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Let's talk about rear-ends!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by magneticnick, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Nov 12, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    magneticnick

    magneticnick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I thought that would get your attention!

    I am looking into re-gearing my 2010 Tacoma DC Sport 4X2.

    I am trying to work with a reputable Rear-End and Driveline shop here in my area (SoCal) and they are telling me that my 2010 Tacoma has a different Rear-End than previous Tacoma's and that there is not a vendor that makes Gears for my truck??

    The shop is telling me that any Tacoma made after 2007 has a different rear-end???? Has anybody on here re-geared a post '07 truck??? If yes, at what shop and do you know the brand of parts used?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Nov 12, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    Which shop is this you speak of that said that to you? Please let everyone know so they don't take their trucks there. I know for a fact gears are available for all years 05+. The only difference is 09+ sport models have electronic LSD.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    Before I bash them (because I still believe they are a good shop, just miss-informed) can you please tell me the names of the mfg's on the gears you know of?
     
  4. Nov 12, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    Gear are available for all 05 and up but the 06 to 08 are different to 05. When I regeared to 4.56s, I went through a huge ordeal. The only thing different for the newer tacomas is the LSD. Do you know what gears you want to switch to? 4.56s will fit in the stock third member, but anything bigger then 4.88s then your gonna have to switch the whole third member out. G2 gears and Yukon makes 4.56s for our trucks.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    beat me to it. lol
     
  6. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    is it even ok to call a limited slip system that has nothing to do with the differential gearing a differential or have I been using "differential" in auto terms wrong all these years.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    I am looking to go to 4.11 gears, I have 285's on my truck.

    Thanks for the replies guys, keep em coming, this is a good informational thread.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    I'm confused. I was gon'a say if it's big and round something up and down but you are talking about something entirely different.
     
  9. Nov 12, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    I'm looking to do the same thing. Got a quote of $575 for a new third member with 4.11. I also have 285/75r16 tires. Keep me posted.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    I just had 4.88s installed front and rear yesterday on my 2.7L 4x4. I know there are some differences in the 6 cyl diff tho. Did not encounter any problems ordering parts or installing. They are manufactured by Sierra Gear and Axle.
     
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