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Old 03-24-2013, 02:01 PM
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I have the 2011 SLT Hemi with the 4 or 5 speed whatever you call it. Is the 8 speed transmission worth upgrading my truck. Is there really that much benifit. I also have my eye on the diesel.
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Not possible, the ecm in your truck will not accept it. Maybe in a few years the aftermarket will have a tuner capable of it, maybe. If you ned more tq. change the gearing or go diesel.
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I think he meant should he trade in his truck to get a 2013 with the Hemi and 8 speed, he's asking if that's worth it. I could be wrong though.
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That is what I meant. Is it worth trading for the 8 speed?
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I wouldn't myself, at least until about December, when the 2014s will start receiving rebates & the New Years sales will be going on

By then they should have the electronic quirks worked out, the new size bed boxes will be out, the radio issues will be worked out & by then there should be tons of knowledge on here & other places online, so you will be better informed & therefore make a better choice

By then the brand new 3.0 Diesel Rams will be plentiful too
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By then the brand new 3.0 Diesel Rams will be plentiful too
I wouldn't bet on that after seeing how they rolled out the 2013 changes.
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I have the 2011 SLT Hemi with the 4 or 5 speed whatever you call it. Is the 8 speed transmission worth upgrading my truck. Is there really that much benifit. I also have my eye on the diesel.
Though I and others on here have the 8 speed on order, if I were in your shoes, I would also wait a bit. Enjoy your 2011...I'd wait for the 14 MY.
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I have the 2011 SLT Hemi with the 4 or 5 speed whatever you call it. Is the 8 speed transmission worth upgrading my truck. Is there really that much benifit. I also have my eye on the diesel.

Hello Parkersdad,

I believe you have a 6 speed auto, as do I, in our 2011 SLT's. I agree with the others in that I would wait for the 2014's to give Chrysler/RAM some time to work out the bugs they have in the 2013's (radios, etc.) and also have available the new options you might be interested in.
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New article came out about the new 8 speed 1500. Not sure if it will help in your decision, but worth check it out.

The link is not posting right but you can find the article on Truck Trend - 2013 Ram 1500 Hemi 4x4 8-Speed Rated at 15 City, 21 Highway

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With an '11 model, I'd wait too.
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