I'm with you Mac, the shifting in these trucks is terrible. Takes way too long to spool down, so you have to draw out the shift throw maneuver. Furthermore the clutch feel is non existent. I'm trying to sort this out myself, I think it is a combination of the DMF, which may be heavy to begin with as well as sprung, the assist springs on the pedal (disconnect the hydraulics and check it out) and possibly a clutch delay/damper valve, which may or may not exist. Trying to get to the bottom of that.JIm Wolf
So after 8 years of driving my fronty ,, I still do not like the way this truck shifts ,, I have two other manual shift trucks and a few Motorcycles also that shift and drive/ride perfectly.... I've always found that the Nissan was hard to drive NORMALLY. Like just rowing throu the gears at a nice easy RPM.. because it seems like forever for the rpms to come down in between shifts.. I've always thought this was due to the Dual Mass flywheel?? oh sure if I bang shift the hell out of it its seemless and perfect... but i don't always want to drive my truck like that.. perhaps an ECM flash would help ?? I dunno ,I've just lived with it.. oh and I'm still using the same Clutch since it was new 102,000 KMS ago , and counting.
I plan to switch to a JIm wolf set-up, once the original fails.
MAC in PG