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Manual transmission Fan Club and BS thread (All Generations Welcome)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by nevadabugle, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:10 AM
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    INSAYN

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    Just blip the throttle. It's been done this way for eons.
    There are times where heel/toe is probably preferred, but not usually in a truck going the speed limit.
     
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  2. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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    jtmiller2011

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    Yeah, when I first learned to drive standard. I was self conscious about not getting lazy, but you get over that hump and get super comfortable. Then you, just drive!
     
  3. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    Jckdnls

    Jckdnls Roads less explored

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    Or just half clutch it. Been doing that for years since the trannies on the yotas require clutch but I'm used to driving bigger rigs with clutches get it rolling and never touch a clutch again.
     
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  4. Jun 13, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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    TeecoTaco

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    Modified the level of gas in the tank
    Same with our trucks, no clutch required
     
  5. Jun 13, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    Yeah I've tried to heel toe the Tacoma and... sheesh it's not useful haha. Especially with the lag (I don't have the OVTune yet).
     
  6. Jun 13, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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  7. Jun 13, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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    Check this guy out, 1 Arm and still having fun racing with a Manual!
     
  8. Jun 13, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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  9. Jun 14, 2018 at 12:51 AM
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    I have a MPG question. I just switched from 265/75/16 ko2 e load, to 265/75/16 Falken wildpeak at3w passenger. I was getting about 18 mpg with the bfg’s and thought I would increase a bit with the falkens coming in at almost a full 10 lbs apiece lighter. I am maybe getting .5 mpg more? I am a little disappointed but the ride quality is better for sure. I really liked the ko2’s but just thought they were overkill. Also the same day I purchased the tires I went in for a 10000 mike service and told them not to worry about rotating n as I just purchased the tires. Could they be out of balance? Allighnment issue causing mpg loss. I’m not sure but think I should be seeing better gains over the e rated tire.
     
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  10. Jun 14, 2018 at 6:52 AM
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    I'm one of those! Not only is it unnecessary, it's tough to heel and toe on the street. You don't need to blip the throttle either. If you're downshifting just give it a little more gas so the gears mesh easily on re-engagement. People like to call that "rev-matching." In my book, it's how you always drive a stick. Upshifting or downshifting it's just part of the situation that some people seem to have "re-discovered."

    Now about heel and toe. The Tacoma isn't really very good for it - it's a truck. I have a GT350 and even it isn't great - on the street. On a track, heel and toe works because you're hitting the brakes hard at the same time you want to downshift. That takes three feet if you don't heel and toe. It's easy since your foot is applied hard on the brake giving a firm position from which to hit the gas at the same time. You're also pushing the brake pedal down farther so the gas is easy to reach. Again, heel and toe is best suited for aggressive braking and downshifting; on a track. Try it with light braking force in a Tacoma and I bet you'll have a hard time learning how to do it.

    In your Tacoma, if you're trying to get from 2nd to 1st without stopping the truck, you'll find your synchos will do the job but it will feel like you're forcing things. When you feel that, think about it. You're wearing your synchros. The way to downshift easily is an old technique from non-synchro (dinosaur) transmission days. Double clutching. Google it, but in a nutshell, you push in the clutch, shift to neutral, let out the clutch, blip the throttle, then push in the clutch and shift to 1st. Done properly, the shifter pops right into 1st. This works because your using the engine to speed up the transmission counter shaft rather than making your synchros do the work.
     
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  11. Jun 14, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    I find many times I'll slide into 1st gear when I do it at exactly 3mph.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    Like blondes, manuals are much more fun (going the speed limit) 4th to 5th and 5th to 6th are awesome which I cannot demonstrate while obeying the speed limit law in the video.

    https://youtu.be/izyXTwSfEZM
     
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  13. Jun 14, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    ArmandHammer83

    ArmandHammer83 This truck is AMAZING

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    @Grossomotto, ok so couple questions...i just watched your video...1. were you on a relatively smooth paved road? 2. does your truck jump everytime you change gears or just when your race truckin?...... nice truck by the way
     
  14. Jun 14, 2018 at 1:57 PM
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    Looks like it's because he's racing it.
     
  15. Jun 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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    Pretty much, the stock sport suspension is bouncy for me, even off road, I’m changing to stiffer everything at some point. You have the same truck. Yes all paved smooth road.

    I’m certain bigger tires with a lift would move more on and off road.

     
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  16. Jun 14, 2018 at 2:04 PM
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    Toyota put a high rev 3.5L engine, it’s what I have to do. I’m not afraid to drive the shit out of my vehicles (within the speed limits) especially in the 60k powertrain warranty.

     
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  17. Jun 14, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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    St.Germain

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    mine jumps like that at gear shifts too if I'm on it
     
  18. Jun 14, 2018 at 4:28 PM
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    TeecoTaco

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    Had yours north of 5500 rpms? Its what it does...dont worry, it can handle it
     
  19. Jun 15, 2018 at 6:20 AM
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    ArmandHammer83

    ArmandHammer83 This truck is AMAZING

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    :rofl::burnrubber: shit yeah....only a couple times.... mine does it too is why i was asking didn't know if you figured out how to smooth it out was all..
     
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  20. Jun 15, 2018 at 9:38 AM
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    broken foot. manual transmission.

    fvck. [​IMG]
     
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