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there is no dumb questions...haha help?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma714, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Apr 10, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    Tacoma714

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    This might be a dumb question.... I have a 6spd, how fast do I go before i change to 6th gear:confused: thanks

    jj
     
  2. Apr 10, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    NWtacoma

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  3. Apr 10, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    as fast as you want... preferably before the tach redlines.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    meckleystephen

    meckleystephen My Taco is Bi-Winning!!!!!!!!

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    It all depends whenever you want when I am trying to save fuel I'll put it in 6th gear at like 40 the truck has enough power to do it and plus its my baby so I take it easy on her. and def on the highway. pretty much I am in 6th gear as soon as i can unless I am going like 20 but if I am cruising back roads I use it and on the highway I dont know its really your call hope this helped :)
     
  5. Apr 10, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Same way you know to change from 1st to 2nd to 3rd to 4th to 5th.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    Tacofanatic05'

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    I have mine in 6th as much as possible to save my gas!!!
     
  7. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    No no no, you misunderstand how a manual trans works. You start from 0mph in the HIGHEST gear, not the lowest. Start in 6th.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    ooooooooooooooooooh. so putting it in the "R" makes it go forward right?
     
  9. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    No, come on, you should now better. R = rear. Only your rear wheels will work. Jeez guys, get with the program.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    chiefridr

    chiefridr I don't want a large farva!

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    I have no fucking idea. I drive an automatic.

    Maybe check your owners manual.
     
  11. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    well what the hell. guess ill start riding a bike again. im not fit to be drivingon the roads.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    My auto doesn't have a 6th gear so I don't think you need yours either.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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  14. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    sorry i'm a noob... but i always thought ...

    25 - 3rd
    35 - 3rd/4th
    60 - 5th
    80+ -6th

    so the car won't die or shake?
     
  15. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    R means race. So when you hit redline in 6th, drop it into Race to blow their doors off.
     
  16. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    No. way too fast. Play around with it, find out the shift points where it doesn't lug and shift there, unless you want to use extra gas.
     
  17. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    Alright man we're just playing around. But seriously, I don't have a manny in my truck. All the sticks I've driven its different. Just gotta feel and hear the engine. It all depends on how you are driving too. Just get a feel for it in a safe place.
     
  18. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Dammit, you're right. See, even I don't know shit about manuals.
     
  19. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

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    You can be in 6th by 50.
     
  20. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    I usually shift my gears around 2k unless I'm loaded or going up a steep incline. Sometimes I'll rev to just under 3k and skip a gear. Hope that helps. In the manual though, it does say to shift to the highest gear as quickly as possible to conserve fuel.
     
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