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The 5.29 Mega Thread!!

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

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What gear oil do you use

  1. 75W-90

    33.3%
  2. 85w-140

    54.8%
  3. Other

    2.4%
  4. 75W-110

    9.5%
  1. Apr 27, 2021 at 12:13 PM
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    Burmapeak

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    Ordered my gears from East Coast Gear Supply about 2 weeks ago. Actually ordered the complete clamshell and rear diff. When I asked them What Brand of gears they'll be using they said from here on out they are using Yukon. Guess they've had too many issues and complaints with the Nitro's. I run 285 Dura-Tracs and I pull a 22' travel trailer (4500-4600lbs.) They should be here any day but I have a Mother's Day camping trip planned so I'll have to wait until I get back to install them. Won't have enough time to break them in before we go. Good thing is, the Pass that we will be traveling over is one we frequent so it'll be nice to have a fresh pull before the gears and I'll be able to compare stock to 5.29's with in a short time to really feel and know the difference.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2021 at 1:57 PM
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    Tacolife5

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    I have Nitro 5.29 gears and after reading about everyone having better luck with Yukon being quiet, I really wish I went that route. Mine are noisy on decel and light throttle from 35-45mph and 65-75 mph. That being said it I love how it drives. I'm on 33's and have it paired to KDMax 6.0 Tune. Was on OV tune which worked well too but this new one by @PapaRee is a dream to drive compared to stock gears/tune.
     
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  3. Apr 27, 2021 at 2:10 PM
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    Sixthelement

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    Zuk did my gears. Nitro 5.29 cryo treated. The only noise you can possibly hear from them is coast above 70mph. That’s it. Nothing else from them.
     
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  4. Apr 27, 2021 at 5:27 PM
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    Burmapeak

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    Paparee made my current tune and is dialing me in for when the gears are in. He is magical.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2021 at 6:18 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    Just a heads up. I’m running Yukon’s and have the same noises you’re describing.
     
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  6. Apr 27, 2021 at 7:48 PM
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    TacoNesian

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    Were your gears REM polished as well? Thought about getting my gears cryo treated as well but Zuk said it wasn't necessary.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2021 at 8:01 PM
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    socalexpeditions

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    I have a different tune but if my truck weighed any less, I'm not sure I'd like having my performance tune on. 4LO is touchy and I'm 1000lbs over stock. That being said, thank you for the spacers!
     
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  8. Apr 28, 2021 at 8:40 AM
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    Sixthelement

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    No not rem. Talked me out of it.
    I have the cryo because he happened to have an extra set already done ready to go when I started talking to him about it.
    He’s worth it IMO. He’s been doing diffs for so long he’s seen it all.
    Plus the attention to detail he gives. You’ll know if your factory gear oil was in to long on your old set.
    You’ll get every setting he does and tons of pics.
    Good dude
     
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  9. Apr 28, 2021 at 5:44 PM
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    AMC-FF17319

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    Okay 5.29 fam. Recently swapped to 5.29 complete units from ECGS, I'm nearing the end of the 500 mile initial break in, and I'm getting a decent whine/howl at 70mph+, goes almost to nothing at 65 and gone at 60. Fades quite a bit once I lift off the accelerator. I've seen some postings around saying that fluid can affect this? In a discussion I had with ECGS where I'm in Maine due to climate they suggested I run 80-90 instead of their usual recommendation of 85-140. But if 85-140 makes the howl fade or go away I'd be happy.
     
  10. Apr 28, 2021 at 7:27 PM
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    socalexpeditions

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    Ahhh I remember when someone in this thread saying gears, specifically Nitro’s dont howl :p

    Yes, go to the thicker Lucas Oil 85w-140. I’ve tried all lighter weights and its just way way louder. I don’t know how that’ll affect cold climate, but it will help with noise (it wont disappear...it only gets louder from here)
     
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  11. Apr 28, 2021 at 7:31 PM
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    I'm not sure if I have nitros or not, I don't think so as they weren't stamped with nitro on the ring gear when I looked the pig over before putting it in. But I'll switch to the thicker oil and then maybe pull my rear seat backs and get some foam to put back there, I'm in a AC
     
  12. Apr 28, 2021 at 8:04 PM
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    Well, that's not what I wanted to hear. Mine were ordered two weeks ago and should be here any day. Gonna suck if they howl. Currently silent on the stock set up. Dealing with a company on the opposite side of the country might makes things a pain in the ass. (I'm in Oregon) knock on wood the swap will go well and the gears don't howl since it's my daily. Honestly been stressing over this for 2 weeks. I honestly wouldn't care too much but...when the family's in the rig hauling the trailer somewhere and the truck's gears howl...that'll suck.
     
  13. Apr 28, 2021 at 8:12 PM
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    I think my issue I'm running too light of an oil you also could try stuffing foam behind the seats. There's a TSB about how to do it, but take the rear seats out and foam up back there.
     
  14. Apr 28, 2021 at 8:28 PM
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    Vegasstunts

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    Mine howl pretty good from ECGS.
     
  15. Apr 28, 2021 at 9:01 PM
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    my revolution is on order with rem polish... my main concern is the whining and howling.. with every ones feed back.. makes me wonder should i back out..
     
  16. May 1, 2021 at 4:29 AM
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    b3itz

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    Tuned, geared, armored...
    Got my truck back from the shop. 5.29s in my 2016 mt. With 285/75/16s, my speedo is almost bang on.
    Interstate driving should be interesting lol. But it drives great! No howl.
    Went with revolution gears

    PXL_20210430_212542147.jpg
    pic from 6th gear

    Edit : the smarter people here corrected me and my speedo did not change when I regeared
     
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  17. May 1, 2021 at 6:40 AM
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    Tacoman21

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    That's 6th gear?
    I have 4.88's I'd be doing over 80 at those RPMs.
     
  18. May 1, 2021 at 6:49 AM
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    b3itz

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    Yessir. That's in 6th. I'll do another run today to double check.
    The gears are a little shorter than I had hoped. But, I weighed in at about 6300lbs loaded, so I needed the torque
    Going 80 isn't a priority when I'm this heavy
     
  19. May 1, 2021 at 7:02 AM
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    Just run 37s
     
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  20. May 1, 2021 at 11:19 AM
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    Vegasstunts

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    The gears have no effect on the speedo because the speed is measured at the wheel speed sensors. So you speedo will be the exact same off as it was before the gears
     
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