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New Tacoma, crap transmission, sorry dealer. Shoot me now.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dogtown Darren, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Oct 9, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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    Hofmann’s Tacos

    Hofmann’s Tacos Too many tacos

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    How about... OVTune twin turbos?:D
     
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  2. Oct 9, 2019 at 7:38 AM
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    dal3_gribble

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    This exactly. I did NOT like the transmission at first but then I learned how it was intended to be driven. It doesn't like fast pedal modulation or mashing the pedal. Drive with a linear and smooth pedal. The truck doesn't seem to react well to a fast pedal and don't bother using the adaptive cruise control.

    My 18 has 33s on stock gears, stock trans tune, and I drive up and down mountains everyday on the freeway and I'm perfectly happy. The truck just simply doesn't like being driven aggressively with a stock tune.
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    wsutaco

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    My transmission had the weird hunting and revs up and down go away around 8k miles. Now it drives like a dream.
     
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  4. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    Pablo8

    Pablo8 Luigi Taco

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    What did you change/do?
     
  5. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    dirtydog57

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    S4 and ECT on all the time. Linear pressing of the skinny pedal. Have fun in the 4-6k power band. Don’t let the engine noise scare you.
     
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  6. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    Hobbs

    Hobbs Miss Diagnosis, what is she doing here?

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    In the desert you can remember your name.
    :facepalm:
     
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  7. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:50 AM
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    wsutaco

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    nothing. Just let it learn your driving style and it will figure itself out. Also I wouldn’t use ECT button like others say. That’s mainly for towing/driving up inclines such as mountain passes.
     
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  8. Oct 9, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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    I know it's expensive after paying for the truck, but redoing the gearing will make this problem dissappear. It moves the gearing into where the powerband of the engine really shines, with no more bogging and better towing, highway travel(gets, and stays, in 6th gear), and reported improvements in fuel economy as the tranny isn't searching all the time.
     
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  9. Oct 9, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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    Satchmo

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    That's a phenomenal price! I'm getting the 4.88s done later this month and it's running just over $3000. Where in the country are you located?
     
  10. Oct 9, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    CrispyTacoLover

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    Or making sure you don’t get hit on u turns.
     
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  11. Oct 9, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    I’m in Washington, the shop that did it is in Issaquah called MULE dasmule.com (site is down for maintenance right now)
     
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  12. Oct 9, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    Who buys a 4cyl automatic and expects it to get on down the road? You made your bed, now lay in it. I'm pretty sick of personal responsibility being thrown out so someone can whine and complain that they made a bad decision.

    It's the #1 selling truck in it's category. You're the problem.
     
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  13. Oct 9, 2019 at 11:18 AM
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  14. Oct 9, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    Brofessor

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    Is this real life?
     
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  15. Oct 9, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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  16. Oct 9, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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    How often are you doing mountain passes?
     
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  17. Oct 9, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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    Hofmann’s Tacos Too many tacos

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    He said 3.5.... if there was a 3.5 4cyl option, I’d buy one in a heartbeat lol
     
  18. Oct 9, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    What you're talking about is like a poor man's manual transmission. Doing that much moving might as well have a manual.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    Scotty Dosent Know

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    Honestly we are currently trying to trade the truck in or sell it. Probably going to be buying a certified pre owned F150. The main reason is I have a 10 month old now and rear facing car seats are a joke in these trucks. My wife is 5'0" and her knees are in the dashboard. That coupled with trying to fit a german shepherd in the truck and as well as wanting a bigger boat.......it just has to go. The boat I have now is a 14' aluminum Lund with a 25hp and gear. I have no clue how people on her are okay towning some of the things they do with this truck. Towing a 20' open bow with an inboard V8 seems like it would be a BITCH of a time unless your dragging it 5 miles down the road to the launch and never travel with it.


    How about a 3.5 that already has twin turbos and 475hp?


    In the summer 1-3 weekends a month. Depends on weather for fishing boating. Also my in laws live on the other side of the mountains 5hrs away and we have a baby so go visit them about every 6 weeks. The Tacoma is not a great road trip vehicle even not towing lol
     
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  20. Oct 9, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    Hofmann’s Tacos

    Hofmann’s Tacos Too many tacos

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    Sounds like you should’ve bought a tundra from the get go lol
     

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