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The 5.29 Mega Thread!!

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

  1. Oct 26, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    Round the world

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    thanks I’ll have to check it out
     
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  2. Oct 27, 2019 at 1:06 PM
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    @Round the world i saw your rig at MULE whole I was getting my 500mile oil change on my regear. Nice set up.
     
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  3. Oct 27, 2019 at 2:31 PM
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    Round the world

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    Cool, I hope they were working on it!
     
  4. Oct 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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    I drop my truck off in the morning, the excitement is real!
     
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  5. Oct 28, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    The howling noise is to be expected
     
  6. Oct 28, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    Pardon if previously asked what gear lube fluid are you running ?
     
  7. Oct 28, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    I really need some input from everyone on this thread because at this point I feel like I wasted a ton of money on the regear.
    I was running 285/75/16 then switched to 305/65/17. Truck has a front bumper, skid plates, and sliders.

    I regeared the truck a little over 1,000 miles ago and have noticed very little difference especially recently driving from San Jose to LA. I barely got 300 miles on one tank.
    I did however notice an increase in performance when driving up hills.


    I guess my main questions for folks on here are:

    What is the average speed that you're noticing mpg gains?

    Anyone use OVTUNE after the regear?


    Any input and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!!
     
  8. Oct 28, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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    I haven’t seen a huge if any mpg improvement but my truck doesn’t go down into 4th anymore on the highway. Mainly stays in 6th and 5th and that’s with 35s. Overall drives a lot better. Best mod I’ve done.

    also did the diff swap thing with ECGS and I have zero howl or anything weird.
     
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  9. Oct 28, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    I can get 20mpg if I set my cruise on 60(65ish with the bigger tires.
    I’ve set 75(80ish) and got 15mph but the truck was keeping that speed uphill.
    I definitely felt the truck was better after regear but wasnt in awe. I reset my truck by pulling the battery at 150ish miles felt a difference. I’ve read somewhere it takes about 2000 miles for the truck to learn your driving habits so at this point you can pull the battery or just drive another 1000 miles.
    I dont think the regear is really for fuel savings but I can feel the truck isnt struggling especially uphill. There are grades Ive driven before the regear where the trans temps go 240+ and I need to slow down. Now I can do those same grades at 80mph and the trans temp stays at 200 and engine isnt “screaming”. So think of it as saving your transmission.
    I don't have an ovtune and feel that I dont “need” it. I normally get 250 miles per tank with mixed driving before and after the regear.
     
  10. Oct 28, 2019 at 5:03 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!
    The regear is to help with the crazy ass trans hunting and obviously helps with weight and tires.
    I think fuel savings is gonna be based off of so many factors, it’s hard to compare one persons experience to your own.
    I know that doesn’t answer your questions, it’s just more over a performance thing.
     
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  11. Oct 29, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    Out of curiosity, how many of you guys are running 35’s?
     
  12. Oct 29, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    You won’t see mpgs gains really especially as you move up in tire size.

    In my first two posts you can see I dropped MPG with the regear and it continued to drop from stock to 33s and 35s

    300 miles per tank with a 33” tire sounds about right.

    I hope you read this thread before taking the plunge.

    Speeds over 65 will tank your MPG, likewise with stop and go short distance stuff
     
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  13. Oct 29, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    I need you guys to stop me or tell me I am nuts.....

    It's the whole 5.29 with MT question. I'm losing sleep. Should I just go 4.30 to 4.88?

    Is 4.30 to 5.29 gearing just too much?

    Trails, mud, snow......Hills more hills Need lower gears!

    Help.
     
  14. Oct 29, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    Is it worth the few thousand dollars to go from .3 to .88?

    Edit: just saying if you're looking at an upgrade the at benefits much more but if you're an mt and looking to upgrade I'd imagine 529 are more noticeable
     
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  15. Oct 29, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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    I can look at that two ways.

    Why do anything at all?
    Why not go all the way?

    I am adding F and R air lockers.

    Will the higher revs drive me nuts?

    Will I be shifting more/too much ?

    Will I go crazy with occasional freeway driving?
     
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  16. Oct 29, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    What size tires are you going to run? I went with 4:88's on stock tires, but If I had your truck with full lockers, full skids, and larger tires, then I'd go with 5:29's. The guys at ECGS are good at giving advice. Especially if you're ordering over 4g's worth of parts from them. My post on price breakdown is here.
     
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  17. Oct 29, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    31.5" until they wear out then 33" tires.

    I will talk more with Mule.
     
  18. Oct 29, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    Believe it or not, the sissy crawl control feature helped me make my decision. With MT, you have to rely more on the gears for downhill descents.
     
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  19. Oct 29, 2019 at 1:18 PM
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    How much highway/freeway do you do ? MPH?
     
  20. Oct 29, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    A lot of highway miles when camping, etc., and, at a high rate of speed (when I'm not towing the boat) :notsure::burnrubber:
     
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