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View Poll Results: Do you downshift?
Yes 24 46.15%
Sometimes 21 40.38%
No 7 13.46%
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:18 PM
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How many of you guys downshift?

I do all the time
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:19 PM
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i dont even know what it means
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:22 PM
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yes, 100% of the time. and not to be cool or anything, I just do it to help slow down the truck. It is very helpful in winter with the plow on also
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:28 PM
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I do it all the time to not wear my breaks
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:40 PM
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i do it mostly on corners i just swing it in 2nd gear to slow for the turn and i use it to help break sometimes
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:54 PM
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Love it in winter! And I do it to screw with my coworkers as we race home
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:56 PM
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When gas was cheaper, I did more often. I usually go to N early and just coast up to a light. By the time I get there, the light has either changed or I am under 25mph and I break gingerly. I would rather do that than burn the clutch any more than I have to.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:00 AM
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I do it all the time to not wear my breaks
Expensive brake you're using instead.


I'd rather shift into neutral and just coast, then brake.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:00 AM
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i dont even know what it means
Ok, Mr. "3 on the tree": It would be the same thing as you throwing your auto-tranny from D to 2 to slow the truck down instead of pushing on the breaks. One would do this in tandem with pushing on the breaks, but you don't have to hit the breaks nearly as much.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:14 AM
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i do at times... depends corners yes sometimes... but i rather brake that downshift.. I figure my brakes are about 200 all together.. My clutch and labor around 800 to 1500
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:51 AM
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I have never heard of a clutch going out from down shifting

I suppose maybe if you drop it into 2nd at 50...
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:01 AM
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my automatic downshifts for me all the time!

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Old 07-28-2011, 07:06 AM
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i downshift all the time

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yes, 100% of the time. and not to be cool or anything, I just do it to help slow down the truck. It is very helpful in winter with the plow on also
x2...my truck will pretty much stop by just downshifting
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:07 AM
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i do it sometimes it depends on the situation. normally i just neurtral drop it and use my brakes after coasting.

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in the winter i downshift constantly
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:22 AM
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I voted sometimes, going from memory on the '96 I owned that was a manual. It's one of those things you just do or don't do without thinking about it.

I wanted another manual this time around, but there wasn't many used ones to choose from that fit the bill. Most were plain Jane fleet trucks.
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