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Anyone else not satisfied with their 6 MT?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by EH530, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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    EH530

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    Hey guys, want to see what everyone else thinks about their manual. With the lack of low end power and strange reverse gearing, I am in serious regret about buying this truck. Trying to back up any kind of incline seems to fry the clutch unless I give it 3/4 throttle or so. Forget trying to back up with any kind of load or trailer. Not to mention I average 14.5 MPG's! I only have 265/75/16's with around 2.5" of lift. Anyone else feel the same?
     
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  2. Dec 4, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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    m603holden

    m603holden nooner or sooner

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  3. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:01 AM
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    BSFord

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    Ooooooooo :popcorn:
     
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  4. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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    tonered

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    No lift, but I am considering going to 265/70R17s and am debating the weight and MPG hit in my head.

    You my want to try the TSB update? TSB-0058-18 or TSB-0125-18. Lots of details here:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/software-update-for-the-manual.562550/

    Also if you are that serious, you might also want to try this:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/mt-accumulator-delete-and-bs-thread.568303/

    With both of those, the tall reverse gear feels a lot better. There is zero reason for that ratio, but it can be improved a bit.


    Also, there are 2Lo mod threads out there. One is electronic and the other is a manual hub mod.
     
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  5. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:07 AM
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    stun gun

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    This isn’t really a thing
     
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  6. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:11 AM
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    Ole No. 1

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    Other than no remote start and so so MPG on the highway I love mine. I'm LUCKY if I get 20MPG at 65MPH and I'm easy on the pedal. Anything over 70MPH and I get in the 18 range.
    But the 6MT is fun and easy to drive. Are there times I wish I got an auto? Sure. But overall I'm glad I got the 6MT. My test drive with the AUTO was ANNOYING.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    skiploder

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    Oh, NOW it’s a thing...
     
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  8. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    Rob Daman

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    I don't tow so I never had driveability issues in reverse.

    I wish it had a v8 but that's a different thread.
     
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  9. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    QuicksandTaco

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    Man it would be great if people stopped joining this amazing forum just to bitch about not being happy with the truck.

    How about you come contribute, look around, and leave some comments before bitching about a truck you had the option to test drive and read reviews about before buying.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:16 AM
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    evansdmax

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    Imma leave this here

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  11. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:16 AM
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    Jetboy818

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    Amen too that brother!
     
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  12. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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    I feel the same way. Remember the good ol' days when we had these?

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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    Wow. That brings back childhood memories. Dope!
     
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  14. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:21 AM
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    Nah mate I love my manual. Sure, sometimes I wish I had an automatic but I only really feel that way when I am in a lazy mood.

    Besides, I'm a MAN, and MEN drive manuals. /s :rolleyes:
     
  15. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    Can’t back up without 3/4 throttle? Can’t back up a trailer? Maybe you should learn how to drive first.
     
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  16. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    Tried the TSB with really no difference in power that I can tell at low end. I'm thinking OVtune might be the best option but cannot afford to pay for premium fuel in CA. I am reluctant to try the accumulator mod as I really want to keep the truck as factory as possible but if any others find that much of improvement I would seriously consider. 2lo mod seems to be one of the best for my reverse issues. I had 1st gen with manual hubs and would always utilize 2lo.

    I do live and drive in the mountains at high elevations most of the time.

    Thanks for the response
     
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  17. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    PROseur

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    Not being satisfied with a MT is like not being satisfied with sex, or not being satisfied with having unlimited money.

    It isn't a thing.
     
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  18. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    I appreciate the feedback. I did not however get the opportunity to test drive while towing or driving on inclines at high elevations. I unfortunately had to drive to the city and test drive down there. The truck is completely different at low elevation with on flat streets with no load. I also did not come across any negative reviews which is why i am posing the question if it is just me out there that is having so many issues with this truck.
     
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  19. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    Put it in 4low for reversing uphill with a trailer, or better yet, get a front mounted hitch.

    The 2nd gen manual gearbox was also too tall in reverse. Good for working on Jturns, not so much with backing a boat up a driveway.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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    It is just you. Coming up on 80,000 on my 6MT PRO, not a single problem.

    I routinely tow a race car and motorcycles to the track. I live on 2800Feet elevation, lots of go up and down to sea level daily, with plenty of hill starts etc.

    Last summer taking boat up to Mammoth, 7500 feet elevation, no problem.
     

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