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Manual Transmission Available??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 92128er, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Aug 1, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    92128er

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    I want to get a Tacoma PreRunner 4x2 with a Regular Cab and a manual transmission. Preferably a 2001. Is a manual transmission available? I'm doing research on Cars.com and edmunds.com and yahooauto.com and they all say that only an automatic transmission is available. Thanks
     
  2. Aug 1, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    I'm sure you can I thought most of the single cab guys have a MT.

    And welcome.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    Thanks

    That's what I thought but most of them I'm seeing have an automatic. I did figure out that the regular cab 4x4 has a manual tranny option.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    Humm I don't know maybe the prerunners didn't have a 5 speed.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    i swear i have seen guys on here runnin 5spds that are prerunners..:notsure:
     
  6. Aug 1, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    Okay, I figured it out. Only the 4x4 version of the regular cab offers a manual tranny. It was driving me crazy because I'd found one on autotrader that had a stick shift in the picture but it was not a 4x4. But after looking closer at the back end, I noticed it didn't have the "PreRunner" emblem on the tailgate. I guess they just took one of the little base models (that do offer a manual tran) and stuck some big tires on it and gave it a lift kit trying to pass it off as a PreRunner.

    So I guess if I want a manual tranny I gotta get a 4x4. I hate automatic trannies. Too expensive to fix. But I don't know about a 4x4. Worse gas mileage, right? Maybe I'll just settle for the automatic. Crap!
     
  7. Aug 1, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    Regular cabs? The extended cab prerunner does offer a manual.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    No prerunners at all from the 1998-2004 models were made with a manual. The 05+ 4 cyls. were only available with a manual, which is why I bought one. Now, 2011+ I believe you can only get a manual with a 4x4. It really bothers me, i hate automatics.
     
  9. Aug 1, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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  10. Aug 1, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    This really sucks. I hate automatics but I don't like the 2nd gen. body style. It seems like such a small truck should have a manual tranny. Like a no-brainer.
     
  11. Aug 1, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    wow really? so you can't get a regular prerunner 4cyl in a manual?? Wtf?? that seems like a must.


    Bummer tho man. however...why wouldn't you want 4x4??
     
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    With the additional weight of the bigger tires and beefier suspension over the base 4x2 the prerunner gets about the same mpg as the 4X4. I bought the base 5 lug for gas mileage and didn't think I needed 4X4 but I have regretted not getting the 4X4 over and over. It's definitely worth the hit in MPG to have 4X4 when you need it.
     
  13. Aug 3, 2011 at 12:13 AM
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    Look for one with manual hubs. It's nice to know that my front running gear isn't moving, only thing is you have to get out and engage the hubs for 4WD.
     
  14. Aug 3, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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    lol no taco came with manual hubs haha he is talking about trannies lol
     
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    ..please get your facts straight. ...manual hubs came stock. From 95.5 all the way until 2000, you got either ADD or manual hubs. Please don't spread wrong information around..

    Hmm.. manual hubs can be swapped over to 01-04's even hmm.. look at my prerunner with manual hubs..
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    Now I'm completely confused. :confused:

    Edit: You're in the middle of a 4x4 swap, got it.
     
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    I have NEVER seen a tacoma with maual hubs...like...ever stock.

    And your doing a swap..so manual hubs makes sense to go with manual hubs. But again...stock??...really??....:notsure:..


    Edit:

    Did a bit of reading and ill be a monkeys uncle! but it seems it was only the 4cyl models..SR5s came with auto hubs..
     
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    And I'm a proud owner of one. That's why I suggested looking for one with manual hubs. OP was worried about gas mileage.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    I feel like a moron here... what does "manual hubs" mean ? :eek::eek:
     
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    there stock just painted;)
     
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