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The 5.29 Mega Thread!!

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

  1. Sep 2, 2019 at 5:43 PM
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    Blucuss

    Blucuss Well-Known Member

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    • 285/75/16 BFG KO2s on Stock TRD PRO Wheels • King Front Coilovers, 700lb Front Springs, Extended Travel, Remote Res with Comp Adjusters • King Rear Shocks with Remote Res and Comp Adjusters • Total Chaos UCAs • 5.29’s & ARB Air Locker • LRA 34 Gal Fuel Tank • Cali Raised 25 Degree Rock Sliders • Cali Raised Bed Channel Supports • upTOP Alpha XL Roof Rack • upTOP Full-height Bed Rack • DECKED Truck Storage Box • Weathertech Front & Rear Floormats • G-Tec Fab Door Sill Protectors • TheTacoGarage Dashtop Multi-Mount • MESO Gas Hole • MESO Custom Fuse Cover • MESO Coin Holder • SDHQ Built Billet ABS Guards
    Like many have stated, the 5.29’s have totally changed the drive of my truck. It is no longer searching for gears and holds speed consistently. Currently on 285/75/16’s with bed & roof rack and Decked box. Soon to be bumpers and winch. I am happy with the decision and now enjoy the ride much more. Thanks to everyone who have contributed to this thread. You helped make my decision that much easier to upgrade to 5.29’s. Cheers!

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  2. Sep 2, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    The Schwartz

    The Schwartz Schwartz the Tacoma!

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    Looking good man!! Welcome to the club!

    :eek::thumbsup::drool:
     
  3. Sep 2, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    RustedRon!

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    Added front receiver.
    I like it!
     
  4. Sep 2, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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    JoeCOVA

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    No, we all use @thefatkid
     
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  5. Sep 2, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    ColoTaco76

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    Icon S.2, fuel rims, BFG AO2
    I tried to PM. Crickets so far.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2019 at 8:26 PM
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    thefatkid

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    I don't have any PMs in my inbox with your name on them
     
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  7. Sep 2, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    Awesome, just curious.. did you gain any MPGs?
     
  8. Sep 3, 2019 at 2:45 AM
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    Blucuss

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    Over a thousand miles since upgrading and the MPGs stayed nearly even at almost 17. It could probably do better if I was a little kinder.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2019 at 7:39 AM
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    I had good luck with Slee Off-road in Golden. Been super happy.
     
  10. Sep 3, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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    JoeCOVA

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

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    Flux capacitor
    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?
     
  12. Sep 3, 2019 at 10:51 PM
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  13. Sep 3, 2019 at 10:52 PM
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    Dr. Emmett Brown

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  14. Sep 3, 2019 at 10:54 PM
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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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  15. 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
     
  16. 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.
     
  17. 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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  18. 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.
     
  19. Sep 9, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    justiwhite

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    Thank you for a amazing update. Are you liking how it is not hunting gears as much?
     
  20. Sep 9, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    JoeCOVA

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    Drives awesome now. I’m significantly weighted down more now and the truck doesn’t even notice
     

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