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1st Gear or 2nd?


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This might be a great test of the "There are no stupid questions" rule...but I have to ask.For those of you that have manual transmission, which gear to you start out in when under no real load? I've heard of people doing starting our in 1st and others starting out in 2nd but I would rather hear people's thoughts and get more of an understanding rather than burn up a clutch earlier than normal. Thanks for the input.

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Given that 1st is a "granny gear", if you will, it is not generally needed to start off when no load on the truck.I generally started off in 2nd with both my previous MT trucks, unless loaded/towing/on an incline.burning the clutch up is more of a user-error issue (dragging it out, riding around with your foot resting on the clutch pedal, holding the truck still on an incline, rather than the brakes, etc.)

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2nd gear here unless I stop on a steep incline. My Grandson used 4th while I was letting him drive it. Still have not figured that one out yet, but that would qualify for user error. I changed my stock clutch out around 225k and it still had some life in it. All that with using 2nd to launch.

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