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The 5.29 Mega Thread!!

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

  1. May 16, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    If they were available back when i did my re gear i would have done the 5.29's then.
     
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  2. May 28, 2019 at 4:09 AM
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    Almost did the 5.29, but saw 5.71 as an option for my 8” and goddamn, should have been the first mod I did.

    Was expecting the Speedo to read fast, but it reads exact, 75 is 75mph per Waze GPS. Running 255/75r17 or 31s. Now for some 33s.
     
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  3. May 28, 2019 at 4:45 AM
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    I believe your speedo is reading the wheel speed sensor, so only tire size will affect the reading. Since you are running 31, that's pretty stock so I wouldn't expect a change.

    The gear ratio should not play a role in speedo calibration.
     
  4. May 29, 2019 at 12:26 AM
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    For those of you who did the work themselves. Is there a trick to get the rear third member out? I know it's not the axles. In a write up for a 2nd gen, it said its critical to engage the locker, It does't appear as if the 3rd gens have the same window to manually engage the locker. Is there a way to engage the locker manually?

    Do I just need to keep jiggling?

    TIA
     
  5. May 29, 2019 at 5:20 AM
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    Nope, no trick. As long as the axles are pulled out far enough the third should drop right out.
     
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  6. Jun 2, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Where did you get the switch panel to add the extra switch for the front locker?
     
  7. Jun 2, 2019 at 8:23 PM
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  8. Jun 2, 2019 at 9:04 PM
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    Thank you!
     
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  9. Jun 7, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    Gentlemen,
    This past weekend Nitro Gear in Cashmere WA did a 5.29 install on my '19 TRDOR. I am very stoked with the performance with 33s, RTT, bumpers, winch, batteries, truck vault and mild lift. I had already done the 1.05 OV Tune in both 87 and 91 octane performance tunes without a copasetic solution. Highway speeds were limited to 4th gear in the 6 speed auto in the original configuration. When it was all said and done, 80mph was running @ 3000rpm iirc with the Hypertech calibration for 33s. Mileage wasn't really a consideration, but it appears that averaging 75-80mph had right about a +2mpg increase with less of an increase in the 60-70mph range.It has been mentioned that greater than 85mph becomes an issue, but after the 500 miles of break-in that included 5 thermal cycles, I ran it up to 97 mph in 6th gear. The original gears wouldn't hold 5th past about 75 and 6th was worthless with the weight, tires and wind resistance of this truck. I am very much satisfied with 5.29s with my weight and 33s as well as the hospitality dealing with Nitro in Cashmere WA.
    Best regards
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  10. Jun 7, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    This is def on my list of things to do! Love that they are only 2ish hours from me.
     
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  11. Jun 7, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    Nice, what did you use for your speedo calibration?

    I've asked hypertech a few times and they keep telling me the current product isn't yet ready for 2019 models, so I've been running with a miscalibrated speedo.
     
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  12. Jun 7, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    Well I knew I shouldn’t have been following this thread. Can’t turn back now, I have put some much time and money in this truck I have to see what all the buzz is about. Thanks
     
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  13. Jun 7, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    Went down this rabbit hole too
     
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  14. Jun 7, 2019 at 8:38 PM
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    Yep, I am seeing the same TW members in the threads as we all go down the rabbit hole together lol
    I saw you got your snorkel lol
     
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  15. Jun 7, 2019 at 9:50 PM
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    I am running the ‘16-‘18 Hypertech. It works for digital and analog speedo and odometer, but for some reason, the cruise control set point display does not update with the Hypertech. For example, I am at 70mph actual, but the cruise setpoint is at 65mph.
     
  16. Jun 8, 2019 at 3:41 PM
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    Thanks for the info! In that case, I may consider getting it. Surprised Hypertech doesn't have a solution yet. It's June already.
     
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  17. Jun 8, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    Figured I should jump in on this. Been running the 5.29's for a little bit now and really enjoyed it. I think a 5.40-5.50 option would be perfect for me as im on 37's, but overall happy with the general performance of the truck. I have not calibrated the speedo yet, so all my stuff is calculated via fuel fill ups, gps mileage, and gps speed. I am in Western Colorado where most mountain highways range from 45-65 and elevation changes are from about 6k feet to well over 10k feet.

    As an average, fuel economy has definitely taken a jump. Mix driving (wifes, 2 miles to work, trips to other towns for dr appts, etc etc) we stay around 17 mpg. Trips up to Grand Junction easily make the +20mpg club. I just took a trip across state, just at 250 miles, (254 to be exact) over several passes, to Colorado Springs with several sets of sliders and some gear for my folks in the bed. used just a touch under 11.3 gallons, so comes to 22mpg or so. Average of about 55mph.
    Trips on interstate suffer a bit, knocking me back down to 19 or so for the 70-75 mph runs and I lose another 1-2 mpg for anything over 80. Thankfully I don't spend too much time up there speed wise. I have noticed that the truck doesn't like sitting at 65mph. it wants a little less or little more, otherwise it still searches for gears a bit. I am hoping a recalibration of speedo will help that some. Trans temps are about the same on road, offroad the temps stay cooler a lot better.
    Per calculations, my speedo is about 21% off (sr5 stock tires measured just a touch under 29", the 37's at street psi measure 36.7 - was a 22% variation.) My scan gauge is a bit more accurate at about 20% variance. So all pics will need a +20% to read close to real time numbers. The 21 mpg (actual 26) was beat I had gotten on trip back from Moab via nucla/ridgeway/ speeds were 45-55 and flat or slight elevation changes for 180 miles or so.

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  18. Jun 11, 2019 at 2:15 AM
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    So no 80mph cutout as mentioned in the OVT thread?

     
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  19. Jun 11, 2019 at 4:24 AM
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    Thanks for taking the time to post this. I am needing this done soon.
     
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  20. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:44 PM
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    New to me, they came in yesterday.

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