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Old 05-20-2018, 09:56 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by 19bonestock88 View Post
only issue I see with the four is with the kind of people that put glasspack mufflers on a truck just to make it loud... they likely won’t like it...
Apparently some Dodge owners already disable cylinder deactivation on the V8 because they don't like the sound of the 4-cylinder mode.

Those owners will DEFINITELY not like 4 as the default, switching down to 2 at times!

I regularly walk on a stretch of road where cars are in low load conditions (50 kph/30 mph, slightly downhill), and you can definitely hear when the passing Dodge/Ram trucks are in 4-cylinder mode. They must have a louder stock exhaust.

I haven't been able to hear when the GM's are in deactivation mode.
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