Ok, I'm officially disappointed with this mod, and thinking of removing it from my truck.
I was really hoping it would transform the truck into having 5 real gears. Instead, I've got 3 gears and 2 overdrives.
I towed my Boat with my dakota, loaded to the gills with gear, my wife, and my kids, to Bull Shoals Arkansas. Overdrive was off. The 4.10 gears I had installed earlier in the year do made towing easier, yet I decided to back off on most of the hills as it is still a 9 year old truck with 90000+ miles. I kept my speed between 55 and 65 on most of the Arkansas roads, RPM's in the 2500-3500 range. For most of this trip, the truck was in 3rd gear, 6500 rpms, 65 mph
A "true" 5 speed should drop to "4th" and keep rpm's about 2500 at 65 mph, right?
Tonight, while driving home from Branson, at 70mph, I'm at ~2000 rpms with the mod and 4.10 gears. Up the hills I go. Instead of dropping to 4th for a little extra power, the truck skips it and drops to 3rd and 3500rpms.
It's not giving me 5 gears, it's giving me 3 gears + 2 overdrives.
And it won't go into the "4th" or first overdrive for anything it seems, except to bridge between 3rd and 5th after going up that hill.
Anyone else experience this?
MOPAR THUNDER...2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4, 4.7L V8, 120,000 miles.
Still passes the 8 foot test.
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