I just drove my 2 trucks back to back one being an 88 ram 318 727 the other a 93 318 magnum 518. The 93 doesnt seam any quicker through 1st but really pulls away after shifting. the 93 did lose reverse but goes into forward very solid. is this a comon thing with the 518 or is mine just screwede up? I was thinking about rebuilding the 518 but if it eats that much power in 1st I'll probly just go with the 727.