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Should I re-gear my 6" tacoma which has 35" tires?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomametal, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 11, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    tacomametal [OP] christian

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    Does it really work to save gas and get more horsepower?
     
  2. Jan 11, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    fuck yes, 35s is a mustttt! its gonna take a lot of stress off your tranny and you'll get alot more power, either 4.56 or 4.88s
     
  3. Jan 11, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    absolutely. i have a 2.5" and thinking about regearing eventually. loss of power due to larger/heavier tires and added strain on transmission can be alleviated with proper gears.
     
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    x2, i have 33s and i geared to 4.88s, 4.56 wouldve been fine but in the summer im gonna go with 35s and the ratio for 35s is 4.88s from what ive heard
     
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  8. Jan 11, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    Thanks for the info guys.. Do any of you know the cost to re-gear?[​IMG]
     
  10. Jan 11, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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    Have any of you actually regeared? You'll get some torque back and it'll be easier to drive but you'll hardly get any fuel mileage out of it. If you're doing it to save on gas then it'll take a long time to offset the cost of regearing.

    I have 35's and 4.56 gears. The power is great but my fuel mileage didn't change much. Maybe .5 mpg better. At .5mpg it'll take a long time to offset the 1000 it takes to regear. I was getting 16mpg before regearing and have been getting 16.5mpg after (mixed driving).

    Overall, I highly recommend regearing for anyone that has bigger tires since it's easier on all the spinning components and engine. You'll notice a little better fuel economy but not much and it shouldn't be your primary reason to regear.
     
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    When I put 32's on my Dodge, (up from 31's), I had 3.55 gears, and went to 4.10's. My MPG went from 12, to 14 mpg after the re gear. And increased performance. Will a re gear pay for itself? Not for a long time, but its MUCH easier on the drive train.
     
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    I agree 100% that it's much easier on the drive train. For that reason alone is why I regeared. But, if your truck wasn't geared correctly from the factory then you probably would have seen the same jump in fuel mileage if you stayed with 31's and just changed the gears to 4.10s. 31's to 32's isn't that big of a difference.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    I have an 3 inch lift with 20's and 33's. Do y'all think I should re gear it?
     
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    So for 33s best way to go is 4.56? Cost? :confused:
     
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    Depends on where you get it done and how heavy they are with replacing new parts.

    Gears: about 250 an axle.
    Additional parts: 75 to 200 an axle.
    Labor 300 to 500 an axle, "I've got a friend:" 300 "Big shop with a big sign:" 500

    Having a locking diff thrown in while it's open adds to the cost.

    One good way to go is to have East Coast Gear Supply ship you a new 'third member' with your new gears installed, and you remove your old and ship it back to them. Then you can decide whether you want to pony up for new bearings or not.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    4.10's would put you closer to stock with the 33's, while with 4.56's, you would be a little over geared.
     
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    When you re gear how do you fix the speedometer? Mines already off cuz of the tires but wouldn't the gears throw it off more?
     
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    how do you find out what gear ratio you have? I have V6 DC LB 2011 any help would be great. BTW I'm looking at 33.1 or 34 inch tires.
     
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    1) should be a sticker on the door or your glove box that tells you what gearing, Even your Vehicle invoice (from dealer) will have that info.

    2) Those are odd tire sizes to chooze from. Who makes a a "34"?
     
  20. Jan 12, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    well I personally feel (and this is just MY opinion.) Gearing will reduce the strain on the drivetrain from the third member back to the engine. But it won't do anything for MPG.
    Because you may see a difference when you you do a direct calculation. But if you factor in the tire diameter now it comes out about the same.

    So I'm not sold on the idea of increase in MPG.
     
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