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manually shifting an auto

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ilovemytaco, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Nov 27, 2008 at 11:19 AM
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    ilovemytaco

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    i noticed that my taco goes L 1 2 3 4 d so i was wondering if that means i can drive it as a manual as well. will that mess up my transmission or anything else?
     
  2. Nov 27, 2008 at 11:28 AM
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    Packman73

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    I've down-shifted a few times with no problems.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2008 at 11:30 AM
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    Marioso

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    ive done it 1st all the way up to 5000 then second and third and then knocked it off when i hit 70

    got up quick
     
  4. Nov 27, 2008 at 12:20 PM
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    brianr

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    I slow my truck down with the tranny 75% of the time to stop at a traffic light.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2008 at 12:21 PM
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    gavonder

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    I don't think it is a problem. Just don't over rev the gears. Some people swear it actually is quicker to start off in 3rd and then shift through. I don't notice a difference.

    I do notice if I have the cruise control on and I'm going up hill, if I knock it down to 4th, it holds the speed better up the hill.

    I also downshift every now and then when needed.

    GA
     
  6. Nov 27, 2008 at 1:27 PM
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    chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    It wont hurt anything.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2008 at 2:59 PM
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    One of the things I wish Tacoma's had is autostick/manumatic. I really miss that from my Altima.
     
  8. Nov 27, 2008 at 3:01 PM
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    NumNutz

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    I launch in 2nd all the time.
     
  9. Nov 28, 2008 at 8:36 PM
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    ilovemytaco

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    is letting off the gas important?
     
  10. Nov 28, 2008 at 8:37 PM
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    chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    only when stopping.
     
  11. Nov 28, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    MT_mudflaps

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    my hand's always hovering over the shifter -- I use it frequently to slow the truck down, haven't ever noticed a problem.
     
  12. Nov 29, 2008 at 3:11 AM
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