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Old 02-18-2010, 03:10 PM
90fordranger 90fordranger is offline
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Question driving manual.

alright well, i use to know how to drive a manual a year ago.
but i just bought a 90 ranger, and i figured out simple shit like driving on flat land and changing gears.
but lastnight i stopt on a hill wear there was ice. i didnt even relize i was on ice, and i spun out and came about 2 inches from hitting a car.
can anyone give me any good ideas on what to do on a icey hill.
ill appreciate it, thanks.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:25 PM
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Are you saying that you sled while stopping, or it sled while stapped at the light? If it is a stopping thing, what you want to do is too tapp your brakes while slowing down. Making a stop, by holding down the brake, as you would on pavment will cause you too SLIDE, in a very bad way. Down shgifting helps, and tapping, but not holding down the brake. And if you do start spinning out, let up on the wheel, and allow your truck to come back around..... Well hope that is what your looking for...
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:43 PM
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oh i ment just to go, what i did. was while letting off the clutch i held on the gas. and once it caught, the truck went outa controll. im just wondering how people drive while on a hill that is icey, once you are stopt on the hill. how do you go. as compared to on flat road, its alot easier.
but it seems alot harder one ice.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:44 PM
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but the stopping will help in the future thanks.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:57 PM
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I ease the clutch out till it's just barely grabbing, and hold it there till I start rolling a bit before letting it out further. Other than than, it's all about vehicle control when spinning the tires.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:02 PM
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Yeah, that's about it, just let out real easy, trying not to let it grip too much untill you start to role out a bit. It is when it start to grip too much when it begine to slip out on you..... Good luck and take it real easy out there.. Rember in icy conditions the slower driver stay on the road while they watch the fast guy's take it in the ditch.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:04 PM
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alright thanks guys. that should help =]
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:13 PM
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Its like driving a semi pic a gear for climbing up the hill choose a higher gear and let the truck coast down the hill in the higher gear with snow pick a lower gear and let the lower gear do the work thats all i can think of

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Old 02-18-2010, 10:01 PM
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i love living in georgia where i dont have to deal with this
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:44 PM
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lol bet you do. im sick of winter. wish i lived there. =D
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:45 PM
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thanks, hope all this works. im sure it will.
are all rangers geared low? i know mine is.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:54 PM
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my ranger is geared high. when at a dead stop u have to put in 1st before it will go anywhere. good luck on those icy hills. =)
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:57 PM
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LOL 18 month old thread
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:11 AM
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lol
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