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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by branct06, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Aug 30, 2009 at 11:28 PM
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    branct06

    branct06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok so i am running 285/65/18 tires and was wondering if i wanted to go back to stock gas milage what gears would i have to switch to and how would it affect my performance?
     
  2. Aug 30, 2009 at 11:29 PM
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    higherlux

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  3. Aug 30, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    do u know how it will effect performance like acceleration?
     
  4. Aug 30, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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    it should return it back to stock
    but if you want faster acceleration and a little bit more power go for 4.88
     
  5. Aug 30, 2009 at 11:52 PM
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    how would the 4.88 do on gas milage? average?
     
  6. Aug 31, 2009 at 12:00 AM
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    higherlux

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    i couldnt tell ya
    the 4.56 should bring everything (including gas) back to stock
    so the 4.88 would be a little bit worse
    but i dont think it would be too bad
     
  7. Aug 31, 2009 at 12:42 AM
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    Dellosa89

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    go with the 4.56 they will be perfect.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    ok thanks!!
     
  9. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    GeoTaco

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    how much would one expect to pay for regearing? I ask because im thinking about lifting 3inches, putting 285s on and regearing
     
  10. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    prob will be around 2k not cheap
     
  11. Aug 31, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    One needs to account for the increased frontal area/compromised aerodynamics of a lifted vehicle, increased weight, and most importantly increased rolling resistance of LT "meats" over the P-metrics... I would be surprised to find shorter gears circumvent the laws of physics and "restored" ones MPG to stock.

    Another thing to consider is that direct comparisons on MPG can not be made using the odometer mileage divided by gallons method as changing wheel diameter changes final drive ratio and thus reported miles on the odometer. One has to use gallons per known distance or GPS distance.
     
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