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how to tell what gears I have

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by lockman, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Mar 6, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    lockman

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    ok I have 35's on the truck and at 60 in 5th gear I'm running at 2,000 isn't that a little high for stock gearing? I have the v6 3.4 I was thinking of doing gears but if I'm already running 2,000 at 60 now makes me think I don't have the stock gearing in the truck.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The axle code for your rig can be found on the manufacture's sticker located on the driver's side door jamb as follows:
    First digit:
    • A = 7.5" ring gear
    • B = 8" ring gear
    Next two digits:
    • 01 = 3:42
    • 02 = 3:58
    • 03 = 4:10
    • 04 = 4:56
    • 05 = 3:15
    • 06 = 3:91
    • 07 = 4.30
    Last digit:
    • A = 2 Pinion, Open
    • B = 4 Pinion, Open
    • C = 2 Pinion OEM Limited Slip
    some '98-00 models have shown a BO code of "???" on the door plate; so far this turns out to be a 3.91 gear ratio, at least for the 5sp. RZN171L-CRPDKAB with factory 31s/265s should be 4.56 with the AT.
    Edit by Ed Quinones on 10-7-05: I used to own a 99 Prerunner ext cab 2.7L with auto tranny and gear code of B07A. It came from the factory with a 4.56 gear ratio.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Wait....You posted this in the 1st gen section, and what I posted only applies to the 1st gens. THe second gens have 3.73 gears in the V6, and 4.10 gears in the 2.7
     
  4. Mar 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    OP. You need to clarify what truck this is. In your post, you stated V6 3.4L which is a first gen combo, but in your profile, it says you have a 2007, so you have some conflicting information.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    worthywads

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    Hover over the 2007 and it says 1997?
     
  6. Mar 6, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    2,000 rpm's at 60 mph!!!? Im turning about 500 more than that on 31's buddy:eek:
     
  7. Mar 6, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    yea sorry I guess I fat fingered it when I put that up lol. but it's a 97 3.4 v6 I just thought that at 60 and 35's it would be at a lower rpm than 2000 in 5th gear I could be totally wrong though.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Gabassman

    Gabassman Drive it like a 4WD

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    I was about to say. I went out and looked at the sticker on mine Gen 2 and found A04B i was like there is no way it came from the factory with 4:56 gears. then i read that it only applied to gen 1
     
  9. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    yea if the speedo is correct anyway that's what it is not sure if it is right or not.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    yea your speedo is gonna be off
     
  11. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    For sure and you should be spinning lower rpm's anyways if you have 35's correct?

    Regearing should just be for power and take off's?
     
  12. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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  13. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    thanks for the info that helps out alot
     
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