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Just thought I'd put a note in this forum too, since it's read a lot more than the 2012 forum so far.

Stopped by my dealer and ordered a 2012 Express and great news:

- 6 Speed Auto standard on all models

- Ram Box available on all cabs, including the Express 6 4 short bed.
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Just thought I'd put a note in this forum too, since it's read a lot more than the 2012 forum so far.

Stopped by my dealer and ordered a 2012 Express and great news:

- 6 Speed Auto standard on all models

- Ram Box available on all cabs, including the Express 6 4 short bed.
It is a refabed 545. Just a slightly different ratio. Not sure if performance will be any different it is similar to what the 2500 use.
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i still want to know which rear end ratios that they now have
i expect to no longer see the 3.92, it was suppose to be replaced by a 3.99 ratio
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It is a refabed 545. Just a slightly different ratio. Not sure if performance will be any different it is similar to what the 2500 use.

545RFE (2011 transmission ratio)
1: 3.00
2: 1.67/1.50
3: 1.00
4: .75
5: .67
Reverse: 3.00

68RFE (2012 rumor transmission ratio)
1: 3.23
2: 1.84
3: 1.41
4: 1.00
5: .82
6: .63
Reverse: 4.44

Overall Ratios:

545RFE w/3.92
(1)11.76
(2/2P)6.54/5.88
(3)3.92
(4)2.94
(5)2.62

65/66/68RFE w/3.55
(1)11.46
(2)6.53
(3)5.00
(4)3.55
(5)2.91
(6)2.23
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So I guess 2013 will be the year for the zf 8 speed. Still glad they upgraded the tranny for the 2012 model year. It should give a slight increase in gas mileage and hopefully performance too.
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I would think since the 6speed is just debuting now, the 8 speed would be mated to the 5th gen
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hahaha welcome to the club You'll be happy with the 5 speed, from the looks of it, it doesnt look like a significant performance gain. Im sure it's there, but it's like the guys that say the 3.92s are head over heals better than 3.55.....I never noticed a difference. Doesnt matter because 4.56 were going in reguardless

Someone go buy one and let us know how it is
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I would think since the 6speed is just debuting now, the 8 speed would be mated to the 5th gen

hahaha welcome to the club You'll be happy with the 5 speed, from the looks of it, it doesnt look like a significant performance gain. Im sure it's there, but it's like the guys that say the 3.92s are head over heals better than 3.55.....I never noticed a difference. Doesnt matter because 4.56 were going in reguardless

Someone go buy one and let us know how it is

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I didn't care for the 6 spd because i didn't order my truck. The dealer found it at an other dealer.

So i could of waited for the 6 spd. The only benifite from the 6 spd is a better third gear. So i don't care about it.
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Candy, I figured it wouldn't make it til the 5th gens also but I was hoping it would make its way in there now lol. Ram did say major modifications were coming so that's where most of my hopes were coming from.
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Just thought I'd put a note in this forum too, since it's read a lot more than the 2012 forum so far.

Stopped by my dealer and ordered a 2012 Express and great news:

- 6 Speed Auto standard on all models

- Ram Box available on all cabs, including the Express 6 4 short bed.
That's exactly what I'm looking at ordering (Ram Express with Rambox). Do you know if they made any changes to the Express interior for 2012? I hope they bring back a dark interior.
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