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

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    Russellstiltskin

    Russellstiltskin [OP] Oldie but a Goodie

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    ...having the shifter on the floor for going in and out of 4wheel hi/lo in the 1st gen Tacos. Am I the only one who does? I don't know what it is about the 2nd gen and having the switch on the dash, but i don't like it. Probably because it reminds me of how my chevy work truck operates in and out of 4wheel drive.. push of a button. yuck.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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    Not enough.
    Sell your 2nd gen and go back to a 1st gen. Problem solved.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    06RadiantRed

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    I agree.. altho i didnt have a first gen, I have an 88' Pickup, but still the same concept. Miss my little buddy down there.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    GreenMtnTaco

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    04LTtacoma

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    That sounds kinda weird. A push button that gets you into 4hi or 4lo, yuck. haha.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    himmie

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    I dislike that feature, as well. It just feels a little cheap. Especially since they couldn't even bother having it light up from the factory...
     
  7. Apr 5, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    blackbox

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    So, those 1st gen transfer case shifters, do they allow for shift-on-the-fly? I wouldn't want to give that up. As long as the electronic version works like it's supposed to, I don't mind it at all.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    yes, up to a certain speed..I cant recall exactly since I usually stop before putting it into 4x4
     
  9. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    Thanks, I didn't know that, last 4x4 I had was a '79 CJ-5, it had a manual transfer shifter, it had to be stopped to shift. In that case I would prefer a manual shifter, less to go wrong.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    blackbox

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    Oh, yeah, sorry, I was responding to the 2 posts before yours.
     
  11. Apr 8, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    I agree, I like the old shift levers. I haven't really used my 4x4 yet but have put it in 4x4 a couple of times just to let it turn when I was on gravel and my first instinct was to reach for the shift lever. :rolleyes:
     
  12. May 11, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    awsumdc

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    Manual FJ Case into an '05+ Tacoma

    FJ T case

    This explains how and why to do and why you dont want to make the electronic case into a manual shift although it has been done once before.

    Then if you want to you can go twins with the FJ Case. Twin Stick Conversion
     
  13. May 11, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    Cmatt1605

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    i miss this too, i just miss the feel of actually shifting into a gear, granted i never owned a 1st gen, but my little samurai had a manual t-case
     
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