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Old 03-27-2013, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rango88 View Post
I would not recommend the 3.21 with the V6 in a Ram. especially if its a Quad Cab or Crew Cab, its too heavy for the revs. My fiance has the 3.6L with the 3.21 gears in 5 spd auto in her 4,400 lb Wrangler and never revs high enough in town, its great on the highway though. So it depends, if you can test drive both gearings, go with the one you like though.
I respectfully disagree. The gearing range is so wide with the new 8 speed (I believe 1.5x the 6 speed), the final gear doesn't make near as much a difference as it did with the 6 speed. If you need power, push the gas, the trans will downshift, and you'll get your power. That's it's job. Final gear on the highway, however, will be lower with the 3.21, saving gas.

There's a hugggeee difference between a 5 speed in the wrangler and the 8 speed in the Ram.
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