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Old 02-23-2006, 08:23 PM   #1
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I've never driven a Class 8 truck.

I have driven class 7's with automatics and manual transmissions in cars for 35-40 years.

How long would it take for me to learn to shift a manual transmission on a class 8?

Would it be impractical or impossible to get a friend to drive a class 8 manual transmission who has never driven one before?

Would there be a lot of mis-shifts, grinds...can a person do it immediately or with some practice...? How much practice?

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