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Old 03-29-2013, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Userj8670 View Post
Sorry to kinda drift off topic here but whats this 8 speed that I am seeing here ? I have never heard of this before? I am assuming a manual tranny??
The 8 speed in the Ram just came out this year. It's based upon the ZF design out of Germany. The 8HP45 is used with the 3.6 and the 8HP70 is used with the Hemi. They (ZF) has been selling them to BMW,Range Rover,Jaguar, and Bently for 2 years.

Chrysler is going to be making all the variants in Kokomo by the end of the year.
The just released 2014 Durango has the 8 speed standard. My guess is by 2014 they'll be retiring the 6 speed.

The future will be a 9 speed.
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