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Old 11-17-2013, 10:34 AM
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Vehicle: 2014 Laramie CC 4x4 8spd 3.92
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Originally Posted by USAF Long View Post
So what made you switch from a 2013 8-speed to a 2014 8-speed? I keep my trucks at least 5 years but to switch so soon when you already had a newer 2013 8-speed seems kind of odd?

I have a 2013 Express 6-speed and my best run was a 14.60@96.xxmph but the first time I ever ran it, it ran 14.9@92mph.

Your times are really good for a much heavier truck than I have.
My 2013 had paint issues, several areas of overspray, scuff marks, and even two areas I found that the factory used touch up paint to "fix".
Chrysler wanted to repaint the truck at an aftermarket place as the "fix" to my complaint. I said absolutely not. Get me a new truck or be contacted by my lawyer team.
They wisely decided to get me a 2014 as a direct replacement swap and no cost to me.

And thanks. I have drag raced for years, but never a truck.
So getting a 14.78 @ 92 mph in a heavy Crew Cab 4x4 Laramie with 3.55 gears was pretty impressive considering the times I've seen in magazines.
But I know I would of had high 14.6's on that one run had the tranny not short shifted 3rd gear and drop rpms probably 1000 rpms less than it should of been.
So if temps are the same and track prep is good and the shorter 3.92 gears don't make it harder to launch without spinning too much, I should be able to get mid 14.6's @ 92+ mph in the 2014
But if launching is more difficult without traction, Im sure I can match my high 14.7's but probably be at a trap speed of 93 mph.

I have also exhaustively tested rolling run times for various speeds in my 2013, and when the 2014 is broken in with at least 1000 miles, I'll do it on the same road in the same direction with the 2014 and see if the 3.92 gears drop those rolling run times a bit too.
2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat - 8spd
2014 Ram 1500 Laramie CC 4x4 with LSD and 3.92's -GONE-
2013 Ram 1500 Laramie CC 4x4 with LSD and 3.55's -GONE-
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