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Like many here, I am waiting to see the new Cummins-powered truck. But in the meantime, the final design may not be set for several items related to the engine and dash firmware.

So here's a couple wishes; I'm sure folks can think of others. Considering that everyone has already weighed in on running gear, and sheet metal with body- and design-related items, let's try to concentrate on things we'd like to see in the firmware. Firmware and dash layout are usually the last things to be set in the design cycle, and maybe we can come up with some ideas that could be easily incorporated.

Wish 1: Incorporate an exhaust pyrometer, just like the big boys have. That way we can tell when we're working the engine too hard and need to back off.

Wish 2: When in tow/haul mode, indicate which gear the transmission is in, ESPECIALLY when in Manual Mode. That would really cut down on the surprises when toggling down a gear and deciding if I need to shift down by two.

Looking forward to seeing what else others come up with.
 

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No reason to have a pyrometer with modern light duty Diesel, it will defuel itself if the computer senses to high of temps.
Getting a new diesel motor without all of the EPA exhaust crap like my 06 would be a good start.
 

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Turbo brake since it will have a VVT turbo. It is nice to have a pyro especially to tell you when you are in a regen. Had it on my duramax and loved it.
 

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Both wishes you have are excellent, pyro would just be nice to have as long as its fully functional, unlike our current oil pressure guage on the dash (at least my 06' shows no change, ever)

Wish 1: DEF fluid level, I really dislike the stuff, but would like to know when I need to get some, no sudden suprise warning light and limp mode nonsense ( hopefully be able to turn off the system with aftermarket help, but I doubt it)

Wish 2: Exhaust brake for sure, maybe even have a few settings for how much power can be applied (different settings for the brakes butterfly valve?(if thats what it's called))
 

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the cummins motor wont use def fluid
 

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the cummins motor wont use def fluid
I don't see why it wouldn't. The current dodge cummins uses DEF and there in no other cost effective alternative to scrub nitrogen.
 

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the cummins motor wont use def fluid
Yes it will just like it's bigger brother and every other Diesel. Cummings & International had to scrap there EGR style systems last year because they were so unreliable.
 

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I stand corrected the 6.7 dodge that I had did not use def fluid
And I had no issues with it


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Well I have another highly specific Cummins wish. After almost 11 years of driving my early '04 which has the "dreaded '04 hesitation", I just discovered that this hair-raising characteristic has been passed on to the latest generation of Cummins diesels.

Imagine you're towing a heavy trailer. You're behind a slowpoke on the freeway and NOW is your chance to pass. You signal, start to pull out, slam the gas... and ... NOTHING!!

This is beyond dangerous, it is an accident waiting to happen. And it's consistent on the early '04s like mine. I think Nissan found and fixed it in later years.

BUT NISSAN, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN!!

HERE'S the link to the Ram Cummins forum, where they call it the 'infamous dead pedal'. If you don't want to go there to read, I'll paste in a couple representative quotes:

There have been a couple times where I pulled out into traffic and got the famous "dead pedal". I've really learned how to drive the truck for best 0-##. Basically roll into the gas the same as you would ease off the clutch on a manual.

Well today on my way to work I got stuck behind a semi that stopped in front of me. I went to drive around him from a 5mph or less roll, and instinct overpowered my trained way of driving this truck. I floored it and there might as well been a 5hp briggs powering the truck. It was probably the worst set of perameters to trigger TM to its fullest. I basically idled around the truck for 10-15ft before any power was added.

I hope Chrysler realizes how bad this is, they should be ashamed of themselves. I shouldn't have to get a tunner/programer to fix this. A buddy of mine drove a 2015 6.7L Ford, and said the offline performance was amazing. I've been a mopar fan since I was 7yrs old, but I might go another route next time as much as it bums me out. I know this is a very occasion but when it happens you can't help to get pissed that a $64k truck that I paid that's rated at 850tq just falls on it's face. Without beating a dead horse here but a 1991 escort wagon would havegot moving out of the hole better than this thing did today...
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I think you nailed it by saying they don't drive the thing.

I'm sure they ran the truck through all sorts of testing, and who knows maybe they thought when you let off and hit the gas again you don't know how to drive or you are trying to damage the trans etc. I failed to mention this in my first post but the reason I floored it was because initally I thought I had plenty of time to change lanes but as I did another semi was cruising pretty good.

it's an 8k lb large vehicle I'm not crying that I want a dragster or anything but I just think it's unsafe, mainly because in my nearly 20yrs of driving Iv'e never had a vehicle with a dead spot like this, and it becomes instinct to floor it when you need to get out of the way.
Chrysler isn't going to do anything about this until enough people speak up. I have test driven several 2014's lately and two of those suffered from the DP. A local neighbor has a 3500/Aisin with a serious DP issue and be replicated every time.
And to answer the possible question, it is ALL automatics.
 

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Maybe the display was different on the early Ts...my 09 displays what gear you are in in manual shift mode.

Pyro would be really nice

Boost GA for sure
6sp manual? as awesome as those are, I don't think there's a half-ton currently on the market period that even offers a manual trans at all.. it's tough to get them in HD light trucks now days as well below the 450/550 range..and those are iffy as light trucks, as they fall under DOT CMV regs most places due to capacities....esp if driving 'on the clock'

Jake brake? hell yes.

-how about a manual glow-plug switch..wonderful things
-'Off-Road' mode switch that dampens nannies when engaged.
-Slip indicator that designates WHICH ONE.
-Gauges with actual metered numbers
- Battery terminal clamps made out of something stouter than clothes-hangar wire


All that said, I listen to a Cummins N-14 ALL DAY at work, and have no intention of buying a diesel pickup so I can listen to that on the way home as well. However, If I was to get one, that's what I'd like to see
 

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An N-14 in a Titan? Hmmm......;)

Diesel torque is great for towing, but can be a disappointment for just a family type vehicle with its higher fuel cost, complex exhaust and injector issues. But, incredible advances are being made pursuant to the horrendous lessons learned from the 2007/2010 changes. This should be a quite surprisingly consumer friendly drive train.

Turbo Gas will likely prove to be best for the majority of us.
 

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