right now the higher torque capacity ZF8 speed is being phased into the trucks and grand cherokees, where they'll have a much bigger impact on CAFE (epa ratings for the 8 speed hemi truck are like 17/23 vs. 14/19 for the 68RE tranny) as they sell A LOT more V8 trucks than they do V8 LX's...
with all the other projects going on, the LX mid-cycle refresh has been pushed out to model year 2015, and the ZF8 speed will be available behind the hemi then. I have contacts with a tier1 that works on parts for the LX's...the 8 speed shifter will also be different than the current one
'11 Toxic Orange Charger R/T
'06 Dodge Grand Caravan
'76 Plymouth Duster
Last edited by michiganpat; 03-21-2013 at 12:27 PM.