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6 spd manual gear box

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by dibsen, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. Nov 24, 2006 at 9:53 PM
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    dibsen

    dibsen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering what peoples views were on the 6spd mt 4.0 Tacos.

    Likes/Dislikes

    I noticed that its a popular choice.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2006 at 10:04 PM
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    ForeRunner

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    I've got it in mine and I love it. The only downside is it's a manual trans and stop and go traffic sucks. I love driving a manual trans so it isn't that big of a deal to me.
     
  3. Nov 26, 2006 at 11:10 AM
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    archer of loaf

    archer of loaf Well-Known Member

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    the 6 speed is pretty nice - i just don't like the first gear on it as as soon as you are moving you need to change to second.
     
  4. Nov 27, 2006 at 9:04 AM
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    dibsen

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    I agree. I know that when you need low gears there is n substitute ie. Hauling, hill climbing ect. But for everyday stop and go, not so much.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2006 at 9:34 AM
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    archer of loaf

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    The standard option is not very popular here... Most of the tacomas are auto's... Even the dealer said that most people want automatics.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2006 at 3:26 PM
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    Jeff

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    Nice 6spd,V6, very solid truck
    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    I love my 6spd and would not consider an auto at all.According to my dealer when I asked them why there were not a lot more manuals in his inventory, he showed me the % of manuals vs. auto's., supposedly a Toyota stat. I believe it was 10% in my body style, which is the access cab. They seem to have figures for every model made and what part of the country ordered what.
    I just think it makes the truck more versitile . I also like the low rpm at cruising speeds on the highway.
    I do agree with archer, first is just a moving gear to get you underway. Great for towing .
     
  7. Nov 28, 2006 at 4:47 PM
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    archer of loaf

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    When i was talking to a tech - he said the manual is far better then the automatic... he said he did not know why toyota did not offer the 4runner in standard... or even a diesel...
     
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