First Day On The Shifting Simulator

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Chris L's Comment
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Started my first day on the shifting simulator its taking me some time to get my coordination down to double clutch. I used to have a manual pickup so it's screwing me up with my coordination. Like they say old habits die hard... more simulator time this week so hopefully by the end of the week hopefully I'll have better coordination.

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Snoopy's Comment
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It takes time but it will come. When your in a truck it is a totally different feel but the same concept. You will get it, at times it may not feel like it but it will. Just like anything else practice, practice, practice!!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Then once you get that down, and feel pretty good about shifting and then they throw an autoshift into the mix. I've got like 100 hours left and trainers truck is 8 speed special. But I already asked for a manual and was told no. Only lease/ops have the option. Bummer. I even asked to forget about one of the older 2016's and let me drive it and of course the same answer, NO!

But you will finally get used to double clutching and it will be like second nature to you. So have fun in the sim and once you get out in the truck itself you'll know more what to do.

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Double Clutching:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Shawn B.'s Comment
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Think of a “one two “ pattern , when double clutching you don’t put it all the way to the floor , like a traditional manual .. I’d say about 1/4, clutch in out of gear , off clutch , clutch in , into new gear You’ll grasp it quick , it’s easier in a real truck vs the simulator

Started my first day on the shifting simulator its taking me some time to get my coordination down to double clutch. I used to have a manual pickup so it's screwing me up with my coordination. Like they say old habits die hard... more simulator time this week so hopefully by the end of the week hopefully I'll have better coordination.

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Double Clutching:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I had to constantly say "clutch, neitral clutch, shift" and "clutch, neutral, rev, clutch, shift". try it slow a few times then speed it up

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I had to constantly say "clutch, neitral clutch, shift" and "clutch, neutral, rev, clutch, shift". try it slow a few times then speed it up

yep, I was taught clutch neutral, clutch gear. And shift about the same tempo as you can say that in normal conversation.

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