2017 V6 Underpowered.....

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by Wildcat, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    I never really tried the ECT .
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  3. bdarnold12

    bdarnold12 Well-Known Member

    In basic laymens terms the biggest function of ECT is changeing the shifting points. Instead of short shifting for gas mileage it shifts more where youd think it should. I'm not so sure you're actually saving any gas by lugging the engine in the first place. My wifes van has an ECO mode which basically cuts out 2nd and 4th gears and it really sucks.
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  4. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

    Give it a shot. Run it for a week to get used to it and see what ya think. Hardest thing is remembering to engage every time you drive but you can switch on the fly.

    My next move is ShiftSense Pro as soon as the warranty is done.
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  5. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    Ok I'll try it out
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  6. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    Sometimes there is to much smart car in our smart car .
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2020
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  7. Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    Buy a 6M, you'll love it then
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  8. OP

    Wildcat New Member

    I think I tried using that (it's been 3 years now....) but I figured it was mostly for things like pulling a heavy load up a mountain or something. What I'm talking about would require constantly pushing a button on a long highway trip. Thanks for the reply.....
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  9. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

    That’s the intent but it really peps things up with quicker, stronger shifts.
  10. Evan Warren

    Evan Warren New Member

    I am looking in to doing this to my 19 SR 4x4. I'm thinking of going with the 5.29 gears. I plan on getting a lift with bigger tires and a front bumper. Nitro has a sale going on now up to 19% off till may 4. Not sure which one to get. First tacoma so how do I know which kit to order? It's offered as either an 8.0" or an 8.75" and both for either a truck equipped with or without the OEM Locker. I believe it's the 8.0" rear end but not sure if it has the locker or not. Sticker says it has the automatic limited slip differential.
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  11. Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    I'm doing the same thing. I'm going with Nitro's 4.88 set up. Already have the lift and bigger tires. That sale was really good.
  12. Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    The 19 SR should be an 8.75 ( not 100% positive). The E locker is the electronic locking diff on the Off Road and Pro. Your SR should not have an E Locker.
  13. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    The easiest way that I've heard to check is if your 3rd member nuts are 14mm then you have the 8.75. If they are 12mm you have the 8.
    I'm not sure if we've ever nailed down exactly what trucks get the bigger ring gear but my 17 Sport MT has one...
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  14. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    And while everyone is running out to see which axle they have, give those nuts a snug... I checked mine when I was replacing the u-joint the other day and they weren't as tight as I left them last year... I noticed a damp spot, put a wrench on all of the 3rd member nuts and most of them easily took a 1/4 turn... weird... explains all the leaky rear ends tho...
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  15. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    You said 3rd member nuts ? I didn't know they get loose ?
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  16. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't think so either...
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  17. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

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  18. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Take care of your chassis fellas...

    I actually use this powder btw... and it's awesomeness... lol Screenshot_20200420-165935.jpg
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