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Gear Ratio?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jalsum, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    What is the correct way of figuring out your rear gear ratio? I'm looking for my 97 Tacoma 3.4L 4x4 non abs...Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    Winner! Thanks!
     
  3. Dec 19, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    Ok I have stock 3:91 gears, I'm in the process of collecting parts to make my truck long travel. I was wondering if i should stick with this ratio. my truck is 4x4 , supercharged and running 33's. The truck sees 75% pavement, and 25% off road. Should I go lower ratio, like 4:56's?
    Thanks!
     
  4. Dec 19, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    4.56 would be ideal
     
  5. Dec 19, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    Id go 4.88s. I have read a bit on this and ppl are usually much happier with 4.88s then 4.56s. Either one would be much better tho.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    If I go to 4:88 do you get the power and mpg back that you lose from instaling 33" tires?
     
  7. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    you get more power, mpg not so much
     
  8. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    4.88s i believe are suppose to put you back closer to stock ratios. closer to 4.10 then 3.90 tho
     
  9. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    i thought 4.56 with 33s would almost put him right on stock and 4.88 would be more power than stock?
     
  10. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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