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The 5.29 Mega Thread!!

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

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:45 PM
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    JoeCOVA

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    Finally!!
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    Baby steps :rofl:
     
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  3. Jun 16, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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    I'm in the same boat. I don't have a rack or RTT but steel bumpers, sliders, and skids plus 33" tires at 4500ft and I'm wishing I went with 5.29s. I still drop down to 4th on the freeways around town when there is any grade greater than a 1/2 mile or so. On small rolling hills its constantly bouncing between 5th on the uphill and 6th downhill. Honestly I wish they had something higher than 5.29s.....


    Anyone interested in buying a set of 4.88s with less than 5k miles on them!?!? :D
     
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  4. Jun 17, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    sixlxvi

    sixlxvi "break stuff"

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    Are you guys fully opening the diffs and cleaning them out after the first 500 miles? Or are you just draining and filling the oil?
     
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  5. Jun 17, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    Just drain and fill. The magnet catches most of the metal from break-in.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2019 at 10:31 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!
    Anyone have in recommendations on where to get this done in the SE.

    If not the SE, any recommendations of places to go if I am heading west?

    Thanks in advance, and Inappreciate everyone’s input on this costly upgrade.

    I have gone too far with my truck build to turn back.
     
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  7. Jun 17, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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  8. Jun 17, 2019 at 12:55 PM
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    Nitro has been telling people 4.88s for 33s and 5.29s for 35s but in my experience I would say 4.88 for stock and 5.29 for 33+
     
  9. Jun 17, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    I would say so as well. Seeing Nitro recently re-geared their white Taco from 4.88 to 5.29, I think that speaks to what @JoeCOVA is talking about. I believe that truck is still on 33’s. Can’t say for sure, but I’ll give Chris up at Just Differentials a shout to confirm.
     
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  10. Jun 17, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    Agree. A 5.80 or so option would be great for the large tire crowd. But 5.29 for 33’s seems like it would be right.
     
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  11. Jun 17, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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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:
     
  12. Jun 17, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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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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  13. 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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  14. Jun 17, 2019 at 4:13 PM
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    Full armor here too... with roof rack tonneau bedrack and tent! 5.29!
     
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  15. 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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  16. Jun 17, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    I’m plastered.. may have replied to the wrong guy! MT nah. Hahah
     
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  17. 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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  18. Jun 17, 2019 at 4:55 PM
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    You know what to do.
     
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  19. 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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  20. 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.
     
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