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6 speed transmission

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BrianPK, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Oct 31, 2007 at 3:30 PM

    BrianPK [OP] Offroad Enthusiast

    Mar 17, 2007
    Modesto, California
    01 TRD 4WD V6 SR5
    CB Radio, 3'' fabtec spacer lift and 3'' body lift flowmaster dual exhaust, deckplate mod, silencer mod, Work in progress pioneer 7900bt stereo with 5X8 infinity speakers all around, and eclipse ex400 amp
    has anyone thought about putting the 6 speed transmission into the 1st gen tacoma?

    better yet, has it been done? i'd surely benefit from a 6th gear.

    what would be involved?
  2. Oct 31, 2007 at 5:28 PM

    maverick491 Towing Guru

    Apr 30, 2007
    South Jersey
    07 4x4 Access Cab, TRD off road, 6 cyl, 6 spd
    Activator III brake controller, Extang Fulltilt toneau, Factory bed mat, Extra D-rings in the bed, 2ndary air filter removed, Garmin Ique GPS, Eco-2, AFE Pro Dry-s filter, USASPEC PA12-toy, Pioneer 3-way speakers, SG II on Blendmount, Gulf States Alarm added.
    If you really meant "THE" as in the six speed out of the 4.0L then No you would not benefit from it. If you meant "A" six speed as in not the same one that is in my truck then maybe.

    The factory Gen 2 6 speed is really geared all wrong. First is not quite a granny, but it's close. Fifth is direct, and 6th is a really weak overdrive.

    I am still turning 2500RPM at 70 or 75 I forget which now, but I am pretty sure that the automatics are at 2100-2200 RPM at the same speed.

    Love my truck, wouldn't trade it for the world, hate automatics, but I still think they could have geared the 6 speed better.
  3. Nov 21, 2007 at 7:35 PM
    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    Rochester N.Y
    06 Tacoma 4 door indigo blue
    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Mav is right, I feel the same way. I would work on the engine before swapping a tranny i.e. turbo, exhaust, machining, maybe a chip if applicable. I gain 2-3 mpg when I swap my winter tires for my summer streets, huh, go figure ? :D

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