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Old 11-13-2013, 03:31 PM
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I have an 8 speed transmission and only have 4WD Lock and 4WD LOW
hmmm, maybe it's a hemi thing
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4wd auto comes on higher trim level trucks that have the Borg Warner 44-44 transfer case, otherwise you have the 44-45 transfer case. It is not that the 44-44 only comes with the 8 speed transmission or v8 with 8 speed or anything, its that the lower trim level trucks get the 44-45 transfer case and do not have the 8 speed as an option. I think the Lone Star (Bighorn) is the lowest trim line you can get the 44-44 case on, or maybe the SLT.

Before the 2013s, 4wd auto was available with the hemi/ 6 speed but only in the higher trim level trucks.
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4wd auto comes on higher trim level trucks that have the Borg Warner 44-44 transfer case, otherwise you have the 44-45 transfer case. It is not that the 44-44 only comes with the 8 speed transmission or v8 with 8 speed or anything, its that the lower trim level trucks get the 44-45 transfer case and do not have the 8 speed as an option. I think the Lone Star (Bighorn) is the lowest trim line you can get the 44-44 case on, or maybe the SLT.

Before the 2013s, 4wd auto was available with the hemi/ 6 speed but only in the higher trim level trucks.
It does look like you could get the 4wd Auto function with the 2013 high trim level 6-speed's.

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never had an auto option but I am well versed in the others from owning a bunch of rigs

when is the deal with the auto 4wd in the Ram specifically?

all my toyota trucks just had 2wd, 4hi, 4 lo

I have a loaded sport hemi 8 speed so I do have an auto.
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It does look like you could get the 4wd Auto function with the 2013 high trim level 6-speed's.

I have an auto selection on my 13 Ram 1500 Big Horn hemi 6speed tranny.
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I have an auto selection on my 13 Ram 1500 Big Horn hemi 6speed tranny.
Exactly, it has nothing to do with the transmission, and everything to do with the trim line.
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never had an auto option but I am well versed in the others from owning a bunch of rigs

when is the deal with the auto 4wd in the Ram specifically?

all my toyota trucks just had 2wd, 4hi, 4 lo

I have a loaded sport hemi 8 speed so I do have an auto.
4WD AUTO mode, the front axle is engaged, but
the vehicle’s power is sent to the rear wheels. Four-wheel
drive will be automatically engaged when the vehicle
senses a loss of traction. Because the front axle is engaged,
this mode will result in lower fuel economy than
the 2WD mode. When additional traction is required, the transfer case
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions can be used to lock
the front and rear drive shafts together forcing the front
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. The 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions are designed for loose, slippery road
surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW
positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause increased
tire wear and damage to the drive line components.
4wd Auto can be run on any surface at any speed.
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4WD AUTO mode, the front axle is engaged, but
the vehicle’s power is sent to the rear wheels. Four-wheel
drive will be automatically engaged when the vehicle
senses a loss of traction. Because the front axle is engaged,
this mode will result in lower fuel economy than
the 2WD mode. When additional traction is required, the transfer case
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions can be used to lock
the front and rear drive shafts together forcing the front
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. The 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions are designed for loose, slippery road
surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW
positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause increased
tire wear and damage to the drive line components.
4wd Auto can be run on any surface at any speed.
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If it's anything like my explorer, 4x4 auto will make some very unfriendly sounding noises when it engages. I never got used to that noise.
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What's the difference from 4WD Lock and Lo?
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