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6 SPD Man tranny poll

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by alx_alx_69, Dec 19, 2009.

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Will a 6 spd man trany get better mpg after 10k miles?

Poll closed Dec 24, 2009.
  1. True

    9 vote(s)
    24.3%
  2. False

    28 vote(s)
    75.7%
  1. Dec 19, 2009 at 10:58 AM
    #1
    alx_alx_69

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    I got a 6 speed manual, heard that after so many miles on it, it will get better gas mileage, love the truck regardless, but wanted some feedback on the MPG thing
     
  2. Dec 19, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    IndigoTaco

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    Nope. Driving 65 mph on the highway w/ ur rpm's at 2600 sucks for mpg.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    HondaGM

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    2600 @ 65mph,are you serious......my auto 5 speed turns 1700 @ 65
     
  4. Dec 19, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    BSP4x4

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    I am wondering this too! I have 9K on my v6 4x4 AC and get 16-18 MPG
     
  5. Dec 19, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    Ese Loco

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    There must be something wrong with your truck cause my 6 speed manual @ 75mph turns at 2500

    EDIT: and to the poll i'm leaning more towards no
     
  6. Dec 19, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    fjrmurph

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    You have to use that sixth gear?? Joking i have a manual on the way, i always thought a manual got better gas milage?
     
  7. Dec 19, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    rdewey07

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    I have a 2005 6spd 4X4 and mine only gets around 16-17. the other day I was driving on the hwy around 80 and I seriously only got about 14 mpg.:mad:
     
  8. Dec 20, 2009 at 2:42 AM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    ^^^ what he said. That is how mine is, only a 2008
     
  9. Dec 20, 2009 at 2:46 AM
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    IndigoTaco

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    Nothing wrong with my truck. Might have exaggerated SLIGHTLY. But seriously the fuckin thing HOWLS on the highway.
     
  10. Dec 20, 2009 at 4:36 AM
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    sc426hemi

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    i get 23-25 at 80 mph 15 at 65
     
  11. Dec 20, 2009 at 4:54 AM
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    alx_alx_69

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    same here, I have had it 2 weeks and filled it up a few times, doesnt help I got a 20 mile drive to work. turning at 2500 also when cruising at 75 mph
     
  12. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    RZRob

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    I just took delivery of my manual trans 4x4 as a fun weekend toy for getting to the desert etc. Let's just say it doesn't get great gas mileage - but neither did the predecessor, a 1988 22RE 4x4.

    RZ Rob
     
  13. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    MurphyZ

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    in town

    21-23 on the highway, always going the posted speed limit of 60 to 70mph.

    2100rpms is more like it at 60-65 maybe 2400rpms at 70 but that seems high.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    VirginiaBound

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    I know I have a first gen so its going to be different but I have a 5 speed manual and I run almost 3k around 75 so I don't think its too odd? 4cyl engines have to race up a little bit more to be able to drive at the same power rate as a 6cyl. Thats what Ive been told before.
     
  15. Dec 20, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    hartzpad

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    I'm planning on buying a used 6 speed Double Cab. I've ready that the 6 Speeds have lower gearing overall than the autos and thus 1 mpg less than the autos, would it make sense to get the same or slightly better hwy mileage when running 32's or 33's? My guess is that if the 6 speed does have lower gearing than the auto it will be less compromised by larger tires. Maybe larger tires would even help with hwy mpg (obviously not city mileage)

    Is this correct?
     
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