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Old 06-04-2012, 02:22 PM
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I have the 2009 HEMI with the 5 forward gears & then DRIVE, which is 5th Over Drive

While in 5th Over Drive, everything is set up to use MDS, if your vehicle does not need all 8 cylinders, like driving across flat land or going down a grade, but if your going up almost any grade, MDS kicks out & you go back to 8 cylinders

In town i don't use Drive, once i turn onto the highway, i shift into the Drive position

The TOW/HAUL button changes the shifting points to a higher RPM, that way you are using the Torque of the engine to get the towed load moving easier
I have not tried it, but It may also help when you want to go from Light to Light as quickly as possible
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