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Old 01-14-2013, 08:47 AM
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What gearing did the vette have? And what brand converter was it?

I live in FL so no not often in the hills, however I hauled ~1,000-1,500lb from FL to TN then TN to AR then AR to FL (2600 miles in 1 week) last July. The truck had to kick down from 6th to 5th on the steep grades(holding 75mph) but it did that stock too. I have 3.55's and am quad cab. It drove great through the mountains, I didn't feel like it was shifting too much or holding low gears or anything like that. My converter is a billet edge. Like I said even on moderate grades it wouldn't leave 6th gear, so with your hemi and 4.10's you should be fine. But it's all relative...

And IMO if you are buying a converter, go aftermarket. Edge and Circle D seem to be the most popular for the ram 1500s. You'll pay the same price for the RT converter but aftermarket is probably better.
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