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Old 06-16-2006, 09:20 AM   #15
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I have a 2005 dodge with the 48RE, and so far it's been good, but I really think it's outdated since ford is offering a 5 speed and of GM 6 speed is without a doubt a good transmission. I was noticeing in trailer life in an ad that you can get the dodge now with a 5 speed auto.
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Old 06-16-2006, 09:24 AM   #16
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The only 5 speed automatic for the Dodge is the 545-series that's used behind the gas engines such as the Hemi. The 48RE is the current automatic behind the Cummins although the 2007 Chassis Cab 3500 has already been introduced with a 6.7L Cummins and 6-speed Aisin automatic that will probably filter down to the Cummins diesel pickups when the tighter emissions standards take effect on January 1, 2007.

And, by the way, I see this is your first post. Welcome to iRV2!! We're glad you found us.

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Old 06-16-2006, 10:04 AM   #17
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Erich:
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I cannot believe you would trade your Chevy for a Dodge. If that is what you think you want to do then good luck. I hope it works out for you. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I see you have to have your EXLAX juiced to keep up eh? Dang, and all those Dodges with automatics just sitting on the side of the road, troll on.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>Erich, I really don't have anything against Dodge, I just happen to have owned both and my personal opinion is the Chevy is the better truck. I think even the dodge 47RE auto was adequate, my 99 had that and I only slipped it once while towing. I just had the truck so overloaded that it wouldn't pull in overdrive and third gear had the Cummings wound up tight at 60 mph. I think the tow rating on that truck was 10k (3500 dually) and I was trying to pull over 15k. Since going to the Chevy it was like night and day, and yes, a little juice just makes it all the better. Unless Dodge has changed their front end design watch out for the ball joints though, I had to have the entire A arm assy replaced at 37k miles on both sides. Sold it shortly after that
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Folks,

Please, let's not let this slip into a brand war which is not permitted on iRV2 per the Terms of Service:
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Due to past problems and service on Chrysler I don't look at them anymore. I was had twice, so no more.
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Old 06-16-2006, 06:54 PM   #21
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Like Rusty said...no brand wars...Por Favor.

All of the manufactures have had some problems. I know of several folks with the well loved Allison that have had serious problems...one managed to crack the transmission case and all he had pulled was a GN with a small tractor and box blade. Well with in the trucks ratings and 60,000 miles.

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So I got my new truck 2 days ago and love it - as listed in my sig, I chose to go with Chevy again (I've had Dodges as well). Miss a couple days on the forum and holy cxxx! Guess I stirred up a hornets nest! Anyways, we can let this thread die - I've already chosen my new truck! Thanks for the replies!
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Hey RustyJC thanks. I'm glad to be here. I had heard of the 6 speed for the dodge, but the last time I looked at dodge I didn't see anything on their site about it, but I haven't looked in awhile.
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As I said, the 6.7L with 6-speed Aisin is available on the recently-introduced 2007 3500 cab-and-chassis Ram. Dodge has publicly commented that the 2007 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups will use the current 5.9L/48RE, but this is probably to use up current supplies since the 6.7L will have to move into the pickups when Tier 3 emissions regulations come into effect on January 1, 2007. Dodge has done these mid-year model changes in the past (example - 1998.5 introduced the 24 valve 5.9 Cummins to replace the 12 valve Cummins; 2001.5 introduced rear disc brakes to the 2500 and 3500).

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