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Old 04-21-2013, 10:44 PM
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I came from a 98 Dodge Ram with the 5.9. Yes its the V6 with an 8 speed. The V6, 8speed is faster and more nimble then the old dodge. I have drove a 2009 ford and the 5.7 with the 6 speed. The V6 8 speed doesn't throw you back like the 5.7, but once you hit about 2 - 3k RPMs you have more than enough power for everything you need. I just like how the 8 speed works. It is so smooth, you do feel it drop down gears when it down shifts. The gears are so close together that it is just smooth.

Compared to the 2009 Ford or the 5.7 with the 6 speed, I would drive the V6 8 speed any day.

One of my good friends has a newer Audi S5 with a V8. He thought it was fast and smooth, so I figure that's a good test. :-)
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