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Old 04-17-2016, 05:23 PM   #21
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I have the 2015 Ram 3500 Cummings with the aisin transmission its a $2,990.00 up charge - got 38,000 miles already - no issues - pull 16,000 to 19,000 #loads every other day. Love this truck - I had them all - Ford - Chevy - First Ram.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:05 PM   #22
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Just traded in my 2011F250 powerstroke on a new 2015 Duramax. Had tranny issues, egr cooler and valve issues and poor braking (warp on brief heavy braking) on the F250. The Duramax has outstanding brakes and gets better mileage. There is a definite difference in shift points and smoothness of shifts in the Chevy. So far no issues. Did have one difference that required some work arounds. The Chevy was talller and the bed dimensions were different causing me to need to modify the pin box to get side bed clearance on tight turns with my slider.
Congrats, my GMC has a 2" body lift from the factory love the mph I get 15 -17 with the trl.(43' BH Sierra) and 24 without with the roll-up out covering the box
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:20 PM   #23
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The 68RFE automatic found in newer Ram trucks is a proven dependable automatic that has a reputarion as good and by some reports better than the Allison 1000 found in GM products. Couple it to the proven Cummins with factory exhaust brake and you have formidible combinarion. Newer Ram trucks have demonstrated a nicer interior than the dated GM or gawdy Fords interiors of recent years.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:37 PM   #24
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The guys that work on my Jeeps. Say if you want and auto go with a GM. If you will drive a 6 speed drive a Dodge. But If it's a new truck pick the body style you like. Most don't keep one long enough to find the problems !! Happy towing !!
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:15 PM   #25
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I have a 2011 with the aisin and absolutely love it it's deleted and tuned about 60 extra HP doesn't even phase it truck was for are trucking company and I bought it with 200k on it and it runs like a dream still no problems with it at all or the truck always been a Dodge guy so was my gpaw always bought them to haul heavy loads. But you can get a bad of anything doesn't matter what it is just your choice. Everyone will have there opinions on them all my dad has a new f450 love the truck but hate the angle of the pedals no matter were I adjust them it hurts my leg so it's all up to what fits you best he had a Chevy before he loved but I'd never trade away from my rams
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:22 PM   #26
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From everything I have read and heard, the Allison is a really good trans.
Ram has had it's problems with automatics over the years but the Cummins is one hell of a motor. Personally I think you can't go wrong with any of the diesel trucks for towing heavy loads. It all comes down to personal preference.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:41 PM   #27
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Don't count out the g56. Only manual available anymore.


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Old 04-18-2016, 07:53 AM   #28
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Don't count out the g56. Only manual available anymore.


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Good Mercedes built tranny but limited to 600ft/lbs torque with the stock clutch. You have to slap in a real strong clutch to handle more power but if you like manuals, only option out there.
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Id like to see a dodge with the allison. But never happen.
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Id like to see a dodge with the allison. But never happen.


There's atleast 1 4th gen out there that I know of converted to an Allison. The problem is not the pairing, but the controlling of the Allison. Resale value might take a hit, too.
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