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6th gear is a joke!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Señor, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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    Señor

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    Besides always driving in S mode is there any mods to avoid 6th gear engaging? It seems to be a useless gear unless you're traveling on a long level road, because at any sign of the slightest uphill grade it downshifts one sometimes two gears. And it seems like the transmission is in a hurry to shift as quickly as possible into 6th.
    Yeah and before some of you say "get a manual", I didn't want one!
     
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  2. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:19 AM
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    McRib

    McRib Thy Sauceynezz!

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    Re-gear to 5.29's it will make you fall in love the 6th gear!
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:19 AM
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    Tacospike

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    Who's there?

    6th gear

    6th gear who?

    *shift sound*

    Hi, I'm 5th gear





    :rimshot:
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:21 AM
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    If you had a 19 I'd say go get the new TSB... it's amaze-ballz
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:22 AM
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    Señor

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    You need to do both front and rear when you re-gear, correct?
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:22 AM
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    I'm not going to say anything.:deadhorse:
     
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  7. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:23 AM
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    Sixth gear does amazing stuff for me on my frequent drive down the I-17 from 7,000 ft to Sea Level. Back uphill is S4 anyways, so I am glad that sixth is there for me on the way down.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:24 AM
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    McRib

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    Correct. I was joking a bit, however; I don't know of any way to keep it out of 6th without S mode.
     
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    McRib

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    :pout:
     
  10. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:25 AM
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    GreyBaldTaco

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    That's literally what S5 is for.....
     
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  11. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:25 AM
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    Camby

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    I feel having the transmission in ECT mode helps reduce the amount of shifting between gears.
     
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  12. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:26 AM
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    GreyBaldTaco

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    It changes the shift points.
     
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  13. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:28 AM
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    Yes I know, and those shift points IMO are better than the standard shifts point, as each gear has a larger/broader RPM levels.
     
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  14. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:29 AM
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    Ok I won’t say trade it for a manual, but the gears in the manual make a huge difference
     
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  16. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:33 AM
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    Only way is to keep in S mode. Otherwise it’s gunna try 6th.

    how fast are you going on the freeway?

    $$ options:
    Try Ov tune
    Or try regearing 4.88 (looks like your tires are close to stock size)
     
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  17. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:33 AM
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    Rock Lobster

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    You have a 2018 - look into getting your ECU updated to the latest version. And if that doesnt work, look into VFTune.

    I cant believe that I'm the first person here to say that.

    Edit: 2nd person. Missed it by that much.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZOGlgVldAs
     
  18. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:34 AM
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    Beat yah :p
     
  19. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:36 AM
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    McRib

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    I went with the all in option!
     
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  20. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:36 AM
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    Easy just don’t hit the clutch and shift into 6th.
     

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