 2008? But all the makers of those have backed off from what were about 310+-hp, they dont last. issues when you try to hard.

what your real choice is on a Sahara is do you want AWD? As i think that is an option, is it on the coal burning jeep? No idea , but jeeps never been awd until now, as an option.

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To me, the choice is simple. Get the V6 if you don't want to spend the coin for the oil burner.

The 4 banger requires 91 octane gas to get the advertised numbers, has 3 separate cooling systems and a 48V lithium battery under the Jeep that uses one of those cooling systems. For any off roading, that battery/cooling system is an accident waiting to happen.
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To me, the choice is simple. Get the V6 if you don't want to spend the coin for the oil burner.

The 4 banger requires 91 octane gas to get the advertised numbers, has 3 separate cooling systems and a 48V lithium battery under the Jeep that uses one of those cooling systems. For any off roading, that battery/cooling system is an accident waiting to happen.
It wont be to long. Just need to get a few on some az 4 and up. If that thin skid shield intrudes and cracks the lipo case. It could be an issue, fire. If the cooling system does go down on a Lipo pack that can over heat, you could have a fire. Since its just on the other side of the fuel tank, what could go wrong. The fuel tanks are protected the same way, same gauge metal. The Fuel tank skids are well known to intrude at least 2" along long areas. But the fuel tank is polly plastic and bends more then enough to make it a new shape. That lipo battery is not so flexy.

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