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so I am ignorant but the idea of an e-torque is good. So enlighten a lost soul, why so down on e-torque?
I don't want to speak for them, but many people are of the opinion that the etorque system adds complexity that could and probably will have issues down the road. Just more things to break after the warranty expires, which means they'd be paying to repair a system they don't want. Especially if the type of driving you do doesn't include a lot of city type driving. For me, etorque didn't save me any fuel because I don't really have any long stop lights or stop signs on my daily commute. The etorque system gives your vehicle stop/start, which is really the only part of it that can save fuel. But again, only if you regularly sit at a stop for any length of time. I had etorque on my last truck, and I bought a device to turn stop/start off until I wanted to turn it back on.
 

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so I am ignorant but the idea of an e-torque is good. So enlighten a lost soul, why so down on e-torque?
How much does it cost to replace the battery and other parts of the etorque system ?
 
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How much does it cost to replace the battery and other parts of the etorque system ?
I don’t know the cost but if it’s just a dollar it’s too much for me. It’s a system I’ll never use so why should I pay to have it installed, face repair costs, not if, but when, it fails. Even if I don’t use it it’s integrated into the operating system. When one of its components, most likely it’s dedicated batteries, fail I’ll have to stand the repair costs of something I don’t want and don’t use.

[edit] the more I think about the less I want a new truck.
 

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OK, that sucks to find out.
I WANT a new truck. I have my specification nailed down to exactly the truck that will be as nice as possible, while minimizing repair costs, and maximizing reliability.

Guess what? The E-Torque is NOT on that list.

I have been lurking here for a while, and reading all of your posts. And I have seen just how many of you have had trouble with the E-Torque system, and I'm less than impressed.

Perhaps I'll just pop now for a '22, and get the last true Hemi.

Tim
 

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I have been curious how the E-Torque could save fuel

It does not engage if the HVAC System is in use.
It does not engage if the Alternator is working, like if you are running over head lights.
There may be other times that it will not engage

Now there are the basics:
a non e-torgue Hemi does not have the WEIGHT of that huge battery, nor does it have that heavy unit sitting inside of the engine compartment

How does EXTRA Weight save fuel ?

I think that a lot of people will be looking at the new Hurricane Engine

[ There is a possibility that the E-Torque will only be on the Ram 5th Generation.

If that is the case, Stellantis will have another reason to keep the 4th Generation Rams, without E-Torque ]

( I would never have bought the 5th Gen anyway )
 
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