Auto or Standard

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  1. Fast Gator

    Fast Gator Senior Hellcat Member

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    For those "LUCKY" few who have already received their HellCat and opted for the 8 spd Auto - are you happy with your transmission? I have always bought standard transmission - I currently own a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 with the 5 spd transmission and I simply enjoy shifting gears! Of course holding the clutch in in traffic creates a left leg work out session, but hey no pain no glory!

    So, if you typically run with a standard transmission and switched to the 8 spd auto let me know your thoughts. I am considering changing my order from the 8 spd auto to the Standard (if I dont get penalized in the allotment games.)
     
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    if you have ordered your hellcat I think its to late to change... I went with a manual trans......very happy with that option. i have yet to see an automatic out on the road yet.
     
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    Fast Gator Senior Hellcat Member

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    My order is sitting in BX. The GM is calling Dodge to change the order and it will be change only if it does not affect my delivery date - which is currently unknown. So I guess I will be rolling the dice again.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    I had the Auto in my Vette, like you every thing is a stick in my garage, I hated the Auto even though it shifted faster and had the paddles. So I got rid of the Vette and have a 6M Hellcat on the way.


    (just my 2 cents worth so you 8A guys don't have to bust my chops.)
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    check out this 6 speed, its in a 1970 Hemi Convertible has 2 extra gears DSC00071.JPG
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Cool pistol grip shifter!!! Our reverse is in the up right position instead of down. ;)
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    That is a Richmond 6 speed. But it has a short throw shifter that clicks when in gear. Some machine time to "graph" the pistol grip onto the shifter mechanism
     
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    wow cool shifter
     
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    Tammie,
    Did you get an after market pistol grip for your cat?
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Not yet. It's $300 so I am waiting. I definitely want one and will get it next year!!!:D
     
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