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Old 10-09-2011, 06:46 PM
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How do you guys shift your 6spds?

For all the 6spd drivers out there how do you drive your truck? Float the gears? double clutch? Whats the best way to start out from a stop. Run the rpms up and let it out quick, or slowly and then hit the go pedal?

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Old 10-09-2011, 06:56 PM
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For all the 6spd drivers out there how do you drive your truck? Float the gears? double clutch? Whats the best way to start out from a stop. Run the rpms up and let it out quick, or slowly and then hit the go pedal?

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I don't double clutch, It's a sychronized trans so you don't need too. I shift clutchless occasionally. If you run up the rpms and dump the clutch you'll either break it loose or kill it. Just slowly let the clutch out and get it rolling. This is a lot of truck to get moving from a dead stop. as you get used to driving it you'll be able to get it rolling quicker.
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Ok yeah everyone always is saying how bad slipping the clutch is. But isn't that what your doing when your starting from a stop, slowly letting it out?

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Ok yeah everyone always is saying how bad slipping the clutch is. But isn't that what your doing when your starting from a stop, slowly letting it out?

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Yes, but slipping the clutch to get it rolling isnt as bad as slipping between every gear or riding the clutch. Honestly if you start in low you can pretty much dump it to get rolling with 3.73's. may be doable in 1st with 4.10's.
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Ya, I just start out in first. Once outta 2nd I'll usually shift without the clutch.
I also use L when parking. It's alot easier to park bc you can just use the clutch to get it moving but have your right foot covering the brake.
My truck is 4door longbed. So parking is a biaaatch
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Yes, but slipping the clutch to get it rolling isnt as bad as slipping between every gear or riding the clutch. Honestly if you start in low you can pretty much dump it to get rolling with 3.73's. may be doable in 1st with 4.10's.
Sweet. Thanks. The only time I slip it is starting out and sometimes in reverse. Just trying to make sure I take good care of my truck.

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Ya, I just start out in first. Once outta 2nd I'll usually shift without the clutch.
I also use L when parking. It's alot easier to park bc you can just use the clutch to get it moving but have your right foot covering the brake.
My truck is 4door longbed. So parking is a biaaatch
Yup, so is mine lol (my parking brake is shot too lol so that doesn't help either, its on my to do list lol)

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My dually certainly won't hook up when I dump the clutch in 1st. I generally shift using the clutch and give the tranny time to catch up. It's not a sportscar transmission.
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i don't shift clutchless...my trans won't ever go from 3rd to 4th but every other gear it works fine. 3rd to 4th it grinds no matter what RPM i'm at.
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Slow at first to get the truck rolling, then let it the rest of the way out while applying the Go-pedal.

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