Sometimes you need a HEMI

mantismantis Posts: 16,145
So yesterday I dropped off my 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV. I'm very happy to see it go.
I picked up a brand new 2017 Dodge Durango R/T and man is it awesome.
Going back to a normal shifting transmission is something to cherish. The CVT things suck and I don't ever want to own another one.
I'm also very happy to get away from the V6 world. Nothing like having a V8 under the hood especially if it's a HEMI LOL. The difference in sound alone is enough to make a man feel like a man again.
Once I put some real miles on it I'll post a review. Right now I'm just proud to drive something with American Muscle.htgmiho0vasu.jpg
Dan
My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,896
    Looks great!!
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,877
    Sweet sounding motor, and the 8 speed transmission is excellent. Great way to celebrate Independence Day in America!
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    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 and JC5; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004 SACD; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
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  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,717
    Pretty darn sweet!
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 5,094
    They will giddy-up!
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,772
    Congratulations Dan!

    I like the clean lines of that ride!! B)
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 18,273
    Very nice Dan.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,657
    SCHWEET enjoy
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,768
    Daaayuum Dan! Is that the AWD set up?
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,772
    P.S. - Welcome to the Hemi Club!

    I have a '71 Hemi Cuda. :)

    h7ar1ya1ros5.jpg
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,527
    As a fellow Hemi owner (2014 Grand Cherokee Summit), welcome to the club!
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,496
    I once owned a HEMI.

    Sometimes you have something but don't know what you have.

    In 1963 at the age of 17 and in high school, I was given a 1957 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible exactly like the one in the picture below.

    I worked at a large grocery store in Bremen Georgia after high school each day. The car was given to me by the owner of the store so I could drive the 10-12 miles from school to the grocery store.

    The car had push buttons to operate the transmission, and of all things the factory 392 HEMI engine. The car was beautiful and it was FUN! The big negative was at times the engine just would not start. Wait an hour and it would start right up. No mechanic could ever determine the problem. I kept the car for about two years and sold it for $600.

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    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 27,361
    edited July 2017
    this wasn't really a value-added post, so I have edited it :|

  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,822
    Without googling it, does anybody know what HEMI stands for? Especially those that own one. Now be honest.
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    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 2,017
    congrats. I love my HEMI too.
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,676
    Without googling it, does anybody know what HEMI stands for? Especially those that own one. Now be honest.

    Hairless Emo Men Inside?
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,877
    edited July 2017
    Marketing. Hemispherical combustion chamber, but they haven't truly had those for many years now. The Chrysler engines have been modernized but are not efficient. The engines are big and heavy compared to other designs and still use cast iron blocks. My Grand Cherokee's 5.7 Liter would get around 12.5 MPG in mixed driving, but would get 20 to 22 MPG on the highway with cylinder deactivation. With an 8 speed transmission their V6 performs almost as well for almost any kind of every day driving except towing, but doesn't sound as good. A much lighter front end also makes handling much better. Sometimes I felt like my Grand Cherokee needed a big engine to be able to haul around its big engine. But it did sound good. :)
    1. Polk LSiM-707, LSiM-704C, LSiM-702FX; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A31 and A23 amps; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 and JC5; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004 SACD; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE; Parasound A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; PS Audio Power Director 4.7; MIT S3 cables
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 18,273
    edited July 2017
    hemispherical piston heads
  • minerminer Posts: 1,309
    That thang gotta Hemi?
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,527
    Emlyn wrote: »
    My Grand Cherokee's 5.7 Liter would get around 12.5 MPG in mixed driving, but would get 20 to 22 MPG on the highway with cylinder deactivation.

    Mind if I ask what year?
    My 2014 gets 18-20mpg in mixed driving and has surprised me with 25+ consistently on the highway with a max average of 29mpg on a trip to Kansas City and back in colder weather.

    I also stay around 18-20 while towing a 3800lb trailer.



    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,877
    edited July 2017
    Was a 2012. The transmission was a 6 speed, but was really an aging tweaked 5 speed design. A lead foot and living in an urban area didn't help. Much of the highway driving involved mountains at some point. The 8 speed is way better.
    1. Polk LSiM-707, LSiM-704C, LSiM-702FX; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A31 and A23 amps; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 and JC5; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004 SACD; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE; Parasound A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; PS Audio Power Director 4.7; MIT S3 cables
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,822
    edited July 2017
    My 68 442 gets 8 in town, 6 on the highway......lol.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    the substitution of politics for existence is the supreme betrayal of the subjective otherness of man.
  • mantismantis Posts: 16,145
    Rick88 wrote: »
    P.S. - Welcome to the Hemi Club!

    I have a '71 Hemi Cuda. :)

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    WOW dude that is awesome. Those where such killer cars. The new Challengers are damn sweet. I was looking at them. They are cheaper then my truck with a 392 Scatt Pack setup on them. If I didn't need a truck I would absolutely buy one or the Charger Scat Pack or hell with it go SRT.

    The Durango is coming out with a SRT for 2018, I'm gonna sweat that like no other.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • mantismantis Posts: 16,145
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    As a fellow Hemi owner (2014 Grand Cherokee Summit), welcome to the club!
    I strongly considered a Summit with the Hemi. I really liked it not to mention it's basically loaded exactly like my truck is. I love the Air Conditioning seats, they are amazing. Mine is fully loaded except I didn't get captain chairs for the 2nd row. I think they are nice but worthless when you want to carry stuff with the seats all folded down so I decided not to get that option. I got all the others LOL
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • mantismantis Posts: 16,145
    edited July 2017
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    miner wrote: »
    That thang gotta Hemi?


    ALL DAY!!! Its a R/T package Durango Black Top edition
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 8,025
    mantis wrote: »
    So yesterday I dropped off my 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV. I'm very happy to see it go.
    I picked up a brand new 2017 Dodge Durango R/T and man is it awesome.
    Going back to a normal shifting transmission is something to cherish. The CVT things suck and I don't ever want to own another one.
    I'm also very happy to get away from the V6 world. Nothing like having a V8 under the hood especially if it's a HEMI LOL. The difference in sound alone is enough to make a man feel like a man again.
    Once I put some real miles on it I'll post a review. Right now I'm just proud to drive something with American Muscle.htgmiho0vasu.jpg

    Sweet! Glad they did a makeover, they ruint them for a while trying to sell em to soccer moms.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled, I am the South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out on meth.
  • polkfarmboypolkfarmboy Posts: 5,724
    Nice big cab inside with grunt under the hood, congrats on the new ride Dan.
  • mantismantis Posts: 16,145
    afterburnt wrote: »
    mantis wrote: »
    So yesterday I dropped off my 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV. I'm very happy to see it go.
    I picked up a brand new 2017 Dodge Durango R/T and man is it awesome.
    Going back to a normal shifting transmission is something to cherish. The CVT things suck and I don't ever want to own another one.
    I'm also very happy to get away from the V6 world. Nothing like having a V8 under the hood especially if it's a HEMI LOL. The difference in sound alone is enough to make a man feel like a man again.
    Once I put some real miles on it I'll post a review. Right now I'm just proud to drive something with American Muscle.htgmiho0vasu.jpg

    Sweet! Glad they did a makeover, they ruint them for a while trying to sell em to soccer moms.
    Nissan Murdered the Pathfinder, it's not even a Pathfinder anymore. I couldn't stand driving it anymore. I loved my 2005 and 2008 Pathfinders which where real Pathfinder. When Nissan did the 2013 to current model, they made it a Crossover and took away everything that stood for the name Pathfinder. It drove awful in the snow I felt so un safe in it where my 2008 I felt I could take it up or down the side of a mountain snow covered.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • mantismantis Posts: 16,145
    Just a quick update on the truck.
    It is absolutely incredible. I have had it for over a week now and love just about every single thing about it. There are a very few things I don't care for but they don't even compare to the disappointment I had with the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2017 updated model.

    So what I don't care for on it is the following.
    1) The damn shifter. Yes it's fine to shift from Park to Reverse to drive, that isn't the issue at all as I have paddle shifters and they ROCK!!! But the issue is where the hell do I put my hand? I don't always drive with both hands on the wheel banging out gears, I usually drive around in ECO mode back and forth to work, stores etc. It's only when I feel ornery I switch to SPORTS MODE and start banging gears with the Paddles. I find myself looking for somewhere to rest my right hand. I just sit it on my leg or let it hang off the center glove box which goes into issue 2.
    2) The center Glove box is a bit small. Not just the storage but the actual size of it in width. For 2 people to rest their arms on you just have enough room. The Pathfinder had a much wider center arm rest which is one of the things I liked better about that vehicle( One of the ONLY things).
    3) Actual Dashboard Glove box. It's also tiny. Much smaller then you would expect. The Pathfinder had a damn Snow Shovel size glove box which was nice you could put just about anything you wanted in it with room to spare. This one I have to limit what i put in there as basically not much will fit. I guess not having any clutter is nice not to mention keeping the weight down on the vehicle for better 1/4 mile ET's LOL.
    4) GPS, it's like basically any other Garmin or stand alone unit. Very annoying to setup a place to go as it stakes much longer then lets say Apple , Google or any Waza or any other Phone GPS. I can get them loaded in seconds when it takes minutes to get somewhere on the 8.4 touch screen GPS standard in the the R/T model.
    5) The Beats Audio system. As claimed by Doge this is supposed to be a Premium Audio system with 500+ watts blah blah blah. IMO it doesn't sound any better then most audio systems I have heard in higher end vehicles. I think it's much better then the Pathfinders audio system but nothing to brag about. It's average to me.
    I really don't mind it that much but from the hype from Dodge and all the claims how awesome it is, I expected a better sounding system.

    Thats all I have to complain about on this Truck other then that everything else is amazing. The Air conditioned seat is just flat out amazing. If you ever have the ability to get that feature, go for it. It's worth every single penny they charge. Nothing better then air going through your crack on a hot summer day LOL. It's so damn cool LOL.
    The seats are comfortable but firm like sports seats are supposed to be. I love how they feel and for longer rides they really feel great. The Napa Leather is very nice and the R/T in the seats just looks PIMP LOL.

    The Engine is just scary at times. When I first got it it felt like it was holding back. Now that I just turned 400 miles it feels like it's starting to open up. You have to be careful Passing people especially if you already doing like 60-65 mph. I went to pass this older man who was Sunday driving on the turnpike at around 60mph I passed him and moved into the same lane and looked down and I was doing 100 mph in seconds. Thats crazy as it didn't feel like I was going that fast. WOW this thing picks up at highway speeds.

    Having the ability to change the way the steering feels is crazy. It has normal mode, Comfort model and then Sports mode. Never guess what mode I like the best????

    Anyway if anyone is looking for a SUV I strongly suggest checking out the new Dodge Durango. You don't need the R/T like I got as the V6 is very nice and plenty of power for most people. I think it's rated like 295HP for that engine. But I needed a V8 for my own personal reasons as I'm so sick and tired of driving V6 sissy **** vehicles. I would rather drive a Charger R/T or Scat Pack but that doesn't make any sense right now as I need to use the back for cargo at times. Owning a house demands IMO a truck or SUV.
    The Damn Scat Pack Charger was cheaper then my truck and had a better lease program but again didn't make any sense to own a car as my daily driver. So with the R/T package it's like having a Truck and sports car all in one. It's so nice.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
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