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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 12-07-2013, 06:01 AM
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Default hard shifts in 20 degree and lower weather with stall converter

So ive been babying my truck for a while now. Till I get enough money saved to take my converter back out and put the stock one back in. I get up this morning its 20 degrees out. Stsrt my truck let it sit for a couple minutes. Then started driving it, put it into 4th because of ice one the ground no need for it to go into 5th or 6th. And the first time it hit 4th gear it had a hard shift. 1st and 2nd was soft. It did this one other time acouple days ago. When the tranny warms up it doesnt do this. Is there a issue with my trans or is it still my converter.. it doesnt grind or anything it just shifts hard enough where it will move my body and head back. With no hard throttle just a 35 to 40 mph cruise speed.
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That's interesting, I was thinking about a converter, but was wondering how it would react in cold weather, in Maine -20F happens.
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