RE: hemi mds
Wow, this is going to turn into another MDS debate. Did anyone who is anti MDS read the part that it takes something like .012seconds to switch from 4 to 8 cylinders. It's not like anyone would actually notice when they hit the gas any hesitation. When I am driving on the highway and in cruise but I hit the gas to pass someone my whole V-8 Hemi is there ready on demand. I damn sure don't notice any time I have ever hit the gas when my engine says, "wait a minute while I switch."
Now for the sound, with a stock exhaust you have to have exceptional hearing to "hear" your hemi switch from 8 to 4. Now with a flowmaster super 40 and the rear resonator removed I distinctly hear the difference. For those of you who will not admit, you know who you are, that you have the whole ***** envy dilema that if my truck sounds weak it makes everyone think I have alittle *****. Rest assured, I have listened to my truck while buddy was driving it and I was standing on the sidewalk to "hear the difference between MDS and non MDS (after I added my flowmaster). Yes, there is a little difference but not much. You would get a similar sound if you took your foot off the accelerator.
The bottom line on my take on the MDS is that when I hear it kick in I picture money going into my wallet as a result of gas savings.