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Higher or lower gear?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Karo, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Sep 8, 2010 at 2:28 AM
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    Karo

    Karo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an automatic 06 Taco and I was just curious about which gear I should have my truck on when I go uphill and downhill?
     
  2. Sep 8, 2010 at 2:53 AM
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    Trap

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    Just put it in D. If you pulling something up hill over even not pulling something if the transmission starts hunting like the truck slowing down shifting down speeding up shifting up. Best to shift down a notch. Not shifting down builds up a ton of heat in the tranny.

    Downhill I shift down enough that I don't have to use the brakes. Sometimes that is all the way down to low. Depends the speed you want to go though. Personally I try not to use the brakes going down hills. The hills here are just too big. You can take the brakes out on one single hill here no problem. Not wear them out but warp them from too much heat.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2010 at 5:19 AM
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    The truck will do all the shifting for you and can handy the hills with ease. If the truck starts to bog down going uphills, STEP on the gas more.....it'll automatically downshift and the revs will increase.

    If you are towing heavy loads, refer to the towing bible on this forum.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    Karo

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    Thanks for both your wise words
     
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