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View Poll Results: If a new 1500 truck offered an auto trans option, which would you choose?
65RFE automatic (as standard) 3 5.08%
66RFE automatic (if it was a $250 option) 56 94.92%
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^ I was expected a response similar to that lol. Thanks for the input, it's nice to know that someone who has the know how at least makes an effort

Like you said, maybe the aftermarket could provide this, although it's probably unlikely. It sounds like it'd be a lot of work. I know a couple guys at superchips, maybe I'll talk to them and see if they'd consider a program for something like this, where if the customer swapped the mechanical parts, they could sell the pcm programming to match. Doubtful that it'll happen, especially through them as they are oriented to plug and play on stock vehicles.

Technology is great, but it sucks when you can do the mechanical aspect yourself, and then are stuck in limbo with the electrical/software part...
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I will just wait for the ZF/Chrysler
845RFE — 8 speeds, torque-rating 4, 5th revision, rear wheel drive, fully electronic controls.

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BUMP!

I'd love to see more input on this as I'd like this trans as an option if I decided to buy another ram...
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I'd rather spend my money on an ATS or Sharadon built trans
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Well that'd still give the same ratios though....the 66rfe would be (I think) a "faster" transmission and also more mpg efficient.

IMO the main benefit is the better 1st gear, the evenly spread mid gears, and the better final gear. The "stronger" aspect of it is a bonus, because IMO the 545rfe/65rfe is strong enough for 95% + of us.
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Please let the 66rfe be the new trans for the 2013's!!!! Now that I know the 8 speed is not happening for 2013, I would still be willing to buy a Ram with a true 6 speed. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is the case when they release the details for the 2013's. I just hope I can hold off buying a truck until then. The Sierra's 21 hwy mpg is looking pretty appealing right now.
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Or just get a 2500 for about $1000 more and get all the other great upgrades
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How about offering a 6 speed manual transmission!
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I don't see that in our future, going back to stick shift transmissions

I even see the change to more of the Allison type Transmissions replacing standard sticks in the Heavy Duty Rams, seems to be the way things are going

But that is just this old farts opinion

I miss the days of the Eaton Fuller & Road Ranger transmissions, 10, 13, & 15 speed stick transmissions, i retired 7 years ago, now i drive a Automatic Ram & a Harley 4 speed
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Hey transengineer,

Would a 66RFE play nice with a PCM on a 2012 1500 5.7l? I am looking into a engine/tranny swap for my 2006 Mega Cab, because I want add the MDS and vvt. So, I am wondering if the move to a 66RFE would be possible, or would i run into the same pre-'12 PCM issue you mentioned above.
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