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6 speed M/T and off roading

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bcanders, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Dec 22, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    bcanders

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    Yeah I know alot of people frown at the 6 speed. I was wondering what the fellow 6 speed owners think about about their rig and offroading? Capable, not capable, moderate? Anybody put a marlin crawler on their rig yet? Come on be proud to own manual! :)
     
  2. Dec 22, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    I've off roaded in many conditions in my 6-speed and I do fine. First couple of times I burned the clutch, but when you're in soft sand and gunning it, you never have to worry about that tranny searching.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    all depends.....both manual and auto have advantages and disadvantages
     
  4. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    YotaDan

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    I wheel all the time. I prefer manual transmissions.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    MY50cal

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  6. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    My six-speed is very capable off-road, but I find it's weakest point is in the soft sand. I've smoked it pretty good once or twice getting it out of the sand. Luckily no permanent damage, but unnerving never the less.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Never been over any big rock terrain... I don't know how you manage the 6-speed over that terrain. I'd be doing more damage than anything! :)
     
  8. Dec 22, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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  9. Dec 22, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    i love my 6 speed and i have been in the dunes, Mud and rocks. I have had no Problems when it come to off roadding.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    I like auto, I just like to chill while i drive. If i get a manual its going to be on a sport car.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    By the way taco riding high your Truck is pretty sick. :drool:
     
  12. Dec 23, 2010 at 2:38 AM
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    dwntwnall4u

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    I've done it a couple of times. In my opinion it sucks. Speeds were just too slow so I was basically in first gear and neutral most of the time.
     
  13. Dec 23, 2010 at 3:12 AM
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    Tckwarrior

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    More Speed haha:D
     
  14. Dec 23, 2010 at 4:23 AM
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    Lrgrnr if I'm ever cruising through NC, I'm stopping by your place for some driving lessons!

    How do you find your clutch is holding up after all that off-roading?
     
  15. Dec 23, 2010 at 4:53 AM
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    My dad is from Ireland and he is an "old school" kind of guy... When he was teaching me to drive (manual) circa 1991 he said the following, "Automatic transmissions are for the elderly and the handicapped".

    19 years later and I still have never owned a vehicle with an automatic transmission.

    As a matter of fact, I think he said the same thing about treadmills.
     
  16. Dec 23, 2010 at 5:25 AM
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    You drive a stick, you steer an automatic. Love my six speed.
     
  17. Dec 23, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    I definitely like the 6 speed when wheeling. 4wd low in 1st is great for poking around and crawling over the rocks. It's great in the high speed stuff as it allows me to keep the rpm's up either to compensate for larger tires or to provide some engine braking when I let off the gas.

    I'm pleased with the setup.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    I love my manual tacoma.... I had an automatic Ford Bronco i used to wheel in and it was fun but I like the manual tran a lot better mor involved. and I can keep my revs higher in sand and stuff
     
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  20. Dec 23, 2010 at 7:54 AM
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    I wheel the crap outta my truck.... Can't say that I've ever had a problem burning the clutch either... :D
     
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