Originally Posted by Jchaney579
I have heard the 4.7 is a stout little motor. They produce good HP and last quite a long time it seems to me.
I don't know if I should say "Little" because they produce the same HP as the 3rd gen Hemis did.
Which leads me to the question how do newer single cab 4.7s stack up against 3rd gen single cab Hemis? I have always kind of wondered who would win?
Not quite. The hemi does have a 35hp/45tq advantage. With all else being equal (gears, tires, etc) I think that is plenty enough to give the nod to the hemi. However, as Sean, pointed out, a fourth gen 4.7 with a Superchips is a different story.
I agree that the 4.7 it's a good engine and the fourth gens are competitive. That being said, ill repeat what I have said before. The third gen 4.7 has no business in a nearly three ton truck. 2wd reg cab...maybe. Dakota...sure. Not a 4wd quad cab.