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Use your automatic as a manual

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Lentsnh, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    If you change gears in the correct rpm is it bad for your tranny?

    I've started to do this. I just dont want to screw up my tranny
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    It will be fine.
     
  3. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Chris6x6 :D
     
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    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What is up with your status?

    haha Butt Dynos Gone Wild :laugh:
     
  5. DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    Mind me asking why you are doing that?
     
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    I shift when I tow, to get to speed faster and to engine brake when needed. You'll be fine shifting. I do it for fun sometimes too! Haha
     
  7. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ha uhm Im not real sure.

    My granddad does it all the time. I guess I learned it from him
     
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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Its for all the people that think they get 50 hp from a muffler, etc....:D
     
  9. Lentsnh

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    OH hahaha Very clever
     
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    It won't hurt anything, but your mileage will suffer... I only shift manually when offroad or when I need engine breaking
     
  11. DanGer

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    So why not just get a manual. That way you can drive the fun transmission and not lose gas mileage or performance
     
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    I generally do it on my vehicles because I grew up on manuals and I hate automatic shift points. Our tacomas seem to have pretty good shift points though, so I do it less. My honda I never use "D" on.

    Only time I use it on the Taco is for towing and forcing it into first gear when I want to jump onto a highway from a rolling stop, since it will never downshift until full stop. In my experience, theres nothing wrong with it... just don't abuse it, over-revving it and such.
     
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    do it all the time when Im going down steep hills that require me to go say 30MPH, do it all the time. Do it in the woods while 4x4ing or hunting going down steep hills. A lot of people do it all the time and are fine. Did it in my dads older 92 Jeep for 15+ years on the same tranny and shifted perfectly its entire life till we sold it
     
  14. Lentsnh

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    I mean its not like it do it 24/7 366 days a year. I use do it when im bored or when Im around town doing errands
     
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    Gotcha! Thats what i used to do in my moms SUV before I got my taco
     
  16. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I used to do it in my moms Merc....... Dont do it. It never works. The gears are on its own time when you do that
     
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