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The 5.29 Mega Thread!!

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

  1. Jun 17, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    BlakeM

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    I’m still undecided on what gears to get.
    This morning, I was leaning 4.88, so I went on one of the Tacoma FB groups and asked if any MT guys are running 5.29s.
    One guy said, “5.29’s on stock tires here! MT and no heavy armor. I wouldn’t even consider 4.88 if I were you.”
    Another guy said he had 4.88s and it was barely noticeable. A few other people commented, but I couldn’t tell if they were just sharing opinions or had experience with either.

    Called ECGS this morning to see what their schedule looks like. I have a few weeks to make a decision. I’m actually leaning 5.29s though.
    I don’t even know what’s the point of this post, other than “I’m an indecisive sumbitch”. :rofl:
     
  2. Jun 17, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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    McRib

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    Had my 5.29s done at ECGS ran stocks for a few months! Made the 35 leap and wouldn’t go back! OVtuned as well for 91 perf/gearlock! I have a set skinnies coming for for the daily driver routine!
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    I’m still on 33s now, but full armor. I’ll Be bumping up to 35s, but I’m not in a rush. Still don’t have OV tune. That keeps getting pushed back for other stuff.
     
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  4. Jun 17, 2019 at 4:13 PM
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    McRib

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    Full armor here too... with roof rack tonneau bedrack and tent! 5.29!
     
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  5. Jun 17, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    5.29's and a manual transmission is pretty wild! You'd be revving close to 3k at 75mph in 6th gear. Based on numbers alone I would suggest against that.
     
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  6. Jun 17, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    McRib

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    I’m plastered.. may have replied to the wrong guy! MT nah. Hahah
     
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  7. Jun 17, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    Really curious about this. I’ll be this first to admit I’m not up to speed on the numbers and science behind it. I’ll give Chris, and Charley a call up at JT’s in WA

    Either way too late, already bought em.
     
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  8. Jun 17, 2019 at 4:55 PM
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    You know what to do.
     
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  9. Jun 17, 2019 at 5:18 PM
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    Shit man full armor and knowing you're going 35's it should be a no brainer.
     
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  10. Jun 17, 2019 at 5:20 PM
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Hell if you every wanna pull a trailer it’s a no brainer.
     
  11. Jun 17, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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  12. Jun 17, 2019 at 5:33 PM
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    "The numbers" say it's about the same final as not having a 6th gear.
     
  13. Jun 17, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    Well I guess it’s been decided then. :D

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  14. Jun 17, 2019 at 7:16 PM
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    0-100 quick
     
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    Can you order these with the limited slip?
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  16. Jun 17, 2019 at 11:36 PM
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    I'm on 33's with bumpers, skids and a winch. Installed the rear today and took it on a short test drive. Immediately felt the difference! I'm glad I found out ecgs sells fully assembled third members and clam shells in this thread . Made life a whole lot easier lol

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  17. Jun 18, 2019 at 1:38 AM
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    I pray for your bank account, that's some big money before the cores are returned.
     
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    How much is it before and after the core swap?
     
  19. Jun 18, 2019 at 3:14 AM
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    Let us know what you decide on, I’m curious to hear more first hand info from anyone running 5.29s with a MT.
     
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  20. Jun 18, 2019 at 4:54 AM
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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Yep, my buddy and I just had a fishing trip down to Amelia Island. He has a MT and was stuck in 4th the whole trip for like 6.5hrs.
    He also wants a gear swap.
     
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