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why does my buddies 2016 feel faster than my 2014?


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I personally think Gears are bang for the buck, went 355 to 410 and think it was a good decision. ...


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Old 06-06-2017, 06:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I personally think Gears are bang for the buck, went 355 to 410 and think it was a good decision. Wasn't mind blowing like I thought it would be but definitely an improvement.
The Ford EB at the track was running .5 faster than my geared and tuned Ram. It was a 4 door family truck with a can tune.


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Originally Posted by Golden cobra View Post
There is a big difference between the 3.21 and 3.92 in the 8-speed.

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I'll say.....I test drove a 2016 Hemi Ram Sport with 3.21 gears/8 speed that had Cooper STT Pro 35's & a levelling kit.

It was incredibly sluggish in comparison to my 2016 Hemi Ram Sport with 3.92 gears/8 speed with Cooper STT Pro 35's & a 4" lift kit.


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Originally Posted by joeygster View Post
I'll say.....I test drove a 2016 Hemi Ram Sport with 3.21 gears/8 speed that had Cooper STT Pro 35's & a levelling kit.

It was incredibly sluggish in comparison to my 2016 Hemi Ram Sport with 3.92 gears/8 speed with Cooper STT Pro 35's & a 4" lift kit.
I have a 2014 1500 3.92 8-speed, when I took my Audi S8 in for repairs they gave me a 2015 1500 3.21 and 8-speed to take home for the week. It was a very very noticeable difference I won't have anything but the 3.92 from now on

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Originally Posted by moregrip View Post
why does my buddies 2016 feel faster than my 2014?
Maybe he has the Pedal Commander installed.
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Why don't you remove all doubt and race him?
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Maybe he has the Pedal Commander installed.
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Why don't you remove all doubt and race him?
Unfortunately I am maintaining his truck for him while he is overseas so I only drive his truck 1 day a week to keep things running correctly. So no real way to race either


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Originally Posted by moregrip View Post
Unfortunately I am maintaining his truck for him while he is overseas so I only drive his truck 1 day a week to keep things running correctly. So no real way to race either
You just need his permission to try it out and another friend that can drive your truck.
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Originally Posted by averageguy View Post
You just need his permission to try it out and another friend that can drive your truck.
lol, I know I know!

I am going to say I still believe that in addition to the gears the factory calibrations are different as well.....I'm no expert but there is a distinct difference in how the engine and transmission drive in his truck, shifts seem a little firmer as well.


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I just installed the pedal commander... and let me tell you , my truck responds much quicker now.

I have a hemifever tune 89 / ported throttle body and the big round intake. I have JBA headers (shortys) not installed yet!
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