The HD Dodge is being offered with a 5 speed automatic which
is a 545RFE. There's also an option for a 6 speed transmission which
gives no details other than an aux tranny cooler. the gentleman that
runs my truck shop just bought one of these trucks with the new
Cummins engine and he claims it's got an Allison transmission behind
the new B engine. is Chrysler packing an Allison behind these trucks
and not advertising it as an Allison because of GM's use of Allisons?
or is this something that was fitted aftermarket with the special body
for he had installed for towing a 5th wheel camper?????
Ahhh... you didn't tell us it was a chassis cab - or, maybe more correctly,
I didn't associate your thread title 'Dodge chassis' with 'chassis cab
At any rate - you now know it isn't an Allison.
What's more amazing is.. if your ask most dealers today about the
equipment under the hood, all they can tell you is "Hemi" or "Cummins"
or tell you if it's an SLT. They do not break down new trucks like
they did years ago and know their components.
A month ago I picked up an 07 SLT 4.7 automatic. I mentioned to the
salesman last week that the bed and the hood need to be realigned with
the cab.. His exact words were.. "Nobody's ever made a request like
that".. I told him most truck buyers aren't paying attention to those
little details.. I happen to be one of those people that do. They're
going at adjust it when I bring it back for the first 3K oil change.
My bed is left justified to the back of the cab by about half an inch
and the hood a quarter inch. Other than those two items and the too
soft shocks the truck rocks! It's really amazing how the Ford and
Chevy owners go "DUUUDE!! THIS TRUCK IS F'N SWEET!" when they actually
get up close and personal with them :))
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