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capitalst 07-15-2011 03:38 PM

I'm surprised we have no further info on the 2012 6 speed auto
 
I figured being a few days out from the 2012 production that we would heard more official facts on the new 65RFE tranny for the HEMI. I've read a few things online that contradict each other. Hopefully, we will soon learn more about it since I ordered my new 2012 Overland with the HEMI and can't wait to take delivery. Hopefully, it helps with the performance aspect of it.

Anyone else here any new information on this tranny?

RageOfFury 07-15-2011 05:28 PM

Re: I'm surprised we have no further info on the 2012 6 speed auto
 
Some good info here : http://www.allpar.com/mopar/transmissions/545RFE.html

capitalst 07-15-2011 11:03 PM

Re: I'm surprised we have no further info on the 2012 6 speed auto
 
Thats one of the things I read so basically its still the same tranny operating as the 5 speed in regular mode unless you use the AutoStick. Seems as if they are misleading us if thats the case. My hope was it was going to be a true 6 speed auto like the 68RFE with different ratios that would work for upshifts and downshifts. I guess I will soon find out once I take delivery or something official comes out in the coming weeks.

Lingohocken 07-16-2011 12:23 AM

Re: I'm surprised we have no further info on the 2012 6 speed auto
 
Curious that yesterday's press reports on the 2012 SRT say that it will have five speeds, not six. There has to be a good reason for this, assuming the reports are correct.

Marlin 07-16-2011 01:33 AM

Re: I'm surprised we have no further info on the 2012 6 speed auto
 
Ffs..... The srt uses a completely different box to the 5.7

capitalst 07-16-2011 09:12 AM

Re: I'm surprised we have no further info on the 2012 6 speed auto
 
The tranny is completely different in the SRT8.

Lingohocken 07-16-2011 09:57 AM

Re: I'm surprised we have no further info on the 2012 6 speed auto
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marlin (Post 448756)
Ffs..... The srt uses a completely different box to the 5.7

That's as good a reason as any. Gotta wonder why, though -- can't handle the added torque?

RageOfFury 07-16-2011 10:19 AM

Re: I'm surprised we have no further info on the 2012 6 speed auto
 
The SRT8 WK2 uses the same Mercedes W5A580 transmission as the 3.6L WK2s. Why? I don't really know

Lingohocken 07-16-2011 08:19 PM

Re: I'm surprised we have no further info on the 2012 6 speed auto
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RageOfFury (Post 448866)
The SRT8 WK2 uses the same Mercedes W5A580 transmission as the 3.6L WK2s. Why? I don't really know

Weird.:confused:

Scottina06 07-16-2011 10:46 PM

Re: I'm surprised we have no further info on the 2012 6 speed auto
 
the wk SRT used it as well

Deserthucker 07-17-2011 10:40 AM

Re: I'm surprised we have no further info on the 2012 6 speed auto
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RageOfFury (Post 448866)
The SRT8 WK2 uses the same Mercedes W5A580 transmission as the 3.6L WK2s. Why? I don't really know

It's a good transmission.
Best I have driven.
Reliable.
Has been used in heavy vans as well.
And luxury cars.
Proven
Smooth

mjw930 07-17-2011 11:09 AM

Re: I'm surprised we have no further info on the 2012 6 speed auto
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deserthucker (Post 449360)
It's a good transmission.
Best I have driven.
Reliable.
Has been used in heavy vans as well.
And luxury cars.
Proven
Smooth

And I believe it's still in use in most of the high HP AMG's. It's a proven box and the only reasonable replacement would be a dual clutch type auto/manual IMHO.


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