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Old 05-10-2016, 09:52 AM
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I just read that the Max towing of an Automatic Transmission is almost double of a Manual. The auto towing max shows 34000 lbs and the manual showing 17700 lbs. Am I missing something here? Im looking at the Dodge Ram 6.7l
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:21 AM
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Probably has a lot to do with the tuning and the computers involved in selecting the proper gear.

Personally, towing is stressful and you are doing a ton of things at once. I love a manual as much as the next guy, but I don't believe this is the right application. Even a lot of newer semi trucks are going with HD Allison Autos now
Old 05-15-2016, 09:53 PM
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I agree. Busses too. Our school fleet is almost 100% auto. At first I thought it was about driver's not being able to shift, but the reality is the amount of life you get out of the engine.
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