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Need help, re-gearing

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by teddygrahams, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Jun 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    teddygrahams

    teddygrahams [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey i have a tacoma full long travel front and rear with headers, cold air, and exhaust. I currently have 33s and rockin the 2.7L. I have a factory toyota e-locker. My trucks sluggish goin up hills and pretty much just crusin.


    Please dont waste my time or yours if you are a noob and just read forums all day to get your info.
    Id like to know from people with experience what gear ratio i should move up to.
    much appreciated and thank you
     
  2. Jun 12, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    the tires are all terrains fyi, for weight info bfgs
     
  3. Jun 12, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    If you do not plan on getting larger than 33" tires stick with 4.56 otherwise if you are going to go with 35's go with 4.88's.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    I have the 2.7 with 33"x12.3" BFG MTs. I have 4.88 gears and I wouldn't have it any other way. 4.56 is good for commuting but if you wanna be a man and tear shit up hardcore go with 4.88s.

    I also have a CAI, header, and exhaust - check out my build page below if you want.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    i wanna see pics of ur truck btw. u rockin a reg cab?
     
  6. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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  7. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    i have a DCLB with 33s and i put 4.88s, i wouldve gone with 4.56s but i know i will be getting 35s in a few months so no need to do it twice, ill live with the higher gear ratio for a while
     
  8. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    plus ur a v6 right?
     
  9. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    How much would it cost to re-gear?
     
  10. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    I don't mean to thread jack this or repost, but is it bad to regear to say 4.88 if you don't have bigger tires?
     
  11. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    it will be about 700-900 per axle (that includes parts and labor). If you can do some of the work yourelf or if you got a hookup, it will be less

    i would only recommend it if you are living in the mountains or going up hills all the time or if you doing a lot of four wheel or if your drag racing.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    sweet thanks man
     
  13. Jun 13, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    im rocking the 4.56 with an elocker right now and i have header, cold air, and exhaust and that thing is havin trouble with hills and what now.
     
  14. Jun 13, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    yeah im a v6
    it costed me 300 but im a prerunner so i only have the rear axel
     
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