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eggwhite93 10-27-2012 09:21 AM

2013 R/T question
 
I am thinking about picking up a 2013 R/T and I have one question for the masses.

I was looking at the 2013 order guide that is in this post:
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=123635

As far as I can tell, at first they will come with the 5.7 and a 6 speed and 4:10 gears, but will eventully (late availability) come with the 8 speed and 3:92 gears.

The question is, should I get one with the 6 speed or wait for the 8 speed?

JCummings 10-27-2012 09:25 AM

i don't think anyone will really know until we see how the 8 speed trans holds up. Sure an 8 speed trans sounds good for gas milage but it sure would be shifting quite a bit when driving inner city.

Arth 10-27-2012 09:32 AM

Personally I would wait until the 8 speed rolls out. If you want to get an idea of how the 8 speed handles being tested, go test drive a charger or 300 with the 3.6 pentastar that has the 8 speed transmission.

The ratios that will be in this transmission will make the truck faster off the line while getting better MPG's.

http://www.allpar.com/model/ram/dodg...owertrain.html

eggwhite93 10-27-2012 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JCummings (Post 922237)
Sure an 8 speed trans sounds good for gas milage

This truck will be more of a toy than anything so gas milage will not be a desciding factor.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arth (Post 922240)
The ratios that will be in this transmission will make the truck faster off the line while getting better MPG's.

http://www.allpar.com/model/ram/dodg...owertrain.html

This is why I am leaning twards waiting.

dusterman 10-27-2012 11:21 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong. But I believe the new 8 speeds two first gears are for towing purposes which mean better launching and getting up to 60 quicker. That's how they can get a new charger with the v6 to 60 in 6 secs. And you have to think that car is only 300 pounds lighter than a reg cab express. So I'm sure the 2013 rt will be a whole lot faster than a 2012

jlibert 10-27-2012 09:43 PM

I'd go with the 6 speed (really 5) if you're going for performance. Assuming the case size is the same dimensions, there will likely be less room to to add more clutches with the 8 speed. That is just a total guess, as I don't know what the specs are on the 8 speed.

2010drive 10-28-2012 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlibert (Post 922705)
I'd go with the 6 speed (really 5) if you're going for performance. Assuming the case size is the same dimensions, there will likely be less room to to add more clutches with the 8 speed. That is just a total guess, as I don't know what the specs are on the 8 speed.

You have it the other way around...the 5 speed from 09-11 was really a 6 speed.

GTyankee 10-28-2012 03:44 AM

2009 & 2010 i believe had the 545RFE transmission, it was a 5 speed
2011 & 2012 had the 65RFE transmission, it was a 6 speed
both had the same outer housing

the R/T had a different torque converter, than the rest of the models & i believe it had a 4:10 ratio rear differential

Click on the image of the Rams at the top of the page
scroll down to the NEWS, i think it is the 2nd line down
i posted what i could find out about the 2013 models

2013 ORDER GUIDE, posted by Horseman
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?p=909208

jlibert 10-28-2012 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2010drive (Post 922801)
You have it the other way around...the 5 speed from 09-11 was really a 6 speed.

?? read my post again. Mechanically it's a 5 speed.

In other words, more gears could potentially equal less room to add friction material. Such is the case with the older 48re vs the newer 68's for the diesel crowd.

2010drive 10-28-2012 03:24 PM

2009-2012 are the exact same transmission. All they did was retune it for 2012 and rename it. It's a 5 speed with a split gear so essentially it's been a 6 speed since 2009


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