Downshifting

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Tim's Comment
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Hey all hows everyone this week? Tell me about your downshifting advise, seems to me everyone has issues at times.

Richard D.'s Comment
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Hey all hows everyone this week? Tell me about your downshifting advise, seems to me everyone has issues at times.

Dont oveerthink it. Or youll mess everything up!

Clutch, neautral, give her a good rev, clutch, downshift.

Clutch, neautral, rev, clutch, downshift

Rev it too little and youll just grind. Just give it a good purr and it always works.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Hey all hows everyone this week? Tell me about your downshifting advise, seems to me everyone has issues at times.

Something that gets everyone at times is your road speed. It also is part of when you can downshift (and into what gear). Shifting up or down is a combination of RPMs and road speed dictates what gear you can shift into. So keep that in mind as well as what Richard said.

Ernie

Tim's Comment
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Thank you so much for your feedback! I will keep that in mind.

Richard D.'s Comment
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Oh yeah how could I forget to mention road speeds. Ifbits a 10 speed transmission just look at your road speed and the signs and 'gear match'

If thr soeed is 35mph, add the 3 and 5 together and that equals 8. So you should be in 8th gear.

If the speed is 25 mph, add the 2 and 5 together and thst equals 7 so you should be in 7th gear.

1-5 dont apply here for me. Just 6-10 gears

Hemingway's Comment
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Timothy,

The one that always get me is the downshift from 7 to 6. It seems to take longer for the truck to decelerate from 25-15 than from 35-25. I find myself trying to down shift at 20mph and then I'm screwed.

Tim's Comment
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Thanks to all of you for taking the time out to respond, I love learning new things everyday. I'm going to write all of this down.

Ricky A.'s Comment
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Hey all hows everyone this week? Tell me about your downshifting advise, seems to me everyone has issues at times.

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Dont oveerthink it. Or youll mess everything up!

Clutch, neautral, give her a good rev, clutch, downshift.

Clutch, neautral, rev, clutch, downshift

Rev it too little and youll just grind. Just give it a good purr and it always works.

Clutch? Oh...you mean that thing you use to take off with? Lol. When i got in my trainers truck he said " if you touch that clutch pedal again i am gonna f***ing smack you in the back of the head" joking around of coarse. But way eaiser to shift floating the gears.

Richard D.'s Comment
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Hey all hows everyone this week? Tell me about your downshifting advise, seems to me everyone has issues at times.

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Dont oveerthink it. Or youll mess everything up!

Clutch, neautral, give her a good rev, clutch, downshift.

Clutch, neautral, rev, clutch, downshift

Rev it too little and youll just grind. Just give it a good purr and it always works.

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Clutch? Oh...you mean that thing you use to take off with? Lol. When i got in my trainers truck he said " if you touch that clutch pedal again i am gonna f***ing smack you in the back of the head" joking around of coarse. But way eaiser to shift floating the gears.

Yeah my emoyer is laying an egg over me using the clutch. Ive been learning how to float but it still sounds like this.

ERKKKKK GRIRIRIRIIRIRIRINNNND KLUNK! KABLAM!!!!!!!!!!

Ricky A.'s Comment
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"Yeah my emoyer is laying an egg over me using the clutch. Ive been learning how to float but it still sounds like this.

ERKKKKK GRIRIRIRIIRIRIRINNNND KLUNK! KABLAM!!!!!!!!!!"

Dont worry it will come. Try to make sure you got plenty of room and time to down shift then concentrate on your rpms. Lets say your tach is at 1000 rpms and its time to downshift. Apply a little pressure on the shifter towards neutral and apply a little throttle so it will come out of gear, then add a lttle more throttle to bring rpms upto about 1800 and will slip right in. In no time you will get the feel for it and it will just come naturally. Good luck

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