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What rpm do you rev to when starting in 1st?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ChrisGralnic, Apr 1, 2013.

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At what rpm do you start off at (in traffic) not alone.

Poll closed May 1, 2013.
  1. 800-900 revs

    20.9%
  2. 1100 revs-1500 revs

    25.4%
  3. 1600-2000 revs

    10.4%
  4. 2100-2500 revs

    7.5%
  5. whatever rev gets me going in given circumstance

    34.3%
  6. whatever rev gets me going fast enough that people don't honk or cut me off

    1.5%
  1. Apr 1, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    willowattack

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    Had to be that guy sorry. haha. Seriously though, depends on how slow traffic is moving, or fast. Sometimes I ease the clutch in and out to keep a slow steady at like 800-900 rpm, barely over 1000. or rev up to 1300 maybe more.. no dumping at 2500 though haha
     
  2. Apr 1, 2013 at 9:09 PM
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  3. Apr 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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  4. Apr 1, 2013 at 9:14 PM
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  5. Apr 1, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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    Depends on the situation. If im driving up a hill i go to 3000 otherwise i dont have enough power in 2nd to get going quick enough. Also when i run bigger tires i have to rev it higher to get the truck going. Ive always thought it would be hard on the engine if its struggling and your pumping more gas than it can actually use.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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    I think he's talking about before letting the clutch out from a stop.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM
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    Oh i see. Basically what clutch/gas ration you use when starting in 1st gear.

    I usually pump the gas while letting out the clutch. Spend very little time riding it.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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    Like damn near 2k my clutch is just about done at 220k. Very little play.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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    And then dump the clutch :D
     
  10. Apr 2, 2013 at 3:48 AM
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  11. Apr 2, 2013 at 4:43 AM
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    I bang into the rev limiter backing out of the driveway :)
     
  12. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:08 AM
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    Why are people so afraid of first gear?
     
  13. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:17 AM
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    First is the worst, second is the best, and third is the one with........

    I never really pay attention but I would say on average it is just over 1000. I usually feather the throttle when letting up on the clutch. If it feels like I'm dogging it then adjust accordingly.
     
  14. Apr 2, 2013 at 6:29 AM
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    I don't rev at all, just feel the clutch start to engage and then give it gas.

    Revving to 2000 rpm and then releasing the clutch is doing it wrong. Expect a short clutch life.
     
  15. Apr 2, 2013 at 6:37 AM
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  16. Apr 2, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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    Typically I would gently let the clutch out until it begins to grab whilst feathering the gas pedal...I've driven stick my entire life and never had a clutch go out on me prematurely.

    ...since picking up my Taco it's been...strange. I got it with 135,000km (about 84,000 miles) and if I use my usual method the entire truck begins vibrating violently. In order to smoothly roll out from a stop, I have to rev that sucker and ride the clutch to about 2500-3000 rpm. Oddly enough, it only happens when everything is really warmed up (after driving for around 20 minutes or so)...when the truck is cold, I can drive it like normal.

    .......any suggestions?
     
  17. Apr 2, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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    I have big tires too, maybe that's why I naturally give it about 2000 revs when starting off. When I let out the clutch it goes down to about 1300 then back up, I don't think I'm hurting anything.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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    Anything less and I get either a slow start, or unwanted vibrations. Its a 4cl, + I have big tires... 2000 gets me going fast enough that I won't feel like the slowest guy on the road and the guy behind me won't get pissed off.
     
  19. Apr 2, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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  20. Apr 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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    Previous owner used to haul heavy loads, so he put an AAL on it and TRD front suspension with a lift and custom rear suspension for added weight capacity. I recently installed a tow package (Curt with lifetime warranty) So i will definitely see what this thing can handle as far as weight goes.
    What about when my engine is cold- idling at 2500
     
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