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shifting tricks

is there any shifting tricks you guys do? all i basically do is either double clutching or not using the clutch at all, my dad has a couple more lol
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what is double clutching? and why in hell would you ever purposely not use the clutch??? I can see on a bike or quad but a truck?
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well double clutching is when you clutch out of gear into neutral, let the clutch out, then clutch into the next gear, you have to do that on farm trucks and such. and there is no harm to not using the clutch, if you do it correctly, it saves you wear, all you have to do is get goin to where you need to upshift, then give it some gas and pop it into gear, it is easier on diesel rigs for some reason
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just something i do when new people are riding with me lol, show off my tricks
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Double clutchin is for vehicles without syncros. So pretty unnecessary for vehicle...oh since about 1968? or so?

Yes you can shift without the clutch, but it's kinda pointless since there is minimal wear while getting up to speed. most wear comes from dead stops, hills, towing, etc.

There aren't any "tricks" any more for faster shifts. Except power shifting...
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I sometimes shift without the clutch if I'm lazy going into 4th. But besides that I just do normal shifting (now sure how you dont normally do it).
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i never use the clutch.


but i do have an automatic

hahahah. i dont know why i found that funny.
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Only time I've never used the clutch in my truck was when my clutch and slave were basically shot and I could barely even get it into 1st or reverse without jamming it into gear and then if I did use the clutch while shifting it wouldslip like mad, so I'd just rev it up and drop it in gear.

But yeah, you don't need to double clutch syncho'd vehicles. I had to double clutch the International straight truck I learned to drive on when I was getting my CDL.
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Double clutchin is for vehicles without syncros. So pretty unnecessary for vehicle...oh since about 1968? or so?

Yes you can shift without the clutch, but it's kinda pointless since there is minimal wear while getting up to speed. most wear comes from dead stops, hills, towing, etc.

There aren't any "tricks" any more for faster shifts. Except power shifting...
it's apparent you have little or no experience driving any large equipment trucks. i will agree with you that you dont need to double clutch, im just saying its something to do when you are screwing around lol, no hard feelings my friend :).(which is unfortuneant because they are fun)

all i was asking for was any other tricks you guys have up you sleeve, thanks
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A couple of our grain trucks you have to two and sometimes even triple clutch it and hope you can catch the next gear before you come to a complete stop lol
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lol just pop it in neutral and ride the brakes.
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it's apparent you have little or no experience driving any large equipment trucks. i will agree with you that you dont need to double clutch, im just saying its something to do when you are screwing around lol, no hard feelings my friend :).(which is unfortuneant because they are fun)

all i was asking for was any other tricks you guys have up you sleeve, thanks
Why would I daily vehicles to large equipment trucks in the same thread?
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You can shift ricer style. Keep the gas down when you push the clutch in for the next gear. It wont do anything but destroy your tranny but you will look "cool" as your tranny falls out while you are bouncing off of the rev limiter.
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lol my *** off!
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You can shift ricer style. Keep the gas down when you push the clutch in for the next gear. It wont do anything but destroy your tranny but you will look "cool" as your tranny falls out.
??? I dont get it.... I dont know anyone who does that...
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??? I dont get it.... I dont know anyone who does that...
There are plenty of people out there that think powershifting reduces their 1/4 mile time.

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There are plenty of people out there that powershifting reduces their 1/4 mile time.
Sounds stupid to me.... But I drive a truck, what do I know about 1/4 mile time
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yeah i remeber way back when, when i learned how to drive a stick, i forgot to let off the gas when i put the clutch in and almost overrevved my dads old subaru lol
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Sounds stupid to me.... But I drive a truck, what do I know about 1/4 mile time
Drag racers since the 70s have done that. I've done it to BMWs while in school lol
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lol just pop it in neutral and ride the brakes.
same here, saves gas
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Why do we need tricks?? What happened to let off gas - push in clutch - shift - let off clutch while pushing gas???
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This is dumb. Why not just drive like a normal person?
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tricks are fun unless you're a grandpa lol
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dont say its dumb if you dont have any suggestions, i didnt ask for hate mail
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I am not giving you an hate mail. I just see the point in it. Why take the chance of hurting the trans when you try shifting without the clutch and you end up grinding the hell out of the gears for no reason.

Sorry if you think its hate mail
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