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Stock 97 2.7l Reg Cab Gear Ratio?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Roberts23, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Sep 12, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    I am 16, have had my lifted Tacoma for about 1 month now, and when i first put it in 4x4, in the dirt it did fine, but I should be able to drive on the highway in 4x4 too, but if I do, my truck hops around all over the road, it has lower gears in the rearend and stock in the front, i know thats why, so what is the gear ratio for the front so i can match that for my rearend?
     
  2. Sep 12, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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  3. Sep 12, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    I think that my 95 Tacoma 2.7 has 3.51 by reading the code on the sticker on the door. Check your sticker, It will probably tell you what the factory gear ratio was.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    Hey welcome to TW! i dont think it is a good idea to drive in 4 wheel drive on the highway in the first place
     
  5. Sep 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Dude, you're going to grenade a diff or the transfer case. You have to run the same ratio in both diffs in 4x4, that's why it's hopping. You're trying to make one axle go faster than the other. Only run 4x4 in a straight line on pavement.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    this^^

    do NOT turn while in 4wd on the pavement. DO NOT.

    im just going to restate what 98tacoma27 has said.

    if you have different gear ratio in the front and in the rear, either the front or rear will spin faster than the other. EX...

    4.10s in the front and 4.88s in the rear, the front will spin faster than the rear, causing the rear to not keep up and the gears will end up grinding and BOOM. i know thats confusing. but yeah.
     
  7. Sep 12, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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  8. Sep 14, 2011 at 5:25 AM
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    Ya bro I know that i just need to get it fixed so i need to know the stock ratio.:)
     
  9. Sep 14, 2011 at 5:26 AM
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    Why? Thats the point of having 4x4 in the winter for the snow:)
     
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    I do not drive it in 4x4
     
  13. Sep 17, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    I found the axle code A/TM B03A, can you guys help me figure what ratio that is?
     
  14. Sep 17, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    Yeah I thought it was considered normal to use 4WD in the winter during normal driving. That is why I turn my hubs in when the weather turns. It is similar to AC. People don't use it because it makes the engine work harder and thus use more fuel. But in Germany, and in my old Mercedes, the AC is to be used during warm and cold weather for climate control, because it is like a mega dehumidifier.

    I will continue to use my 4WD. If it blows up, I will sell the SOB.
     
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    I doubt the gears are different.

    If your gears were significantly different even on dirt things wouldn't be good. I can't imagine someone stupid enough to decide to change only the rear gears?

    When you get snow in georgia then use 4x4 on pavement, never on dry pavement.
     
  16. Sep 17, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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  17. Sep 17, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    Your first post says otherwise ;)
     
  18. Sep 17, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    This thread wouldn't exist if he didn't. :confused:
     
  19. Sep 17, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    I appreciate it guys, and 98tacoma27, do u know that for sure?
     
  20. Sep 17, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    Do you know for sure your front is stock and rear is not?

    The chart say 4.10, that's for sure.
     
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