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4 speed transmision question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by steve67, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Jun 16, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    steve67

    steve67 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have 600 miles on my 2012 Dbl cab 4 cyl. With the 4 speed transmission do you drive around town in 3rd and wait until you get on the highway to place it in 4th(D)?
     
  2. Jun 16, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    iroh

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    During break-in, maybe not a bad idea, it'll keep it from lugging so much.

    Normally you can leave it in D if you want like any other vehicle.
     
  3. Jun 16, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Leave it in "D" unless you're in hilly terrain and the trans is constantly "hunting" between 3rd and 4th.

    Keep in mind that you also have a lockup TC which will sometimes feel like a 5th gear.
     

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