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VVTi_TRD Jul 9, 2:34am - #219526 
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Wassup guys! This might seem like a stupid question and that I should already know this..but I have an auto GT...will it mess up my trany if i use the lower gears (i mean 2 and L) while im driving or starting off? My friends tell my its gonna mess up my tranny but my co workers say its ok to use them to go fast and shit. Which of them is right here? confused
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RevMonster Jul 9, 2:38am - #219527 

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It's fine, as long as you dont drive it into redline. It basically just holds it in the first couple of gears, same way the tiptronic shifter does on the GTS.

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dman Jul 9, 4:00am - #219528 

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yea ive heard that it messes up ur gears if you do it a lot too.

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initial_D Jul 9, 4:08am - #219529 

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if you launch from 2 and go to D, yeah, it'll mess up your tranny after awhile
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 9, 4:28am - #219530 
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I shift manually all the time & I have 200,000KM on mine & nothing has happened yet. I also downshift all the time as well to use the engine as a brake. I have even been known to rev it in neutral & dump it into drive. It will even take that a couple of dozen times.
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CelicaRacer05 Jul 9, 4:29am - #219531 

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^^ not the sharpest tool in the shed
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 9, 4:32am - #219532 
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silverceli21 Jul 9, 4:49am - #219533 

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y not just get a stick confused confused confused if you like using ur hands so much you should of gotten a stick doesnt take long to learn...hehe i practiced when i was 12 thumbsup

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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 9, 5:12am - #219534 
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My previous car was stick. I wanted an auto. I only shift manually when I am in the mood.
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darksidecelica Jul 9, 5:23am - #219535 

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i believe after awhile it will ruin ur tranny
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 9, 5:25am - #219536 
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Yah, maybe by 300,000 it will, I donno.
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DJ_Curtiz Jul 9, 6:01am - #219537 
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
Yah, maybe by 300,000 it will, I donno.



rofl rofl I do the same thing, drive around with O/D off so it stays in third.. nice little power band you can mantain... and sumtimes I be in 2 if I know I aint gunna go to fast, makes my exhaust hummmmmmmm grin

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jul 9, 6:03am - #219538 

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^^just a thought...maybe you have already broken or worn out something w/o you even knowing about it.
btw about your statement above, I think it is IGNORANCE if you CHOOSE to think that what your are doing to your tranny is not doing any harm to the car spineyes ohboy
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 9, 6:07am - #219539 
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Damage hapens each time you start your car or drive it. I have 200,000KM on it & it still works ... so what does that tell you? Damage is a relative term. Yes it does damage, but not enough to destroy the tranny obviously.
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jul 9, 6:19am - #219540 

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^^if you know it does damage why do it??? must be nice if you can afford another tranny bot oh well like what you said its your choice...
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shidarin Jul 9, 6:50am - #219541 
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This does hurt your tranny after a while, but it's a god damn toyota tranny- not a 3000GT; you're really going to have to abuse it.

Frankly, after you drive an auto for a looong time you get a feel as to how it reacts and can force a gear shift- up or down- a lot faster than the auto tranny will change it by moving it from L-2-D... shit, you can even shift faster than half of those civic drivers who dont know how to shift their manuals. lol It still doesn't have the power to the ground effect that a true manual would.. but.. ::shrug::
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Zero Jul 9, 7:14am - #219542 

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ummm...ignorance is bliss. thumbsup

i do everything that guy does except for the neutral bombing take-off

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ragingpaseo Jul 9, 3:32pm - #219543 
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Originally Posted by RevMonster
same way the tiptronic shifter does on the GTS.

no damn it, toyota calls them the mighty "sport shift." grin
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shidarin Jul 9, 4:23pm - #219544 
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a neutral drop will destroy your transmission.. it'll like, just DROP IT.
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R3DLIN3GT Jul 9, 9:25pm - #219545 
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back to the 2 and L...what are they for? is it really to shift? i have never seen anyone use it on an auto so what is it for?

someone once said its for uphill climbs and downhill climbs like on a hill
just curious here spineyes
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 9, 10:41pm - #219546 
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L1 is 1st gear, L2 is 2nd, D is 3rd & O/D is 4th.

You put it in L1 at the light, when you get close to redline you shift to L2 & so on. Then O/D is the botton on the side of the shifter.

When you let the tranny shift automatic it shifts about 600 before red. If you shift it manually you can go about 400 into the red before the limiter kicks in. So you get en extra 1000 RPM's on each shift.
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shidarin Jul 9, 10:45pm - #219547 
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and then you blow your transmission.
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Zero Jul 9, 10:53pm - #219548 

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well yah, but that's if you push your tranny that hard...i've never redlined my car

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CaLiGTS Jul 9, 11:00pm - #219549 

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whenever I'm in the mood i just use the "sport-shift"
I did the neutral drop once and it sounded waaaaay too painful... I will NEVER do that again! EVER!!! thumbsdown

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Zero Jul 9, 11:01pm - #219550 

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Originally Posted by CaLiGTS
whenever I'm in the mood i just use the "sport-shift"
I did the neutral drop once and it sounded waaaaay too painful... I will NEVER do that again! EVER!!! thumbsdown


same here. and when i did the N-bombing, i felt like crying. God what did i do? cry

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shidarin Jul 9, 11:02pm - #219551 
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try controlled gas shifting rather than sport shifting.. I don't know how fast your tiptronics are, but you guys keep bitching about them, so maybe gas shifting would be faster.
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Haulin_A_Doo Jul 9, 11:23pm - #219552 
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LOL, These cars aren't made of glass ... give em hell .. drive em like you stole them. Besides, that's what the rev limiter is for. LOL
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Lucky_317 Jul 9, 11:26pm - #219553 

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rofl

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RedSunCelica Jul 10, 12:14am - #219554 

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the toyota is known to be able to take a beating. its fine to drive in 1 and 2 if it wasnt ok they wouldnt have put it there. also the main reason for the 1 and 2 is for steep hills when going down hill instead of roasting your brakes drop it to a low gear for a more controlled slow down. also its used to emergencys say brakes fail drop it down a gear to help you slow down.

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loveannie Jul 10, 4:11am - #219555 
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Originally Posted by CaLiGTS
whenever I'm in the mood i just use the "sport-shift"
I did the neutral drop once and it sounded waaaaay too painful... I will NEVER do that again! EVER!!! thumbsdown


AGREE!!!! thumbsup thumbsup
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VVTi_TRD Jul 10, 7:06am - #219556 
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Originally Posted by silverceli21
y not just get a stick confused confused confused if you like using ur hands so much you should of gotten a stick doesnt take long to learn...hehe i practiced when i was 12 thumbsup


I know how to drive a stick my first car was an old ass celi..it was stick and i learned from that..but my parents surprised me with my car now on graduation day..so yah...if i could of done anything about it..woulda got a stick for sure!
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