Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: N NW of Atlantis (Reno)
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I don't think the way Chrysler uses the gearing in the 9 speed is set up for out-of-this-world epa numbers. In some reviews, we read that some of the tested vehicles with the nine speed never hit 9th and rarely hit 8th. That tells us that the gearing at the high leves is VERY steep. So what does that mean in the real world?
That means it should perform slightly better than a typical 6 speed in EPA tests, but in the real world (where many people drive 70-80mph on the highway, not topping out at 60 like the EPA tests),
it should perform much better than the current 6 speeds.
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