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Gear Ratios on first Gen TRDs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jjsask, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Oct 10, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    jjsask

    jjsask [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an 02 TRD V6 manual with the stock size 265/70R16 tires. I believe the rear end is geared to 4.10. When I drive on the highway the engine is at 3000 RPM at 130 km/h (80 mph). Are all first gen TRD tacomas geared this way?

    This truck is no fun to drive on long highway trips at that engine speed. I also developed a nasty driveline howl which I assume is due to the driveline running so fast for so long on the highway.
     
  2. Oct 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Look at build!
    yes its 4:10's if your running 3k at 80...thats where im at as well but ive come to find out that our coasting speed is 65-70 and you will stay around 2500-2750 and get about 18.5-21 MPG at least thats about what my avg's are
     
  3. Oct 10, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    ckblum

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    Easy solution. Don't drive 130km, you'll save money on fuel too.
     
  4. Oct 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    yea im at like 2700ish at 70mph, i get 20 hwy
     

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