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how do you guys shift?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by franzcars, Apr 18, 2011.

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how you drive

Poll closed Jul 17, 2011.
  1. clutch

    145 vote(s)
    60.4%
  2. clutchless

    9 vote(s)
    3.8%
  3. psh i have an auto

    86 vote(s)
    35.8%
  1. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    franzcars

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    i was wondering how you guys shifted in ur manual. clutch or clutchless.

    i just started to drive it clutchless and i must say, its so much smother
     
  2. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    RAT PRODUCTS

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    Clutchless is easy in the 4 cylinders but kinda tricky in the 6 cylinder. I drove my old 4 banger clutchless and it was nice. Didn't have an rpm gauge to know when to shift though.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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  4. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Always with the clutch.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    95% of the time I clutch...
     
  6. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    steve o 77

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    99.9% with clutch. I just tried clutchless twice to see what it was like.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    04LTtacoma

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    How do you shift without using the clutch?
     
  8. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    allmotorrex

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    match th rpms to the gear ratio of the speed of your truck and you can shift without depressing the clutch!

    i always use the clutch, i aint got time to wait for tha rpms to go down enough to shift, plus it makes it sound like you dont know how to drive shifting so slow
     
  9. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    90YotaPU

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    Clutchless is no good for synchronized transmissions. You'll wear out the synchros twice as fast. The big trucks (and old pickups) don't have synchros so no add'l wear when shifted correctly. When I was driving 18-wheelers I never used the clutch. On the Taco, I always do.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    If anyone is around I do the long side step. If no one is around i just go for it. :p
     
  11. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    I'm curious as to the reason (I ask because I can shift both my 5 speed, and an 18 speed with and without the clutch, no grinding).

    I used to have diesel VW's, and in the 400000 miles I've driven them, I only ever used the clutch to take off, and to downshift into first, and neither of them gave me any sort of transmission problem.
     
  12. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    allmotorrex

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    hahaha thats good shit
     
  13. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    damn near everyone i know with a bike doesnt use tha clutch but if you try slamming it in gear in your truck you'll just grind gears untill the rpms match up
     
  14. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    krap22

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    Your bike's transmission was designed to shift clutchless. Thats why you can blip the throttle and bang it to the next gear. Your truck isn't quite setup like that. You can shift it without the clutch, but it is a slow shift. I used to do it all the time on my Honda CRX, but my '99 taco was more difficult.
     
  15. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    I had a 1990 Mazda Miata with a manual and a 2000 Ford Ranger 5 spd, and plenty of motorcycles, and i've NEVER shifted without the clutch. That just doesn't seem right to me...
     
  16. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    yeah ive owned a 5 speed since my first car and everyone ive had i put a short shifter in and i love um! Plus tha whole point to me of having a stick shift is to drive it like a stick shift and 50% of that is using tha clutch
     
  17. Apr 18, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    We just got our first auto, so that's simple. But when we had the manual, I always used the clutch.

    Frank
     
  18. Apr 18, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    I miss my 5 speed/4 banger 1990 yota. But my DC OR auto can go 1-5. I only wish that the auto would stay in what ever gear I chose, rather than downshifting on its own. LET ME DO IT!!!!!
     
  19. Apr 18, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    That's why...;)
     
  20. Apr 18, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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