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The 4.88 mega thread!!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JerryTaco, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Jan 11, 2020 at 3:29 PM
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    Kamille.bidan

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    probably the route I’ll take
     
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  2. Jan 18, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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    How do you like your new gear?
    So you bought the gear and brought it to Premier West to install? How long did the install take? Do you recommend premier west?
     
  3. Jan 19, 2020 at 4:46 AM
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    aro

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    I'll jump in and tell you my experience. I had them done several months ago by Martin mobile gear in Corona. It took about 90 minutes. Absolutely no diff noise. Very happy with the job and the gears.

    Martin supplied the Nitro gears, I brought the ECGS bushing.
     
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  4. Jan 19, 2020 at 7:57 AM
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    El Latigo

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    Can Martin mobile gear in Corona also supply the ECGS bushing, or do you need to bring it in? thanks! i am contemplating re-gearing as well..
     
  5. Jan 19, 2020 at 8:21 AM
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    tweet562

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    Do they come to you to work on your truck? I also see that they have pictures with a jeep on a hoist. So do they also have a shop?
     
  6. Jan 19, 2020 at 1:32 PM
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    aro

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    They worked out of a shop in Corona, but it wasn't theirs.

    I don't know if Martin would buy the ECGS bushing for you. Just call and ask.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    Kerbouchard!

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    90 minutes to do both gears?
     
  8. Jan 20, 2020 at 9:06 AM
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    aro

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    Yes. Martin worked on the rear gear and his helper on the front.
     
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  9. Jan 20, 2020 at 11:52 AM
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    Kerbouchard!

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    Damn, that's impressive. They usually quote 6-8 hours for each end.

    Glad to hear you didn't get any diff noise. I didn't have any before the gears, but now I have the howl when I'm decelerating between 55-65 mph. We'll see how much grief the dealership gives me about the TSB next visit.
     
  10. Jan 20, 2020 at 2:01 PM
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    SELAroadrunner

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    Anyone know of a solid shop in the New Orleans metro area? Also, If my goal is to simply make the truck “alive” which route to retain reliability and longevity a tune or re gearing. I don’t wheel or tow. Purely for go. TIA
     
  11. Jan 20, 2020 at 2:01 PM
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    aro

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    I've never regeared, but I installed lockers and I'm very familiar with the regearing process. 6-8 hours is what it would take me to do one diff, if I had a lift and all the tools.

    For a guy like Martin, who does this as a full time job, it becomes routine. I watched him work, and he breezes through all the steps.

    That diff whine seems to be the luck of the draw... it's crazy. I didn't even follow to the letter the break in process and I had no issues at all. The diff fluid had no shavings.
     
  12. Jan 20, 2020 at 3:08 PM
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    It sure does. Who knows...I might even have had a slight howl beforehand and never noticed it. It's prominent now, though. ECGS has a disclaimer on their website that the noise is "normal" and will cause no damage. I had the shop check the install, shims, etc. I had a healthy amount of shavings when I did the oil change. If the TSB doesn't bring it back down I'll just have to name my taco the gray wolf. Always howlin'.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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    This guy seems to have a trick: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/the-5-29-mega-thread.557305/page-105#post-22489865
     
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  14. Jan 31, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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    I have a Brand New in Box, Nitro Gear Package, 4;88 with OEM Locker for 2016+, REM polished, for sale. Major Medical problems kept me from having it installed. Willing to let the package go for $ 1300.00. Can deliver it anywhere between Reno Nevada and Sacramento, Calif. PM me if interested?
     
  15. Jan 31, 2020 at 4:13 PM
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    Hope you get well sir. Gears will always be there when you’re ready
     
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  16. Mar 1, 2020 at 7:04 PM
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    Suspension -LSK Uniball Uper Control Arms -LSK Uniball Lower Control Arms -Camburg Performance Spindles -ECGS Needle Bearing Installed -Archive Garage Hammer Hangers -Archive Garage 3.6” Shackles -Archive Garage Hanger Cross Tube -Icon 2.5 CDC Extended Travel Coilovers -Icon 2.5 CDC RXT Shocks -Icon 2.0 Hydraulic Bump Stops *Bolt On Bump Stop Mount -Wheelers Front Super Bumps Armor -At The Helm Front Bumper -At The Helm Rear Bumper -At The Helm Rear Swing Out -RCI Sliders -RCI Engine Skid Plate -RCI Transfer Case Skid Plate -RCI Transmission Skid Plate -RCI Fuel Tank Skid Plate -Prinsu Designs Top Rack -Prinsu Designs Cab Rack Lights -Black Head Light Mod -OEM TRD Pro Tail Lights -MESO LED Turn Signals -Morimoto HID Headlight Kit -Caliraised LED 40” Slimline -Caliraised LED 20” Slimline -Caliraised LED Amber Pods -Caliraised LED Wide Ditch Lights -Caliraised LED Flush Mount Pods -LED High Beams -LED Dome Lights -LED Back-Up Lights -LED License Plate Lights Miscellaneous -OVtune -4.88 gearing -ARB rear locker -Leer 100XQ Camper Shell -Smitty Built X20 Winch -Warn Fairlead -Warn Sidewinder -Roto Pax 2 Gallon Water -Roto Pax 2 Gallon Gasoline -Weathertech Floor Liners -Leather Seats - Installed At Dealer Wheels and Tires -Matte Black Stealth Custom Series Ray 10's (X5) -BFG KO2 285x70r17 // Load Range C (X5)
    Pulled the trigger and got 4.88's installed today. Have to say that the OVtune plus gearing has made this thing a pleasure to drive.
    Got front and rear gearing done plus added an ARB locker to the rear. Used https://mobilegearinstallers.com/ in the SOCAL area. Cant recommend them enough. Getting about 1-2 MPGs better than i was before. I had never seen my truck getting into the 17.x MPGs before going to 4.88s
    • Had me in and out in less than 3 hours
    • price OTD was great
    • 300 miles into the break in with about 100 in 4x4 no noises at all
    • noise wise, its stock to me
    • Felt really comfortable with Martin after learning his background experience
    • 3 month warranty on workmanship. 2 years on parts
    Couple of photos I snapped before they got into it.
    IMG_9243.jpg
    IMG_9241.jpg
     
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  17. Mar 1, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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    What size tires?
     
  18. Mar 1, 2020 at 11:14 PM
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    Monroe94

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    I see you're Anoka I'm located in Otsego would you ever care to meet up and see what the 4.88s drive like I'm extremely tempted to pull the trigger this summer if I get the funds approved by the wife
     
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  19. Mar 6, 2020 at 5:31 PM
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    Ez2typethis

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    For anyone who has added a rear ARB locker to a 3rg gen sport. Is changing the differential fluid a different now? procedure wise and fluid wise?
     
  20. Mar 6, 2020 at 7:13 PM
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    No there is no difference.
     
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