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Reaper's Comment
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I love when typos make things funnier. 9.5mph for 350 miles, you say? That sounds like a long day!

Yeah lol I meant mpg whoops.

Matthew K.'s Comment
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Doubling up cannot possibly be good, can it? Down I understand, if you need to slow it down quick you can brake down from 45 to 25 and hop it from 9th to 7th. But jumping a gear when going up? Wouldn't that have to be a pretty beefy 4th gear to get you going fast enough for 6th?

Dan R.'s Comment
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It's all 'bout dem revs, man.

Reaper's Comment
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Plus I had no choice. Wasn't the most preferred.

G-Town's Comment
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Doubling up cannot possibly be good, can it? Down I understand, if you need to slow it down quick you can brake down from 45 to 25 and hop it from 9th to 7th. But jumping a gear when going up? Wouldn't that have to be a pretty beefy 4th gear to get you going fast enough for 6th?

There is a time and a place for it and it also involves steepness of the grade. Very steep upgrade might require doubling-down, because you won't be able to stay ahead of the deceleration when shifting as you climb the hill under a heavy load. Been there...

The inverse is at times, also true; a downgrade might require doubling up if acceleration exceeds the next gear. Not a fan of doing that under a load, empty though? Yes. Downgrade, under a load I prefer to "get-out" of the currrent gear and "into" the next one quicker, at a lower rpm. More control.

Good judgement should always be exercised, especially while you are developing the feel of your truck.

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