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FishOnOne

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Posted: 03/16/22 03:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"Just calling a spade a spade"

Can you still say that. [emoticon]


I just did... [emoticon]


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I gross 24K and I go up the Colorado passes as fast as that curves will allow. I grew up with 50s and 60s under powered trucks and anything beats 15 miles an hour on the passes and struggling to stay awake! Craig


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Mine is what ever I set on the cruise control


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I go as fast as I need to. I'm only towing 9600lbs behind my CTD so I don't sweat mtn passes. Coming down is as uneventful as going up.

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whatever cruise control is set at. 2022 6.7L is a BEAST

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Grit dog wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

And BTW I'm part owner of two Dodge Ram trucks with ..... a sorry transmission to back it up.


That doesn't narrow it done much, lol. I'm full owner of a Ram and a bunch of Dodge trucks in the past and speaking of calling a spade a spade, I could go on a Clark Griswold, got screwed out of my Xmas bonus tirade about most Dodge/Ram transmissions!

47/48RE, are ok and are simple and can be built VERY strong. But they were obsolete by the turn of the century, yet Dodge continued to use them for another half dozen years...
68RFE, again, decent from a reliability standpoint, but already outdated technology when they were introduced, still shift like a wet bag of dog poo, and now, 15 years later, it should be just embarrassing for everyone from the CEO down to the poor sap who has to put them in the new trucks on the assembly line...When people ask that guy what he does for a living, he probably says he's the local Chucky Cheese mascot, as that is less embarrassing!
Aisin, great trans, but still Ram is riding old technology and would be better with more gears (if the ZF Powerline would ever get introduced....would be a good day for Ram fans)
NV5600 - Best trans of the last 20 years. It shifts like a truck, but it's there.
G56 - trans is good, OE clutch may not outlast the first set of windshield wipers though!
And now there's no option for either handshaker...[emoticon]


If Ram would sign up to the ZF for their HD diesel trucks they would finally have a good transmission, but it probably is just too costly since they outsource the diffs, diesel engine already.

As for manual transmissions we had one in a 05 Dodge and pulling a water tank out on the turn rows was a bear and no one wanted to drive it. So it was sold and we got another 05 Dodge with a automatic.

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Good transmission??? Too funny as the true MD AISIN doesn’t break. No the straight six does not need more gears.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Good transmission??? Too funny as the true MD AISIN doesn’t break. No the straight six does not need more gears.


Yeah too funny is correct... Isn't this a picture of your tiny transmission?

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FishOnOne wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

And BTW I'm part owner of two Dodge Ram trucks with ..... a sorry transmission to back it up.


That doesn't narrow it done much, lol. I'm full owner of a Ram and a bunch of Dodge trucks in the past and speaking of calling a spade a spade, I could go on a Clark Griswold, got screwed out of my Xmas bonus tirade about most Dodge/Ram transmissions!

47/48RE, are ok and are simple and can be built VERY strong. But they were obsolete by the turn of the century, yet Dodge continued to use them for another half dozen years...
68RFE, again, decent from a reliability standpoint, but already outdated technology when they were introduced, still shift like a wet bag of dog poo, and now, 15 years later, it should be just embarrassing for everyone from the CEO down to the poor sap who has to put them in the new trucks on the assembly line...When people ask that guy what he does for a living, he probably says he's the local Chucky Cheese mascot, as that is less embarrassing!
Aisin, great trans, but still Ram is riding old technology and would be better with more gears (if the ZF Powerline would ever get introduced....would be a good day for Ram fans)
NV5600 - Best trans of the last 20 years. It shifts like a truck, but it's there.
G56 - trans is good, OE clutch may not outlast the first set of windshield wipers though!
And now there's no option for either handshaker...[emoticon]


If Ram would sign up to the ZF for their HD diesel trucks they would finally have a good transmission, but it probably is just too costly since they outsource the diffs, diesel engine already.

As for manual transmissions we had one in a 05 Dodge and pulling a water tank out on the turn rows was a bear and no one wanted to drive it. So it was sold and we got another 05 Dodge with a automatic.


Fish, just because you and your team can’t drive a stick doesn’t make them bad. Too funny! [emoticon] [emoticon]


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Posted: 03/19/22 10:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My truck slows on the 6%+ grades. I don't need to be first to the top and I have never been last. Although if I get stuck behind and lose momentum it can take the rest of the climb to get back up to speed. Hardest climb was on the floor in low gear and losing speed.... still made it when a couple others were pulled over cooling off.


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