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Those with Manual Transmission...why?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by cameron172, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Apr 30, 2021 at 12:31 PM
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    DoubleRGirl

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    so daily drove the t4r all winter, just took the tacoma (mt) out of storage for the season and it feels like a rocket ship in comparison. i'm sure it's just because i'm keeping the revs higher or whatever, but it's nice
     
  2. Apr 30, 2021 at 1:38 PM
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    Have him try popping the clutch to get the tires to immediately start spinning in the sand, or more importantly to start a good donut. :cool:
     
  3. Apr 30, 2021 at 1:44 PM
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    This Crawl Control you speak of. When is it ever actually "needed", needed? I have yet to see any proof that it is much more than a nanny for the inexperienced driver.

    It's absolutely perfect for the inexperienced to have a snowball chance of keeping up on a trail with the experienced driver for sure.
     
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  4. Apr 30, 2021 at 1:51 PM
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    I have seen that situation in person. My stock Taco and a stock OR were stuck in the same melting snow. I was able to wiggle free. They went full 4Lo, locker, and MTS / CC after trying the wheel speed approach. The voodoo of the system walked them out. So, it does work nicely, but I agree with your assessment.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2021 at 2:01 PM
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    I wish my truck configuration had been available with a manual transmission! I hate not knowing what gear my truck is deciding to use at any given time.
     
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    There have been a few times when shin splints made driving a manual in traffic annoying but that would sometimes affect my right leg instead making driving an at in traffic not a lot different but it doesn’t take much of a difference to want whatever relief you can get.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2021 at 2:42 PM
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  8. Apr 30, 2021 at 3:06 PM
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  9. Apr 30, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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    Owned and wheeled multiple manuals, I'll never do it again. Autos like Toyotas are strong and made to handle the trails. More control and if maintained will last the lifetime of the truck.
     
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    Given what we have seen over the past 6yrs, including one or two 1/4mil mile 3rd Gens, I think we can say the engine and transmission hardware live up to what is expected and more.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2021 at 3:54 PM
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    Yea I don’t know. I don’t do much of any trail driving where I may need crawl control. But it’s there so I might get to test it one day. Most likely on a day where my wife gets it stuck in snow haha.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:46 PM
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    Yeah, no shit!
     
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    Man, my gf got a t4r recently and we were driving that exclusively for a number of weeks. I was really enjoying it mainly because it felt bigger/more truck-like and is a great ride. But I can't get over how fun it was to hop into the MT tacoma after some time away. Pure joy ride!
     
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    I live in a mountainous region, no flat roads here. My 6spd Frontier handles it very well. Most importantly the gearing suits the engine. The stock tire size is 265/75R16 so going to a 285 isn't a dramatic change.
     
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    You know where Toyota could improve on their MTS or A-Trac systems, is what Ford has on the new Bronco. The Trail Turn Assist.

    That is something anyone could use on a tight U turn on the trail. Without adding a separate line lock or manual turning brake like we do on sand buggies, it's a feature worth adding to the brake software.
     
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    I am glad our Manual Trucks still have a key!
     
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    DCLB?
     
  18. Apr 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM
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    Yes.
     
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    Not sure if I misunderstood the first sentence, but there is no such thing as a push start manual is you mean push button start.
     

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