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Old 01-19-2011, 02:21 PM
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Here's another one for you with more experiencing driving the Ram than I, as I just got mine less than a week ago!!

I had an 07 Jeep Liberty before this. You could push the button and turn off "traction control" to allow the tires to spin with your right foot. It did however keep a component of it activated that acted as a locking diff.

It would apply the ABS to the tire spinning to overcome the torque to the tire with the most traction and power it. I had tires 2 feet in the air and it would apply ABS braking to it and power the other tire on the axel. It worked mainly at slow speed, but it did still work; and work well! It was impressive to have a front and a back tire off the ground and still move ahead without lockers.

My question, does the Ram have this feature? No place to test it with 3 feet of snow everywhere ahaha. Stuck issue for sure.
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When you press the traction control button on the Ram it doesn't completely turn it off. There is also a torque management system which can only be turned off by some tuners/programmers.
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Ya, same way on Jeep. wouldn't turn it entirely off. Like I said, would allow you to spin the tires at will when "Off" but would still function the ABS system allowing wheels to turn as I stated in original post. I liked it! Wondering if the Ram does the same thing.

How does the torque management system work? And, is it ON from factory?
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Exactly how the torque management system works, I don't know. But in chatting with the Engineers during their online chat a while back they said it is designed to prevent damage to the drive-train from over-reving and such things.
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Hm, sounds like another "limiting" thing that does just that. The old 4x4 with LS and nothing else limiting was the best set-up. Then the Jeep thingI described above came along and works very well. Don't know why they dont put it in a Ram. Or even a locker that is actuated in 4x4 Lock. If they put in a 4x4 Auto, they could throw in a locker for 4x4 Lock...but that would be too much to ask. We shall live with it. Like I said, it's far too much truck to be a wheeler in any set up that even slightly resembles stock!
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