Dakota 4.7 feels way different than Jeep 4.7???
I used to have a 2003 Grand Cherokee Laredo with the 4.7 (non-HO), and I currently have a 5.9 Limited Grand Cherokee from 1998. The 4.7 felt pretty similar to the 5.9 save for some of that glorious sub 2500 rpm torque that the 5.9 has, but overall it was just as quick if not more in the higher RPMs (~3500 to 4500 rpms)
I've just picked up a 2003 Dakota Quad Cab automatic with a 4.7 and nothing about it seems at all like the 4.7 in the Jeep. It holds gears longer before it shifts even just cruising around town, and it takes forever to complete a down shift compared to the Jeep. The Jeep would snap from 2000 rpm to 3000 rpm quickly, and the Dakota takes much longer arrive at the next gear. Not to mention you have to have the Dakota almost floored before it'll even do the up shift.
The Jeep was NOT an HO 4.7, and from my research, the Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 is only about 500 lbs heavier. The Dakota feels like my Jeep did pulling a 16 foot motor boat all the time but with slower shifts.
Does the Dakota have a different PCM and / or TCM tune? The truck feels really really lazy and old school "truck like" and I was expecting a more car-like 4.7 545RFE combo like whats in the Jeep.
Anyone know what's up with this?