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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

    33.9%
  2. 85w-140

    51.2%
  3. Other

    7.4%
  4. 75W-110

    7.4%
  1. Jul 22, 2021 at 7:35 PM
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    MountainManGuy

    MountainManGuy Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised elevation is talked about more. I finally got the chance to try my gears at low elevation and WOAH. Truck feels better than I ever remember it. Running 35's and 5.29's and it finally feels good now. I live in Colorado and my truck normally feels like a turd but I'm currently outside of Wichita Kansas and the truck feels so responsive, holds its speed on hills, and actually has pull when you give it gas. The difference between 5.29's at high and low elevation is much bigger than the difference between 5.29's and factory gears. It's finally a real pleasure to drive.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2021 at 8:07 PM
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    Abject4x4

    Abject4x4 Just another idiot on the internet

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    @6,000 ft elevation, you've lost ~18% of power as compared to sea level. Definitely plays a drastic role.


    Maybe go twin turbo?

    https://youtu.be/L7ZFc_6CTGE

    :rofl:
     
  3. Jul 28, 2021 at 11:39 AM
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    T1089

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    Hey Everyone, there is so much info here and obviously most relates to the A/T guys based on the masses. I seen a few posts stating the 5.29 gearing to too low for the M/T crowd. I did the calculation (KPH sorry down south)with stock 4.3 to 5.29 on 35's and the RPM's don't seem that excessive, especially when you consider the 3.5L engine makes most of its power/torque above 2500-3000 rpm anyways. I understand why highway driving might take a MPG hit but other then that is the 5.29's on a MT that out to lunch? below are 2 graphs showing 4.3 to 5.29 gears both on 35's and my current setup 33's to 35's.

    4.30 Gears to 5.29 Gears on 35's
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    4.30 Gears on 33's to 5.29 Gears on 35's
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    RELEASE THE HOUNDS.
    Any first hand experience from the MT crowd might be appreciated.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2021 at 1:31 PM
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    Tacos03

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    This is currently where I’m at do I jump in on the new group buy for a regear or should I get it tuned first and see how I like it I’m kind of leaning towards the tune but then that would mean that I would have to get it re-tuned to set it to the 529‘s. I’m also looking at getting the new Tundra so maybe it will hold me over long enough and then sell doesn’t make too much sense to keep dropping money to eventually sell it in the long run.
     
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  5. Jul 28, 2021 at 1:33 PM
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    Abject4x4

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    If you're going to get the new tundra why spend money on the taco?
     
  6. Jul 28, 2021 at 1:36 PM
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    Tacos03

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    honestly for the drivability aspect I love the taco but think it’s time to jump to a full-size. And I already have a stupid amount of money in it so not wanting to drop “big dollars” on it so a tune seems more reasonable.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2021 at 1:47 PM
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    Abject4x4

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    Yea, but if you're 100% sold on getting a Tundra don't waste the money on a tune.

    If you're more on the fence -- go for it.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2021 at 2:58 PM
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    ClassyTacos

    ClassyTacos Wait what.

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    I'm happy to hear that.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2021 at 4:49 PM
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    Cambodianbreastmilk3187

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    Got Revolution 5.29’s. This thing is taking off now, especially after I got my OV tune. Feels like I can go 0-60 in 3.5
     
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  10. Jul 28, 2021 at 4:56 PM
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    Built2Ride

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    Almost ;)
     
  11. Aug 2, 2021 at 1:30 PM
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    MonsieurHodge

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    Just go mine back with 5.29s. 6MT and 33's, but a GFC and lots of other weight here and there. In break in now, but it feels smooth as glass and nice to be able to accelerate in 5th without flooring it. Impressed so far, can't wait till they're broken in.
     
  12. Aug 2, 2021 at 4:07 PM
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    Abject4x4

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    Glad to hear it. I'm going to be on 33s with a lot of weight in the back and I was thinking of going 5.29s.

    Might follow up with you in a month or two if you dont mind.
     
  13. Aug 2, 2021 at 7:13 PM
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    MonsieurHodge

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    Please do! I can already feel the difference. Some people told me that a regear isn't necessary on 33's with a manual, but from what I've experienced so far that ain't true!
     
  14. Aug 14, 2021 at 9:00 PM
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    theaestheticgreek

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    just outta curiosity what's ur OD ratio in ur trans? i have a 5mt with a .81 OD
     
  15. Aug 14, 2021 at 10:23 PM
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    MonsieurHodge

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    I’m not quite sure, but I do know that the 6 speed tranny has 2 OD gears (5th and 6th), manual and auto.
     
  16. Aug 14, 2021 at 10:42 PM
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    JoeCOVA

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  17. Aug 15, 2021 at 10:16 AM
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    theaestheticgreek

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    Oh is your rig an automatic? I knew they had 2 od gears but I thought yours was a manual
     
  18. Aug 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM
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    MonsieurHodge

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    No mine is manual, but 5th and 6th definitely felt like overdrive before I got the re gear done. Much better now that the ratios are closer between all the gears than before, but it definitely tops out at like 90 now.
     
  19. Aug 15, 2021 at 5:33 PM
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    theaestheticgreek

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    I wonder if it would be weird to throw 37s on the back and 33s in the front to keep the r’s down on the highway lol?
    I looked some stuff up, I think you have a .71 overdrive. Which would be really nice
     
  20. Aug 20, 2021 at 9:04 PM
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    Dbarffish

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    I don’t understand what you mean about closer ratios?
     
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