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The 5.29 Mega Thread!!

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

  1. May 1, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    thedriza

    thedriza Well-Known Member

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    Are you driving up to Washington or is there a location in Oregon? I live in Portland BTW.
     
  2. May 1, 2019 at 11:05 PM
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    Synergy001

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    I drove up to their location in Cashmere, WA and spent the night at Leavenworth while they had my truck
     
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  3. May 2, 2019 at 5:37 AM
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    mcharfauros

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    Seen those pics from Chris, and Charlie up at Just Differentials. Hella stoked for you brotha!
     
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  4. May 2, 2019 at 6:21 AM
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    Tofuma

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    Nice, I literally just did the same today. Drove 14 hours from norcal straight to JT diffs. If all goes well I should be breaking it in on my drive back home in 2 days.
     
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  5. May 2, 2019 at 8:10 AM
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    Synergy001

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    Nice! The guys are super chill at the shop. You won’t regret it once u get your truck back.
     
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  6. May 2, 2019 at 8:11 AM
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    Synergy001

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    Thanks brotha!
     
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  7. May 2, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    tweakit88

    tweakit88 MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    Only the best.
    Meee, so much nicer on rockclimbs and hils, very little effort is needed to bump up onto boulders, when before even in low it took some throttle. And 4hi can actually be used again. Before 4hi on any decent hill just wouldnt happen, the truck would bog so bad.
     
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  8. May 2, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    Thanks for the response! Definitely 4hi is not useable for any incline as it is lol

    I might make the switch and add a front locker while I'm at it
     
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  9. May 2, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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    tweakit88

    tweakit88 MOBTOWN OFFROAD AMBASSADOR

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    I thought about it, but i wheel pretty hard and id break to many axles if i did that.
     
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  10. May 3, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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    Greg.Brakes.Tacos

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    wanna be mods
    Looked into having ECGS provide and install Nitro 5.29's, but was advised both Nitro and ECGS are out of the 5.29 kits...and no real definitive ETA for them being restocked. The pricing seems reasonable, not to mention I'm located between Richmond and Virginia Beach, so ECGS in Raleigh, NC isn't that far of a trip, coupled with their reputation and warranty, it almost is a no-brainer to use them both for purchasing and installing the 5.29 package.

    I guess I'm kind of like @inksin as I am not built up entirely for 5.29's (but running stock 3.90 on my '17 TRD OR DCSB automatic), but between currently running 33's, @Mobtown Offroad bolt-on sliders (future full skids in the works) and hauling a 6'4"x10' trailer typically with loaded with wood (for our woodstove, as well as trash/recycle runs to the local dump), the 5.29 seemed like the better option compared to 4.88s...granted most of my trailer hauling involves interstate driving with speed limits ranging from 65-70mph and typical round trip is about 70 miles (depending on where the tree guy's jobs are located).

    Any insight, input, etc. is always welcomed!
     
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  11. May 7, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    Stump_Pro

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    How does it
    Do pulling trailer will it
    Pull in 5,6 and if so are you hurting transmition pulling in 5,6 where those gears are overdrive gears?
    So
     
  12. May 7, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    5.29 will pull better then anything else cause they're lower gears, making our RPMs higher where the power is. OVtune also mentioned that we should be using ECT when we pull as well to avoid constant downshifting which makes sense. I need to stop buying other stuff so I can get my 4.30s swapped out for the 5.29s in my garage. :annoyed:

    If it don't happen soon I'll probably just sell them to fund my crawler project. :anonymous:
     
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  13. May 7, 2019 at 11:30 PM
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    hopefully just the nose... :typing:
     
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  14. May 8, 2019 at 2:05 AM
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    @JoeCOVA sorry if this seems lazy, but you seem to have a really good grip on the math/statistics, but I noticed a lot of it is for ATs going with 5.29s, is there any comparisons/ other posts that focus on the MTs? Since they have slightly different trans gearing? In other words would an MT with 4.88 be comparable to an AT with 5.29s?
     
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  15. May 8, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    Any shops you guys recommend in Texas or florida? Before i drive out to nitro gear in Washington, rogue offroad in vegas, etc
     
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  16. May 8, 2019 at 7:40 AM
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    rlx02

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    @Trident904 you got your gears yet?
     
  17. May 8, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    jlusmc

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    17 DCLB AT w/ 5.29's and 295/70r17's. Just came home from Texas Toyota Jamboree at Barnwell Mt.. The lower gears were a godsend when decending steep loose terrain. Just shift to S and 1st. then let the gears and motor walk you down, no brakes needed. Also much easier to traverse steep inclines and ledges without a ton of throttle input. Slow and controlled is far better than fast and on the edge of control.
     
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  18. May 8, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    DaMaDo

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    How about ECGS in NC?
     
  19. May 8, 2019 at 8:10 AM
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    Texas Auto Gear in Magnolia TX did mine. They are just a bit north of Houston. Great job and a decent price.
     
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  20. May 8, 2019 at 8:11 AM
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    DaMaDo

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    Gears arrived, hoping to get them installed next week. How much lucas 85-140 oil do I need for both? 1 gallon?
     
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