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4 cylinder and highway driving

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Baja4x4, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Feb 3, 2012 at 4:45 AM
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    Baja4x4

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    to get anywhere I have to drive on the highway going 70-90MPH the whole way. is there anyway to convert to a 6 speed 4 cylinder? or would changing to the 4.56 gears help with the highway driving?

    also i have 33" tires on the truck
     
  2. Feb 3, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    Darthyota

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    you could convert to a six speed but it would be a lot of time and money to do so. not sure what your stock gears are but 4.56's while numarically higher are actually a lower gearset then what comes stock in any current toyota model and cause you to rev higher on the highway but would be better for offroading.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    Kelson

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    the 6 speed has a similar overdrive ratio as the 5 speed. you would see no difference between the two.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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    wesrunner

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    I do just fine with my 3RZ and Auto. Sure I'm not blowing the doors off the people I pass, but man that little 4 banger suprises me every time I merge onto the interstate in the morning. My 60 to 90 is pretty impressive considering I have a whopping 160 Horsepower.

    That's with 4.10 gearing and 31's. I'm rebuilding a new Toyota 8" with 4.56 and a locker. Also probably going up to 32's... But I'm also moving to a more hilly area soon and won't be doing as much highway driving.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    AndrewFalk

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    :)
    What do you mean by "help with highway driving"? Are you looking for acceleration or fuel economy?
     
  6. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    You need a sports car . Most trucks aren't meant to do 90mph .
     
  7. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    KenLyns

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    ^ 85-90 mph is the normal highway speed around here when traffic is light.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    thats my average cruising speed and i can still get up an move if i need too :D
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    my truck is fine at 90...
     
  10. Feb 3, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    Of coarse it is , it's the Internet . When you do you are asking for it .
     
  11. Feb 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    I can maintain 80-85 just fine and usually don't even have to downshift. Also I'm running 33s with no performance mods or regear.
     
  12. Feb 13, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    Baja4x4

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    yeah but my gas miliage is in the shitter it's not so much the speed im worried about
     
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