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Quick Question about 2nd Gens

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DLR07, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Apr 29, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    DLR07

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    Ive been wondering about this for some time now. I have a 2007 automatic and I was wondering is it bad to change gears with an auto. Im not talking about doing anything stupid (driving 60mph in 1st gear) just normal driving. Is it bad at all. I do it sometimes just to make driving a little more fun. I dont it all the time, just now and then. If I had to do it over again I would have probably gotten a standard. I figure this is the place to ask so thanks in advance for your guys help.
     
  2. Apr 29, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    Idk about doing it ALL the time, but whenever I need to brake hard I shift down to help stop.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    No, not bad if done within the proper rpm range. I believe the electronics will shut you down if you try anything dumb anyway. I do the same.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    naw, shouldn't hurt anything.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    Thanks guys, this has to be the best website site for tacoma owners by far.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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  7. Apr 29, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    two things
    1. sounds like the computer will prevent damage
    2. Its not designed to be driven like that, so why would you do it.

    the computer is designed to shift at certain intervals, and then you are forcing unplanned changes. Doesnt sound like this is a good idea. these transmissions are not like the ones years ago when you could play with the shifter.
    Just leave it alone or buy a manual.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    "the computer is designed to shift at certain intervals" when in drive, yes. Or, you can select the gear range you prefer to drive in. That's why you have them.
     
  9. Apr 29, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    They are there in case you need to restrict the transmission.
    he is doing it just for fun
    there is a difference :facepalm:

    I have a emergency brake, should i use it to stop?
    Its called a automatic transmission for a reason.
     
  10. Apr 29, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    good question ... do you consider parking on a hill an emergency?
     
  11. Apr 29, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    it is if my truck has moved when i get back
     
  12. Apr 29, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    I know it's not the same but in every car I've owned that was an auto I would always turn OD off unless I was actually on the highway, whether that meant putting it in D or hitting a button, just seemed an unnecesary amount of dhiftin when your driving roads that are 40MPH speed limit and you keep dropping in and out of 5th unnecesarily.
     
  13. Apr 29, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    Won't hurt a thing. The option to select those gears manually is there for that purpose.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2010 at 5:36 AM
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    should have got a manual :)
     
  15. Apr 30, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    Not trying to be an ahole, but it is a parking brake, but it can be use in an emergency.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    lol
     
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