Please need help (downshifting)

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  1. Anarchy2021

    Anarchy2021 Bobtail Member

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    Hi I am training on a 2003 frightliner and was wondering what should my speed be when downshifting gears
     
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  3. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    What trans? 9 speed? 10 speed? 13 speed? Auto matic or manual? What are the rear axle ratios?
     
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  4. Anarchy2021

    Anarchy2021 Bobtail Member

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    10 speed I need to know what speed I should be downshifting at and which gears my speed should be at
     
  5. Spyro2112

    Spyro2112 Medium Load Member

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    Not speed. Rpm, let it drop 300 slide it in, or bump it up 300 rpm
     
  6. Anarchy2021

    Anarchy2021 Bobtail Member

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    I’ve tried downshifting from gear 8 to 2 but my
    Instructed keeps saying watch your speed
     
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    Milr72 Medium Load Member

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    What kind of school are you going to that uses an 18 year old truck?
     
  8. 03machwon

    03machwon Light Load Member

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    Speed is irrelevant
     
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  9. Anarchy2021

    Anarchy2021 Bobtail Member

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    So if I’m in gear 7 going 30km and want to shift to 5th the speed won’t matter ?
     
  10. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    After you get use to things. Notice how fast you can go in each gear.
    I bet 2 is only good for 10 mph or less, 8 maybe 35 to 50 mph.
    So if you’re trying to go from 35 mph into a gear only designed to go 10 mph, it isn’t going to work.
     
  11. Anarchy2021

    Anarchy2021 Bobtail Member

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    Like when I go into gear 5 I’d be at 20 km and it grinds
     
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