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This truck has a lot more to offer than just better suspension. In order to make that suspension work, it needed to communicate properly with the rest of the truck. Located just above the shift handle is the "Off-Road Mode" button. When engaged the truck alters its shifting patterns, holding gears longer instead of automatically up-shifting at high RPMs. This allows for better dynamics in high-speed bends. It also changes throttle mapping, which increases the throttle's sensitivity to react faster. Off-Road Mode also changes ABS thresholds allowing the ABS system to work in a less-aggressive manner. This allows for sand and dirt to build up under the tires and reduce stopping distances off-road. On top of all that the truck's yaw is increased which reduces intervention from the electronic stability control, allowing the truck more slide angle in high-speed situations.

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