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10-03-2012, 09:59 PM #1
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Ford And GM Team Up To Co-Design New Transmissions
According to a report in The New York Times and Automotive News, GM and Ford are designing nine and 10-speed automatic transmissions that will be used across both brands. According to the reports, both companies began working on the transmission program early this year, and according to sources, they are in the design phase an wonít be ready for production until sometime before 2015. The companies are most likely playing catch-up to Chryslerís ZF eight-speed transmission that is already available in 2013 Dodge Rams. Studies have shown that eight and nine speed transmissions help improve fuel economy on pickups.
But this is not the first time GM and Ford have partnered on a project. Both companies made a transmission pact back in 2002, allowing them to work together on a family of six-speed automatic transmissions for vehicles like the Ford Fusion and Escape, and the Chevrolet Malibu. Read the article in Automotive News.
Back To News08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X
10-04-2012, 11:19 PM #2
Sweet! I see a Yukon XL getting 30 mpg in the future
1995 Silverado 4x4
6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge
2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)
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