When someone complains their JK 3.8L is a dog, my initial reaction (which I try to suppress) is "what's your point?" CJs, YJs, TJs, LJs...name your favorite dog. The Pentastar's HP & torque are a change of direction for Jeep. My '09 JKUR is nearing 48k miles, has spent most of that rolling on 37s with 4.88 or now 5.38 gears. Makes it to Moab several times a year and handled a trip to Denver and its traffic a while back just fine. Yeah, it screams going over mountain passes and ot sure could use at least one more gear in the automatic trans, but it has never failed to get over a steep obstacle or pass a slowpoke on the highway. And, compared to the highway performance of its predecessor, a '94 YJ rolling on IROK 36" radials & 4.88s, it's a missle.
'09 JKRU. 4" Teraflex long arm, Teraflex R44 housing, Teraflex / Fox Resis, Poly Performance skids, Nemesis Billy Rockers, Nemesis flares, 37" ATZ P3s on 17" 5x5.5" Trailready HDs, Spyntec hubs, Teraflex BBK, Mopar BBK master/booster, Superior front & Alloy USA rear axle shafts, CTMs, Reids, Synergy drag link & tie rod, WTOR hydro-boosted steering, 5.38s, TF Dual Rate front bar, TF bumpers, Warn Powerplant, Tom Woods shafts, AA xfer case cable, Kilby canister relo, RH4x4 cage.