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Old 02-26-2014, 12:26 PM
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I guess on the flip side, the amount of engine braking engineered into the Ram does help your brake pad life a little.

Rockwell, I agree - I notice a lot more engine braking in my Ram than I have in other vehicles, and my trans always seems like it wants to downshift a little before I'd like it to when rolling to a stop, but I have found this to be a positive for times when I'm towing, etc. But yes, not to over-analyze your post - I agree with you on your point.

In fact, my trans downshifts a lot earlier now than it did when the truck was new. I'm not talking a spread of a few thousand miles, where the trans learned my driving habits. I'm talking from the time it was new to now, where I have 110K miles on it. In the last 20K miles, I started getting a more abrupt downshift when rolling to a stop.
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Mine is a 2009 and doesn't have this, but when I did test drive a 2013 Sport it was noticable. I found that if you slowly take your foot off the pedal it slowed down the old way, but if I quickly took my foot off the pedal you would get the extra drag.
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It may just be me, but if I manually shift to 8, instead of letting the MDS kick in, it seems to engine brake a lot less... and is a lot less jerky going from 3rd to 2nd and to 1st.
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Yes, throw it in neutral to coast.
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