DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2011 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2011 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the 2011 Dodge Ram!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 11-13-2011, 04:05 PM
TNC TNC is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hawley, TX
Age: 62
Posts: 698
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram Express
Trim Level: Express
Color: White
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:12
TNC is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dvp16 View Post
There is a MDS flash that helps a bit. I had it done two months ago. The MDS shudder is still there but not as bad. I keep the MDS off almost all the time by manual shifting to 5. But it sucks that the MDS does this and we have all had to adapt. I will never buy a MDS engine again.
I'm thinking your comment on the computer programming may have some traction. I'm not familiar with the TC shudder issue as this is my first Dodge. My '12 Express is really smooth in both in-town shifting and in and out of ECO mode with the tranny in the drive position. After reading many of the posts about this topic, I've been really paying close attention to any oddities in shifting or transition noises in the engine/tranny. All I detect is a relatively smooth, seamless transition. I see many complaints here on this and some even on the '12 model. Not saying that anyone is imagining any of this, but I often wonder what other pickups these folks have been driving and/or what kind of cars they have been used to. Compared to my '89 GMC full-size Jimmy 4X4, this truck feels like a freakin' Cadillac limo...LOL!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #12  
Old 11-13-2011, 08:22 PM
wbowyer wbowyer is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Age: 25
Posts: 355
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: ST
Color: Inferno Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:71
wbowyer will become famous soon enough
Default

Also keep in mind that fuel quality has a lot to do with how smoothly the engine runs. Higher quality (not necessarily octane) fuel burns better and allows for better engine function. Keep it in 5 around town and use the MDS on the freeway where it will benefit you the most. In my older trucks I always turned the overdrive off in town to help save wear on the tranny and the vehicles seemed to drive better.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
engine shudder after IAC and throttle body plugs out thunder92 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 3 06-18-2011 04:10 PM
Engine Miss Fire Under Load FastGreenCat Cummins Diesel Specific Topics 1 04-13-2011 11:46 PM
3500 - 4500 Engine Shudder 2010NebBigHorn Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 5 02-06-2011 09:48 PM
Engine Miss Code P205 cherokeedoc Newbie Checkin! 15 04-02-2010 01:26 PM
Truck shaking when gas is depressed dirtsurferus 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12 01-31-2010 01:19 PM


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:24 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum