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Do you drive in 'D" or "4" around town?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jimsc, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    Jimsc

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    I know the manuel says "D" but I notice that at 35-40 the engine rpm's are only about 1,200. That almost seems like your bogging the engine? Seems to me 1,800 is a better when in "4". Any thoughts on this?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    Mine has plenty of low end grunt to still accelerate without downshifting at 35-40. As long as the torque converter isn't locked (which it won't be at these low speeds), bogging the engine isn't a concern IMO.

    EDIT: To answer your question, I always run mine in D unless I'm towing for long distance on highway.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    i use D on highway and 4 in town.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    D. 4 is for towing or intentionally draining your gas tank faster
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    If your towing or hauling, otherwise keep it in D. You'll get worse gas mileage by keeping it revved higher.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    This ^^^^

    As long as your revs are below 2000 , your gas mileage will not change .
     
  7. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    there's actually a thread on here that shows 4 actually improves mpg when driving around town, but not ny much
     
  8. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    Tried it and had the opposite affect... I did it for 3 tanks consistantly and averaged worse mileage on my daily commute (commuting in and out of Boston).
     
  9. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    1 in front of busses,2 on sidewalks,3 in parking lots,4 in the swap meet....and its 5 not D on manuals dang you all, pfft.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    I use 4. Lower gearing than 5, especially for starts. Like said above, I am sure the gain in MPG if any is marginal. I use it because of the 33's, and 3", just my preference.
     
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    The engine isn't bogging. If the engine begins to see load, the transmission will downshift to an appropriate gear.
     
  12. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    I keep it on "L"

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    :rofl:
     
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    Any of you saying that 4 is more economic than D around town, get a scangauge.

    I have one, and keep it on D no question.
     
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    But in all seriousness don't try driving in low you engine, trans, and face WILL EXPLODE!
     
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    I thought it was supposed to be in R for Revs?
     
  18. Apr 4, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    I wonder why they bother giving us all those other silly optional gears like L , 2nd , 3rd , and 4th

    Should just be P , R , N , D
     
  19. Apr 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    Because it's there primary for security reason. If you no longer have brakes, you can engine brake the truck. I think it's even written in the manual.
     
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