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Old 02-24-2019, 03:51 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
As long as traffic and terrain conditions are safe for skip-shifting, I see no point for it to decrease long-term reliability.
I see no point to it at all. A moments emotional gain against long term health. My pickup has a transmission from a medium duty truck. Slow isnít the word. The operators is clear in advocating every gear, every time. I get (or used to get) arguments from other owners about skip-shifting. Theyíre the ones now buying new clutches and re-man transmissions, or have spent it forward to the next owner.

Gee, I can float the gears in this truck, if I so choose. Again, why?

Itís part of owning it. Shifting is a rhythm. Part of being smooth in every eventuality.
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