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The return of the inline 6

Discussion in 'Auto News & Rumors' started by Fast Eddie, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Bearhawke

    Bearhawke Things happen for a reason

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    Apparently; the 5.3L V8 returned better MPG than the Atlas Six and, was a heck of a lot quicker in a TrailBlazer type of SUV...............
     
  2. GLHS60

    GLHS60 Well-Known Member

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    Also, I believe the Atlas was more expensive to build and was too tall for many applications.

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    Randy
     
  3. aldo90731

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    That 4.0 was torquey. I was able to climb the long, steep Tejon Pass incline, north of Los Angeles, in my 2001 Grand Cherokee with five people on board, all our camping gear, and sustain 70 MPH all the way to the top. I would pass other vehicles that would lose steam and had to slow down to 50-55.
     
  4. Bearhawke

    Bearhawke Things happen for a reason

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    And the irony is the high revving GM LSx and Mopar Hemi V8's are both pushrod motors: the ZL1 Corvette V8 from 25 years ago and, the Mopar 4.7 OHC are both gone. Ford's carrying the torch for OHC Eights and, the GM NorthStar's still around (I believe) to some degree.
     
  5. CherokeeVision

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    4wheel drive versions of the Trailblazer that used the Atlas had one of the axles running through the oil pan due to height issues.
     
  6. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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    I personally LOVE the 4.7L "Corsair" V8s. Had two Durangos with them, my opinion best V8 Chrysler has built.
     
  7. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    In the late 2000's GM had a whole bunch of 6's....The buick 38...chevy 3.4....chevy 3.5 and 3.9 ....chevy new 3.6 and the...atlas straight 6
    Thats 5 differant engine familys at the same time,,,no wonder they had money problems.
     
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  8. GLHS60

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    You liking the 4.7 is almost as crazy as me liking the 2.7!!:)

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    Randy

     
  9. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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    I had a 2.7L in my 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Sedan, as long as you kept oil in it, it was a great engine.
     

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