hello all, first post.
starting it with a question that has been beat to death... however i cant get the answer im looking for.
i've read dozens of threads here on a gear swap. but i'd like to just put all the direct questions and answers im looking for in one thread so i dont have to keep searching for "that one i saw a few weeks ago"
so i have a 2012 reg cab 2wd 5 lugger with stick shift (3.31 gearing?)
i want 3.73. have no plans on big tires or lift kits or anything. but i
would like a little extra 'get up and go' out of her.
ive read things that the 3rd member wont fit and gotta get it from a v6
and that it cant be done and everything else, soooooo
1. can it be done? simple swap 3.31 to 3.73.
2. do i need to buy a million dollars worth of fittings to make it work?
3.dealer wants $1000 just to buy the 3.73 gears! so who has them cheaper? ....not wanting to risk a junk yard since i wont know if i'm getting everything i need.
4. anyone done it? without adding huge tires and stuff. do you like it?
5. i want to change bench seat too... is it cheaper to trade it for a sr5
with the corrct gears and bucket seats!?