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bruinforram 03-23-2013 11:40 AM

8-speed transmission on Hemi V-8 not available for order
 
I have been contacting several dealers across the country and now it seems that there has been a parts shortage on the 8-speed transmission.

I tried to order a Laramie Hemi V-8 with the ZF-8-speed but I was told that it is on restriction and no longer available for special order.

It is reportedly available on the V-6 Penstar but not on the Hemi V-8.

What is up with this????

How can anyone order a 2013 model with all these restrictions?
Is this going to continue into 2014?

Very disappointing.

ejb426 03-23-2013 02:33 PM

I honestly think that Chrysler has not expected the demand to be what it is for these trucks. Another thing to consider is with the state of the world's economy being in the toilet, manufacturing companies have laid people off. Now throw in the increased cost of hiring new employees, you have a recipe for parts shortages. Chrysler is not totally to blame. I know it is of no comfort to you, but the truck that I want is on restriction until June or later. You 4wd guys are only restricted until next month.

belle 03-23-2013 02:38 PM

A dealer near me has one on the lot. It is a black 2013 quad cab hemi with the 8 speed. The expected gas mileage, however, wasn't shown.

ejb426 03-23-2013 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by belle (Post 1047592)
A dealer near me has one on the lot. It is a black 2013 quad cab hemi with the 8 speed. The expected gas mileage, however, wasn't shown.

15 city, 21 highway, 17 combined

GTyankee 03-23-2013 03:58 PM

Why don't you wait until June to order a 2014 ?

The assembly plant closes in mid to late June, to set up for the 2014s

One of the members said that the 8 speed transmission was not the issue, it is the rear differentials that are in short supply

Have you decided just which differential ratio that you want, options are 3.21, 3.55, 3.92. All have the LSD Option for better traction

Also you have to research the Radio/computer that you really want
once it is installed, Chrysler says that they are not interchangeable

ejb426 03-23-2013 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTyankee (Post 1047691)
Why don't you wait until June to order a 2014 ?

The assembly plant closes in mid to late June, to set up for the 2014s

One of the members said that the 8 speed transmission was not the issue, it is the rear differentials that are in short supply

Have you decided just which differential ratio that you want, options are 3.21, 3.55, 3.92. All have the LSD Option for better traction

Also you have to research the Radio/computer that you really want
once it is installed, Chrysler says that they are not interchangeable

I don't want to wait for a '14 because of REBATES REBATES REBATES, lol. There won't be any rebates for 2014 models.

smokey988 03-23-2013 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTyankee (Post 1047691)
Why don't you wait until June to order a 2014 ?

The assembly plant closes in mid to late June, to set up for the 2014s

One of the members said that the 8 speed transmission was not the issue, it is the rear differentials that are in short supply

Have you decided just which differential ratio that you want, options are 3.21, 3.55, 3.92. All have the LSD Option for better traction

Also you have to research the Radio/computer that you really want
once it is installed, Chrysler says that they are not interchangeable

Just to confirm it is definitely the 8spd affecting orders.

kxlexus 03-23-2013 04:15 PM

I wonder if they have used up all of the ZF transmissions they imported from Germany and are having problems with the transmissions built by Chrysler?

mike mc in canada 03-23-2013 04:43 PM

this is what i would assume. mine was ordered with (BUY) next to transmission spec (shipped from germany). ordered dec 28/12 arrival date as of now is april 9/13. western canada. we will need to know who ordered with no (BUY) and see what status they are and who is the first to get one.

The Crow 1994 03-23-2013 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike mc in canada (Post 1047721)
this is what i would assume. mine was ordered with (BUY) next to transmission spec (shipped from germany). ordered dec 28/12 arrival date as of now is april 9/13. western canada. we will need to know who ordered with no (BUY) and see what status they are and who is the first to get one.

I just ordered a 2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4x4 last week and my sales code and description reads: DFD 8-Spd Auto 8HP70 Trans (Buy). We'll see how my order progresses once my salesperson calls me to let me know the most recent status.


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