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Is there a difference to re-gear a 4x4 from a prerunner?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomametal, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Jan 13, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    tacomametal

    tacomametal [OP] christian

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    I was wondering when you re-gear a 4x4. Would you have to re-gear the front differential?
     
  2. Jan 13, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    absolutely YES. Or else you will do major damage once you engage 4x4. Very serious damage such as shredding your transfer case.
     
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  4. Jan 13, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    Actually no, they don't have to match but they do have to be very close. Or....they can be totally different gears front and rear and you can run a gear reduction box. But for all practical purposes, yes they have to be the same.
     
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