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Those with Manual Transmission...why?

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

  1. Sep 14, 2021 at 7:06 PM
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    Radelix

    Radelix Runs with Scissors

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    I plan on electric converting my 3rd gen. No effing electrons are going to take my 3rd pedal from me
     
  2. Sep 14, 2021 at 7:11 PM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Tacos-mas!

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    For sure that would be a sweet option. I’d be stoked to have the instant torque of electric motors with the control of a three pedal setup.
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen If you like to drive -- drive what you like !

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    I don't need to worry about the 4th gen, the plan is this is the last truck I will buy. :rofl:
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2021 at 7:20 PM
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    BigBue

    BigBue It should say "Big Blue"

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    Why is that ? :burnrubber:
     
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  5. Sep 14, 2021 at 7:23 PM
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    BadDad69!

    BadDad69! Well-Known Member

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    Got my 2021 DCSB TRD OR 6Sp manual. Previous truck was a Ram 2500 CCSB, Cummins , 6 speed manual. Was a great truck, other than the instrument panel ECU crapping out and taking the whole dash with it. Great tranny, G-56 MB. Kids grown up, sold the last camper and glad I got my new Taco as my retirement truck, save the manuals!! Sure do miss that straight pipe diesel sound though!
     
  6. Sep 14, 2021 at 7:27 PM
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    BigBue

    BigBue It should say "Big Blue"

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    No wait..... Double like ! :burnrubber: :burnrubber:
     
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  7. Sep 14, 2021 at 7:29 PM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen If you like to drive -- drive what you like !

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    My retirement present to me. :)

    All my life I had cheap clunkers & wheezers, old vehicles that had over 100,000 on them when I got them, I took care of them and they did fine. My daily is a $1200 van.
    The Tacoma currently has 34,000 on it, isn't a daily and doesn't do winters. It should last the rest of my life.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2021 at 7:33 PM
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    BigBue

    BigBue It should say "Big Blue"

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    Well said and Amen Brother. My current 2020 Tacoma has 31,000 miles and it's the last pickup truck I will ever own. :burnrubber:
     
  9. Sep 14, 2021 at 7:54 PM
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    BigBue

    BigBue It should say "Big Blue"

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    Mr Jurist,
    Welcome to the conversation. Looking at your profile, you seem to be a very squared away young man. Army....Rad Tech......Manuel transmission.....Very nice. Are you by chance a 74D ? Are you at FLW ?
     
  10. Sep 14, 2021 at 8:01 PM
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    Was not 74D, 91P, I was at Walter Reed when I was active duty.
     
  11. Sep 14, 2021 at 8:08 PM
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    BigBue It should say "Big Blue"

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    Oh Ok sorry. The "Rad Tech" title pointed me back to Ft Leonard Wood that's all. It's a Radiation (Nuclear) course I was familliar with back in the day. :burnrubber:
     
  12. Sep 15, 2021 at 12:38 AM
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    Have you seen the Jeep wrangler electric prototype that was built a year or so ago? It has 3 pedals and an electric motor. When I saw it I thought "there is hope", but they stated that it would never see production. I've always liked the idea of a wrangler, just never the reliability.. That one might have been enough to get my money.. I guess we'll never know.. The idea of a manual that won't stall is pretty cool. The best of both worlds, gears and control, but you only need the clutch for changes. Stop and go would no longer be a reason for people to avoid them. Maybe manuals could make a comeback with electric motors since the masses wouldn't have to be afraid of them. I guess the real challenge is the instant torque eating friction plates and crunching syncros.. I wonder if gears could yield more efficiency allowing the use of lower torque electric motors and extending battery life? I don't know enough about them to guess...
     
  13. Sep 15, 2021 at 1:34 AM
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    Becuase my truck does not drive me. I drive my truck the way I want it to drive! lol
     
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    I feel similar, after 3 yrs and also driving tractor trailer regularly... im kinda over the M/T as far as daily driving.
    I don't regret purchasing an M/T however.

    Great offroading imo to be a manual over auto(regardless of dummy buttons) Currently searching for a second vehicle to daily and keep my M/T for fun and getting myself into trouble now and then. Ideally an auto, stock 3rd gen 4runner, or 2nd gen tacoma as a daily.

    I feel the frustration traffic wise and what not. But I only bought this truck to wheel anyhow. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Sep 15, 2021 at 7:23 AM
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    I had two of them, a 2003 and a 2010. Loved 'em both. Put enough weight in the back and they could rip your house off its foundation.
     
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  16. Sep 15, 2021 at 7:42 AM
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    I enjoy and prefer a manual transmission. I can drive it the way I want depending on mood. I can cruise and relax in high gear or I can rip through the gears pretending that I am driving one of my 5.0L Mustangs back in the days of my misspent youth. I never even considered an automatic.
     
  17. Sep 15, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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    There is an electric Mustang prototype also that is a MT, it allowed you to drive it either as an AT or MT.
     
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  18. Sep 15, 2021 at 10:22 AM
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    Is it the 4 door stang? I feel the late 80’s looked the best.
     
  19. Sep 15, 2021 at 11:24 AM
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    su.b.rat

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    i'm attempting to wrap my head around this idea of more control with a 3 pedal electric and clutch setup. all the control is just the accelerator with an electric setup, why are you trying to slip? you don't need slip, you just need to modulate torque delivery simply at the accel pedal, right? that's why we slip with a ICE that doesn't have immediate and clear torque control like an electric and requires spinning into the powerband... am i missing something? i mean, i'm a die hard of die hards for MTs but i don't want superfluous complexity. i want 3 pedals with an ICE for sure, but if i had an electric i wouldn't. or is this just a for-fun distraction?
     
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  20. Sep 15, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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    jersey jim

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    I thought the Honda CR-Z was pretty neat, a hybrid available with either a 6 speed manual or a CVT.
     
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