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Old 09-24-2011, 09:19 PM
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Proud owner of a 2011 ram 1500 express. Does this hemi have the MDS drone?? I keep hearing it sounds terrible with aftermarket exhausts. If so can you switch it off?
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Yep it's got it. I picked up my express a few weeks ago, noticed the MDS drone on the way home but it wasn't that bad with the stock exhaust. Switched to a Mufflex exhaust using the 14" magnaflow muffler last week and the MDS drone is very noticeable now. Using tow/haul mode switches it off and also manually shifting. Here is a quote lifted from another thread:

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This is direct from the chat with the Ram Hemi Engineers.

To disable the MDS, put your shifter from D to 5 (as displayed on the EVIC or cluster). With the console shifter, this is just one hit to the left. With the column shifter you need to push the +- button - one time.

Your trans will still shift up and down automatically through all the gears.

Tow/haul button is not the correct method.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....ght=mds+manual
It doesn't sound that great when MDS is active but it didn't stop me from getting an exhaust. I wouldn't say it sounds horrible. MDS is usually only active while cruising so you're not on the throttle enough to really notice and after a week it didn't bug me that much.

What exhaust systems are you looking at? I'm very happy with my Mufflex system.
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I have no drone with my magnaflow 16869 kit, as was mentioned before the only time it kicks into eco mode is when you are not on the throttle.
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Has anyone tried a flowmaster exhaust? I am sure most of them are similar in the drone but i was just wondering.
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I believe once code cracked for tuners you will be able to turn off MDS.

On my 5.7 Challenger, no resonators, the drone is loud. I don't mind it now, sounds like a 6 cyl for the unsuspecting. Catches some off-guard when the skinny peddle is punched and they realize they're up against a V-8 and not a 6. I haven't even looked into exhaust for the truck yet, but it will have resonators (if possible) when I do.
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