Rumor is that Dodge is increasing the power half way through the 2011 model year. Anyone confirm this? :confused013:
There is no 8 speed for the HD's. The 8 speed is for the Hemi's."Rumor" has it that Dodge is going to up the power, significantly, but they want to do it after or at the same time, as the release of the new 8-speed auto trans.
:S:The rumor came from Allpar. They get the information from insider people who work for Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep.This thread is classic. Here's the formula:
1) Think something up you WISH FOR.
2) Say "Rumor has it (and then type your wish)."
3) Then ask if anyone knows anything.
Then a bunch of people talk about ABSOLUTELY NOTHING and MIS-INFORMATION spreads like wildfire.
"The Cummins straight-six diesel is still planned for future Rams and is to be coupled to the eight-speed automatic in 2011 or 2012; expect a power boost in mid-2011."Cools. Do you have the link? Love to read it.
Mid calendar year 2011 would be the introduction of 2012's.Ram pickup trucks
oh20 wrote: “Dodge is currently working on a plan that would make the Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs available to all Ram dealers.” The hybrid Ram is expected eventually, possibly as a plug-in hybrid. Expect a diesel power boost in mid-calendar-year-2011. The Cummins V6 and V8 diesels appear to be delayed until 2013-2014 except for military use (possibly/probably not in Ram trucks).
Commercial heavy-duty trucks (e.g. tractors) might be planned, though they could be Ivecos rather than Ram chassis cabs, and aren't expected until 2015 at the earliest. Reportedly heavy duty truck development is being slashed.
A new-Dakota-based one-ton Europickup is planned. Ram 2500 gained 2,000 lb of trailer towing capacity with the 4.1 rear axle. 2010 Ram 2500/3500 for other 2011 changes. Ram 1500 page for other 2011 pages.
Then a little further down is the blip about the 8 speed being in the HD Ram pickups.ZF and Chrysler worked together on a tough TorqueFlite-like eight speed automatic transmission, with a torque rating of a rumored 650 (or higher) pound-feet. It uses three planetary gearsets, each of which costs about as much as a whole light duty transmission. This will be used with the Pentastar V6 in Chrysler 300, as well as on SRT8 and other cars.
The people at Allpar are Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep fanatics, so they are passionate about reporting accurate information. The accuracy is only as reliable as the source. In this case scenario, Chrysler/Dodge./Jeep make a lot of comments, statements, and predictions that don’t always come true. One reason why I started this thread is to pull in other sources of information to determine how true this is.Good info. I wonder how accurate it is?