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'09 4spd auto question

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by KTMMX683, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Dec 23, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    KTMMX683

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    I needed a new commuter/small truck and bought the Toyota 4spd auto over the Nissan 5 spd auto. I test road them both, but not on the freeway. Now I am having a bit of buyers remorse. I love the auto, but I hate screaming the 4spd RPM's at freeway speeds. Why did Toyota not include an overdrive? At 65-75 mph the motor has to run at 3200-3400 rpm. I there any way to regear, or any tips? I only get 22 mpg (which is about the same mpg I got w/my 5spd '05 Taco V-6) and have to scream the motor on the freeway. What am I missing?:confused:
     
  2. Dec 23, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    My 4 speed auto turns about 2400 rpm at 70 MPH. Do you have it in "3" or "D"?
     
  3. Dec 23, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    Somethings not right if your turning 3200 RPM at 70mph.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    WHAT?!?!?!

    At 65-75 I'm usually around 2300-2500
     
  5. Dec 23, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    Personally, I drove the auto mostly because my wife is not good at stick. I felt it to be such a dog, slow in every gear, it felt like i could not get out of my own way. I feel that the way that these motors are tuned, they really need a 5 or 6 speed auto to really get some pep. I ended up with a 5 speed stick, and it really felt like a different truck.

    While I sometimes feel the need for a bit more power, it does 98% of what I need it to. With some minor upgrades like exhaust ect, i think i can bring up that 1000-2800 rpm grunt it needs
     
  6. Dec 24, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    KTMMX683

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    It sounds like something is wrong. I'll have my dealership check it out. Thanks for the repiles.
     
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