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Shifting your Automatic Tranny? 2nd Gen.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ewa2fl, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    ewa2fl

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    OK, so a few of us were discussing the "Shifting" of an automatic, 2nd Gen, Taco. Good? Bad? Indifferent? Any input or logic on this one? It later evolved into having the truck in 4H & in 4L... BTW: Most of the wives/GF's hate when we shift our Automatics! LMAO
     
  2. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:28 AM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Deja vu. Get ready for the shit storm.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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    gainman

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    you mean put it in "D"?
     
  4. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:33 AM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    I personally never do it but see nothing wrong with it. Winding RPMs?
     
  5. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:36 AM
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    OZ-T

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    I shift down for engine braking or to limit gears when I want .

    WILL NOT HURT THE TRANNY
     
  6. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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    A_Ninja_Racer

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    I do it when I'm towing if I want to hold it in a certain gear while I'm going up or down a hill. Sometimes when I'm bored I might mess with the shifter but other then towing I have no delusions that it offers any performace gains.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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    Drat .... :crapstorm:
     
  8. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    I suppose towing up a steep hill and wanting to keep the tranny from going into fifth, putting it in 4th would prevent it from bogging down.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    I do it just for fun RARELY! Engine braking is fun, especially when you're coming up to a light doing 50, then you're at 10 and didn't hit the brakes once! Person in back of you is like :confused::eek:
     
  10. Jan 24, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    For most driving just keep in D. No need to do anything else.

    If you're driving on steep inclines, declines, or towing/have heavy cargo in the bed then you might find it beneficial to use one of the lower gears.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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    It's fine.

    but why did you buy an auto if you want to shift?
     
  12. Jan 24, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    Limiting gears in 4wd for snow etc is one reason to shift an auto
     
  13. Jan 24, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    steve o 77

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    Ah okay, so basically just telling it not to upshift when you don't want it to. I've never driven an auto in the snow so I've never dealt with this stuff.
     
  14. Jan 24, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    If you by used then you have to take what they have or wait around for ever. I really wanted 4 wheel drive but it got to the point where I needed a new vehical sooner than later. and the deel that I got was to hard to pass up.
     
  15. Jan 24, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    Yeah I waited a good 9 months for my truck. And I was looking for a ford ranger that entire time :laugh:. Talk about luck.

    but yeah 5 spd and 4x4 were my priorities.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    Yes , or a decending steep incline in snow under power in 4LO , you don't want it to upshift
     
  17. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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    I only shift when I'm towing. I will lock it into 4th so it doesn't hunt for gears. Otherwise it's 'D' or 'R'.
     
  18. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Off road, I'll shift manually, somtimes on road, and when towing.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    I ended our discussion on this with "Add a Supercharger"!!! No shifting needed! LMAO
     
  20. Jan 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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