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Gearing Down do or Dont?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bromagen25, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    bromagen25

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    I have a 2.7 manual and was just wondering what every one thanks on the subject of ( Down Shifting )

    I have heard that it is not good for your transmission and hard on your engine but i have also heard it is good to but hurts your mpg at the same time because of the rpm or something.

    So i would like to know what you guys thank about it is it a do or a dont?

    also How strong is the transmission in the 2.7 stick?
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Are you talking about down shifting or re-gearing to a higher gear ratio?
     
  3. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    down shifting sorry about that
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    Gearing down from say 4.11 to say 3.73 in the axle , id say i wouldnt

    I think you mean downshifting a gear though , like 4th to 3rd. And to that yea , shift down if you need to.
    Dont do this though..... 4000rpm in 4th and go into 3rd.more likely you wont go from 3000rpm in 4th and downshift to 3rd even, but that area gets grey.Its in your owner manual if you want the EXACT downshift speeds.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    Sometimes I downshift and some I don't.Depends on the situation.Dont see any difference om mpg.
     
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    Nothing wrong with down shifting. I wouldnt do it all the time to slow yourself down though.
     
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    The truck can definitely handle it. Just dont do it all the time. I was messing aroung racing the other day and I down shitfted to just below the redline. I've done this multiple time.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    Its how I was taught to drive a stick. Downshift to help slow you down. That being said don't shift into 2nd if you're going 60mph.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    thanks for your input.
     
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