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Old 11-19-2010, 10:29 PM
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Nice to see the 4.7 get some respect. Had this engine in my 08 Dakota, they call it the mini HEMI. I had no issues with this engine it was just a bit too thirsty, my Dakota was much harder on gas then my HEMI.

I've had my 2010 TRX with the 4.7 for about a month. Overall I am pretty happy. I drove the Hemi and couldn't tell $3k worth of difference, but then again I don't do any towing. I am getting 13-14 mpg in town and just under 20 on they highway.
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20 miles on the hiway is pretty good for any V-8 half ton. So why is the HEMI better on gas then the 4.7? Is it just the power to weight ratio that mekes it better, or maybe the better transmission and rear gear combination?
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20 miles on the hiway is pretty good for any V-8 half ton. So why is the HEMI better on gas then the 4.7? Is it just the power to weight ratio that mekes it better, or maybe the better transmission and rear gear combination?
The Hemi's have MDS, us 4.7 owners don't.
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Really, ok that makes since then. Wouldnt do me much good going up and down a mountain to work every day anyway. Thanks
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Really, ok that makes since then. Wouldnt do me much good going up and down a mountain to work every day anyway. Thanks
Going up would not however going down the mountain would definitely help, you'd be on four cylinders the whole way.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:16 PM
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Well I am sure it would help if my tire and rim combo didnt weigh 113 pounds a piece as well.
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As I always say we often forget how good the 4.7 is b/c the other mopar v8 option(s) the hemi(s) are by far the best v8s but when ya look at the other comparable v8s to the 4.7 from other companies its no contest love my 4.7 ive had two :] glad to see some other people giving it some love
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I get 16.2 around town with my 4.7 and 20.5 mpg hiway... I am pretty okay with that. It is a gas hog when you tow though.

Just went from San Antonio, TX to Richmond, VA towing a Uhaul packed with about 1500 lbs and it got about 14.5 highway... Not too bad considering! Still want to update to CAI and Exhaust with a programmer to see if it helps though.
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I sure like mine. makes pretty good power
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At first I was kind of worried about the 4.7 because a lot of people were knocking on it from the older model of Rams and the old 4.7 but when I got it I was suprised. I bought mine from the Car Sales in Germany and took it on the Autobahn. Very steady and stable even up at 100mph. It's an amazing truck with an amazing engine. Just need to make it faster now
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