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post #16 of 19 Old 04-17-2011, 10:45 AM
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I don't see how a hand throttle would help. It's already at zero throttle and that's still too fast.

I don't think feathering the brake would help, either. It's right on the verge of stalling in that situation. Any braking and I'm sure it would've died.

I really only see two possible solutions: put up with the abusive ride or spend dough on gearing it down more.

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I play in some VERY big rocks and don't use a hand throttle. I've got no issues and am not jerky at all. Proper gearing and some experience are all you need.


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post #18 of 19 Old 04-17-2011, 10:51 AM
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You have to ride the clutch a little bit, I ride mine a bunch. Yes it is possib,e to stall it in 4lo and 1st gear. Heck I even have 4.88s and 33s and I stalled mine a couple of times yesterday wheeling. Biggest trick I can share is keep it slow, use wheel speed when needed, and when it hops the first time, clutch and roll out of it to prevent breakage. That's how I have made my D35 survive so long.
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33's - 6spd - 3.07 and I have to ride the clutch more than most. I tell myself it could be worse, I could have a 5 spd.
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