Originally Posted by m3bassman
even gearing? i thouht the TRDs are geared differently? i just feel like the engine is bogging down if it goes below 1300 rpm while driving around. idk im still new to driving a standard. i love it tho, just still figuring out the quirks. im starting to just start off in 2nd if i have a bit of momentum to start. bout as fancy as i have gotten yet.
well you don't want to accelarate with the RPM's that low because it is bad for the engine. But for just maintaining a constant speed on flat ground 1200 rpm is fine.
BTW I have 4.10's in my rear end, which should also be the same as you.
Also you are right about using second if you're not completely stopped. 1st is only to be used for starting off, or slow crawling in traffic or something.