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Old 06-06-2013, 12:09 PM
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I'm dumb so please school me here...

How does the tiny little bit of extra "oomph" you would get out of the 8 speed outweigh the loss of acceleration you would have from those extra gear shifts?
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I'm dumb so please school me here...

How does the tiny little bit of extra "oomph" you would get out of the 8 speed outweigh the loss of acceleration you would have from those extra gear shifts?
Haha I guess I am the dumb one, as I don't understand the question. The 8 speed shifts so smoothly, they are barely perceptible. It accelerates faster than the 5/6 speed by a lot.
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Drivetrain loss is supposedly lower on the new 8 speed transmission
(from crank to the tires) is about 8% less on the 8spd (20% 8 speed, almost 28%-29% on the 6 speed)

for example (not exact numbers)

395 crank HP Ram, = 296 HP at the wheels with a 6 spd
395 crank HP Ram, = 316 HP at the wheels with the new 8 spd

much lower ratio's for getting out of the hole on the 8spd, and the shifts are nearly seamless.

8: 4.71,3.13,2.10,1.67,1.29,1,.85,.67
6: 3,1.67,1.5,1,.75,.67
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Well it looks like I am going in a different direction. The dealer is getting a Copperhead Pearl CC sport in and I think I am going to trade in my Wrangler on it.
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