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Old 04-03-2013, 08:20 PM
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Good post & for that you deserve a Gold Star, but i don't have any, so here is what i do have
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now i am just waiting for someone to run through the HEMI w/ 8 speed gears manually
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Thanks! I will try to get some stats and video whenever I get a chance!
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Thanks! I will try to get some stats and video whenever I get a chance!
This is awesome information, and yes PLEASE ^^^^ !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My new 8-speed is by far the smoothest transmission that I have had in a truck. And the MPG is impressive coming from a Tundra!
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My new 8-speed is by far the smoothest transmission that I have had in a truck. And the MPG is impressive coming from a Tundra!
I agree, I don't notice the shifts at all! Also my mpg is 16.7mpg right now and I have not been driving conservatively at all. Also I love the high ratio first two gears, they make this truck move QUICK from a stop. And that is with 3.55 gears.
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Glad to hear that last post since I have been worried that I should have ordered the 3.92 gears!
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Yeah the 3.92 is not needed with the 8 speed in my opinion. I chose the 3.55 because I think its a good in between for power and fuel mileage.
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You guys that think you have the 3:55s with the 8 speed I have to ask, are you sure you have the 3:55s?

I ask because I though I had 3:55s until I saw my build sheet, here is what I saw:

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The window sticker said 3:55s but that can be overridden by an option, in my case, the 26H order option. With ratios the 8 speed offers, 3:21s do a good job of balance between performance and economy. At 55 MPH the RPM is around 1100 to 1200.

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So, just punching it from a dead stop, (no power brake) will it burn out with the 8 spd? cause my 6 spd dogs it off the line till about 20mph.
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Got a little feel of the hemi power today. I had a little "encouragement" (couple of girls ) Well I turned off tcs then held the gas and the brake until I heard the tires start to spin and I let off the brake and floored the throttle. Spun the tires up until about 30mph and continued up to about 95mph before I let off. I have no 0-60 data or anything from it because I did not want to sit there messing with my phone for a minute. Not sure who was more excited, them or me!
Nice truck, Squirrel!! I'm looking forward to test driving the hemi 8 speed. A few questions:

1. How is the going from 8 cylinders to 4 thingamajig working? Can you turn it off? I want all 8 pumping all the time.

2. What about the "3/4 tank of gas bump" that drives people crazy sounds like you are getting rear ended problem with new hemis? Did Ram put baffles in tank?

3. How is your paint job? Some had bad paint up to 2012 models.

One more thing: heheheee, this spinning rear tires not moving phase will stop when you realize that you need to save every penny you can for your future. At my age, my advice is to - STOP DOING THAT MESS AND SAVE YOUR TRUCK AND MONEY! If you live long enough, you'll wish you did, believe me!
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