Nope, not suggesting anything of the sort. I'm just seeing that there are V6s from Dodge like the 3.5 HO that are boasting 250HP running on reg gas. I would think it or some other engines that produces 250hp and comparable torque would be a better choice than the 3.7 at only 210hp. I didn't even know there was such an engine in the Dodge lineup as the 3.5 HO. Just happen upon it on the Dodge site. Let’s face it in spite of what everyone thinks about their truck it could and should have more powerful engines. By today’s HP race the 3.7L 210hp 4.7L 230hp and the 4.7L HO 260hp is on the edge of wimpy HP ratings. The HO needs premium gas to boot. I would expect the HP rating should be up 8 to 10% across the line of dodge truck engines and may have to be in the face of the competition. I am certainly not the only person who has posted the need to incress the Dodge engine HP ratings.
Okay that clears that up. Although I personally like the 3.5L, I can tell you that having better tq numbers are more important in trucks. The 3.5L isn't designed for the truck line up in terms of the tq curve. Like I said earlier, the only other V6 they have that would be a good replacement in this category is the 4.0L.
I will agree the 4.7L needs a power upgrade if they are planning on keeping it. They ought to increase the compression ratio. If I remember correctly, it has a 9.3 to 1 compression. This will increase both the fuel economy and output. It might be a good idea to add VVT systems since that is what the Japanese competition is doing. This will also help the output and fuel economy.