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Do i have to regear?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoma mud, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    I was planning on getting a 3" susp lift and a 2" body lift, with 35 x12.5 tires. Would i have to regear?
    I know bl are bad but 2" isnt that bad and i want my truck to be different, it seems everyone on this site has 33" tires :notsure::crapstorm:
     
  2. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    What would it do if i dont?
    Should i just put dana 60s in or regear, im not really good at toyota stuff
     
  3. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    How much would it cost to regear? Would 5:29s be good?
     
  4. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    So you recomend that i regear
     
  5. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    So i would need around 4:56 ratio for 35" tires?

    Would i be able to do the regear in my garage or would i need to take to a mechanic
     
  6. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    Snowman

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    That chart says my Tacoma with stock everything is "more power". So I would put too much weight on that charts "facts"
     
  7. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    Ive regeared danas and rockwells before... Are tacoma axles different?
     
  8. Jan 12, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    I would re-gear to at least 4:88. Some people prefer 5:29. I personally re-geared to 4:88 in anticipation of 35s, im still on 33s so it kinda sucks on the interstate. ECGS is a great way to re-gear, they send you a pre-built diff with the gears already set up and you send yours back. Pretty easy, this is the way i went. As far as a BL, I would say stay away. It is probably going to rub anyway, so just tub the firewall and skip the BL. No need for it, your probably going to have to tub anyway so just do it without the BL. I am getting mine off as soon as I can.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    the chart is a little low on the gears... 4:56 for 33's and 4:88 for 35's
     
  10. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    4.88 for sure.

    You'll be super sluggish with that automatic and 35's if you don't regear.

    East coast gear supply is a great way to go.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    skip the shitty body lift and just tub the front fender wells if you want to run 35's.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM
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    I would still run a 4 crawler 1" BL
     
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    Why?

    You dont need it to fit the tires. You can still tub for 35s and have no trouble fitting them without the BL.
     
  14. Jan 13, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    I have 4.56 with 33's. It's a good combo, stock... maybe a lil more then stock power. I think it would be ok if I stepped up to 35's, but I would much rather have the extra get up and go of a 4.88.

    x10 on ECGS great guys to deal with!
     
  15. Jan 13, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    I guess if you dont want to cut the floor you could get a BL. Im taking mine off and when I do decide to get a crawler and 35s, ill be cutting.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    Just that much less cutting for the tires. also I believe you can clock the T-case a bit more if you put a body lift on.
     
  17. Jan 13, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    I see it as, your already gonna be cutting so why not cut a little more to avoid the BL? It has been done multiple times. GOTCOPE? on ttora runs a 1'' BL and tubbed the firewall and fits 37s. If he took the BL off, he would have to run 35s.

    Just saying, run the BL if you want to. Hell you can have mine when i take it off in a month or so.
     
  18. Jan 17, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    I have 488's with 35's. 5 speed with 6cyl. Gears are perfect. Good take off & runs well on the interstate ( as long as u run under 80 )
     
  19. Jan 18, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    Hmmm well is their a guide to tub the firewall cuz itll be the first for me.

    And itll cost around 1000 to regear? Less? More?
     
  20. Jan 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    If u pay someone to install them, then yes, prob. $1000.
     
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