Originally Posted by snrusnak
I'm not sure if the 8 speed is paired with the hemi yet(don't think it is) but the 5/6 speed (65rfe/545rfe) is a great transmission. While I agree it has a funky gear spread, it is pretty decent and adequate. It holds up well with stock or slightly modified power levels, and gets the job done just fine(especially with 3.92's). Some say this trans is horrible and sucks, and while I agree that I'd choose the gear spread of the new 8 speed, the "old" 6 speed is NOT a bad transmission. If I were you, I'd buy the truck.
You took the words right out of my mouth snrusnak! I second that vote on the 545/65RFE is a decent tranny for those of us who aren't too critical of needing close gear ratios or pedal to da metal, day in, day out. Mine does the job I need it too, flawlessly.