Was thinking about this the other day and was curios if anyone knew why they changed trannys after having the 5 speed for so long? Is one better then the other? and if so what one and why?
Awesome! :Thanx:They had several 5 speeds actually, and the 6 speed came from Mercedes, it was probably cheaper to source them as at that time Chrysler was partnered with Daimler.. The 6 speed is on par with the other 5 speeds as far as input torque capacity, but offered a lower range first gear (4.46:1), which for offroaders equals a lower crawl ratio. Compared to the AX-15's 1st gear (3.83:1) and the NV3550 (4.01:1)
I use to have that same problem where 6th gear was almost pointless until I swapped my D35 to a D44 that had 3.73 in it and made it useful I have a 4.0 tho so set up is completely differentI've got the stock 3.73 gears The engine runs better it has more low end torque and it has great power on the high way Before I never used sixth gear cause it would never crank up enough rpm to be useful