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Just got my 07 Tacoma!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Jimbo, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Sep 4, 2007 at 12:36 PM
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    Jimbo

    Jimbo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to say hi. Lots of good stuff here in the forums. Picked up my first Tacoma, and in 4x4. Not sure what to expect, but so far it's great! I'm getting used to the 6 manual. Haven't had a shifter in a while, so I hope to get seamless with it soon. It's just to fun! Thanks.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2007 at 12:41 PM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Welcome to TW! Not sure what to expect? Expect the best! :D
     
  3. Sep 7, 2007 at 8:43 AM
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    Jimbo

    Jimbo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks 007Tacoma, your right about the best! I am so far very impressed and looking forward to adding stuff on this truck.
    I was wondering though, if it's my lack of driving a manual tranny for years or if it's the Taco configuration I have (v-6 4x4) that makes it a little tricky to make seamless and smooth shift transitions. Tranny is smooth alright, its the clutch release timing that gets jerky. Has anyone heard or got a comment? Anyway, I just got a little over 700 miles on her so far. I need a minor rear bumper leveling, but other than that I'm good to go, and happy.:) Thanks
     
  4. Sep 9, 2007 at 9:01 PM
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    GMG3

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    I've got the manual 6 4X4 too, and yes I had a little trouble getting the feel of both the gating, and the clutch at first. Took me maybe a week to get it right. I've always driven manuals, and I'm sure that helped. The dealer I bought from claimed that manual 6 4X4 were rare. I know I looked for quite a while before I found one. Didn't care what color, it had what I wanted.
     
  5. Sep 10, 2007 at 4:49 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    My manual doesn't have trouble finding gears except between 1st and 2nd. It is almost like the syncro doesn't catch up with it before I get to 2nd. :(

    As for the clutch timing - I had problems with this for months. I had jerky starts and rough downshifts for a while, but I am (mostly) past all of that now. ;)
     
  6. Sep 10, 2007 at 8:38 AM
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    Jimbo

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    Thanks guys, that's exactly what I'm talking about. I now have less than 900 miles on her and I believe I am getting it down much better already. I am very impressed with this setup. It's good to know that we all have a little learning curve to master the 6 speed. I test drove a 5 speed 4 cyl. and managed it like a pro right off the lot. I thought the 6 speed would be the same. Not so.
    I was like you GMG3, I wanted the 6 manual and I sacraficed color preference to get it. It came with Silver Mica instead of Sand Mica that I wanted. I think I like it better anyway.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2007 at 4:45 PM
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    Lee's06Taco

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    welcome aboard.
     
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