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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 12, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    specter208

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    Lol, when I had my clutch replaced and went to go pick it up at the dealer. Their vehicle Parker/valet service was afraid to drive it and asked me if I didn't mind getting my truck myself.

    I think any dealership, car maintenance, trucking logistics, or any driving job should require their employee to know how to drive manual.
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:10 AM
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    Mountain Minstrel

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    I was just about to write this...
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:24 AM
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    Yesterday, I was at costco and some guy in his late 50's said, "Hey, are you the guy with the tacoma and all of those american flags?"

    me - "Yes."

    Him - "Why wouldn't you just buy American?"

    Me - "I would have if American companies still cared about the consumer and offered manual transmission."

    Him - "Why would you want manual? Automatic has better fuel economy."

    At that point, I had it. "Depends on who's driving, but maybe you should return those bananas since they're not grown in America."
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:29 AM
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    Amazingly, I had the opposite experience. Dropped the truck off for service, was on my way out the door a few minutes later and observed a young lady searching through the lot with keys and the plastic seat protector in hand. Uh oh, looks like she's acquired the target and heads straight for.. my truck??
    Lol, didn't faze her at all. No excessive revving, smooth engagement, like a boss. And she absolutely knew I was watching.

    :notsure:
     
  5. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:42 AM
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    kyle11863

    kyle11863 King of the BS

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    Not to mention a lot of the tacos and tundras are built here in the US
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    jtmiller2011

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    I checked mine and it was assembled in texas.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    all MT's are built in texas
     
  8. Jun 12, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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    My Japanese Toyota Tacoma was built in Texas. My wife's new GM Buick Encore was built in South Korea. People are so ignorant.
    p.s. I liked your response to that A hole about the bananas. :)
     
  9. Jun 12, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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    RocTaco

    RocTaco Habitual line stepper

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    Nailed it.
    My gf saw a commercial for the Ford ecosport, said she kind of liked it. Then I told her it was made in India :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  10. Jun 13, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    Well at least they didn't try to figure it out on YOUR truck. Doesn't bother me a bit if they 'fess up and say they can't drive a stick. The ones that won't admit it and just muscle through while grinding gears and burning the clutch worry me.
     
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  11. Jun 13, 2018 at 8:37 AM
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    Seeing as there is 411 pages of material on this one I'm not going to go through everything to see if it has been discussed already, so apologies if this has already been touched on.

    I picked up my Tacoma last month, which is my first manual transmission vehicle. Main reason why i wanted to get a manual is i would like to own a sports car at some point in my life, and i want to make sure i know how to drive stick properly before being that ass whole who buys a nice ride and doesn't know how to drive it (even though thats knd of what i did with the Tacoma lol). I will always have a truck though so this seemed like the best way for me to learn. Anyway, I'm finally at the point where I can say I'm comfortable driving smoothly in most situations, and I'm wondering why i didn't get one sooner, i love the control you have.

    But i will say at the point where i am right now, its seems clear to me that if i get lazy it will be pretty easy to form "bad habits", which i realize may be different depending on who you ask, so hopefully i don't start any arguments on this one. But i want to make sure I'm doing things properly now as I'm sure it would be harder to fix them/re-learn later once my muscle memory sets in.

    I realize many people will say this is unnecessary in this truck, but either way i really want to start practicing heel toe on my down shifts, rather than just blipping the throttle. However i feel like the pedal placement on these aren't very conducive for this, at least for someone learning. Has anyone found any aftermarket solutions for this? Not sure if just replacing the pedal covers would really do much, i almost feel like the gas pedal needs to be raised up a bit, but again I'm a noob so it could just be me lol.

    Sorry for the rambling.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:10 AM
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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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  13. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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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!
     
  14. 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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  15. Jun 13, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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    Same with our trucks, no clutch required
     
  16. 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).
     
  17. Jun 13, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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  18. 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!
     
  19. Jun 13, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    San Antonio. :hattip:
     
  20. 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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