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Old 07-16-2011, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Moparzrule View Post
This is my first post here and I do not have a R/T Ram just yet. I do plan on buying one, but need help with the decision. Right now there are some deep discounts going on with the 2011 models, for instance a dealer here in Northern CA has a standard R/T with no other options, going for $24995. That seems to be a smokin deal. Now the dilemma, do I wait for the 2012 model that is supposedly going to have a 6 speed transmission, or spring for one now with the good discounts? Realistically, an engine with this massive amount of torque, would one more speed make that much difference? I currently own a 2006 300 SRT8 with approx. 440 h/p. Love my Mopars...
The 2012 6 speed is pretty much the current 5 speed with a little different tuning. I would go for the 2011 R/T for $24,995; mine was about $36,000. Also depending what color you want, the black for 2012 is just a plain black; not metallic like for 2011

Originally Posted by GTyankee View Post
I think that you should make the very best deal that you can right now
get a HEMI, get a 3.92 rear axle ratio with LSD, don't let them sell you a 3.21 or 3.55
He wants the R/T which only comes with 4.10
2012 Ram 1500 lonestar crew cab
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