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Manual tranny love....Who loves the 5-spd in the 2nd gens??

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

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Who loves the 2nd gen manual 5 speed transmission??

Poll closed Jun 7, 2011.
  1. I'm really happy with my 5 speed m/t

    55.3%
  2. meh , I don't care for my 5 speed m/t

    6.4%
  3. neither happy nor dissatisfied

    7.4%
  4. I prefer the 6 speed m/t

    12.8%
  5. I like both manual and automatic

    9.6%
  6. I only drive automatics

    8.5%
  1. May 8, 2011 at 6:36 PM
    #1
    TacomaBuzz

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    Thought I'd make a poll to see who loves the 5 speed manual transmission in the 2nd gens.
     
  2. May 8, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    Davtopgun

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    I love my 5 speed!
     
  3. May 8, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    Joey_Buttafuoco

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    Took me a few thousand miles to get used to it, but with a little over 30k on it now I couldn't be happier.
     
  4. May 8, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    especk

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    Love it - so much more solid than my old 6 spd
     
  5. May 8, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    You can only vote if you have a 2nd gen?
     
  6. May 8, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    Dustyroades

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    I've had mine for 6 months and it's the first manual I've driven. I wasn't totally convinced at first, but lately I have been loving it!
     
  7. May 8, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    TacomaBuzz

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    Sorry, should have made it more generalized. 1st gens can vote too!
     
  8. May 8, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    I want to change my vote to the 6-speed.
     
  9. May 8, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    5 spd FTW way better than an Auto anday, although i would like to see a 6spd of some sort in the 1st gens to see the differences in RPM on the interstate
     
  10. May 8, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    charles08tacoma

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    Love my 5 speed even with ongoing clutch pedal & clutch arm problems. Never considered an automatic.
     
  11. May 8, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    mountainprimat2

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    6 speed is boss
     
  12. May 8, 2011 at 11:38 PM
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    Kelson

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    meh. R155 is aight. tough transmission, stupid as hell gearing though. first and second are WAY to far apart. shift action is decent, little clunky, but its a truck so it really doesn't matter.
     
  13. May 9, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    bjmoose

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    Sorry to be a dick about this, but anyone who says first gear in a four cyl truck is too low has rocks in their head.

    :angry:
     
  14. May 9, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    I agree, but second should be closer. 2nd is geared too high for turns at low to moderate speeds.
     
  15. May 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    tacoteacher

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    I like to make race car noises while shifting through the gears, much to my wife's dismay. A/T wouldn't allow me to do this.
     
  16. May 9, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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  17. May 9, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    skybob

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    I don't really like any sort of tranny myself
     
  18. May 9, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    monkey wrench

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    I like my 5sp. it seems like a solid design with nothing too fancy.
     
  19. May 9, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    skytower

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    Amsoil severe gear smooths out the shifts noticeably. I agree that 2nd gear is too high. I either bog or bark when cornering:( Otherwise I'm happy with 5spd. I will be going to a LC Engineering dual composition clutch when this one is done.
     
  20. May 9, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    x2 ... Dont mind So Cali traffic at all with my 5spd taco =)
     
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