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Changing axle gears?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rockcrawler304, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Sep 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    rockcrawler304

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    I have been searching for a while and I have not really found any good answers.

    I am looking to get a 2010 or 2011 Tacoma dbl cab 2wd (possibly Prerunner) for the wife. We have already discussed that she wants bigger tires. She wants the bigger more aggressive looking stance but I know this will kill the mileage. Has anybody done the bigger tires and gear swap to keep the truck in a more normal power band to keep mileage?
     
  2. Sep 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    misterquad

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    The 6 cylinders have 3.73 gears which work fine for 31, 32 or 33s. You can gain back some power by regearing. But don't expect to regain all the mileage because bigger tires just weigh more even if you regear you are still spinning more weight.

    What size tires you looking to get?

    Checkout - http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php
     
  3. Sep 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    yosh2000

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    i realize that all trucks are different, but i get 18.x mpgs(see the fuelly badge below!) w/ 5" lift and 33s. i know i am a rare occurrence, but the 3.73 gears are just fine for 33s as stated.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Personally, If I went to 33's, I would get 4:10 gears. Im running 32's, and I can tell a difference in performance going into a truck with 33's.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    yosh2000

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    thats exactly what i am going to do next...along w/ a truetrac!! but the truck w/ 33s and 3.73s would be just fine for his wife...
     
  6. Sep 3, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Tch a supercharger will fix that :p
     
  7. Sep 4, 2010 at 6:00 AM
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    rockcrawler304

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    Thanks for the replies so far!!
    I was thinking 33's. It will be a V6 and Auto for sure.

    If I can do anything to keep it at least 18mpg I would not complain at all. :thumbsup:
     
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