I’ve heard that 8th is not easy to hit, however on my 20 JL 2.0 running 285/70/17’s and stock gears I’m always in 8th at speeds above 65 on the interstate. Wonder why some do, some don’t?Forgive this post if it's something everyone is already well aware of. Just discovered the setting to have the gauge cluster screen show the gear it's selected in automatic mode, not just the "D" it normally shows on the default setting. Now it shows "D1" or "D3" or "D7" or whatever, just like it does in manual shift mode where it has always shown "M1" or "M3", etc.
Love that change... I like seeing when and why it picks certain gears.
And man, it's nearly impossible to get the transmission to go into D8 in auto mode unless you're coming down a grade for a while while on the highway. Other than that, it just will almost never select 8, which I guess makes sense given how tall that gear is.