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Parkersdad 03-24-2013 03:01 PM

Hemi with 8 speed
 
I have the 2011 SLT Hemi with the 4 or 5 speed whatever you call it. Is the 8 speed transmission worth upgrading my truck. Is there really that much benifit. I also have my eye on the diesel.

S.C. Express 03-24-2013 05:49 PM

Not possible, the ecm in your truck will not accept it. Maybe in a few years the aftermarket will have a tuner capable of it, maybe. If you ned more tq. change the gearing or go diesel.

acs0424 03-24-2013 05:53 PM

I think he meant should he trade in his truck to get a 2013 with the Hemi and 8 speed, he's asking if that's worth it. I could be wrong though.

Parkersdad 03-24-2013 06:01 PM

That is what I meant. Is it worth trading for the 8 speed?

GTyankee 03-24-2013 06:19 PM

Parkersdad
I wouldn't myself, at least until about December, when the 2014s will start receiving rebates & the New Years sales will be going on

By then they should have the electronic quirks worked out, the new size bed boxes will be out, the radio issues will be worked out & by then there should be tons of knowledge on here & other places online, so you will be better informed & therefore make a better choice

By then the brand new 3.0 Diesel Rams will be plentiful too

Ford Apostate 03-24-2013 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by GTyankee (Post 1048617)
By then the brand new 3.0 Diesel Rams will be plentiful too

I wouldn't bet on that after seeing how they rolled out the 2013 changes.

HorseMan 03-24-2013 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Parkersdad (Post 1048475)
I have the 2011 SLT Hemi with the 4 or 5 speed whatever you call it. Is the 8 speed transmission worth upgrading my truck. Is there really that much benifit. I also have my eye on the diesel.

Though I and others on here have the 8 speed on order, if I were in your shoes, I would also wait a bit. Enjoy your 2011...I'd wait for the 14 MY.

CanuckHRAM 03-25-2013 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Parkersdad (Post 1048475)
I have the 2011 SLT Hemi with the 4 or 5 speed whatever you call it. Is the 8 speed transmission worth upgrading my truck. Is there really that much benifit. I also have my eye on the diesel.


Hello Parkersdad,

I believe you have a 6 speed auto, as do I, in our 2011 SLT's. I agree with the others in that I would wait for the 2014's to give Chrysler/RAM some time to work out the bugs they have in the 2013's (radios, etc.) and also have available the new options you might be interested in.

cbelar1500 03-26-2013 10:29 PM

New article came out about the new 8 speed 1500. Not sure if it will help in your decision, but worth check it out.

The link is not posting right but you can find the article on Truck Trend - 2013 Ram 1500 Hemi 4x4 8-Speed Rated at 15 City, 21 Highway

GuyGene 03-26-2013 11:25 PM

With an '11 model, I'd wait too.


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