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View Poll Results: which transmission for the R/T?
6 speed 18 30.00%
8 speed 33 55.00%
forget about it and get an 09-12 9 15.00%
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I am thinking about picking up a 2013 R/T and I have one question for the masses.

I was looking at the 2013 order guide that is in this post:
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=123635

As far as I can tell, at first they will come with the 5.7 and a 6 speed and 4:10 gears, but will eventully (late availability) come with the 8 speed and 3:92 gears.

The question is, should I get one with the 6 speed or wait for the 8 speed?
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i don't think anyone will really know until we see how the 8 speed trans holds up. Sure an 8 speed trans sounds good for gas milage but it sure would be shifting quite a bit when driving inner city.
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Personally I would wait until the 8 speed rolls out. If you want to get an idea of how the 8 speed handles being tested, go test drive a charger or 300 with the 3.6 pentastar that has the 8 speed transmission.

The ratios that will be in this transmission will make the truck faster off the line while getting better MPG's.

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Sure an 8 speed trans sounds good for gas milage
This truck will be more of a toy than anything so gas milage will not be a desciding factor.

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The ratios that will be in this transmission will make the truck faster off the line while getting better MPG's.

http://www.allpar.com/model/ram/dodg...owertrain.html
This is why I am leaning twards waiting.
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Correct me if I'm wrong. But I believe the new 8 speeds two first gears are for towing purposes which mean better launching and getting up to 60 quicker. That's how they can get a new charger with the v6 to 60 in 6 secs. And you have to think that car is only 300 pounds lighter than a reg cab express. So I'm sure the 2013 rt will be a whole lot faster than a 2012
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I'd go with the 6 speed (really 5) if you're going for performance. Assuming the case size is the same dimensions, there will likely be less room to to add more clutches with the 8 speed. That is just a total guess, as I don't know what the specs are on the 8 speed.
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I'd go with the 6 speed (really 5) if you're going for performance. Assuming the case size is the same dimensions, there will likely be less room to to add more clutches with the 8 speed. That is just a total guess, as I don't know what the specs are on the 8 speed.
You have it the other way around...the 5 speed from 09-11 was really a 6 speed.
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2009 & 2010 i believe had the 545RFE transmission, it was a 5 speed
2011 & 2012 had the 65RFE transmission, it was a 6 speed
both had the same outer housing

the R/T had a different torque converter, than the rest of the models & i believe it had a 4:10 ratio rear differential

Click on the image of the Rams at the top of the page
scroll down to the NEWS, i think it is the 2nd line down
i posted what i could find out about the 2013 models

2013 ORDER GUIDE, posted by Horseman
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?p=909208
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You have it the other way around...the 5 speed from 09-11 was really a 6 speed.
?? read my post again. Mechanically it's a 5 speed.

In other words, more gears could potentially equal less room to add friction material. Such is the case with the older 48re vs the newer 68's for the diesel crowd.
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2009-2012 are the exact same transmission. All they did was retune it for 2012 and rename it. It's a 5 speed with a split gear so essentially it's been a 6 speed since 2009
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