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Old 07-12-2013, 12:59 AM
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I was driving my Chrysler 200 convertible today (it has that semi manual mode feature), and whilst changing gears I thought "why can't we have the CVT transmission on the RAM's?

Before I bought the 200 I had a Nissan Murano with the CVT transmission and it ran great!

You always had more than enough power when you needed it, and you did't suffer with the jerking motion (and sound) that you get when you really hammer the pedal down and fly through the gears.

My 200 pretends that it has the CVT transmission, but it doesn't. The CVT runs off a pulley system, whereas my 200 still runs off a standard transmission.

You can't gear down smoothly on the 200, and gearing up isn't much better.

The CVT transmissions are suppose to allow you to run at the optimal revolutions per minute, thusly giving you better fuel economy.

Or conversely run at optimal RPM's to give you peak power performance.

With fuel economy being a big thing for the truck market, why not consider this along with some of the other things that Chrysler has been doing?

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not sure the cvt would hold with heavy loads.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:12 AM
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While still remembering we drive trucks and not Chrysler 200's...

What kind of toughness does a CVT transmission have?

Sure it does great with fuel economy and comfort but not everyone buys their truck to be a grocery runner.
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Exactly what the two guys above said. The CVT transmission is not strong enough for a truck. And personally I would never own a vehicle with a CVT transmission. It just seems wrong to me. I want to be able to hear and feel my truck go through the gears.
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In defense of the CVT I had an 05 Murano with a 150k miles that I beat the snot out of with no tranny issues...or any issues at all. Says something about the nissan CVTs and the Murano.

But nonetheless...in a truck...just hell no. I don't think they could come close to handling what some of us put our trucks through and I would never ever wanna buy a truck with one.

Good transmission? In my experience, very much. Good in a truck? I don't think so and I don't care to find out.
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We had a Nissan Versa with cvt and it was great,but nissan also gave us a extended warranty on the tranny for no good reason.I also heard some of the Muranos had tranny issues,being a bigger vehicle maybe.Some Ram owners cant get past the shift knob on the 8speed,can you imagine CVT
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I very much like that sound of that roar associated with a downshift and WOT, it's the beauty of of having a V8!

I would have my doubts on the ability of the CVT to hold up under the strain.

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I sure hope not...had a Nissan with the CVT, hated it
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Had the CVT II in my 2007 Jeep Compass and in that application it was great and I got the advertised 30mpg out of it. No real lack of power, just took a while to get used to not feeling it shift lol. I see the same concerns as mentioned above, though. In a full size truck, I just don't think it would hold up under the strain. Also, unless it's changed since then, most are not serviceable by the DIY'er so it's a trip to the dealer to have the fluid checked/changed.

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There are different types of CVTs, but the fact that they are used in things like ATVs and cars like the murano and versa leads me to believe that it wouldn't be up to the task in a truck.
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