Driving a manual

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by d_man, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Calregon

    Calregon Light Load Member

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    Just finished school. One guy never drove a stick before. He did fine. passed and got a job. Look at it like this. You have no bad habits. So you are actually better off. No worries man. Youll be fine. Be patient dont compare yourself to other students. Good Luck
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Another thing that helps to know is your truck's powerband.

    My Mack Vision produces max torque at 1100 rpm, and max hp at 1500 rpm. Those work well as my shift points. If I'm coming to a stop though I'll downshift at 1400 rpm. That puts it up near governed so engine braking effect can assist.
     
  4. sherlock510

    sherlock510 Road Train Member

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    Learned how to drive manual in a big rig myself. Even if you're just an average learner you'll pick up on it in no time.

    Repetition is key.
     
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