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The 5.29 Mega Thread!!

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

  1. May 10, 2019 at 12:43 PM
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    DaMaDo

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    Can't wait to get these installed next week. Glad that ECGS sells REM polished rears now.
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  2. May 10, 2019 at 2:48 PM
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    This is the route I'd like to take also. I gather you're installing them yourself? Please let us know how it goes.
     
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  3. May 10, 2019 at 4:59 PM
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    This one is a bit beyond me. Maybe I'd try if I didn't have a 4 month old, but I have to have the truck back up in a day or two so I'm having an ECGS- recommended installer do it next week.
     
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  4. May 11, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    TRD Pro Grill, TRD Pro skid plate, tuff skins stickers, rekgen mudflaps, 33'' tires, 17'' wheels. Nitro 5.29 Gears. Bilstein 8112 front/8100 rears. Icon delta joint UCA’s and RXT leaf pack. Baja designs Fog, squadron ditch lights, and 30” S8 light bar.
    Got my 5.29’s installed. 33” tires and it’s driving amazing. Averaging 20mpg. Freeway speeds I can go up to 80 indicated at 2600rpm and gps says 84mph. Haven’t gone much faster for extended time. No need too but in town it does 60-65 at 1900-2000 rpm and gets even better MPG
     
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  5. May 11, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    Nice. Great choice!!!

    The 5.29s seem intimidating for many but once you have them you never want to go back!
     
  6. May 12, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    BEAR_KNIFE_FIGHT

    BEAR_KNIFE_FIGHT bearly famous

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    20!? Nuts. Glad it's working out well for you.I am also very satisfied with mine.
     
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  7. May 12, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    TRD Pro Grill, TRD Pro skid plate, tuff skins stickers, rekgen mudflaps, 33'' tires, 17'' wheels. Nitro 5.29 Gears. Bilstein 8112 front/8100 rears. Icon delta joint UCA’s and RXT leaf pack. Baja designs Fog, squadron ditch lights, and 30” S8 light bar.
    I agree, I was surprised as well. I used to get about 16.5
     
  8. May 13, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    I almost can’t believe your getting that MPG with 5.29s on 33s!? I was going to hold off until I got my 35s but I guess it would be worth just doing my gears now.
     
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  9. May 14, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    After a 1000+ miles on my 5.29 I have not noticed a big boost in MPG but then again i've been driving the truck harder than I did stock since I dont feel any acceleration lag.

    There is this hill where I would struggle to hit 45mph on my commute to work without dropping down to 4th gear and now it pushes 55+ in 5th gear using the same mpg.

    It would be the same where I did not like going 65+mph on highways with all my weight on the bed and now it happily does 75+ with about the same pressure applied to the gas pedal.

    The biggest thing I noticed from the switch to 5.29 is that I hit 6th gear more frequently which was non existent in my stock gearing.
     
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  10. May 14, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    Whats your Wheel/tire/lift setup?
     
  11. May 14, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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  12. May 14, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    I also have a snugtop rebel with outsdoorman package, a prinsu on top of that, a truckvault that is fully loaded with gear and a dometic cfx95 in the bed for weight.

    But I live and commute in the city of San Francisco. Hills everywhere
     
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  13. May 15, 2019 at 6:01 AM
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    I'm planning to do one soon, actually have a busy who bought one from rough country, said it's the exact same thing just repackaged. Im curious what my true reading is.

    Yep told me the same, and we did it on the 300+ mile drive home the next day, wife was hating me bc I didn't tell her that part.lol
    that is crazy, I have 285 70 17 and a little bit of weight but not too much, and I'm averaging about 15-16 mpg,I will say the area I'm in is right in the middle of the mountains tho so I know that takes a toll.I don't often run past 70-75 it feels like it's wound to the max lol with it now running at a higher rpm. Im extremely curious to see what impact will happen when I put these 35x12.5x17 on soon and add all the planned weight. Camper shell, rear bumper with swing out, .front and shell roof racks and of course a ton of accessories and stuff to outfit it.I really hope it doesn't completely tank my mpg to a ridiculous point of being unenjoyable to drive.

    yeah that's what I thought, must be nice lol.I am ready to do anything possible to gain mpg back at this point, I really need someone to help me understand and decide if an ovtune could help me with this and is worth the investment.
     
  14. May 15, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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    I am on 285/75/16 Mud terrains, with a Gofast camper, plywood platform built with all my camping gear in the rolling bins under. Full steel rear and front bumpers, steel sliders, aluminium skids. Im averaging 14-15 MPG now, and driving faster and more aggressive since the truck feels so much better! I was avg 12ish before the upgrade, but also I was driving like a grandma. Love the new 5.29's.
     
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  15. May 15, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    SCS Stealth 6: 17x8.5 w/ 285/70 Wrangler Ultraterrain ATs; "Dealer Package" Pro-Comp 3-n-1 spacer/block lift; Mobtown bolt-on Sliders; Rear Diff Breather Mod; KC C2 flood lights on Cali Raised tailgate brackets
    Granted I'm still running stock diff at 3.90, with 33's Pro Comp AT Sport tires, I'm doing ~86 mile round trips to work 98% Interstate driving with 65-70mph posted speed limits...and I'm averaging right around 19.8mpg (adjusted for 33's vs. stock). FYI, the Taco is not my daily driver, but recently my DD A/C died...so we shall see as temps rise as we approach summer here in coastal/Richmond, VA area.
     
  16. May 16, 2019 at 6:37 AM
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    Got mine installed! 1-4 gears go really fast, but RPMs stay low due to OD gears. I think this is definitely the way the diffs should be geared based on the auto transmission. Glad I went with the 5.29 over the 4.88. I'm on 33s for now.

    My initial drive for the break in was not the best - lots of stop and go in traffic, but I got the truck back during rush hour so no real choice. Drove it for 12 miles/25 minutes then let it rest for 45 while shopping for groceries, then 4 more miles to the house. Hoping the REM polishing makes up for the stop and go.

    FYI, buy 7 quarts of gear oil. I had originally bought 4 and the shop had to run out to get 3 more. Luckily there were exactly 3 left.
     
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    You are safe with the REM polished gears!
     
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  18. May 16, 2019 at 2:58 PM
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    Cant wait to see the 5.29 day
     
  19. May 16, 2019 at 3:14 PM
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    dmo.jpg Like to throw my 2cents in. I have 2016 sport 4x had Icon lift cant give you a stage but i upgraded the rear to RXT omegas and bump stops front upgraded the s[prings to 700lb coils. I installed 4.88's as soon as they came available and then added OVtune . Recently added a Demello front bumper with a winch and a Pelfreybilt rear HC with a custom swing out. Prinsu rack, a bed rack with an RTT and i have a full set of steel Mobtown skids all running on 34" Cooper STT Maxx tires. So she is a heavy bitch! Recently went to New Mexico about a an 800 mile trip. I have to say the 4.88's dont work at all well for my setup. Back home with daily driving it has been fine even fun to drive. But the gear hunting ,loss of power on any incline was just stupid,having the trans downshift from 6th or 5th into 3rd gear is just ridiculous and i wasn't trying to go over 70 MPH ! So anyone with a rig setup something like mine may want to just go with 5.29's! I think i am going to be the guy who gets a second re gear to the 5.29's its really that bad with the 4.88's unless OVtune comes out with tire and gear tuning sooner then later!
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  20. May 16, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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    Thanks for the input! I to am running a 34 currently 285/75/17 and mobtown sliders. Theres a youtube video of someone who did 488 and then he made a new video about his 529 and he likes them a lot. Nitro gear also just released a informative video. They did 5.29s on a stock 3rd gen!
     
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