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Old 03-30-2013, 09:38 PM
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With all the cars/trucks that are being outfitted with the ZF 8 speed, I don't think Ram trucks will be open for orders anytime soon. I email a list of dealers every few weeks and no updates to report.

I just got a report from my local dealer in Ontario, CA that the 8-speed AND the 4-corner air suspension are on restriction.

Looks like I'm stuck ordering a 2014 minus all those great rebates. Sucks.
Take it from someone who just took delivery of a Laramie with the air ride and 8 speed, you DO want those two options.
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Now that it is April I'm hoping the 8 speed becomes available again.
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I just placed an order for a hemi 8 speed this weekend. What my dealer told me was that 8 speeds were on restriction except for sold orders only because of limited supply. Apparently some dealers were using fake names to get sold 8 speeds for their lots and now they are restricted from ordering them. Not sure if this is true, but that's what my dealer told me. Also, my dealer said i would get the better rebate if it goes up before it comes in.

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Dealer told me that there was a supply problem at the ZF factory in Germany. It is on restriction until 4/22 because they are slated to be produced in Indiana now. Just waiting to get that new assembly line up to speed.
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Well I guess this answers my questions.. I ordered a Laramie Longhorn crew 4x4 back on Presidents day.. I did not order specifically the 8 speed, but it was added by the factory (I assume) when my dealer placed the order. I did add the 4 corner air suspension.

So here it is, middle of April and yesterday I learned that the Air suspension is the latest problem. I guess I did have a tranny allocated at one time, but now its the suspension.. I told my dealer, drop the Air Suspension option and get me my truck or I am going to cancel..

Very sad.. Truck of the year, I love the interior.. But for crying out loud, what is going on here?? I guess its not to be..
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I also was looking into the 8 speed R/T, but my dealer couldn't even build one when I asked them about it. I since have come to the conclusion that the 8 speed takes away too many things that make the R/t unique. With the TorqueFlite you lose the special TC and the 4.10 gear. And the rotary knob, although cool, doesn't seem very sporty. With the console shifter, I can replace that with something neat, the knob you can not.
We wanted the R/T because it was the only way to get a two-door, sport performance hood, 2-wheel drive, bucket seats with console, special head and tail lights, etc. I have seen nothing that says the TC will be different with the 8 speed but it is not important to me anyway. We do not want a 4 wheel drive or a four door truck. We still have no update on the order placed February 6. The price is not a factor because I get EP. Yes, the rebates are for when it is delivered.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:46 PM
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We wanted the R/T because it was the only way to get a two-door, sport performance hood, 2-wheel drive, bucket seats with console, special head and tail lights, etc. I have seen nothing that says the TC will be different with the 8 speed but it is not important to me anyway. We do not want a 4 wheel drive or a four door truck. We still have no update on the order placed February 6. The price is not a factor because I get EP. Yes, the rebates are for when it is delivered.
No standard cab hemi eight speed trucks are going to be built until after June 1st.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:19 AM
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We wanted the R/T because it was the only way to get a two-door, sport performance hood, 2-wheel drive, bucket seats with console, special head and tail lights, etc. I have seen nothing that says the TC will be different with the 8 speed but it is not important to me anyway. We do not want a 4 wheel drive or a four door truck. We still have no update on the order placed February 6. The price is not a factor because I get EP. Yes, the rebates are for when it is delivered.
I have pretty much decided to wait until we hear about the 2014s. MOPAR seems pretty tight lipped about the 2014s. All we know is the 1/2 ton diesel. Here is to hoping at "standard" 6.4/6.2 makes it into a 2014 R/T
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