I bought a '10 6 spd manual, because I like to use the transmission to slow me down, especially descending steep hills. When fully warmed up, this truck has a "fast idle" (probably an emissions thing) which won't disengage until I reach a certain lower RPM or speed in that particular gear. So the net effect is that I have to break (EXACTLY what I was trying to avoid w/ a manual). Is there a mod for deactivating that "fast idle"? My '98 4Runner manual (190k), if I double-clutch it, will slow me down from any speed in any gear.
On the plus side, this tranny was made for speed shifting. If I'm not in a hurry, I can almost drive all day w/out using the clutch, as smooth as butter (stop signs excepted). 1700 RPM seems to be the sweet spot.