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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

    33.6%
  2. 85w-140

    51.4%
  3. Other

    6.5%
  4. 75W-110

    8.4%
  1. Jul 19, 2021 at 7:50 AM
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    bickz

    bickz Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else’s nitros stupid fucking loud on anything higher than 70mph? My front diff sounds like it’s going to explode. I’ve had the gears for a year, it drives great but man the noise almost made me wish I went with different gears.
     
  2. Jul 19, 2021 at 7:54 AM
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    MountainManGuy

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    Nope. I've got nitros and can barely hear them. Who did your install?
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2021 at 7:56 AM
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    bickz

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    Premier West Gear during the group buy last year.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2021 at 8:05 AM
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    my gears were fine that were done by them but I’ve def seen on the forum the hit or miss gear setups
     
  5. Jul 19, 2021 at 11:22 AM
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    bickz

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    I guess I’m one of the unlucky ones, that’s unfortunate they cannot stay consistent.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    Why aren't you happy?
     
  7. Jul 19, 2021 at 12:51 PM
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    Anyone on waiting list for 5.29 at ecgs? Been waiting since May
     
  8. Jul 19, 2021 at 12:54 PM
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    Burmapeak

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    Well, I swapped gears for towing. We live at 500ft and tow up and over 4500ft regularly. I was expecting more midrange power while climbing instead of revving super high in the RPM's to keep up with traffic climbing. Honestly I can't feel much difference at all. I've been working with my tuner and we have it at it's best but, It feels almost stock to me. (By stock I mean factory gears with a tune.) Where it really sucks is flat hwy towing with a headwind. Either it's bogged down and suffering to keep 55mph or cruising along at 70mph pulling 4800-5000 rpms. I guess the best way to describe it is buying a new more expensive bed because your back hurts every morning and now with the new bed, your back still hurts. Hopefully the wife will buy a Suburban and we'll make that the tow vehicle and my truck will be my daily. I'm also considering going back down to 265's instead of 285's to gain a little power back.
     
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  9. Jul 19, 2021 at 12:59 PM
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    I ordered mine April 8th and it took about 5 weeks to get them. My salesman said they're supplier is not getting them the gears fast enough. (this was for complete built swap out units)
     
  10. Jul 19, 2021 at 1:13 PM
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  11. Jul 19, 2021 at 5:16 PM
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    Gears wont give you satisfaction if you expected the performance results of the magnuson or some turbos. I don't say this often, but I don't think the Tacoma is what you need if you often find yourself towing a 22' trailer. Maybe consider the new Tundra? Stay within the fam.
     
  12. Jul 19, 2021 at 6:47 PM
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    Fox 2.0 - OV tuned - 5.29 revolution
    try running thicker fluid..
     
  13. Jul 19, 2021 at 6:47 PM
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    Reading through this thread is confusing me between 4.88s and 5.29s lol
     
  14. Jul 19, 2021 at 6:56 PM
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    Best thing is to try and stay objective looking at your tire size and what RPMs would be with 4.88s vs 5.29s then getting them installed PROPERLY.

    Lot of BS in the 4.88 and 5.29 threads.
     
  15. Jul 20, 2021 at 8:55 AM
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    You would be correct on all accounts. Just be happy you're not running 315/75r16's. Between that tire size and living at 6,000ft, my truck is a turtle.
     
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  16. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:10 AM
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    Have had my Nitro 5.29s for a minute now. Been loving that my truck gets it done now. I also installed a tune which, brought it even more to life.

    Over the past year after the install, the truck has developed a whine around 70mph, on deceleration or lifting your foot off the gas completely. It can sound like a whine or even pitches up so high sounds like your running your finger around a wine glass.
    I did change the rear springs to Deaver Stage 3 which most certainly changed things from an AAL.

    My thought was the Pinion Bearing. It’s possible my backlash wasn’t set properly or the crush sleev got over torqued. Thoughts?
    @JoeCOVA
     
  17. Jul 22, 2021 at 2:13 PM
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    All possible. Difficult to diagnose without tearing it all down but my guess would be backlash. Most is .006 to .010 but wouldn’t surprise me if installers get “close enough”

    What’s getting me thinking though is that this is a new development but your bearings should be ok.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2021 at 2:37 PM
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    mustardfj40

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    Good chance that your gears were not setup correctly, I'd bring it back to shop who setup your differentials
     
  19. Jul 22, 2021 at 3:34 PM
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    I would have already gone if I didn’t live 7 hours away.. apparently to them it’s “normal”
     
  20. Jul 22, 2021 at 4:36 PM
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Here is my 40 ;) love the mustard!

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