6-Speed Manual Transmission FJ Cruisers - 6MT - Everything You Need to Know!Aug 29, 2023
Why are people so obsessed with FJ Cruisers with six-
transmissions? Hello everyone, welcome to fjx 2000 Productions and another episode of let's FJ. My name is Hayden and today I want to dive into a discussion about Toyota FJ Cruisers that are offered with
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I personally don't own a manual FJ and in fact have never driven one, but it will provide you all with solid data and information from Toyota directly or from people who have first hand experience with these incredible vehicles, so with that out of the way , let's get started. Toyota launched the FJ Cruiser in 2006 as the 2007 model year and although the original FJ concepts were always shown with automatic transmissions following the launch of the FJ Cruiser. It was offered with Toyota's a750 5-
speedautomatic transmission or the ra-61f six-speed manual transmission, according to those who study used FJ sales in North America, generally. 8 percent of FJs on sale at any given time are manual transmission models, so it has been speculated that 10 percent or one in 10 FJs built were probably manual, since Toyota probably likes them. round numbers, but some markets outside of North America never offered manuals. fjs transmission and only had automatic, however, it is worth noting that other countries such as Japan, Australia or South Africa had right-hand drive variations of the automatic transmission.
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6 speed manual transmission fj cruisers 6mt everything you need to know...
The most obvious difference between automatic and manual transmissions in FJ Cruisers is the addition of a sixth gear. For manuals, this extra gear is great as it allows for greater flexibility when shifting and gives the driver more options both on and off the road. However, the real difference in transmission gears is how the gear ratios differ between cars and manuals. Here is a table showing the various gear ratios and what is most notable is how the first gear for the manual transmission is 4.171 to 1, meaning that for every 4.171 crankshaft rotations in the engine, the actual driveshaft The 3.52 to 1 ratio of automatic first gear.
This lower first gear is not only noticeable when driving off-road, but also allows for better acceleration, giving the FJ a sportier feel on the road and making manual transmission owners absolutely fall in love with it. her. When driving your FJ, although not directly related to the transmission, it is worth noting that all FJs with a manual transmission are equipped with Torsen limited slip center differentials, which means they have permanent four-wheel drive unlike the FJ with automatic transmission that are partial. While with four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive only Under normal driving conditions, the power split for manual-transmission FJs with their Torsen center differential is 4060, meaning 40 percent of the power goes to the front axle and 60 percent to the rear, this power distribution varies as necessary depending on the steering angle and wheel slip so that locking does not occur while driving normally, but with the use of the control lever. four wheel drive this power can be locked 50 50 for real off road use in both high and low conditions Also the front and rear differential gear ratios vary between autos and manuals.
The cars have 3.727 to 1 differential gears and the manuals have gear ratios of 3.9 zero nine to one, which means that manual fjs are actually better suited for aftermarket wheel and tire size upgrades, as the higher speed ratio makes turning larger tires easier and, again, looking at the off-road capabilities of the FJ, one measure of a 4x4 vehicle's capabilities is its forward ratio, a measurement that is This is done by multiplying the lower gear ratio by the transfer case ratio and then the differential. In general, the higher the gear ratio number, the more control a vehicle has when crawling over rocks, as it can traverse rocks more slowly and with more control.
The forward ratio for the automatic FJs is 33.76 to 1, while the manual ones are 41.84 to 1, almost a 25. Improvement in the forward ratio FJ Cruisers with manual transmission on the used FJ market They are a bit of a novelty as as the years go by fewer and fewer new vehicles are offered with a manual transmission, they are mechanically less complicated than an automatic transmission and when they were new, manual FJs cost less than However, in the automotive market used cars, prices for certain manual FJs exceed those of comparable automatic FJs. This is not always the case, as the market for manual FJs is smaller and there are fewer and fewer drivers who know how to drive them, but on the right.
The buyer hoping for the right model with a desirable manual transmission may be worth it, especially if he is looking for a manual transmission for its off-road benefits. While we have talked a lot about the benefits of manual transmissions, they do have some disadvantages such as Well, the problematic maintenance issues that people have with manual transmissions include wear of certain parts of the manual transmission, such as the clutch or bearing, also due to the nature of manual transmissions which cannot shift as efficiently as automatics and the higher gearing in the differentials and At other speeds, they are approximately one to two miles per gallon less efficient than automatics and for people at For those who like their FJs to come with every possible feature for the 2013 and later models, Toyota offered an additional off-road aid called crawl control as an option, but If your dream was to have crawl control combined with your manual transmission, unfortunately This is not a possibility as manual FJs cannot be equipped with forward control, so this means that even the most coveted special edition model produced, the 2014 Trail Teams Ultimate Edition, can only come.
Equipped with crawl control, if an automatic transmission model, manual transmission FJs will also be more difficult to drive in certain daily driving situations, such as heavy traffic and even low-speed climbs, when crawling over rocks can be extremely difficult and many drivers inadvertently shut off the engine in these situations, fortunately Toyota knew this would be a possibility and included a clutch start override switch that I talked about in my FJ Cruiser buttons and switches video, but it essentially allows you to start the FJ manual in first gear without depressing the clutch to allow quick starts. steep hills if the engine has been turned off and although the manual transmission FJs cannot come with crawl control, Toyota Racing Development or TRD offered an FJ Cruiser-specific quick shifter upgrade for manuals that reduces gear shifts. gear by 30 percent to allow for sportier and more precise shifting. shifting experience, plus there's also an optional TRD shift knob that looks great and pairs very well with the quick shifter, so with all that information, we're finally faced with the question of why the manual transmission six-speed or 6-speed FJ Cruisers are so popular, it's probably due to the idea that manual transmission vehicles are always considered a little more elite or exclusive than general vehicles, since driving them is more technical and involves more skill than the average driver, especially when it comes to off-roading, plus with only 10 percent of the fjs being manual, it again makes these owners feel part of an exclusive club, something they love and with some of the favorable features of the manual transmissions we reviewed, such as full-time four-wheel drive, improved gear ratios, and the sportiest version. feels when driving, making the overall experience more fun.
I think it gives the owners the feeling that they got the better end of the deal regarding the auto fjs, but what about the fact that they seem to mention having a 6mt every time they get back? Mechanical questions where knowing what type of transmission your FJ has may be relevant, so it makes sense that they would bring it up at the time, but at the end of the day I think there is still a good portion of people in the FJ Cruiser community who I feel cooler than the rest of us and I love flaunting the fact that they have a 6mt.
Any chance they do well. I know I'm happy with my automatic transmission FJ Cruiser, but I hope that if you have a manual FJ, you enjoyed it. video or if you are looking for an FJ and want to learn more about manual transmission models and what makes them unique. I hope this video helped you, let me know in the comments if you have a 6m tfj or what you think about them. I'd love to hear them, but thanks again for watching, please consider liking and subscribing and until next time take care.
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