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Old 03-23-2013, 06:05 PM
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odd to say the least. still trying to buy 8-speeds from germany? not sure how the u.s. factory is doing but ram might want to pay the germans overtime to get caught up. when my truck arrives hopefully i will report nothing but GREAT news on tranny. hopefully be worth the wait.
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Well at this pace - I will probably take many peoples suggestion and just order a 2014 model. Forget the rebates. Waiting for an 8-speed HEMI will never happen.

Not to mention a host of other features that are probably going to be restricted due to parts shortages.

Why advertise for a product - particularly the 8-speed - when it isn't even available??

This is bizarre for car company to do. Not a great way to gain ground on the competition.

If it weren't for the Ram's great interior, 8-speed HEMI option, and Ram box system - I would have almost purchased a F-150 FX4.
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My Ram Sport 8spd just got off the production line last week. Ordered 02/28. I sure hope they put the 8spd in there like it was ordered.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:20 PM
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Well at this pace - I will probably take many peoples suggestion and just order a 2014 model. Forget the rebates. Waiting for an 8-speed HEMI will never happen.

Not to mention a host of other features that are probably going to be restricted due to parts shortages.

Why advertise for a product - particularly the 8-speed - when it isn't even available??

This is bizarre for car company to do. Not a great way to gain ground on the competition.

If it weren't for the Ram's great interior, 8-speed HEMI option, and Ram box system - I would have almost purchased a F-150 FX4.
I wish I made enough money to not worry about thousands of dollars in rebates.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:27 PM
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I talked to my dealer yesterday, they ran out of supply for the 8 speeds and automatically put all their lot orders trannies to 6 spds...the dealer is in the process of switching them back after 4/3. Since mine was a sold order, it's just on hold the way it was ordered and they have another shipment from Germany. Even the dealer thought it was odd to botch the ordering or supply chain or allocation - what ever happened there probably will never be made public.

The CEO said he wanted to pump out 300,000 Ram's this year, it just doesn't seem the factory is set up to move that much through. I am looking forward to mine and a little miffed the dealer allocation is in before mine got built - I understand how they batch things up and mine didn't make the cut...it's more about the dealers lack of communication.
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I'm lookin' for a 2WD SLT quad with the pentastar. Nothing on the lots within 100 miles of NJ for the past few months. With all the restrictions, I don't understand why they are not cranking out more of what they can build. Prefer off the lot to special order. Looks to me like they are just trying to get rid of the hemi's with the 6 speeds.
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this is what i would assume. mine was ordered with (BUY) next to transmission spec (shipped from germany). ordered dec 28/12 arrival date as of now is april 9/13. western canada. we will need to know who ordered with no (BUY) and see what status they are and who is the first to get one.
What does (buy) mean on the order. My dealer told me when I ordered my Hemi Crew 4x4 on Feb 19th that the 6 speed was no longer available and on my order sheet it shows the 8 sp option with (buy) and a $500.00 charge for it.
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What does (buy) mean on the order. My dealer told me when I ordered my Hemi Crew 4x4 on Feb 19th that the 6 speed was no longer available and on my order sheet it shows the 8 sp option with (buy) and a $500.00 charge for it.
(BUY) means your transmission will come from ZF in Germany and not be one made in the USA.
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(BUY) means your transmission will come from ZF in Germany and not be one made in the USA.
Thank you for that clarification.
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I ordered a 2013 Outdoorsman back in early February and am expecting deliver this week. It says "8-Spd Auto 8HP70 Trans (Buy)" next to it. I was never made aware of any restrictions or shortages ... might I have just made it in time??
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