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View Poll Results: who drives using the manual mode
all the time 7 11.48%
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:30 PM
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I seem to be more and more using the manual mode. The truck seems more responsive and no ECO to deal with. I drive a lot of short runs, no highway miles so to speak. I think I even get better mileage in manual if I don't get on it. I have the automatic on the steering column not the shifter. It's pretty easy and comfortable to use just as long as you remember that your using it.
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I only do on very slippery roads.. where i use the engine to do most of my braking.. other than that.. esp off and foot on the floor.
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Very rarely, I don't care for it really.
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I have to go to some places where i would rather not
steep trails, gravel roads that are flooded & starting to wash out
blow sand roads that have been watered down & sometimes have a bit of base material or chipped rock layed over the sand. Then i have to use a light foot & low gears
I have not yet had to use my tow hooks, but, that is why i installed them
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Sometimes, I'll put my truck down in first on the column when I'm off roading. Keeps me in the higher power range of the rpm's and I can let the engine brake itself. Other then that, it gets annoying with the column shifter.
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Not that often, it's much easier to simply leave it in drive.
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I use mine around town to disable the mds just put it in 5th gear and forget about it
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The first thing I do, when driving around town, it push the button to OD OFF, and put the truck in 2nd. I leave it there until I hit 35 to 40 and I leave it in OD OFF mode until I hit the freeway.

That's normal to me. I do the same thing with my SRT, using the paddle shifters and staying in 2nd around town all the time, until about 45....or higher....
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i dont use it at all
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The first thing I do, when driving around town, it push the button to OD OFF, and put the truck in 2nd. I leave it there until I hit 35 to 40 and I leave it in OD OFF mode until I hit the freeway.

That's normal to me. I do the same thing with my SRT, using the paddle shifters and staying in 2nd around town all the time, until about 45....or higher....
What button is OD off? Do you mean Tow Mode?
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