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Old 04-27-2010, 02:18 PM
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i have an 06 ram 1500 megacab i was told it has the mds setup but im averaging 12.5 mpg anyone have any ideas?
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No, you do not have the MDS engine.
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I just researched the vehicle in question 2006 1500 Megacab, this is what I found, there were 2 engines available, 1 was gas 5.7L Hemi delivering 345 HP and 375 lb.-ft of torque, 5.7-liter Hemi-equipped Mega Cab. The character of this engine is unchanged from previous Hemi equipped Rams, but the big news with the Hemi is that is now equipped with Dodge’s Multi Displacement System (MDS), which deactivates four cylinders when extra power is not needed. This system greatly increases fuel mileage and is totally transparent to the driver. the article reads: driving gently, we could get nearly 11 mpg in mixed driving with a warm engine, and stayed over 9 mpg when driving normally on shorter trips. The Hemi is considerably more efficient when warm and when kept to low rpms.)
the other was diesel, used mostly in the 2500 & 3500 series, 5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel that twists the driveshaft with 325 HP and a whopping 610 lb-ft of torque

here is the whole test drive article, it goes into some details that you may or may NOT already know
http://www.allpar.com/reviews/2006/ram-megacab.html

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None of the 1500 mega cabs are MDS equipped as they're based on the 2500 chassis/HEMI engine, so you can be expecting MPGs between 10 and 15 depending on driving stlyes and highway vs city.

I see in your info it says you have the 5.9L cummins, do you have a 1500 or a 2500?

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