I'm going to end up wrecking this thing

Discussion in 'RAM Rebel General Discussion' started by dodgestang, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. dodgestang

    dodgestang Junior Member

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    Thanks to the wonky dial shifter.

    I drove a manual 3500 Dually for 8+ years.....so I'm 'used' to setting the parking park and jumping out.....normally I shut the truck off so I am half way out when the dash yelling at me the truck is still on catches my attention....but when I am doing things like....getting the mail, picking up trash cans....muscle memory is still kicking in.....come to a stop, push down the ebrake, get out.

    The only saving grace here is I suppose that the ebrake actually does a good job since I just got the mail and loading three trash cans into the back of the truck, jump back in...and it was still in gear.
     
  2. Outlaw

    Outlaw Grasshopper

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    I know what you mean I can't used to the turn/park switch I always try to shut the truck of in reverse against a parking block or forward block.
     
  3. zim

    zim Rebel Expert

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    I hear ya, took me awhile to get used to mine. It's like a whole culture change.
     
  4. MMA10mm

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    I keep trying to turn up/down the radio with the shifter. They made them different colors, but they're still too close together. I'd rather have push buttons or make the knob a completely different shape...
     
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    zim Rebel Expert

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    Lol, I've done that....well at least they didn't put a shifter on the dash, can you imagine how horrible that would have been...
     
  6. brainless

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    The worse part is when I jump into the Grand Cherokee and reach for the nob. Or when reach for the shift level and push on the clutch pedal with my left foot.:eek:
    My gf laughs at me every time. o_O
     
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    zim Rebel Expert

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    Oh yeah, dame here....so weird how we do thst and get adjusted or used to one thing
     
  8. Furtrader

    Furtrader Junior Member

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    This is my 1st auto ever, so now even after almost a year and a half, I still try to shut mine off in gear. I am constantly waving my right arm looking to shift or kicking the floor with my left foot
     
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  9. johnj

    johnj Rebel Guru

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    Even worse is frequent switching between vehicles. One very old 4-on-the-floor (really a 3-speed with granny and a mystery reverse), one console auto with stick manual override, and the Rebel.
     
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  10. RebelWAC

    RebelWAC Grasshopper

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    Hah..

    I go through too many vehicle every day. Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, Range Rover, Mercedes, jeeps etc. I jump in and it takes a few seconds to get back in that particular mode.

    PS... They're not mine.
     

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