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chopper698
08-03-2011, 12:17 PM
I was just curious if anyone here uses there range selector
when just driving around town or in traffic. I use it often
so I don't lug the engine and having not to shift in and out
of gears so much.

NB64
08-03-2011, 01:25 PM
I do that too. I use 4th for most city type of driving and under 55 I keep it in 5th.These trucks go into 6th gear quickly even a slower speed driving. I figure by not lugging I can reduce the soot...But I'm probably wasting my time. I also keep my e/brake on all of the time except for snow/ice.

chopper698
08-03-2011, 01:30 PM
Yep that's exactly what I do except for worrying about
soot cause all that junk fell off. I also don't leave the
exhaust brake on anymore.

redlineguy
08-03-2011, 03:41 PM
I use it to down shif all the time so I don't need to use my breaks.... Plus with the delets its sounds SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOOL.... My Buddy call my truck a Mini Kenworth:cool:

sheepboy
08-03-2011, 06:07 PM
us it as well
Down shifting on hills (with exhaust brake on), and lock out 6th when towing as most of my area has just enough hills to be a pain on the down shift from 6th all the time.

bdewey
08-03-2011, 09:29 PM
I use it all the time myself driving around town. Usually keep my in 3 or 4th to keep from shiftting all the way to 6th for 45mph. The 6 speed shifts so quick and I do not like that at all.

Blake Clark
08-04-2011, 07:17 AM
I shift mine pretty near constantly...


:hehe:


Used to use it quite a bit on my 08, especially when towing.

Stargeezer
08-05-2011, 05:01 PM
Downshifting with the e-brake on is one of lifes little pleasures. :O)