1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

'S' should be 'T'

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Moon Landing, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Feb 23, 2021 at 12:28 AM
    #1
    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing [OP] AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2021
    Member:
    #19563
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jer
    La Quinta, Ca. AKA "The Skillet"
    Vehicle:
    Moon Rock 4Runner
    Nam 68/69
    Dear Toyota,

    It's a truck so why not 'T' for truck, torque or towing? Pick your flavor.

    With a max torque of 278 lb-foot of torque at 4,400 RPM it needs to be in 'T' when towing, climbing, or when the trans is otherwise hunting for any gear to be in, other than overdrive(5th).

    'S' is for Supras. :boink:
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021
    4Runner fun and A&P like this.
  2. Feb 23, 2021 at 1:08 AM
    #2
    MountainMan

    MountainMan New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2019
    Member:
    #10898
    Messages:
    396
    Gender:
    Male
    Pacific Northwest
    Vehicle:
    2019 4Runner MountainMan Edition
    Ironic that I was just contemplating the same thing earlier today when coming into town and shifting into "S" mode. Sport? Really? I use "S" mode when coming into town, or when towing my UTV.

    What else could "S" stand for?? Slowing? Slug? Standard? Sedated? Sport just doesn't seem to fit...
     
    Thatbassguy, A&P and Toy4X4 like this.
  3. Feb 23, 2021 at 3:18 AM
    #3
    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing [OP] AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2021
    Member:
    #19563
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jer
    La Quinta, Ca. AKA "The Skillet"
    Vehicle:
    Moon Rock 4Runner
    Nam 68/69
    Touche :bowdown:

    Not sure why you'll be deleting your account? Whatever the reason? I honestly hope the grass is greener wherever you decide to go.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021
    SlvrSlug likes this.
  4. Feb 23, 2021 at 7:40 AM
    #4
    alittleoff

    alittleoff New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2016
    Member:
    #1882
    Messages:
    938
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    406
    Vehicle:
    '16 TP
    I look at it this way. ‘S’ is for Select.
    I get to select the gear that I want to be in for a given condition.
    It’s the closest thing to a manual trans that we’ll see from Toyota Corporate.
     
    Moon Landing [OP] likes this.
  5. Feb 23, 2021 at 7:44 AM
    #5
    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2019
    Member:
    #10964
    Messages:
    1,767
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Albuquerque, NM
    Vehicle:
    2019 OR, KDSS, RSG sliders, Eibach struts/shocks, 265/70 Falken Wildpeaks
    T would really confuse people...
     
    Moon Landing [OP] likes this.
  6. Feb 23, 2021 at 8:08 AM
    #6
    MI-FL off roader

    MI-FL off roader T4R Hobby/Addict

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Member:
    #878
    Messages:
    707
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Merritt Island, FL
    Vehicle:
    03' SR5 Sport - 12' Limited
    Too many mods and too much money
    S-mode, I've noticed helps keep transmission temps down.
    My 12' is a heavy pig and when climbing a steep grade I always jump into the right lane, drop it into 4th or lower and reduce my rpms. I can't remember for sure, but I think it locks out the OD and keeps the torque converter from working too hard. Before figuring this out (I'm a dummy), I noticed the trans temps creeping up over 230*. Scared the crap out of me. This is why Toyota recommends towing in S mode.
     
    ruiz4251 and Moon Landing [OP] like this.
  7. Feb 23, 2021 at 8:11 AM
    #7
    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing [OP] AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2021
    Member:
    #19563
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jer
    La Quinta, Ca. AKA "The Skillet"
    Vehicle:
    Moon Rock 4Runner
    Nam 68/69
    That it is.

    Middle of the night tongue in cheek. Meant to be in fun. Tho, it does remind me of the early Chevy 1/2 ton 6.2 diesels with the 700-R4 trans....if not used manually they hunted too.
     
  8. Feb 23, 2021 at 8:26 AM
    #8
    Abanero

    Abanero New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2020
    Member:
    #15972
    Messages:
    273
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 Inferno Orange 4Runner TRD Pro
    Sorry to hijack the thread with this question, but what on earth is going on with Snickel Fritz? I missed the initial post where people were super concerned for him, and then I see Moon Landing quote him, only for the original message to be gone ...is this character OK?

    :threadjacked:
     
  9. Feb 23, 2021 at 8:30 AM
    #9
    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing [OP] AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2021
    Member:
    #19563
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jer
    La Quinta, Ca. AKA "The Skillet"
    Vehicle:
    Moon Rock 4Runner
    Nam 68/69
    :notsure: but hope he is.
    .
     
    4Runner fun likes this.
  10. Feb 23, 2021 at 8:53 AM
    #10
    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2019
    Member:
    #10964
    Messages:
    1,767
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Albuquerque, NM
    Vehicle:
    2019 OR, KDSS, RSG sliders, Eibach struts/shocks, 265/70 Falken Wildpeaks
    His account currently shows inactive. Recently, he was having one hell of a time dealing with his health and trying to help his mother with a place to live...he could use some prayer, if you're one to do that, as it sounded like he was at his limit of dealing with stuff. I'm sure he probably has more important things on his mind than 4R banter.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2021 at 8:57 AM
    #11
    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing [OP] AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2021
    Member:
    #19563
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jer
    La Quinta, Ca. AKA "The Skillet"
    Vehicle:
    Moon Rock 4Runner
    Nam 68/69
    :( Had no idea and wish he'd have reached out. Help is always just around the corner. But, you have to turn it.
     
    4Runner fun and SlvrSlug like this.
  12. Feb 23, 2021 at 9:06 AM
    #12
    LA260

    LA260 New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2020
    Member:
    #14602
    Messages:
    127
    Gender:
    Male
    I though S was for sequential mode?
     
  13. Feb 23, 2021 at 9:07 AM
    #13
    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing [OP] AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2021
    Member:
    #19563
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jer
    La Quinta, Ca. AKA "The Skillet"
    Vehicle:
    Moon Rock 4Runner
    Nam 68/69
    It is.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2021 at 9:23 AM
    #14
    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2019
    Member:
    #10964
    Messages:
    1,767
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Albuquerque, NM
    Vehicle:
    2019 OR, KDSS, RSG sliders, Eibach struts/shocks, 265/70 Falken Wildpeaks
    How about 'B' for better? :p
     
    Moon Landing [OP] likes this.
  15. Feb 23, 2021 at 9:27 AM
    #15
    catus

    catus New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2019
    Member:
    #10686
    Messages:
    478
    Gender:
    Male
    Centennial, CO
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Off-Road Premium - Barcelona Red! Slightly mod'd
    RSG sliders, Bilstein lift, Black Rhino Warlords, 285 AT3W's, LFD 3/4 rack
    I go to forums to take a five minute vacation from life. It really helps. It's not quite as good as giving my puppy belly rubs though.
     
    Toy4X4 and Moon Landing [OP] like this.
  16. Feb 23, 2021 at 9:30 AM
    #16
    Abanero

    Abanero New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2020
    Member:
    #15972
    Messages:
    273
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 Inferno Orange 4Runner TRD Pro
    I had a feeling something was wrong. I didn't realize he had health concerns/issues, as well as things going on with his mother. I can only imagine that can mess w/ your current state. I hope he finds healing and strength. Yes, I am one to do prayer, so I will ensure he's in it.
     
    glwood54, Thatbassguy, Toy4X4 and 2 others like this.
  17. Feb 23, 2021 at 10:46 AM
    #17
    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Member:
    #6172
    Messages:
    4,514
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    San Diego, Ca.
    Vehicle:
    2017 4-Runner SR-5 P. Kings, Built Right uca’s, Durabumps, RSG sliders
    Slightly modded
    If he is anything like i am he is always ready to help, but not ready to ask for help. I hope he is going to pull through all the mess, i wish him all the best.
     
    glwood54, Thatbassguy, Toy4X4 and 3 others like this.
  18. Feb 23, 2021 at 1:37 PM
    #18
    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2019
    Member:
    #10964
    Messages:
    1,767
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Albuquerque, NM
    Vehicle:
    2019 OR, KDSS, RSG sliders, Eibach struts/shocks, 265/70 Falken Wildpeaks
    He did 'reach out', sort of, a while back. We got a couple of posts outlining to a point how he was dealing with trying to find a home for his older mom, deal with his own health issues and financial setbacks, but he wasn't asking for help, just sort of letting us know why he hadn't been around much. He mentioned that he might not be on the forum much, if at all, and didn't even know if he'd have a 4Runner for much longer. Then, the posts stopped, and as you can see, the account is inactive. I wish there was some way to help.
     
  19. Feb 24, 2021 at 1:50 AM
    #19
    Toy4X4

    Toy4X4 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2020
    Member:
    #15580
    Messages:
    1,680
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Vehicle:
    2020 Offroad Prem. 4-runner
    RevTek 3" front- 2" rear leveling, JBA uca's, LED interior lights, Cooper 275-70-17 AT3 LT
    Prayer and a shoulder from our house to Snickel Fritz. Hoping his situation straightens out some. Been through this stuff too, it got better, but takes some time.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top