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Old 06-17-2011, 03:54 PM
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Transmission opinions?

Does anyone else think the transmission in the Hemi is geared strange? It changes at strange speeds and has some really rough spots in different areas (ie the 40mph shudder).

When i leave my house there is a hill where you have to stop at stop sign. I usually roll through it. when i hit the gas the jeep doesn't know to shift to first or second gear. If it goes to first, the acceleration is almost violent. Anyone else having issues?
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Re: Transmission opinions?

Yeah, it's got a huge spread between 2nd and 3rd that really doesn't need to be there. Try forgetting to select tow/haul with a 5000 lb trailer behind you on an on-ramp when it shifts into 3rd and you virtually stop accelerating...... One press of the tow/haul and the underdrive kicks in and away you go.

Basically, what we have is a 3 speed with 2 overdrives. It's the RAM truck trans but we're stuck with it. Hopefully they cleaned up the gearing on the revamped 6 speed for 2012.
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