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Those with Manual Transmission...why?

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

  1. May 2, 2021 at 10:59 AM
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    bagleboy

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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    No, but maybe I do add it to my calories burned count. :militarypress:
     
  2. May 2, 2021 at 11:03 AM
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    Use low range it half's you top speed.
     
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  3. May 2, 2021 at 9:58 PM
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    I understand the purpose of low range. I’ve only had 4 wheel drive vehicles for the past 35 years. Crawl Control only works in 4 Lo and it actuates the throttle and brakes in ways a person can’t and will also work on hill descents.
     
  4. May 4, 2021 at 10:19 PM
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    Looking back, I wish I would have chosen the manual with the gearing issues on the auto.
     
  5. May 4, 2021 at 10:29 PM
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    Have such a dislike for the AT I'm taking a substantial loss on the current truck just to upgrade to a MT Sport. So I feel this comment deeply.

    The ECT button helps a bit, but the transmission is still an idiot.
     
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  6. May 6, 2021 at 8:46 AM
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    What's the "R" stand for? Is that for race mode?
     
  7. May 6, 2021 at 8:47 AM
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  8. May 6, 2021 at 8:48 AM
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    Negative sir, stands for rocket mode.
     
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  9. May 6, 2021 at 9:32 AM
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    Because driving is an experience. MT adds to that experience.
     
  10. May 6, 2021 at 11:26 AM
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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    Waiting to get my license it wasn’t an auto that I was anticipating. Nowadays I hear that more kids don’t even look forward to it at all.
     
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    Some would like to experience as little as possible. It is just too stressful. :)

    What if the gearshift lever happens to just break clean off!! - what do you do then, eh??? - you are stuffed! :eek:

    - Even table salt is much too spicy!
     
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    I had a shift rod connector break one time, only had 3rd and 5th gears but was able to drive it home.
     
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    Just to clarify, this isn't completely true. S mode simply caps the top gear the transmission can be allowed to shift into. If you put it into S4, you're not locking it into 4th gear, you're telling the transmission it can shift from 1st to 4th, but you're locking out 5th and 6th. This doesn't change your point when applied to the example you're responding to, but I still do think it's an important distinction.
     
  15. May 6, 2021 at 1:29 PM
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    The problem is it defaults to S4, when I'd really like to go from 6th to 5th ahead of a hill, pain in the dick. I have read some people (and I do it myself a lot too on varied terrain highway trips) leave it in S5 all the time. 5th is still an overdrive gear at a good ratio for driving in hilly highway sections and flats, and doesn't try to hunt to 4th all the time from 6th. That's the gear hunting - dropping out of an overdrive gear into 4th, then back up to the tall 6th ASAP, then back out of overdrive when it needs powahhh
     
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    Yep, and that's where the distinction between putting the transmission in a gear and putting the transmission into S mode becomes significant. I am not inconvenienced by climbing a most hills in 4th gear at 40 MPH in my MT, but with an auto in drive it would slow down to about 35 MPH, then drop to 3rd, accelerate to 45, shift back into 6th (I don't know why I'm using cruise at 40 mph in this example, but I am). Putting it into S4 may reduce the gear hunting as you're not going up into those overdrive gears at 40 mph, but I'd wager it's still kicking you down to third pretty frequently.
     
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    What if we get hit by a buss? What if I get a quarter stuck up my nose? heh.
     
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  19. May 7, 2021 at 6:40 AM
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    Thanks. It is VERY important to point out when someone misspells a word on the Internet in a forum. Thank you for performing your civic duty appropriately. I'll go flog myself.
     
  20. May 7, 2021 at 6:48 AM
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    Same :thumbsup:

     
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