Originally Posted by Hermes1
I'll also keep my Hemi over a Eco-Boost. I am not all that thrilled with that turbo. Turbos came out of the racing world, where they were designed to go like hell over short periods of time. How they hold up in real world applications is questionable.
That's not correct. Turbo charging came from WW I military aircraft design, to combat the thin air at altitude.
I use to be nervous about turbo engine also, until I owned a couple for some years, and now I know better. I good turbo setup is very simple and will last for 100's of thousands miles. It's less complex than the MDS setup on the Ram. Don't get me wrong. I'm glad I picked the Ram, but the Ford V-6 torque @ 2,500 rpm's kicks azz on the Hemi's power at that rpm, and that's much closer to where you normally drive the engines speed. Regarding longevity, the 6 only needs to be designed 33% beefier, and then the load on 6 is the same as 8. Still afraid of turbo's think of it this way: The same engine run at a sea level location is similar to the effects of a turbo compared to an engine someone has in Denver, just less numerically.