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The 5.29 Mega Thread!!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JoeCOVA, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Jan 10, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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  2. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:29 AM
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    5:29 update: I recently towed 2,500 miles from WA to TX w/ about 90% of tow capacity and w/ about 95% of load capacity. I have the teraflex Falcon tow/haul shocks set on 3 and you can see they are working hard. Also, I run stock 30.5 tires on a 2019 OR 4x4.

    Edit, the conservative tow capacity was more like 65%, the overall GCWR was around 82%.
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    Just wanted to let y'all know I average anywhere from 7mph (in the mountains) to 12mph (on a flat surface w/ a tail wind). I definitely wouldn't advise trusting the computers distance to empty....cut it way to close at one point in West Texas. I had less than 1/4 of a gallon left.
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  3. Jan 11, 2020 at 1:15 PM
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    Updated my post with a higher speed trip review: Edit/Update: Driving 80-85 mph on the highway for 50 miles+ equated to 17.8 mpg. Truck loves that speed, holds speed uphill no problems and runs about 2500rpms it never shifted out of sixth the whole trip.
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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    What size tires? My commute of 35 miles at 70mph on stock tires only nets 16mpg. I’m guessing when I upgrade to larger tires my mpg won’t change much at all if not actually increase just slightly :notsure:
     
  5. Jan 11, 2020 at 3:21 PM
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  6. Jan 12, 2020 at 7:42 AM
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    those skinnies seem to be where it’s at. I just got my truck back on the road yesterday. I’m curious what I’ll get with my 285’s.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2020 at 7:43 AM
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    How’s it driving.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2020 at 7:57 AM
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    took it on just a couple drives. Alignment feels good but might have to play with it a tad more. The cv shaft on the drivers side play that I was worried about is gone with the new Harrop. Driving wise around town it was hard to tell a difference. I’m jumping straight from stock to 33’s and 5.29 only drove on the 33’s twice before the regear for maybe 5 miles total.

    I kept it slow on the drive home. Right at 50mph it was spinning around 1700rpm in 6th the whole way and never left it while I was on highway 4. pulled even at those rpms up some slight grades in 6th. I was super babying it.

    I can’t wait to drive some more and really feel how she pulls out on the highway.

    now I need to drive it some more to break in gears so I can tow my sled trailer. it’s Lightweight aluminum and probably only about 1100lbs with the sled on it. but deff wanna break these bad boys in a bit more before hauling it up to the sierras.
     
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  9. Jan 12, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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    I just installed my rear ECGS 5.29 clamshell, still have to do the front later this week. After doing the rear, my dash is lit up with 3 warnings
    1) traction control light is on
    2) check brake system
    3) check abs

    I disconnected the battery for a re-set, no dice. I had to unplug two electronic connections to do the clamshell install, 2 plugs on the clamshell 1 was grey and 1 was black. I didn't take a photo but I have grey plugged into the top, and black plugged into the passenger side connection. I also had to remove electronic sensors behind the rear drum brake on each side. I think it's a speed or abs sensor. Instead of removing the plug, I pulled the whole sensor off as it was only held on by one nut. I did get some brake fluid on the those sensors, wondering if that is causing my problem. Does anyone have any advice?

    -are the pugs on my clamshell correct, grey on top, black on the side
    -could I have caused a problem by removing the sensor behind each drum brake

    Thanks
     
  10. Jan 12, 2020 at 10:03 PM
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    Do I have to buy a gasket from toyota to put on the housing when re-installing/putting together the housing of the 3rd member/rear diff during installation? Does stock diff have a gasket?
     
  11. Jan 12, 2020 at 10:05 PM
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    Hopefully this is all I need to do and I solved my own problem:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...ibrate-your-vsc-computer-the-easy-way.467485/
     
  12. Jan 12, 2020 at 10:08 PM
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    The stock diff does have a gasket, you will need a razor to scrape it off. It's a PITA, took me 20-30mins to remove all of it. ECGS recommends permatex gasket sealer instead of the OE Toyota gasket. I used permatex grey. You can get permatex on Amazon or at Home Depot.
     
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  13. Jan 13, 2020 at 3:49 AM
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    Scrape old gasket off, and you can use RTV to seal.
     
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  14. Jan 13, 2020 at 3:53 AM
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    Doubt it. You disconnected the hydraulic brake lines? Did you bleed them? If not, now you're going to need a full flush as air could have entered the pump. Sensors are pretty hardly, pull them out again, spray a rag with brake cleaner and wipe them off. Make sure all electrical connections that you disconnected are tight. Attempt to pull them apart. If they dont come apart, then most likely they have a good connection.
     
  15. Jan 13, 2020 at 4:18 AM
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    just checking, is the front differential still not installed?

    The rear differential is a 3rd member or drop out differential.

    The front differential is a clamshell differential.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2020 at 7:35 AM
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    I posted a few pages back asking this same question. remove the old gasket and apply new permatex grey gasket maker. i'll link it below. mine cleaned up easily, although my truck only has about 5k miles on it lol. Removed old gasket and whiped surface with IPA alcohol. Then, applied a thin film to the 3rd member side. smoothed it out and mounted it up. no leaks so far. you also need to apply it to the front clam where the diff tube connects to it.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HBGI8K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  17. Jan 13, 2020 at 7:43 AM
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    75mi into break in and loving it so far....from what little I can tell from driving like a grandma. Excited to get over that 100mi mark so I can start driving her a little more like herself up to that 500mi gear oil change!
     
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    It's almost hard to tell it's in there driving around like this huh? I am in about the same spot with my beak in. Mostly i've noticed that when i baby it in whatever gear i'm in, i'm waiting for it to downshift but it doesn't. Can't wait to see how they do towing my Travel Trailer this summer.
     
  19. Jan 13, 2020 at 8:23 AM
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  20. Jan 14, 2020 at 10:31 AM
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    What do you guys think about towing an aluminum sled trailer and keeping under 50 with 1 snowmobile on it during first 500 mi break in? weighs approx 1200lb with sled on it. not a good idea even if i pull over at the 50 mi intervals to allow diffs to cool? not a heavy pull by any means, but deff don't wanna risk anything. Prolly better to play it safe and log some more miles on it. I'm running lucas 85w-140. would have about 250 mi on it by then. Snows falling and i'm gettin that itch! lol might need to go for some late night drives.
     
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