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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 12:49 AM
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    tetten

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    If it makes you feel better, sure. If you Google around enough you'll find people who don't do a break in at all, front or rear and have no issues. How many folks do you think will even offroad their truck 500 miles in a year or even a couple? I just changed my front when I changed the rear for the second time at 15k.

    Fuck ARB, I'll never get an ARB locker again. My rear leaks even after replacing the bonded seal. Nothing like having gear oil piss out of your diff vent every time you turn on your locker. 3 or 4 of my routine wheeling buddies have leaking issues with theirs too. My new truck will have harrop elockers in it.

    IIRC ECGS used to ship their diffs with a note that said use only Lucas Dino 85-140w, anything else and they might void the warranty, though that was a couple years ago and might have loosened up the warranty threat, but I'm pretty certain they still recommend Lucas 85-140w Dino unequivocally. I think I saw a post by ECGS on here saying that royal purple was the absolute worst gear oil they've seen used, said they were getting back relatively new gear sets that looked like complete shit.

    If you want an easy & cheap way to fill the front diff get some clear rubber/tygon tubing with an OD to match the size of the diff fill hole, run the tubing from the fill hole up (push the tubing in a couple inches and it should hold in place) and out of the wheel well, stick a funnel onto the tubing and secure the funnel as high as convenient and fill it that way. I've seen some folks use drill operated pumps and it looks easy too, just have to order one from Amazon.
     
  2. May 1, 2019 at 7:03 AM
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    @tetten has it right. Lucas 85-140w non synthetic for break in. I am undecided if I will continue with the heavier oil. While it does provide a little more protection the 8.75 is quite a bit bigger than the 8” diffs and may not be necessary.

    I haven’t seen a clear answer for the front. It’s always turning but I don’t know how loading effects break in. I’ve been running 4 high on straight sections of road to satisfy my personal psychosis.

    @thefatkid is there a best practice for the front?

    Harrop for me too. Ch4x4 switch to keep it as OEM as I could.
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  3. May 1, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    What E locker did you end up going with? A11110?
     
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  4. May 1, 2019 at 8:12 AM
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    Yes believe so. Pretty sure 5.29’s are only available in the thick cut ring gears.
     
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  5. May 1, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    This is what I do. It still sucks but the best way to actually fill it up without having to buy a gucci pump.
     
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  6. May 1, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    My biggest concern is that OVtune is actually causing the ~85 govern. I’ve talked to a lot of people who have 5.29s and have no issues with hitting governor, only @OVTune has mentioned it which makes me think it’s actually caused by the tune. Really wish he would clarify that it is his tune that governs with the gears, and fix it :) still think I’m going 5.29 even if that means ditching @OVTune but hoping he will come up with a specific tune for these ASAP.
     
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  7. May 1, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    I dig this e-locker setup, the switch especially.

    Thanks for the answers, everyone.
     
  8. May 1, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    I have a similar set up as yours but I’m also running with roof rack and habitat. I figured I won’t be getting into positions in which I would need the front locker. Definitely not going to rock crawl. I’m running a winch, figured I could always get myself out without needing front locker.
     
  9. May 1, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    I've found that the trails where I actually needed a front locker are difficult enough to put the truck in a compromising situation that may result in body damage or part damage. I have banged my side panels, ripped off my bumper, destroyed the geriatric step, candy caned my driveshaft, winched myself out of places and did all of that on trails that didn't really need a locker. I would need to step up to some pretty difficult trails to justify the need for a front locker and at that point I might as well build a trail rig. A front locker would just pull me into situations that I probably shouldn't be going in the first place.
     
  10. May 1, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    My point precisely. But if someone is going to do it anyway I suppose it makes sense to get it done while he is messing with gears.
     
  11. May 1, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    I have never seen any solid correlation that OVtune causes the govern. There is not even a consensus that it is governed. I think it has more to do with inidividual trucks have odd problems.
     
  12. May 1, 2019 at 11:32 AM
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    Really wish we could clear this up. Would really suck to do 5.29s (which has been my plan) and not be able to go over 85.
     
  13. May 1, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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    Real question is why do you need to go over 85mph anyway on a Tacoma !?
     
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    Real question is why you can't scroll back a bit and see the multiple posts showing 5.29s over 85 mph

    Sorry, not trying to be a dick, just getting kind of tired of answering this question basically every day.
     
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    I had scrolled back and read. But was struggling to find a clear answer. Was trying to figure out if OVtune is what causes this or not. I’ll stay out from now on. Sorrio!
     
  16. May 1, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    All good man -- just frustrating to see it asked again and again. I do not know about it with OVTuned. Certainly with 5.29s my truck with 33s goes over 85. Even on stock gears it goes over 85 [calibrated correctly both times]

    I am not sure where the rumor/statement began but it has spread like wildfire with (currently to me) NO actual evidence to support it. If someone can come forward and present some actual evidence I am happy to change my mind.

    Just venting a bit.
     
  17. May 1, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    Since he isn't posting the answer to the question here, if anyone else is curious OV answered his question on the other thread
     
  18. May 1, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    I am curious about that...My speedo has certainly gone over that. I have radar confirmed speed at 89. That seems like it warrants further investigation.
     
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  19. May 1, 2019 at 2:44 PM
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    Your job now is to get a 91 confirmed by radar without the ticket that may accompany said radar monitoring
    *edit* I guess radar confirmation won't matter since it's supposedly limited to what the truck perceives to be 90 be by it's calculations. 65 on my truck with 4.88s and 34.5 tires equals about 70 with a radar
     
  20. May 1, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    I'll see what I can do. I've been trying to get it radar confirmed but my schedule has been busy unfortunately.

    Regardless, I didn't feel like I was being limited/governed so... who knows. Maybe it only affects certain vehicles/years/whatnot. No idea.
     
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