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Old 09-06-2012, 09:06 PM
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Does the ”Sport” edition Hemi have a better torque converter than other models?
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No....2300 stall.
The R/T's have a 2600 stall.
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What does the r/the have that makes them better? Just curious....
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What does the r/the have that makes them better? Just curious....
Well...... They have a higher stall and bigger rims..... Oh wait don't forget the badges...
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What does the r/the have that makes them better? Just curious....
they have a higher stall tc, 4.10s and they only come in std cab so they aren't that heavy compared to qc and cc models. you can buy a std cab express with 3.92s for a lot less and the only real difference then would be the 300 rpm difference of the tc.

and they have a few cosmetic differences...hood, forged 22s.
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The RT also has different suspension.

Really though like said above, if you get a 3.92 geared single cab sport or express 1500 with LSD you have nearly the same truck performance wise. Then if you go with an aftermarket converter you'd probably be even quicker.
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[QUOTE=snrusnak;883342]The RT also has different suspension.QUOTE]

do you mean coil springs rates?
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^yeah the springs I know for sure are different part numbers than any other ram 1500. Not sure about shocks and sway bars.

Not that it makes a huge difference or anything...
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Price tag???

Seriously though it's basically an express, with a few more options, colored handles, mirrors, etc...
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