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The 5.29 Mega Thread!!

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

  1. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    JoeCOVA

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    Toyota has a 1000 mile break in period that’s similar. Don’t drive in constant speeds, don’t have sudden accelerations, don’t drive in low gear, don’t pull trailers, etc

    The only thing missing is the heat cycles which are not needed. It’s like the engine, the engine has been ran and tested despite 0 miles.
     
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  2. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    Yeah all of it was done. In fact shop had the truck for a week and put on 50 miles small trips etc. the first time I’ve put her to work is off road in Colorado after 1000 miles on gears. Perhaps they are not designed to handle it who knows.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    And how many people actually do that..? :rofl:
     
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  4. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    I think you’d be pleasantly surprised.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    The gears can handle it. Many of us have put the gears through the ringer without issue. Either there is a defect or they installed them wrong.
     
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  6. Aug 9, 2019 at 9:38 AM
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    Just to clarify. If I were to read in the owners manual, this is what it would say, or the equivalent of a 1000 mile break has been done at the factory?

    I’ve never followed any break-in procedures for a new vehicle. The salesman never said to take it easy while test driving.
     
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  7. Aug 9, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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  8. Aug 9, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    I did it :anonymous:
     
  9. Aug 9, 2019 at 10:47 AM
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    Owners manual section 4-1 page 158. Recommend procedures for breaking-in a new toyota
     
  10. Aug 9, 2019 at 11:18 AM
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    Final question on the subject.

    Do the auto manufacturer’s use a different material/coating than say Nitro for the gears?

    Having a hard time wrapping my head around this break-in procedure versus rolling a new one off the show room floor. You would think that if it was a big deal, that there would be some kind of orientation before leaving the dealership. Like don’t tow for the first X miles, and yet there’s nothing. I’m assuming it’s not a concern.

    When you take it in for it’s first service, they don’t pull the diff nut and check the magnet for shavings or replace the diff fluid. Or, at least I don’t think they do.

    I know guys with brand new Super Duty’s that are towing their monster trailers within the first couple weeks of ownership.
     
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  11. Aug 9, 2019 at 11:31 AM
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    I specifically remember being told about the break in by the dealership when I got my truck. First 1k, dont drive crazy.


    If you Google ring and pinion break in, there are many videos and pages explaining how and why.

    The easiest thing to assume is that Toyota Polish and cryo thier gears so you dont have to worry about the break in on gears.
     
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    Figured that much. Working with nitro now maybe they can put some pressure on the install shop sounds like it may have been the installers issue based on what I’ve described to nitro. And of course the shop just pushed back and said they did it right
     
  14. Aug 9, 2019 at 7:57 PM
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    If you are in CO you should reach out to the @thefatkid. He is as precise as a surgeon.
     
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  15. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    You have to be when you mess with major mechanical things unfortunately I’m in ca.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2019 at 8:13 PM
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    If I was you Id call the manufacturer of the gears, and ask for a shop recommendation. I did not use nitro, I used Yukon.
     
  17. Aug 9, 2019 at 9:20 PM
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    Yeah I’m in the middle of that now. But I’m not sure I want to trough another $2800 expense when clearly it wasn’t my fault.
     
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    This shouldn’t be left in your hands to deal with. Either Nitro needs to take it on the chin or the installer. Definitely not you.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    I couldn’t agree more with you but since it’s alrrady paid for I have little to no leverage besides leaving a negative review /:
     
  20. Aug 11, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    I'm thinking of running a 285/75/17 which is a 34" tire. I regularly run 80mph down the freeway right now on my stock Tacoma and it's great. I travel to and from mountain area's on 3 hour trips down the interstate regularly. Eventually I am planning to add some weight, aluminum skids and sliders, but that's about it. You think when I change tire 5.29 will be a solid choice for me?
     

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