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Old 05-09-2013, 11:32 AM
rexmobile rexmobile is offline
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Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 4x4 CC Sport
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Default Those with 8sp Hemi, a good amount of engine braking/downshifting?

Hi all, just got my '13 Sport CC 4x4 Hemi 8Sp. Pictures to follow once it stops raining!

Anyway, when driving around town, the 8speed really is awesome. With the Hemi it's very quick acceleration, smooth, and VERY quick, shifts.

The question I have is, does anyone think that the downshifts and resulting engine braking is, say on the "aggressive" side? At least for a truck? I especially notice this coming down a hill.

This is my first modern pickup. All of my cars beforehand have been manual-transmission sports cars ('08 Z06, '11 Shelby GT500). The downshifting on this Sport Hemi sometimes reminds me of blipping my throttle to downshift on my stick shift sports cars!
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