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Old 07-24-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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To re-gear or not to re-gear?

Okay, so im doing a 4wd conversion to my prerunner.

I have the 2.7 L, 4 cly with an automatic transmission. I have 4.56 gears stock in the rear. Its sluggish with 265/75r16 (31"x9.5") mud tires on it and it gets terrible gas mileage like 16 mpg. But with crappy all terrains i can get like 20 mpg.

So should i stick with 4.56s or should i go with 4.88s, i may stick with having a trail set of tires and wheels and a road set. But i will probably not go any bigger than a 32"x11.5 tire size. Will probably be running armor in the future.

So 4.56s or 4.88s or 5.29s?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:51 PM   #3
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I'd re-gear it to 4.88 while you're doing everything. I can't imagine a 2.7 auto being powerful enough to ride around comfortably with 32s and armor
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There is not a big difference between 4.56 and 4.88.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:06 PM   #5
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Well you think i should go 5.29s?
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:11 PM   #6
I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1
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Where would you have the gears installed? I am in the same boat as you but unsure of the expense involved.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:14 PM   #7
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I found a local guy who did my buddies truck, and charged him like $200 an axle, but my buddy bought the gears himself.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:06 PM   #9
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Anybody else got anything to add to this?
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:13 PM   #10
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Bump
Deff curious on this too cause I got the 2.7 and pushing 33's MT
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:31 PM   #11
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I think you should double check whether you've really got a 4.56 stock ratio. That's pretty short gearing for a factory truck.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:51 PM   #13
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I think you should double check whether you've really got a 4.56 stock ratio. That's pretty short gearing for a factory truck.
I do have it, it is a stock ratio for toyota tacomas:

Here: http://www.ttora.com/wiki/index.php/Gear_Codes
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Why, why, why why why why why don't you just trade your truck in for a 4x4 and save cash?
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:51 PM   #16
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Why, why, why why why why why don't you just trade your truck in for a 4x4 and save cash?
It wouldnt save cash, sorry to tell ya.
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If your gonna regear, I'll trade you my stock 4.10s for your 4.56 plus some $$ of course.
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