If you do, then you might be the first 4 gen 1500 to have a manual transmission.
I might do that too. If I ever decide to get a 4th gen long horn with the hemi. If money allows it sometime in the far future. But in the meantime, I'm very happy with my 2005 ram. True, others are more powerful but you just can't beat the sense of satisfaction when shifting through the gears in a truck. Then when you need the 4x4, you reach down and shift the lever. Its like an extra bonus that says: "enough with the bullshit!!"
This and many more reasons are why dodge and others need to bring back the manual transmission to trucks.
snrusnak. Thanks for the information on the trannys. Would you happen to know the gear ratios of both?