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Automatic shifting?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by FLtaco, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    FLtaco

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    Could you shift a automatic as if it were a manual? Go from L to D as if i had a stick?Aside from having no clutch of course.
    Would this damage anything or not?
     
  2. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    David K

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    Yes, obviously at the correct speeds... The Taco autos have a selection for each gear (1-5), so you could call it a clutchless tranny. After the fun wears off, the main use of manually shifting your automatic is for slowing down on down grades and not riding on the brake. Don't abuse it however, because brakes are cheaper to replace than transmissions!
     
  3. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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  4. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    If you need to then do it. If you just want to then there is no need for you to be cool guy.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    Thank you all. No need to do it just one of those things I wondered about a automatic. Figured this would be perfect place to ask
     
  7. Oct 12, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    I do it sometimes when I want a little bit more power, but after reading part of the thread that MontanaTaco posted, I think I'll take it a little easier. I can't really use my tranny for downshifting at highway speeds though anyways, because I only have 1, 2, and D.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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  9. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    Shifting the auto is useful when towing, going down long grades, and offroad. Otherwise, leave the shifter alone. If you wanted to row your own, they did offer a manual tranny...
     
  10. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Shifting the auto can be fun too. Many times, when comming to a turn, or slowing down, I go into first around 25 mph, blip the throttle, and let it slow me.
     
  11. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    after or before I see a speed trap instead of stepping on the brakes engaging the break light I go into 4th on the freeway dropping down a few miles an hour
     
  12. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    How many single gears (e.g. L, 2, etc) do you v6 auto guys have?

    v6's must be able to downshift to 1st at higher speed/RPM's?
     
  13. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    we have all 5

    L, 2, 3, 4, D
     
  14. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    D, 4, 3, 2, and L.
     
  15. Oct 12, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The ECU wont let it go into first until about 15 mph. However, Say your going about 25, and you drop it into first gear, you can blip the throttle, and when the revs match the speed, it will go into gear.
     
  16. Oct 12, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    Shoot, that's better than my parents's V6 Ford Explorer. That's a nice setup


    All right, cool. thanks guys
     
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