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The 5.29 Mega Thread!!

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

  1. Sep 3, 2019 at 10:08 PM
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    Dr. Emmett Brown

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    Does ECGS sell fully built 529 third members front and rear and offer a core charge for the one on your truck, or am I just fantasizing?
     
  2. Sep 3, 2019 at 10:51 PM
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  3. Sep 3, 2019 at 10:52 PM
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  4. Sep 3, 2019 at 10:54 PM
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    Taconator_

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    Yeah I was pretty stoked about it too.
    swapping a 3rd member is easier than doing the gears your self.
     
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  5. Sep 6, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    I just ordered the 5.29 front and rear gear package from SDHQ (Nitro Gears) can anyone confirm if this kit contains everything required for the install? Are there additional components required? I've heard there are different bearings in the front differential that may be needed? Thanks
     
  6. Sep 6, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    Anyone get any howling on decel about 65 to 60? Sounds about like meaty tires.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2019 at 4:48 AM
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    A bunch a cool stickers, a bada ass MetalMiller Tx Longhorns grill emblem painted Hemi Orange, JBA long tube headers with o2 sims, Diff breather mod, Red LED interior lights, Fancy head unit that plays ipod n movies, Also DIY install factory stuff like, factory cruise control, factory intermittent wipers, OME nitro struts with 886x springs and toy tec top plate, JBA high caster UCA's for better alignmnet and dey beefier too, Old Man Emu Dakar leaf springs in da rear with the gear, U bolt flipper, Ivan Stewart TRD rims with 33" K Bro 2's, some bad ass weather tech floor liners so I don't muck up my interior, an ATO shackle flipper for mo travel in da rear wit the gear, also super shiny Fox 2.0 shocks back there too, all sorts of steal armor for bouncing off of the rocks like demello sliders, AP front skid, trans skid, n transfer skid, demello gas tank skid, and a tough as nails ARB bumper with warn 8k winch, I'm sure there's more
    The seals aren't top notch. Get you genuine Toyota pinion seals for the front and rear diff.
     
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  8. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:18 AM
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    xsf18cdf

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    Still breaking mine in. I ordered mine with REM and then sent for cryo. My truck had been at the installer for a few weeks and I was ready to go pick it up this past Monday but I had a spontaneous pneumothorax (lung collapse) and had to wait to be discharged to pick up the truck. Literally 30min after they removed the tube from my chest I was at the shop getting into it for the first time since gears and suspension were done. So far I would say nice- shifts the way it should've from the factory. Had complete suspension done so my attention is split between the two.

    I will be doing a "build thread" soon for anyone interested, but taking care of my health and preparing for a trip to Colorado, Utah, and Idaho.

    PS thanks to @JoeCOVA for his advice.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    Thank you for a amazing update. Are you liking how it is not hunting gears as much?
     
  10. Sep 9, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    Drives awesome now. I’m significantly weighted down more now and the truck doesn’t even notice
     
  11. Sep 9, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    I'd like to second the gratitude and will do so again when I do my build thread.

    I was looking for a mid-sized truck that behaved like one and was capable offroad for camping/exploring. I've driven Toyotas since high school and am probably one of a handful on here that had the honor and pleasure of driving a hardened and highly modified Hi Lux in a two-way shooting range overseas (see avatar).

    I've almost got my 500mi on my gear break-in and the transmission shifts very predictably. I'm not running larger tires as most of you, but my BFG AT's @ 235/85/16 on stock rims in 6th gear on flat/gentle inline, there is no hunting at 65mph and engine is turning about 21-2200 rpm (per gauge). The suspension really compliments the gears/engine combo- King 2.5ext/adj w/700lb springs and rear 12" w/adj on Archive's HH, relocate and Deaver Exped St 2.5 (custom). Empty is firm but incredibly smoother than OEM w/E-Rated BFGs.

    So I found my unicorn and will thank all those that helped, from fog lights, gassholes, suspension, winches and gears.

    Tomorrow is my first day back at work after laying in the hospital with a tube sticking out of my chest for 5 days, then I'm heading (for a few weeks) to Idaho (to see my son), Colorado, and Utah to just drive around and stop for a beer, food and bag time so I can wake up and do it all over again.

    GH
     
  12. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    Very much appreciated Gary. When you drive through CO, let us know, I’ll grab a beer with you.
     
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  13. Sep 9, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    if either of you assholes (said with love) makes it to Forest Grove Oregon... The beers are on me! Thank you for your service!
     
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  14. Sep 10, 2019 at 2:56 AM
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    Will do.

    G
     
  15. Sep 10, 2019 at 2:57 AM
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    Will do! just a few more days and I'm out of here.

    G
     
  16. Sep 10, 2019 at 6:24 AM
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    I have two friends that have and gave them glowing reviews, inexpensive quality
     
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    I like your rack....
     
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  18. Sep 10, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    Are you flirting???
     
  19. Sep 10, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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    can't you tell?
     
  20. Sep 10, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....
     
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