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FishOnOne

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Posted: 12/17/21 10:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

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"If Dodge gets the new true Allison 9 speed this will be a game changer for them and I think many will jump brands to get it."

I find these types of comments entertaining. The AISIN Medium Duty Transmission offered in the 3500, 4500 and 5500 RAM trucks simply does not break. With the straight six Cummins the 6 speeds works great. I tow much more weight than the vast majority on here at 35k combined West Coast with ZERO need for more gears.

My trans temp runs 165 towing or not and when climbing miles of 6% grades it may get as high as 172. OH and the trans is NOT tied to anything other than it's own cooler.


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As you being the RV,NET RAM expert you know this to be true.


Yes I'm the expert to predict your every move. If your truck doesn't have it and the competition does then it's not needed, but when your truck finally get's it then pulling the combined load gets advertised as great.


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Cummins12V98 WROTE: Think about how much time you are towing in 6th it's no different than towing in 9th.

I agree with this, in diesel application, mostly towing on interstate, or anywhere that steep inclines are not involved.

IMO, the gassers have much more to gain, 8-9-10 speeds, especially the 6.4 Ram, to keep them in the ideal rpm, uphill/downhill towing.

I've no idea how many more moving parts are required, possibly affecting reliability, comparing a modern 6-speed to a newer 10-speed. If what you have, such as the aisin 6-speed, Cummins diesel, works great, no question reliable, for 30K+ combined towing, many would be hesitant to change to the unknown 9-10 speed.

Technology will always continue, time proven, to be for the best! It will be the cost of replacing older tow vehicles, with the latest tech TVs, that will keep many from moving forward.

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FishOnOne wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"If Dodge gets the new true Allison 9 speed this will be a game changer for them and I think many will jump brands to get it."

I find these types of comments entertaining. The AISIN Medium Duty Transmission offered in the 3500, 4500 and 5500 RAM trucks simply does not break. With the straight six Cummins the 6 speeds works great. I tow much more weight than the vast majority on here at 35k combined West Coast with ZERO need for more gears.

My trans temp runs 165 towing or not and when climbing miles of 6% grades it may get as high as 172. OH and the trans is NOT tied to anything other than it's own cooler.


Cummins12V98 public statement just went into the archives for future reference. [emoticon]


As you being the RV,NET RAM expert you know this to be true.


Yes I'm the expert to predict your every move. If your truck doesn't have it and the competition does then it's not needed, but when your truck finally get's it then pulling the combined load gets advertised as great.


My 98 12V and current 01 Sport both have the 4 speed auto. NOT thrilled with either as the 3-4 shift is too far apart. I had DTT rebuild the 98 and it worked well with the increased power. The 01 has better shift pattern but still not a fan of the 3-4 shift. I looked long and hard for a 2500 4X4 CUMMINS Sport LongBed with a 6 speed stick but none were to be had unless they were thrashed.

If you will be honest I am betting you are more than satisfied with your 6 speed auto.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

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"As far as the tranny cooler in the radiator, it is there for a reason.To keep the fluid from running too cold."

Seems the MD AISIN does not need to be heated up and as mentioned they run cooler than any trans I have heard of.
12V98 wrote:

This sort of issue is another reason I like my AISIN trans. It has a cooler and that's it, no heat exchanger.
12V98 wrote:

My trans temp runs 165 towing or not and when climbing miles of 6% grades it may get as high as 172. OH and the trans is NOT tied to anything other than it's own cooler.
I just looked up your trucks cooling system on Rock Auto. You have two radiators. The secondary does not have a tranny cooler in it. The Primary or Main radiator DOES have a tranny cooler in it.
Look it up for yourself. They even have pictures.


Sorry my truck has ONE radiator. My truck is a 2015 and the 13 and 14 did have two radiators. I have no idea if the trans is tied to one of those radiators or not.

For fun post the pics.
Here you go. Click the link and then peruse the 2015 parts.Rock auto parts lookup

I even went all tha way up to 2017. and they all show the same parts.
On edit:
Here is another link to Autozone; Autozone 2015 Ram 3500 diesel parts lookup

Shows the same thing.

Final edit: I have looked at quite a few sites now, and they all agree. The Ram diesel auto tranny uses the same two radiator setup from 2013 to 2018.

So either they are all wrong, or you have a VERY special one off truck.


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I even went all tha way up to 2017. and they all show the same parts.


I can confirm that 2013-2014s had dual radiators and 2016 - up do not.
2015s I believe switched from dual to single sometime during that year's production. ICBW on that, but Rock Auto is wrong if they show 2 rad setup for anything 2016-up.


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If you will be honest I am betting you are more than satisfied with your 6 speed auto.


My 6 speed transmission were a huge improvement over the old 4 speeds and I was satisfied with them until the 10 speeds came out. I would really like to have a 10 speed transmissions now.

Of course, a lot of the need for more gears depends on how powerful the engine is and how much you are towing. Both of the 6 speed transmissions I tow with are being used at or over there rated capacity and the Cummins in the motorhome was detuned to 300hp to avoid compromising the Allison 1000.

My F150 with a 6 speed has plenty of gears when towing less than 6000lbs.

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Huntindog wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"As far as the tranny cooler in the radiator, it is there for a reason.To keep the fluid from running too cold."

Seems the MD AISIN does not need to be heated up and as mentioned they run cooler than any trans I have heard of.
12V98 wrote:

This sort of issue is another reason I like my AISIN trans. It has a cooler and that's it, no heat exchanger.
12V98 wrote:

My trans temp runs 165 towing or not and when climbing miles of 6% grades it may get as high as 172. OH and the trans is NOT tied to anything other than it's own cooler.
I just looked up your trucks cooling system on Rock Auto. You have two radiators. The secondary does not have a tranny cooler in it. The Primary or Main radiator DOES have a tranny cooler in it.
Look it up for yourself. They even have pictures.


Sorry my truck has ONE radiator. My truck is a 2015 and the 13 and 14 did have two radiators. I have no idea if the trans is tied to one of those radiators or not.

For fun post the pics.
Here you go. Click the link and then peruse the 2015 parts.Rock auto parts lookup

I even went all tha way up to 2017. and they all show the same parts.
On edit:
Here is another link to Autozone; Autozone 2015 Ram 3500 diesel parts lookup

Shows the same thing.

Final edit: I have looked at quite a few sites now, and they all agree. The Ram diesel auto tranny uses the same two radiator setup from 2013 to 2018.

So either they are all wrong, or you have a VERY special one off truck.

The dual radiators ended sometime in 2015 models. Some early models had them and some late models did not. 2016 and newer is one radiator.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

larry barnhart wrote:

The Ford GM joint venture.allison made the ford and Ram get better trannies and I see this a good deal for rv towing. chevman


100% agree.

No that didn’t happen. The 10 speed was designed and tested by GM and Ford together. They are now the same exact transmission design, and GM recently put the Allison name on theirs.
GM and Ford Joint Design.





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Retired JSO wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

larry barnhart wrote:

The Ford GM joint venture.allison made the ford and Ram get better trannies and I see this a good deal for rv towing. chevman


100% agree.

No that didn’t happen. The 10 speed was designed and tested by GM and Ford together. They are now the same exact transmission design, and GM recently put the Allison name on theirs.
GM and Ford Joint Design.
This is one of those internet myths that just won't go away. GM and Ford DID have a joint tranny venture.... But only for the 1/2 tons. The 2500/250 and up trannys are not included.

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the1adman wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"As far as the tranny cooler in the radiator, it is there for a reason.To keep the fluid from running too cold."

Seems the MD AISIN does not need to be heated up and as mentioned they run cooler than any trans I have heard of.
12V98 wrote:

This sort of issue is another reason I like my AISIN trans. It has a cooler and that's it, no heat exchanger.
12V98 wrote:

My trans temp runs 165 towing or not and when climbing miles of 6% grades it may get as high as 172. OH and the trans is NOT tied to anything other than it's own cooler.
I just looked up your trucks cooling system on Rock Auto. You have two radiators. The secondary does not have a tranny cooler in it. The Primary or Main radiator DOES have a tranny cooler in it.
Look it up for yourself. They even have pictures.


Sorry my truck has ONE radiator. My truck is a 2015 and the 13 and 14 did have two radiators. I have no idea if the trans is tied to one of those radiators or not.

For fun post the pics.
Here you go. Click the link and then peruse the 2015 parts.Rock auto parts lookup

I even went all tha way up to 2017. and they all show the same parts.
On edit:
Here is another link to Autozone; Autozone 2015 Ram 3500 diesel parts lookup
Shows the same thing.

Final edit: I have looked at quite a few sites now, and they all agree. The Ram diesel auto tranny uses the same two radiator setup from 2013 to 2018.

So either they are all wrong, or you have a VERY special one off truck.

The dual radiators ended sometime in 2015 models. Some early models had them and some late models did not. 2016 and newer is one radiator.


All of the sites I checked, including some Mopar sites list the Dual radiators all the way to 2018.
In fact I cannot find a single radiator part listed anywhere.


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