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Old 03-26-2014, 06:21 AM
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For some reason lately I've been thinking about putting a tremec t56 in my truck. Or rather finding out if its possible. Has anyone done this?? The bell housing should bolt up and they make a transfer case adapter, it would be just custom fabricating shifter linkage right? And of course tuning etc..idk let me know your thoughts
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would love a manual. if you have the dollars you can do anything you want. on my budget, i would think the electronics would make it cost prohibitive.
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There's a reason trailer-towing packages require an automatic transmission. They're stronger.
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stronger than what?
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Stronger (more durable in towing operatons) than manual transmissions.
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Stronger (more durable in towing operatons) than manual transmissions.
Why don't you see more automatics in OTR trucks then?
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They are common on OTR these days, but what has that got to do with your Ram?
That's not an apples to apples comparison.
Ask your Ram dealer what trannys are available with H.D. towing packages and why.

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could be true, auto trans have come a long way. still would rather have an nv 5600 trans in my 1500 though.
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if Dodge offered a manual, I definitely would have bought one.
funny thing is, a manual used to be called a standard, because it was the standard.
you had to pay extra if you wanted an automatic, now you can't even get the manual.
I for one am sick of things being done for me, I like manual trans manual hubs manual windows, and certainly a manual transfer case shift. if you've ever been stuck without your four-wheel-drive when it was needed because of electronic failure you would know what I mean.
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with a manual transmission, it is much easier to get unstuck using the rocking method
just try it with the rotary knob shifter on the new Rams
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