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Old 04-22-2011, 02:04 PM
michiganboy michiganboy is offline
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Default driving a stick in the woods

I am good at driving a manual. For the past 3 years that's all I've driven. But I was going throught the woods yesturday. You got to creep down these trails so you don't hit trees. And dodge branches. I ride the clutch. I let that do all the work versus giving it gas. But I smelt something funny like brake or clutch burning and something was smoking. All you touch is brfake and clutch. So sometimes the clutch is partially engaged wile I am riding my brakes... is that what I smelt? Those two? Is that how you should creep though a trail? And what's the appropriat way to haul something with a stick?
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:11 PM
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Default Re: driving a stick in the woods

You were smelling your clutch burning up. I have done it a couple times.

I used to have a clutch when I was involved with an off road club in college. I would mostly just leave it in first gear and let the slow me down without the clutch. Let the engine idle in 1st gear and brake a little when you need to. You will creep slow enough to keep out of the way of obstacles. If you feel like the truck is stalling, push the clutch in and then slowly release it.

It will take a little practice but once you get the hang of it, you will enjoy it.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:11 PM
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Default Re: driving a stick in the woods

To creep with a manual use 4 lo, otherwise you will burn it up.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:12 PM
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Default Re: driving a stick in the woods

it was probably the clutch you were smelling. if you want to creep through the woods like that i suggest using 4low. if you use 4low it will allow you to creep at a snails pace with the clutch fully engaged so youre not slipping it to keep that pace.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:47 PM
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automatic ftw lol
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:51 PM
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automatic ftw lol
Automatics suck! I wish I had a stick, but they do offer some advantages
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: driving a stick in the woods

you were burning up the clutch, pretty bad too if it was smoking (did the clutch pedal get softer too?). You can creep fine in 2wd or 4hi, keep the RPM's just over 1k and when you need to slow down, FULLY engage the clutch to coast, then start back up again. Unfortunately, these trucks just don't have enough low end grunt to move on their own with the clutch out, but they almost can
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