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downshifting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by krap22, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Apr 7, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    krap22

    krap22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've been driving a manual for the last 16 years. I've put nearly 300,000 miles on a manual transmission. For the first time i own an automatic. My 2009 is VERY smooth. I really like it. I have a tendency to downshift it like i would a manual. Is this hard on the automatic transmission?
     
  2. Apr 7, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    I wouldn't make a habit of it

    The computer tracks your driving info
     
  3. Apr 7, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Actually, Its the Data logger that tracks it. And only 5 min loops.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    This ^^^^

    I do it all the time decending long hills etc
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    Nick54

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    I often do it when I find I have to get on the binders harder than I want to, so I will use the transmission to spread out the deceleration between it and the brakes. I know, its cheaper to replace pads than tranny parts but come on, many of you guys work your trannys harder wheeling than I do using it to decelerate.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    Sandman614

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    Bingo!! I drove a Manual for several years, before that I drove a 67 mustang auto, now my tacoma is an auto. Downshifted all of em, no problem.
     
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