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Old 08-26-2010, 09:51 PM
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I wish a manual was a factory option for all 1/2 tons... I'd definitely be rockin the stick... That sounds kinda bad
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I agree, I like the standard trans as well, nothing like the conversation between driver and truck!

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I agree, I like the standard trans as well, nothing like the conversation between driver and truck!

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Ahhh, it's more that a conversation Grasshopper!
With a standard, you (driver) Tell it (truck) how things will be!
With an automatic, you request your desire, and it responds however bloody well it wants.

Is it just me, or does it seem like the power train programming was written by a thirteen year old gamer?
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In response to your upshift question Brad :

Yes with the autostick you can make it upshift upon your command as long as it's not too low in the engine rpm range .
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Thanks Tom.
So if I have this right, it will allow an upshift as long as the engine rpm doesn't go below at predetermined amount like 800rpm for example. If so, do you know approximately what that rpm is? I take it this means it will not allow a start off from a complete stop in 2nd gear. It will still drop to 1st until the 'magic' rpm is reached.
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Thanks guys and for root bear why im doing it is i just want a manual trans because i thing its fun to drive and when i do the swap this truck will be my toy cause eventually im gonna be getting a challenger or perhaps a new ram, but wanted to do it cause i have never seen a 1500 with a hemi with one, i wish they would have come from the factory with one that way it would be a lot easier, but also im probably gonna put that 6.4 hemi in this truck cause who would want one of those. I would really like to get me one of those tremec t56 6 speeds but i thing it would be hard to get one with the correct bellhousing, but im gonna do some more research on that, while i save the money to buy all this stuff.
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