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Its called Fuel Smart Cylinder Deactivation Technology

supposed to save you up to 20% in fuel costs.

Anyone tried this?

http://www.fuelsavingguys.net/Home.aspx

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Here is a Youtube about a 4.7 Ram with it installed


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To me it essentially looks like an external MDS system. Too bad that website doesn't say anything about the install and what it hooks into exactly. That would be nice to know. $370 doesn't seem like a terrible price for it either. When I first watched the video I would have expected a lot more. It'll be interesting to see if people are using it and what kind of gains they are getting.
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To me it essentially looks like an external MDS system. Too bad that website doesn't say anything about the install and what it hooks into exactly. That would be nice to know. $370 doesn't seem like a terrible price for it either. When I first watched the video I would have expected a lot more. It'll be interesting to see if people are using it and what kind of gains they are getting.

To me if Stacy Davids got it on his show, then hmmmm, he is not the type of guy who will promote a dumb ass product on his show, most of all I seen him promote has been good products. I think I will order the Plug and Play Chrysler unit and see how it is.
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To me if Stacy Davids got it on his show, then hmmmm, he is not the type of guy who will promote a dumb ass product on his show, most of all I seen him promote has been good products. I think I will order the Plug and Play Chrysler unit and see how it is.
Ya that's definitely true.

If you do I'm sure you'll post a review up here on it So I'll be looking out for it.
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That's pretty interesting. I guess they just shut off the fuel injector and also maybe the spark plugs to those cylinders when not on the pedal. I wonder how it'd run and how much fuel you'd save. The difference with factory mds is the valves remain open(allowing the engine to turn easier).

Says can only buy in canada too...
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That's pretty interesting. I guess they just shut off the fuel injector and also maybe the spark plugs to those cylinders when not on the pedal. I wonder how it'd run and how much fuel you'd save. The difference with factory mds is the valves remain open(allowing the engine to turn easier).

Says can only buy in canada too...
both canada and us, in US its through the manufacture, in canada its a reseller. I could of bought it in US but there next door to me so figured I would order local.

Here is a link I found
http://www.fuelsmart.info/dealers.html

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Please follow up, I'm interested to see what it does.
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Chrysler's MDS keeps the valves closed during 4 cyl mode. Most of the energy of the compressed air is recovered. It certainly works well, my 05 RT Magnum wagon has 260,000 miles and MDS still works seamlessly. I'm a bit sceptical, but hey if it works well, I might get it for my non MDS Ram. My friend with a 2006 MDS Hemi Ram gets about 2 more mpg's than my Ram.
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I didn't realize the valves closed with mds, I thought they stayed open. Maybe this does seem like a feasable product...
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