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Old 04-30-2010, 07:01 AM
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No more manual transmission moving forward...

A friend bought 2 new 2010's for his business last Feb and he is the only person I know that has manual transmission for a 6.4 Diesel in this town. They are rarer than some going extinct South American birds. I think he started ordering in November. Not that I am in a market for one, but I just found out 2011 moving forward no more hand shakers and was disappointed.

Why is that? does it have anything to do with emissions, performance or it is a market decision. I always thought that the ZF6 was great. Will they come up with a double overdrive version maybe? If you like manual looks like you are stuck with Dodge even for the new-used years (2008-2010),

Oh well. I saw a bumper sticker that says. Real trucks have no sparkplugs or torque converters.

My wife asked me to NOT get an auto transmission when I got my PSD and it took a while to hunt them down and they were 1999 and 2005 years.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:14 AM
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Everything I've been reading recently says that there's very little demand for the sticks, the new torq-shift auto is actually stronger, and the electronics that they've developed for these trucks function better when the tranny is controlled by the puter.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:16 PM
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I have to say that the ZF-6 on the 05 6.0 -- a stock truck is more exciting to drive than a Toyota Tacoma or Nissan with a stick shift. On the 7.3 it feels like a delivery truck still.
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Ya. Autos have proven themselves enough the last few yrs to be just as reliable as stick shifts.. Especially the new ones..
It would cost them too much to offer a standard b/c no body ever gets them anymore
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:22 PM
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Just my OP, but I have never been a fan of a shaker in full size trucks...Don't know why, just personal preference I suppose. Love them in the Mustangs I have had since High School, and if I ever was to buy a small pick-up, I would opt for a manual, just don't seem right to me in a full size truck.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:27 PM
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That's funny b/c that's the whole reason they're in full size trucks..
They're meant to handle more.. How many semi's do you see with an auto tranny???
None that can pull very much...
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That's funny b/c that's the whole reason they're in full size trucks..
They're meant to handle more.. How many semi's do you see with an auto tranny???
None that can pull very much...
I don't disagree - Like I said, just my personal preference - I grew up around full size auto trucks on a farm, probably part of the reason I feel like I do.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:13 AM
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There are days when I wish I had an auto. They are better for drag racing and easier on the legs.
But I don't drag race but twice a year and i'm still young so shifting is not a problem
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I highly disagree with some of the statements said. I like my torqueshift but I havent met an auto which I feel would last as long as either a zf 5 or 6 speed. If I had a choice Id have my 6.4 with a stick.
My friend has a 96 7.3 with 420,000mi and his zf is the same as mine that only has 140,000. Id like to see an auto last that long without being rebuilt 3 times.
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What do you disagree with??
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