Hi I am training on a 2003 frightliner and was wondering what should my speed be when downshifting gears
Please need help (downshifting)
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- Nov 11, 2008
What trans? 9 speed? 10 speed? 13 speed? Auto matic or manual? What are the rear axle ratios?Bean Jr. Thanks this.
10 speed I need to know what speed I should be downshifting at and which gears my speed should be at
Not speed. Rpm, let it drop 300 slide it in, or bump it up 300 rpm
I’ve tried downshifting from gear 8 to 2 but my
Instructed keeps saying watch your speed
Milr72 Medium Load Member
- Dec 16, 2011
What kind of school are you going to that uses an 18 year old truck?
Bean Jr. and God prefers Diesels Thank this.
So if I’m in gear 7 going 30km and want to shift to 5th the speed won’t matter ?
uncleal13 Road Train Member
- Apr 9, 2009
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.
Like when I go into gear 5 I’d be at 20 km and it grinds
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