i really would like the extra gears for better efficiency and acceleration. Has anyone done such a swap, Any possible limitations or problems? How much would this cost about?
Im Leslie just gathering information now I don't even have a car. Be reason I am interested in the pursuit is because it has AWD. I live in a snowy part of the United States so I find that it would be useful. I find the older design quite ugly but the newer design is quite sexy to me.In the long run it very likely would be cheaper (and a LOT LESS work) to trade up to a newer year model WITH the 8 speed already factory installed. Plus other us-grades that were not available on your current ride.
I know how you feel. I had a 2008 AWD V6 Charger for 9 years, traded for a 2015 AWD V6 Charger. Thought I would like the engine of the 3.6 better than the 3.5 but I didn't really. In reality, I wanted a 5.7 Hemi with AWD, because of where I lived. I had the chance to trade for a 2014 AWD 5.7 Hemi Charger, but I didn't like taking a step back with the EVIC, and I didn't want to deal with the clunky 5 speed transmission. So, I got rid of my 2015 AWD V6 Charger for a 2016 Dodge Durango AWD 5.7 Hemi AND the 8 speed transmission. Not near as fast as a 5.7 Hemi Charger, but still feels better than a V6 Charger.Im Leslie just gathering information now I don't even have a car. Be reason I am interested in the pursuit is because it has AWD. I live in a snowy part of the United States so I find that it would be useful. I find the older design quite ugly but the newer design is quite sexy to me.
That is probably because of your gearing, I imagine it's a lower (higher numerical) than a car would have; it is more efficient in the fact that it isn't nearly as much of an rpm drop during acceleration. Durango in 4th gear at that point hasn't even made to high gear (1:1, which in the ZF is 6th) yet. Also more efficient fuel economy wise than the NAG since it has two OD gears instead of just one. That's how they were able to pull off an EPA rated 22mpg highway with 2.65 gears in a Hellcat Challenger.As it turns out, the Durango is in 4th gear when you hit 60 MPH anyway (with moderate normal acceleration), so I don't know why the 8 speed is considered more "efficient" when you're not using 8 speeds to get up to speed.