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Automatic transmission an 4 cyl.

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by dgc1, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Mar 14, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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    1moonshine2

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    I agree. As far as I know, there are no longer any manual transmissions available in a full size pickup.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2014 at 7:33 PM
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    bwana49

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    I've been wondering when the stick will finally die. Very few cars are even offered with it any more.

    Don't know what would make the 4 cyl auto better. I think a lower first gear and maybe fore gears would be the ticket.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2014 at 7:44 PM
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    Rich91710

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    It's a great engine/trans combo, but I would not tow with it.

    I have a 5 lug, which has smaller tires and different gearing than the Prerunner/4x4, but I do not find it lacking in power under any conditions. It is able to easily accelerate up grades that left my '94 with the 22RE losing speed.

    But it does not have the reserve for towing, and a manual trans would not make a big difference.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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    Xaks

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    I know I've had ~1400 pounds in the bed and not lacked power getting up to speed on a couple I95 onramps, but she was givin' pretty much everything she had to do it.

    Breaking distance was my biggest issue that day. And, yes, I *did* blow out the back shocks doing it :) Happy to replace them considering how much money was involved as cargo value.
     
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