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Old 09-14-2007, 09:35 AM
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1st or 2nd gear

Right now with 411's and factory tires I never use 1st gear. Does my clutch hate me? What about you guys running big tires?

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Old 09-14-2007, 10:20 AM
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When I had my 96 and was running 35's I used 2nd gear. The only time I used 1st is when I was pulling a load. I dont think your clutch hates you unless youre really slipping it to get going.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:18 AM
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Ok cool, I was just worried that 2nd was going to be too tall and first too low when I eventually lift it.

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Old 09-14-2007, 11:19 AM
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I take off in second every once and awhile... but usually 1st..
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:08 PM
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Do you know what ratio your 1st gear is in the 6-spd?
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:18 PM
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no not for sure... i have seen it on line before but i am looking just to let you know give me a little bit
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:21 PM
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I always start out in 2nd gear. Unless i'm pulling some weight.
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:30 PM
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okay well found a site... i can give you ever gear ratio if you want but first and second is... first is 3.30 and second is 2.10..... and just for giggles the L.. granny gear is 5.79
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:57 PM
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i wish i could start out in 2nd. everytime i do that i have to really ride out the clutch or the truck just bougs down. so i have to start out in 1st everytime
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:01 PM
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OBS 5 speeds 1st gear is granny/low. The NBS 6 speeds already have a low then 1st. I always start in 2nd with my OBS and usually use 1st when pulling a trailer.
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