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I need help picking gears

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05tacoSPORT, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Feb 18, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    05tacoSPORT

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    Ok. So uncle Sam just gave me the cash. I have a v6 auto, running 285/75/16. With a lot of extra weight on the truck. I also pull a bass boat in the summer and a 4 wheeler in the winter. And towing any one of the two sucks. The truck isn't my DD and sits most of the time. Currently at 15.5 MPG not towing. $2000 will get me 4.88 and a ARB locker. This would help on the towing part and I should be running around 2600rpm at 70, not towing. Should I do this or save the cash? And would my MPG go up if I drive easy.
     
  2. Feb 18, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    Pre runner or 4x4?

    You can't regear a 4x4 with an arb for only 2k unless you do all the work yourself.

    Sounds like 4.56 would meet your needs.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    4x4 and locked in the rear only. 3rd member swap and install myself. I want lower gears for offroad use and also have the ability to tow without my tranny screaming trying to keep a steady speed
     
  4. Feb 18, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    Lol, I know this. Just not gonna lock the front
     
  5. Feb 18, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    You're gonna total out around 2500 all said and done.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    $2,146.00. For 4.88
     
  7. Feb 18, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    ARB are $850 a pop. Im getting the r-129 for the rear only
     
  8. Feb 18, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    If its a DD, 4.10's will get the truck near stock, while the 4.56's will over gear it a bit.
     
  9. Feb 18, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    Justed talked to chase. 4.56. Is what I need. 4.88 require a new $400 clamshell. Chris 4x4 it's not a DD.
     
  10. Feb 18, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    Get 4.56 gears and get the gears from East coast gear supply.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    OK. You talked to them, so I'm guessing you're not forgetting anything:

    Gears (front and rear)
    Install Kit (front and rear)
    Labor to build the 3rd member (front and rear - but not to install them in your truck)
    ARB Locker (1)
    ARB Air compressor
    Shipping (including returning the original 3rd members)
     
  12. Feb 18, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    Anyhow, to the original question - when I regeared my 94 F150 from 3.31 to 4.10 (31" tires) I got a little bit BETTER gas mileage for around town stop and go driving. Not to mention the truck drove better.
     
  13. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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  14. Feb 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    OK here is what is on the list
    4.56-NG T100/Tacoma non locking diff​
    4.56 Ring and Pinion​
    Master Install Kit ​
    Diff Build Labor​
    ARB RD-129​
    Solid Spacer with shims​
    8" Reverse Clamshell with 4.56 Thick Ring and Pinion​
    8" Clamshell Add Tube CV Shaft Seal​
    Clamshell Pinion Seal​
    Front Diff Labor​
    Shipping both ways Total=$2,222​
     
  15. Feb 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    I already have the ARB compressor
     
  16. Feb 18, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    Rear is $1596 and the front is $550. $152 for shipping round trip.
     
  17. Feb 18, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    I tried (actually did) something very similar with a different vehicle thinking I'd be at about 2500 to 2700 RPM at 65 or so. I went with 4.56 and 32" tires. I ended up turning right around 3K at 65. So I'd just check and recheck the overdrive gear ratio / tire size if I were doing it again. Great on the low end but too tall for highway trips really.
     
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