Originally Posted by Dennisnyc40
Thanks ls for the reply. Yes your probably right I'am overthinking the MDS. I was just afraid that it was going to sound like a sewing machine when it kicks in. But now that I have gotten some real world feedback on this issue I feel much better about the V8 come order time. Also like you have stated you get the bulletproof trans. Thanks to everyone for putting my worries to rest. I actually just returned from a jeep dealer thats 45 mins from my house. Wanted to see some different colors besides Black, White, Silver. They had Dark cherry, True Blue, Max Steel. all very nice colors but then I saw a Black pearl altitude sitting out in the sun and WOW that color is unbelievable. Especially with the black wheels. I think that might be my choice. Its a shame you can not order an Overland Altitude. I think buyers would be all over that package. Was planning to go inside and go for a test drive as they had quite a few V8s. But in the middle of my drooling over the altitude got a text from the other half with a picture of her dashboard with check engine light on so had to cut the visit short and shoot home to investigate. I guess I will have to wait till next week.
Caution: Visits to dealer showrooms may cause addiction.
The Black Pearl is one of the few colors that I think looks good with the blacked out interior. Did it have the Mopar black wheels, or were they just offering to swap them out for the Mopar blacks? I'd consider the Mopar mud flaps to help keep the sides a bit protected. I haven't run into any issues even in really deep snow with them.
Get the V8 up to 50ish, and see if you can feel MDS kicking in/out. But first, leave it in ECO mode and see if you can even feel many of the upshifts in a gentle take off--one like gas being 10 dollars a gallon or so. Of course then you must try sport mode take off...