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Manual FTW!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SurfInferno, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    Ive seen 3 or 4 threads in the past few days on how much people hate the manual transmission. Seems like all people do now a days is complain. I personally love it, its different than a "car", fun to drive especially with a SS on. Who else loves there manual?
    I say if you hate it get rid of it...... :rolleyes:
     
  2. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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  3. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    ^^ If he owned an automatic, he'd be able to eat that while driving. Sorry OP.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    yea but i dont really need the extra sugar...so its ok :p
     
  5. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    lawless

    lawless the rent is too damn high

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    I'm looking for a Tacoma and so I've driven both and will drive both again before deciding. I started with mtx because I have never had an auto and my 96 Tacoma mtx was the shit. After driving the 2011 I am a hater. I would love to see what the short throw does but I have to lean toward the buttery auto.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    builthatch

    builthatch MiG-21 superfan

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    i agree.

    what short shifter are you using and does it do ANYTHING strange, like resist going into reverse, grind at any point, etc?
     
  7. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I agree , I can't believe the fucktards that don't read their manual .

    The manual FTMFW !
     
  8. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    that was a good one there Ozzy
     
  9. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    chad68

    chad68 Master Jedi Member I am...

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    I can turn all the faucets on in my house. Even the hose.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    Does it even really matter anymore? It used to be a question of durability and longevity, but the fact is new vehicles have so much electronic shit on them, we're all screwed in the long run anyway.

    Chances are before your manual OR auto ever gives up the ghost, some gerbil is going to chew through one of the 10,000 miles of wiring or moisure make it's way into one of the bazillion computers, and fry the electrical on the thing.

    You know it's true. :eek::eek::eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    I would have bought a 6spd if they offered it in a longbed double cab
     
  12. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    no, in fact it actually HELPED the only issue i did have with my manual. It now goes into reverse 9/10 times on the first try instead of 4/10 or 5/10 like before i installed it. Im using the URD SS

    :laugh:

    :confused:
     
  13. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    I don't really get the hate, but maybe it's because I've driven plenty manuals that weren't perhaps considered the smoothest...

    Sure the transmission has a quirk or two, but I have yet to encounter anything with it that I'd consider a deal breaker. The damn skip shift on the T-56 is more obnoxious than anything I've encountered with the toyota 6 speed. Did you all expect a truck transmission to act like a car tranny? Have you ever actually driven a shit transmission before? Maybe I'm the lucky one, but I haven't seen anything worth complaining over with this transmission.
     
  14. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    i love my 5 speed :D

    i love it so much i advertise it on the bed


    [​IMG]
    sr5 = sport rally 5-speed :cool:
     
  15. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    I had to insist the dealer get me a 5spd. They really wanted to send me home w/an automatic, but I said ,"No."

    A manual tranny forces you to think a bit more, which may be a turn-off to the cellphone obsessed.
     
  17. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    ^true, cant text and shift
     
  18. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    I always prefer a manual, unless I'm feeling unusually lazy. Technology is great, but generally speaking vehicles have gotten to where it no longer takes any talent to drive them. You have vehicle stability control, automatic transmissions, anti-lock brakes, fuel injection...any jackass can drive them.
     
  19. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    Just got my 5 speed a few weeks ago, and loving it.
    Im taking it out on its maiden voyage this weekend to see how it goes off roading. But so far all is well.
     
  20. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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    I went with the manual because it gives me something to do, doesn't promote boredom and 13 years of using a clutch I can't give that up. Its not that bad I for one enjoy mine, however it has it's quirks like any other transmission. Proper use goes a long way, so does ideal gear oil. The design has it's flaws though and I think that is people's main complaint, such as the T.O.B. problems.

    All in all I'd say if you want a manual transmission go for it, no real reason to not recommend the 6MT.
     
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