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Old 04-29-2013, 01:32 AM
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Ok, so I traded my 09 Big Horn(5.7) in for a '13 Sport CC(5.7) with the 6 speed trans. My question is that it doesn't seem to matter what speed I'm at and just maintaining that speed (i.e. 30, 40, 50 m.p.h.) even on city/surface streets, the engine/trans seems to fall into a gear that is too high for the speed I'm going. Kinda like a manual transmission would do if you were going 20 m.p.h. and shifted into 5th gear and stepped on the gas. It also seems like when this happens and I step on the gas, the pedal goes down a good 1-2 inches before I get any response and even then it seems to "bog" down a bit before it takes off. Is this normal for the 6 speed? I hope not...if it is, I think I'll be sorry that I got rid of my Big Horn. It never did that and when I stepped on the gas in that, it took off like a scared rabbit!
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:04 AM
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MY '12 Outdoorsman did that for the first 3-5K miles. It disappeared around there and seems basically normal now at 13K miles. It is a bit of a sluggish transmission though...
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Ok, so I traded my 09 Big Horn(5.7) in for a '13 Sport CC(5.7) with the 6 speed trans. My question is that it doesn't seem to matter what speed I'm at and just maintaining that speed (i.e. 30, 40, 50 m.p.h.) even on city/surface streets, the engine/trans seems to fall into a gear that is too high for the speed I'm going. Kinda like a manual transmission would do if you were going 20 m.p.h. and shifted into 5th gear and stepped on the gas. It also seems like when this happens and I step on the gas, the pedal goes down a good 1-2 inches before I get any response and even then it seems to "bog" down a bit before it takes off. Is this normal for the 6 speed? I hope not...if it is, I think I'll be sorry that I got rid of my Big Horn. It never did that and when I stepped on the gas in that, it took off like a scared rabbit!
Pretty easy to overcome, I have the same transmission, just bump your shifter to manually limit your top gear for in town. Depending how tall your gears are will help you decide. There are times I limit mine to 4th, sometimes 5th, works very well.
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I have no issues. same truck as you. It runs high gear to save gas. try running in tow/haul mode. you may like the shifting schedule better....
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It's the dammed Eco cylinder deactivation mode, I hate it and drive in 4 or 5 all the time. The only time I leave it in D is on the highway and Eco mode doesn't bother me at all in this scenario. Tranny will also learn your driving style and adjust accordingly, which is what I think was the case in a previous posters response.
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It's the dammed Eco cylinder deactivation mode, I hate it and drive in 4 or 5 all the time. The only time I leave it in D is on the highway and Eco mode doesn't bother me at all in this scenario. Tranny will also learn your driving style and adjust accordingly, which is what I think was the case in a previous posters response.

its my understanding tow/haul mode will deactivate the MDS....
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Seems odd to me that Dodge would make a transmission that does that and give it the "ok". Shouldn't have to put it in "tow/haul" or manually set the gears to keep it from doing something it really shouldn't do. I've never experienced anything like that in any vehcle I've ever been in unless, like I said in my original post, it was a manual trans and you were in too high of a gear for the speed you were going
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Vararam and an 87mm TB work good for me, now I don't have to punch it to downshift. Also leave it in 6 around town and it won't use MDS. Any gear really, but if you don't want to bother shifting leave it in sixth. I prefer 4th around town. TETO
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I leave mine in 5 around town and 6 on the highway. I actually have tested it and I get better mpg's keeping the mds off. Can't wait for a tuner to shut it off. Wish it was an option on these trucks so I could have had it turned off when I got it.
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Ok, so I traded my 09 Big Horn(5.7) in for a '13 Sport CC(5.7) with the 6 speed trans. My question is that it doesn't seem to matter what speed I'm at and just maintaining that speed (i.e. 30, 40, 50 m.p.h.) even on city/surface streets, the engine/trans seems to fall into a gear that is too high for the speed I'm going. Kinda like a manual transmission would do if you were going 20 m.p.h. and shifted into 5th gear and stepped on the gas. It also seems like when this happens and I step on the gas, the pedal goes down a good 1-2 inches before I get any response and even then it seems to "bog" down a bit before it takes off. Is this normal for the 6 speed? I hope not...if it is, I think I'll be sorry that I got rid of my Big Horn. It never did that and when I stepped on the gas in that, it took off like a scared rabbit!
YEP me too. I got the 6 speed and on the low end its sucks. Sometimes when I hit the gas it bogs down and sometimes it takes off it depends what speed I'm at. Very frustrating to honest. But from 60-110 its balls out fast
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