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Old 04-09-2012, 12:47 AM
triadpc triadpc is offline
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This is simply the best advice and tip that I've seen on here to date.

I had taken my RAM into the dealership previously for what I would consider "rough shifting" for the transmission and a "thud" sound coming from the rear end when coming to a stop.

Now, the truck is much more responsive running in "5" and with MDS turned "off", the transmission doesn't try to constantly "hunt" for a higher or lower gear. I also noticed less hesitation, but I'm curious to see how this will affect gas mileage (I currently only get around 14.5mpg in the city and 16 on the highway).

I read in another post that the "thud" noise I was hearing when coming to a complete stop was a known issue with the 32 gallon gas tank, where when full or almost full, the force of the gas in the tank causes a "thud" sound when you stop.

Now, this truck is finally living up to its hype (minus the advertised mpg), and coming from a previous 2x Nissan Titan owner, this says a lot.

Keep up the good word, Dodge/RAM, this truck is awesome. Superchips, if you're listening, we need a dang tuner for our 2011+ model year trucks.
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