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My first test drive in a tacoma 6spd

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Darrylb, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Nov 8, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    Darrylb

    Darrylb [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Been doing some reading here lately about transmissions. Mostly about the 6spd, and people having mixed reviews. due to the drive by wire slow throttle response, and trouble finding 3rd gear.

    I'm looking for an 05 + Double Cab 4x4 V6 manual. I was thinking about settling for the Auto if the 6spd is hard to find up here in Vancouver. But after taking one for a spin tonight, Im gonna stick with the stick. I had no troubles driving the manual, no issues with 3rd gear, and the throwout bearing doesn't scare me. And I hate driving auto

    Hope I can find what I'm looking for soon, winter is suppost to be bad this year.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    What's the third gear issue? Haven't heard that one I guess.

    EDIT:
    Nevermind, I missed it in the first post... trouble finding 3rd... hmm can't say that I have that issue
     
  3. Nov 8, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Pingo

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    Manual ftw! hold out until you can find the right one in a manual. I did and I'm so much happier then I was with an automatic, even though I'm drivin a first gen.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    Di Trut

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    I'm quite happy with my manual, And i'm even happier now that i have the URD short shifter. Must have mod IMO if you are going to drive the 6spd.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    SmilingMark

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    I love my manual. Yes, I'm a bit worried about the T/O bearing issues, but only 1200 miles on my 2010 6 speed and I love it.

    Others have complained about troubles shifting, the electronic ignition, etc.., but after a few weeks of getting adjusted from my old Ranger 5 speed, I'm digging it.

    I have the TRD short throw ("Quick Shift"). While test driving this and ones without it, I thought it was a waste of $450 option, but now that I'm used to it, i love it. I didn't like the big ball shift knob, so subbed that out for the stock leather one (was in glove box).

    Only problem I have is that I catch myself setting the cruise control on the highway in 5th gear forgetting it's a 6 speed.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    I have yet to see any issues of people having a catastrophic failure of the T/O bearing, only complaints about it sqeaking. Mine squeaks sometimes...but my T/O bearing squeaked in my accord I had before. If someone could please post links of instances where the T/O bearing actually failed and kept them from driving the vehicle that would be great.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    almost 40K miles and no problems, plus i drive it hard off road, jamming into first quite often (off road), and no problems whatsoever
     
  8. Nov 9, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    matt86

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    I had a 2007 and 2010 Tacoma, both with auto transmissions, and I now have an 08 Tacoma with a 6spd manual and I love the manual. By far the most fun truck I've ever owned.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    Happy with mine. 50K, no issues.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    ilg

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    I have no complaints with the manual. Yeah its a little different when you first start driving it, but you do get used to it.
     
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