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post #1 of 15 Old 06-18-2007, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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when do you have to use this feature? is it when you have alot of weight or any weight? or what if your towing a empty trailor about 2000lbs? any input would be helpful
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2000 lbs tow haul is not necessary. use it when it starts hunting for gears or trans temps climb. on

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I would use it with 5000 + lbs.

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Heck, I use it just driving around town with no trailer, saves brakes.

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I'm getting more used to it, both with and without trailer, it's a cool feature.

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What exactly does this do? Dealer said it simply shifts firmer, is that true? I guess I'm use to gas engines where it simply keeps it from going into overdrive.
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I use it any time I tow anything with 2 or more axles.

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What exactly does this do? Dealer said it simply shifts firmer, is that true? I guess I'm use to gas engines where it simply keeps it from going into overdrive.
Increases internal transmission fluid pressure, which causes firmer shifts, raises the shift points, helps control heat buildup, and enables automatic downshifting while keeping the torque converter locked to assist in slowing down. Great feature, and you still have all 5 gears plus the torque convter lockup.

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so would it be bad to use without any weight other then using a little more gas due to the higher rpms between shifts
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Not really - lots of times when I'm in stop and go traffic or even just slow traffic, I'll engage it so i don't have to use my brakes as much.

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