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Old 03-24-2013, 04:37 PM
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I just bought a 2013 Ram on the weekend ... it was in stock with great rebates etc. It had the 8 speed auto which I'm hoping is a good thing - invoice just says SR70 I think it was so no idea if that's the German transmission or not.

Is the German built transmission any different than the US one for quality?
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The V6 will come only with the 8HP45 “Torqueflite 8” is the sole automatic
The HEMI will have a higher-torque version of the eight-speed, the 8HP70, which has identical gear ratios;

Both the 8HP45 and 8HP70 transmissions are fully electronic, and can change their shift maps to meet current conditions; Ram has over 40 shift maps for specific conditions to optimize shift quality and shift points. The software uses engine torque gradients, kick down, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, hill detection, friction detection, downshift detection, cruise control, stability control interaction, and temperature to determine shift points and methods.

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I ordered my Laramie (crew) with the 5.7 Hemi and 8-speed trans on January 19th and they still haven't gotten around to building it. The sales order did have (BUY) next to the transmission item. I've been going nuts waiting for it. The regional Dodge factory rep told my dealership that I should get it in mid-April.
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I ordered my Laramie (crew) with the 5.7 Hemi and 8-speed trans on January 19th and they still haven't gotten around to building it. The sales order did have (BUY) next to the transmission item. I've been going nuts waiting for it. The regional Dodge factory rep told my dealership that I should get it in mid-April.
Ordered my Laramie crewcab 4x4 Hemi/8speed/AirSusp/Rambox/3.92 on 2/19/13 and status changed overnight from Scheduled to Build to Shipped with a delivery date of 4/5/2013. Hopefully yours will be coming soon. What build did you get?
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Does anyone know when they will resume taking orders for the 8 speed in Hemi 4x4 1500s?

This is frustrating as I have been negotiating with dealers to order a new Ram with the 8 speed and now it is dropped from their availability. Now I have to wait for it to become available again before I can resume my negotiations...
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Does anyone know when they will resume taking orders for the 8 speed in Hemi 4x4 1500s?

This is frustrating as I have been negotiating with dealers to order a new Ram with the 8 speed and now it is dropped from their availability. Now I have to wait for it to become available again before I can resume my negotiations...
I would check daily but I suspect they will have new allocations after the first ot the month at the very least. Having said that it seems you could proceed with negotiations for the 8 speed. Everything should be the same price wise with the $500 up tick for the 8 speed. When I ordered my truck with 8 speed we negotiated price prior to seeing if it could be ordered at that time. I know it is frustrating but they can only build what they have parts for and it seems they are struggling as it is with the popularity and probably something else going on with supply.
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We ordered an R/T February 6 and now we are told by the dealer and by Ram that they cannot fill the order with an eight-speed. We had a DFD (Buy) on the order with the 26L code on the truck. I do not know what Buy means. If they are to be only 2014 models I hoe they put them our earlier and just call them a 2014. The ZF is worth waiting for. They should be building them at Kokomo.
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They are now, I ordered my Longhorn 4x4 with it on Feb. 12. It is due to be here this week or next.
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They are now, I ordered my Longhorn 4x4 with it on Feb. 12. It is due to be here this week or next.
They have temporarily put the 8spd on restriction. This went into effect late last week.
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Has anyone seen a restriction or the inability to even build a rig with the Air suspension? I was at a dealer a few weeks ago and he stated that the whole truck (Laramie and Laramie Longhorn) were on restriction. However he did attempt to build the truck I wanted for me to get and idea of pricing. It would no though, allow us to select the air suspension option, it was grayed out. What does that mean? The truck itself showed Red as restricted, and it allowed every other option to be added accordingly. Thoughts? Looks like I'll just wait a little bit anyway for things to catch up. How have you guys that have ordered dealt with the rebates and pricing? Dealer told me that the rebates are only valid when the truck is delivered, not ordered. Sorry long, figured I'd get it all out.
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