Floating 6 speed

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  1. Goodguy88

    Goodguy88 Medium Load Member

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    Can I float a 6 speed truck like a 10?

    Going to be driving a sewage truck
     
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  3. sherlock510

    sherlock510 Road Train Member

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    Yes. I float the gears here and there in my car to show people that have never heard of it.

    6 speed mustang gt
     
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  4. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    Not if it's a synchronized transmission.

    Good way to tear up the synchros.
     
  5. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    You can, you shouldn't.
     
  6. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Floating a truck transmission is floating a truck transmission, no matter if it's a 6-speed, 10-speed or 18-speed, once you have the timing down, it's all the same
     
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  7. bigmotor1212

    bigmotor1212 Light Load Member

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    It really depends what transmission it is. You can give it a try. If it's difficult to find the gears or it "rubs," I wouldn't do it.
     
  8. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    It depends on the trans, I have a six speed from an M102 sitting in my shop (don't ask how it got there, I can't figure it out) and it is a fully syncro trans according to the model number.
     
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  9. Stumblefoot Hot Shot

    Stumblefoot Hot Shot Bobtail Member

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    I'm with the other post. try it if it don't work don't do it. IF it works, go with it. Theoretically it saves wear on the clutch and clutch brake. From experience it saves wear & tear on left leg.
     
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  10. Goodguy88

    Goodguy88 Medium Load Member

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    Anyone know what rpm a 6 speed typically upshifts and downshifts?
     
  11. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    No, if you have a synchronized transmission it may go smoothly but you could be tearing up the synchros.

    Don't float a synchronized transmission.
     
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