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Question about Rear-End Diameter...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 09WhiteTaco4x4, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Jul 17, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    09WhiteTaco4x4

    09WhiteTaco4x4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I searched for information on this but was not able to come up with anything definitive. Sorry if this has been discussed before.

    I was looking into what it would cost for a gear swap down the line but since I'm new to Toyota's, I don't know what our rear-end size is. Does anyone know what the rear-end specs for the 4.0 4x4 TRD OR's are? Thanks!

    Has anyone swapped to a 4.10/4.11? I'm not sure if it would be worth the money since we have 3.73's stock. I've always had 4.10's (or lower) in my previous vehicles and I'm kind of hesitant to get bigger tires with the 3.73's.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    Should be 8" for all second Gen Tacomas

    For a re-gear, I recommend these dudes

    http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/

    They did mine and installed my lockers at the same time. Really cool guys.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    This is probably more info than you need, but here's a complete guide to Toyota Diffs
    http://home.4x4wire.com/erik/diffs/

    Those 3.73 gears in the E-locker are notorious for breaking. Not that they do it alot, it's just that breaking the others is pretty much unheard of.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    So the OR's have smaller rear ends than the base model??? :confused: That doesn't make sense.

    How about up front? I forgot to ask about the specs for the front differential. Thanks for the quick replies!
     
  5. Jul 17, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    09WhiteTaco4x4

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    More info than I need....maybe. More info than I crave--definitely not!!! Thanks! This is exactly the kind of info. I was looking for! :D
     
  6. Jul 17, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    Actually, the ring gears are the same diameter (8") as you'll read on that site I gave you the link to. They just have different sized housings.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    they are the same diameter, but still stronger setup than the e-locker 8.0"

    30 spline pinion is better than a 27 spline pinion

    From that same website:
    "- Carrier bearing truss and newer housing adds significant strength over V6 and 4cyl diffs"
     
  8. Jul 17, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    There not the same, just the same size :)
     
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