Do you float gears or double clutch?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Unkl L, May 16, 2012.

  1. 1nonly

    1nonly tease-y-ness

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    I double clutch. It's the way I was taught, and it works for me, so that's how I still do it.
     
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  3. Plinker

    Plinker Light Load Member

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  4. freedhardwoods

    freedhardwoods Light Load Member

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    Clutch - noun

    1.a hatch of eggs; the number of eggs produced or incubated at one time.

    2.a brood of chickens.

    3.a number of similar individuals: a clutch of books; a whole clutch of dancers.
     
  5. rsconsulting

    rsconsulting Light Load Member

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    So used to floating everything, I really had to concentrate on double-clutching for my road test. Had more issues dc'ing, than floating.

    For newbs it takes some concentration. First time ever in a truck (in school), I was thinking "no problems, 8/10 cars I owned were stick" - after a lap around the track, I was so embarrassed I started thinking "why in the he11 did I ever want to drive one of these things anyway?".

    Nothing gains experience like getting experience.

    Double-clutch when someone with a clipboard is watching - float everywhere else.

    Rick
     
  6. PayCheck

    PayCheck Medium Load Member

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    Both, it all depends on the situation. If I'm on the flats I float, if I'm pulling a big hill a lot of times I'll clutch.
     
  7. MNdriver

    MNdriver Road Train Member

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    Both.......
     
  8. marmonman

    marmonman Road Train Member

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    being the good turd I am I float :biggrin_25523:
     
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  9. casc1

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    I'm not sure now....but i have heard......it is that thing on floor...to the left of the steering wheel......I know...I thought it was a foot rest too...but when I put my foot on it ....it moved
     
  10. ecmcintosh

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    Yeah.....I only got one...what gives?
     
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  11. oldmack

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    I guess by double clutching they are talking about the two clutch disks in the clutch unit.
     
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