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Old 05-26-2011, 01:52 PM
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Hey guys, new ram owner here! Bought a 2011 dodge ram 1500 big horn with the 5.7L HEMI!!! Alot better then the 2005 f150 I was driving. But anyways, I have a question on the shifting. When I drive in manual mode, going from 2nd gear to 3rd gear the rpms drop maybe 300? When I get on a highway sometimes I like to floor it hehe but when shifting from 2nd to 3rd it seems like I'm pretty much shifting from 2nd to 4th right away. Like theres almost no 3rd gear. Is this normal? By the way the truck has 2500 miles on it. Thanks in advance guys! Great site!!
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if i remember right, there are 2 second gears, 1 for tow/haul, another for normal driving
there are also 2 fifth gears

this website explains it better then i can, at the very bottom of the page there is a chart of gear ratios, it is a comparison chart
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Is this observation made with O/D on or off? I turn off my O/D around town and when I accelerate to enter a freeway, it's still off until I hit cruising speed. The gear changes are much more responsive than if O/D is on in this condition.
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