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6 speed probs.???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SPENCAF, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Aug 25, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    SPENCAF

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    I was woundering is the new 6 speed as big of a POS as what I've been reading? I really wanted to buy a 6 speed TRD 4x4 OFF ROAD but with all the TO bearing and imput shaft probs. I really don't think this would be a wise choice for me. Your thoughts please...
     
  2. Aug 25, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    TACK

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    Keep in mind that people tend to come here to discuss problems they're having and to seek help.

    Nobody makes a thread saying, "I drove my 6 speed to work again today and nothing went wrong".

    Know what I mean?
     
  3. Aug 25, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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  4. Aug 25, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    This.

    Plus the auto has its own problems. Id stick with the stick.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    ^ This.

    100,000 miles on my 06, 6-speed. No problems aside from the rubber isolator in the original shifter getting worn and getting sloppy on really hot days.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    I'ts not perfect but a helluva lot more fun than auto. Besides the squeaky clutch that I'll get fixed for free I've experienced no problems. Except for the short gearing what's the big complaint? And please, don't give me "trucks don't need a manual gearbox."
     
  7. Sep 3, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    spider headlights, coustom bumper, tires, paint, CB W/ PA, throttle body spacer, air intake, exhaust
    mine runs great i have an 05 6speed and yeah the rubber deal in the shifter goes out but i just welded it together lol
     
  8. Sep 3, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    baja820

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    Tell me more in about welding the shifter.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    extremachn1

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    I am on my second 2nd gen Taco 6spd. No issues with either of them and this second one is boosted & driven/wheeled like its stolen. I love the 6spd (with exception of 6th gear, a true overdrive gear would have been appreciated).

    Go and drive both, take peoples opinions here with some skeptacism. Most people come here to complain about stuff so you usually only get part of the story. Sure there are 100 people here that complain about their 6spd, but thats 100 out of how many actual 6 speeds??? They both have thier issues, just drive them and see which one you like the most.
     
  10. Sep 3, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    6-speed FTW!
     
  11. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Lots baby!
    I have a T56 magnum in mine and tossed the factory 6 sp.
     
  12. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    You bought an after-market transmission for your taco? How does it compare???
     
  13. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    Lots baby!
    No comparison. The T56 is used in Camaros, Mustangs, Vipers, Vettes. Closer gear spacing and is pretty much bullet proof. APR (Allan Phillips Racing) makes the conversion kit.

    Here are a few pics.


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  14. Sep 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    The 6 speed is an ok transmission unless you tend to "use" your truck harder then normal..especially if it's s/c or you like to roll gears harder then normal.

    My father has had no problems with his 6 speed, but my neighbor down the street has had problems with his..but he is a little harder on his truck.

    Understand?
     
  15. Sep 3, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    Does the 6-speed give people problems with a S/C?
     
  16. Sep 3, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    What issues have you heard of with the auto?
     
  17. Sep 3, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    I am supercharged and beat the snot out of mine and it has not given me a single problem. I take care of my trucks though, good fluids and checking regulalrly. I tow boats and trailers, I do heavy offroading, I have ran it at the drag strip, and generally run it like a rented mule and have not seen a single problem.

    I would not go by the advice of a handfull of people on a chat board, your going to get alot of the "My cousins, nephews, neighbors, uncles, former roomate had a 6 speed and it gave him herpes as well as turned his truck into a 1983 ford ranger."
     
  18. Sep 3, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    And as for changing the tranny out... Remember, coupe is an x-runner so he is looking for differant things than those of us that are lifted/4x4/pre-running/offroading so depending on what you want it for. My only complaint is that 6th gear sucks for an overdrive gear. It would have been better if they had made 6th gear a bit lower to drop the RPMS below 2000 rpms at 70mph.
     
  19. Sep 3, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    +1

    I had 2nd Gen 2.7L with the 5speed. Didnt like the gear ratios at all! Especially when going around the corner at 15mph. 15mph is too fast of a speed to shift into 1st, transmission won't allow it and too low of a speed to get going in 2nd. I always had to feather the clutch when coming out of the corner...

    I LOVE the 5 speed auto in my 05 Taco... Shifts are smooth and the transmission responds well to manual shifting.
     
  20. Sep 3, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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