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The 4.88 mega thread!!

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

  1. Mar 15, 2020 at 9:05 PM
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    juanny194

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    Does anyone know a respectable shop in Syracuse,NY area? TIA
     
  2. Mar 18, 2020 at 1:37 PM
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    n6vmo

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    Did you do the REM process on the gears?
    Did you break them in on the normally 4+ hour drive back to Santa Maria?
     
  3. Mar 23, 2020 at 1:26 PM
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    Ez2typethis

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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)
    No REM polishing. did a couple 20 min drives then cooled down. Then jammed back up to santa maria going about 60 the whole way.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2020 at 1:40 PM
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    n6vmo

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    Ok, thanks.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:34 AM
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    n6vmo

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    So, we drive our new trucks off the lot. Not even a mention of break-in for anything, let alone the break-in routine for the rear/front diff gears.

    What is the difference when installing another gear set? Did Toyota break-in the factory gear sets?
     
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  6. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:36 AM
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    SpeySquatch

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    Supposedly, they put it through a (stress) process where the gears are made, but they do not polish the gears
     
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  7. Mar 26, 2020 at 12:17 PM
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    Dirk Diggler

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    Also if you'd look at the manual it has a version of a break in process
     
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  8. Mar 26, 2020 at 2:38 PM
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    H3llRid3r

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    Not much stock left.
    Exactly!
     
  9. Mar 29, 2020 at 2:57 PM
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    imjohn

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    What website is everyone ordering the 4.88 gear from?
     
  10. Mar 29, 2020 at 3:13 PM
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    Rockefelluh

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    Nitro gear is 19% off right now FYI.
     
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  11. Mar 29, 2020 at 6:11 PM
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    JoeCOVA

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    Dang. Good deal
     
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  12. Mar 29, 2020 at 7:51 PM
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    imjohn

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    The 4.88 and 5.29 are the same price on nitro gear. Would it be recommended that I just stay 4.88 with 33in tires and little to no armor?
     
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  13. Mar 30, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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    No weight-heavy mods and no bigger than 33" you're fine with the 4.88.
     
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  14. Mar 30, 2020 at 9:11 AM
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    Boltripper

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    I just did 4.88 with 33" + OVTune and I'm very pleased.. Even the wife said that she loves how it drives and she has a 5.7L V8 in a 200 Series boat....
    2100 rpm at 70 mph and it feels perfect....

    John-
     
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  15. Mar 31, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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    imjohn

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    Anyone know any good automotive shops in Arizona that can do the re-gear for an affordable price?
     
  16. Mar 31, 2020 at 2:01 PM
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    whatstcp

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    @ZUK is in Chandler and does really good work at a budget friendly price but you have to pull the diffs yourself

    He sources everything, you just have to drop the diffs off
     
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  17. Mar 31, 2020 at 7:21 PM
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    imjohn

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    Are there videos online on how to remove the diffs, I tried youtube but it doesn't exactly show on how to do it. I've been contacting ZUK and he's been great help.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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    Redyota559

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    Hi, I have a 2017 TRD OR AC with 265 75 16 tires and a lift and camper shell. I regularly drive from California to Montana for school and I was wondering if a regear would help with the drive. The roads 80% of the time are 80 MPH + and my truck currently is screaming in 4th even on a flat road trying to keep pace. How is cruising at 85-90 now with the gears, MPG doesn't concern me as anything better than 13 is a win.
     
  19. Apr 7, 2020 at 3:54 PM
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    90yota

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    Stock....ish
    My truck doesn't reach those speeds. Even here in Montana with a regear
     
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  20. Apr 7, 2020 at 5:31 PM
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    mhshark

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    I would just accept you’re not in a vehicle made to go 85-90.
     
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