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Old 02-15-2013, 06:38 PM
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Very encouraging news to see so many forum members who ordered the Hemi 8speed combo posting their trucks are being built! This is 3 weeks ahead of schedule. Maybe I will get mine in March or April. Can't wait!
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We are all impatiently waiting now. Just have got to hope that everything runs smooth and they keep moving down the line!
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Ahead of schedule?? Kidding me??? They should have been out in December!! Big delay as it is.... Now GMC is coming out with new one this summer and some may as well wait for 2014 Ram 1500 V6 Diesel , just announced.
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Yes, ahead of schedule. They weren't supposed to be built until March 4th.
The new GM trucks coming out don't impress me at all and I am a lifelong GM guy.
Their interior still isn't up to the Ram Laramie. Their 8 speed is 2 years away and no mention of an air suspension.
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They never said December. Even last April at the New York auto show when the 2013's were first announced, they said the Hemi 8 speed would not be available until after the new year.

They were originally scheduled to start production in January but that got pushed back to March(this is according to Donlen's site, I don't think there was ever an official announcement stating that). They are now apparently beating the revised March 4 date.

GM's 2014 rollout made me laugh.
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I wonder if the March 4 date is the date Dodge begins building the 8-speed on their own. Dodge is buying the 8-speed for the ones in production now, mine included.
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They were originally scheduled to start production in January but that got pushed back to March(this is according to Donlen's site, I don't think there was ever an official announcement stating that). They are now apparently beating the revised March 4 date.

GM's 2014 rollout made me laugh.
Actually production of the 8R70 did start on time on Jan 7th by ZF in Germany. Shippement was schduled to arrive by 2nd week of Feb. This is why we are seeing hemi/8-speeds being built now. The March 4th date Dolen mentions is when production of the 8R70 starts at the Chrysler's Kokomo Transmission Plant in Indiana
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This is encouraging....I'm not good at being patient and playing the waiting game. I hope to see pics of newly delivered 8 spds and comments on the ride. That said, I wouldn't mind my truck being delayed until the end of snow/pothole/road chunk season so it stays pristine. (yes, I'm torn)
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