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Old 05-06-2013, 09:04 AM
Grimass Grimass is offline
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Few things here: The 65rfe _IS_ a 6-speed. But, unless in shift mode it doesn't use gears 2-3 together. 3rd is Really more of a "highway passing" gear, which you'll use a lot of if you're towing -- or -- if you hit the go pad while merging. Which is a really nice feature when paired on the HEMI, since it lets you stay in the torque band of the engine when you need it the most.

As far as the 6 vs 8-speed is concerned, much of it also has to do with rear axle ratios too. I drove a 6 w/ 4.10's and that thing was a rocket. I also drove an 8 with 3.55's and it really felt on par with a 6 w/ 3.92's.
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