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Old 12-20-2018, 12:26 AM   #11
Scooby921
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Join Date: Jun 2005
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Location: Michigan
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2018 Grand Cherokee
Velvet Red Pearl

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Originally Posted by KC View Post
Inline 6 used to get slightly less than V6, yes. However, that shouldn't be an issue with DI these days.

The big switch from I6 to V6 was for packaging (both vertical and length, along with FWD transfer cases) and crash testing. With better safety structures these days, and higher hoodlines are a thing (no more sloping to bumper), and a move to more RWD cars again... you have a little more room to play with. This could be good news... sad thing is, not many new drivers even remember how stout and reliable I6s were compared to the V6s.

We had a Volare in the fam with the straight 6... 200+k miles "just add oil". I also had an '84 Maxima, brother had an '82. The 84 was the last year of the RWD I6 Maxima (the last real 4DSC). For '85 they went V6 FWD.

--kC
Inline 6 cylinder is also a balanced engine from a vibration perspective. Engine mounts can be simple and cheap.
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Originally Posted by Hondaslayer View Post
Even the EcoBoost V6 in the GT?
Especially that one. The engine exhaust note completely ruins the car. Even more than the angry bird pig rear end.
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Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO View Post
That vehicle would be more glorious with a an angry V8

Maybe not for the class it is in but for sheer joy

You can give me a v8
Exactly, though I request that the crank not be flat.
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