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Old 04-21-2004, 03:24 AM   #1
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Go to Google and type in "3.8 liters in cubic inches" (quotes not necessary). Perty dang cool, man!

3.8 liters = 231.890228 cubic inches

So, the 5.7 Liter Hemi is just a 350. Hmmm.......
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Thats some good info. Hopefully no dodge motorhead sees that post and has his bubble busted. 5 liters in trucks are pretty common, just the way some companies advertise their stuff is kinda funny when you find out the real truth about it.
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Another note on the Hemi - Dodge isn't the only one to have. The Hemi just places the spark plug over the center of the piston. The result? A bigger, more evenly distributed explosion forces the piston down faster, generating more HP and more torque. Pretty much most of your high HP/torque engines are using similar plug placement...Dodge just copyrighted Hemi, so they're the only ones with a name for it.

This leads to a question, if the Dodge is cranking out about 40HP more than it'* competitors, why is it the slowest truck on the road? Because it'* the heaviest. The Nissan Titan only with 305HP is the fastest in the full-size truck market.

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Great information!
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Oh, so that is all the hemi is? I knew about that spark plug configuration before, but didnt know that was the samething that dodge uses. I really dont like the Titan. Looks like a dog with floppy ears and smiling all the time.
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The hemi is a hemispherical, or half circular combustion chamber.

the 5.7L hemi is "just a 350" yes. But It'* putting more out then the 5.7L in our yukon.
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Great info Fishwrench!

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The hemi is a hemispherical, or half circular combustion chamber.

the 5.7L hemi is "just a 350" yes. But It'* putting more out then the 5.7L in our yukon.
so, the chamber, is it like half circle? or half of a sphere? LIke i'm picturing a soccer ball cut in half, sitting on the ground, and then the plug is on the very top?

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The hemi is a hemispherical
So hemi is short. And all this time I thought it was just some cool nickname for the engine. Does it have to be a 5.7l or can it be a 5l or 6l? You think it is as productive in fuel injected as in carburated?
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It'll work in whatever you toss it in, regardless of engine size, carb, or fuel injection. It'* all about the bang of the pistons. I don't know this for fact, but I think Dodge first coined the term 'Hemi' when it tossed into a Charger.

I think the term 'Hemi' is sort of like 'Vortec' or 'Triton'. Ooh - what do those do? Oh, nothing - just the names of our engines.

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the 5.7L hemi is "just a 350" yes. But It'* putting more out then the 5.7L in our yukon.
Don't get crazy now...it may be putting out all sorts of HP, but it has to pull around a lot more weight. Stat for stat, the Dodge powered Hemi'* are the slowest of the full size trucks. That'* doesn't mean they're not SWEET to look at though.
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I don't know. Those Hemi Rams can pull low 7'* 0-60 easily.
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