1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

auto tranny question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 7600, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:44 PM
    #1
    7600

    7600 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Member:
    #33201
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    How do toyota auto tranny's shift? Do they lug pretty well or do they shift up and down kinda quick? My work truck is an '08 silverado 2500 hd with the six speed auto and it will actually stop forward motion in deep mud or snow when it downshifts. I much prefer a standard tranny. I am just wondering how the toyota compares with the government model.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:50 PM
    #2
    DieselTech

    DieselTech Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Member:
    #32516
    Messages:
    136
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeremy
    Nova Scotia
    Vehicle:
    2005 Taco
    3" Lift, Eagle Alloys, 285/75 Mickey Thompson BAJA's, Flowmaster 40 series, 8000k HID's, Low-pro tool box, 7" touchscreen with JBL speakers and sub,
    Mine is the first Auto i have aver had, I love it ( as far as auto's go ) shifts smooth, and is somewhat controllable ocne you know the truck and get your shiftpoints down.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2010 at 2:24 PM
    #3
    7600

    7600 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Member:
    #33201
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2010 at 2:46 PM
    #4
    trd09

    trd09 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Member:
    #19899
    Messages:
    276
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chuck
    MA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport AC 4x4
    4-leaf TSB, 5100s @ 1.75, Flowmaster 40, Undercover Tonneau, K&N drop-in, Nittos, NGK Iridiums, OME N182s
    it's an excellent trans and it's pretty tough too, it's the same one used as the 4.7 in the tundra
     
  5. Mar 18, 2010 at 3:19 PM
    #5
    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Member:
    #22680
    Messages:
    5,260
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD OFFROAD 4x4 VSC/TRAC/DAC/HAC
    snugtop, piaa, weathertech, westin, oem bed mat, trd seat covers, avs inchannel vent visors, 2" suspension lift, front diff drop, rear differential breather extension, oil filter drain hose, a/c drain hose extention & reroute, front window tint, cat theft protection plate, tailgate clamp mod, xpel headlight/foglight protecters, oem block heater, bfg 265/75R/16 a/t k/o's, cabin air rodent protection screen, rcbs illuminated 4X4 switch mod
    I love the automatic. While towing my 15' aluminum boat with ALOT of gear up a pretty steep mountain road (about a 2,500' elevation gain) to get to the lake, it only hunts for a lower gear in one spot. I just drop it down to 4th for a minute, then back into overdrive. While going down this road, the engine braking works very well, and I use the lower gears (4th and 3rd) for slowing down around curves.
     
To Top