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Old 05-03-2013, 06:22 PM
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Default All new 2013 with Rotary shift (8 speed) comes with 3.21 Transmission!

Hey guys, this started with another post stating "I got wrong Transmition on my truck". Like the other poster, I have a new 2013 Laramie with 8 speed. The paper work says 3.55, but I found out that the sticker on the Trans says 3.21 so I called Dodge and they told me what they have listed under my Vin # as 3.21. Shocking, since you can not build a Laramie with 3.21 on their website...
Any case, they told me that I have to work it out with the dealer.
So, called the dealer, they were surprised and did a research. Sales guy called today and stated that all new Rotary 8 speed Trans comes with 3.21, and that they are not design for "power towing" as the 6 speed are... and that if the sticker says HP 8speed, it overides the Original 3.55 sticker note...
What a mess...
Love my truck, but Dodge seems to be a mess with the new truck launch...
So, is it just BS me?? Have anyone heard any different??
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:26 PM
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That might explain why the 0-60 times aren't any better.
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That just seems silly to me. With two extra gears, one I was assuming to be an extra OD which was where I thought the extra MPGs were coming from, you would think you could get a lower ring & pinion and greater acceleration/towing capability. Reading this makes me think the 8 speed simply has smaller splits and shorter gears so the MPG improvement actually comes from using a higher ring & pinion thus maintaining similar acceleration? They might be out there already, but now I’m wondering what the gear ratios are in the new 8 speed?
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I HAVE A LONGHORN 8 SPEED THE WINDOW STICKER SAID 3.92 AND ON AXLE BAR CODE TAG IS MARKED 3.92 AT 2000 RPM I AM DOING 72 MPH , I HOPE THIS MAYBE OF SOME HELP
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Hey guys, this started with another post stating "I got wrong Transmition on my truck". Like the other poster, I have a new 2013 Laramie with 8 speed. The paper work says 3.55, but I found out that the sticker on the Trans says 3.21 so I called Dodge and they told me what they have listed under my Vin # as 3.21. Shocking, since you can not build a Laramie with 3.21 on their website...
Any case, they told me that I have to work it out with the dealer.
So, called the dealer, they were surprised and did a research. Sales guy called today and stated that all new Rotary 8 speed Trans comes with 3.21, and that they are not design for "power towing" as the 6 speed are... and that if the sticker says HP 8speed, it overides the Original 3.55 sticker note...
What a mess...
Love my truck, but Dodge seems to be a mess with the new truck launch...
So, is it just BS me?? Have anyone heard any different??
Thanks

I had requested my build sheet after VOTS said it was built and in Final Inspection. It clearly shows the 3.55 axle I asked for as well as the rotary dial 8 speed. No mention anywhere of 3.21's. However, today makes three weeks from built in 100% inspection. Do they have a few hundred trucks ordered with 3.55's that don't actually have them and they are trying to figure out what to do? Has anybody here on the forum actually reported receiving a 3.55 and confirming on the axle barcode?
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:17 PM
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And by the way. I've test driven a new sport with 3.92's.
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Yes, I have the 3.55 with the 8sp. It showed on the window sticker that the 3.55 was a $50 option, shows on the build sheet as "DMD 3.55 Rear Axle Ratio", and confirmed with the sticker on the axle barcode as well.
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Your salesman is full of crap. The 8 speed has a higher torque rating than the 6 speed. You can get them with gear ratios other than the wimpy 3.21. My Laramie with 8 speed has 3.92 gears. I ordered it that way. The tag on the axle confirms it has the 3.92 gears
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Complete BS. My Outdoorsman came standard with 8 speed and 3.92 - anything else was an option.
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When I ordered my truck on april 10, I requested the 3.21 rear end, as I don't do a lot of towing. Salesman informed me that I had to get the 3.55, so that is what is on the order. Can't wait to see what I wind up with.
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