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The 5.29 Mega Thread!!

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

  1. Nov 30, 2019 at 6:13 PM
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    Pablo8

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    You mean to 5th??

    OVT Tune?
     
  2. Dec 1, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    It’s the same transmission used in the turbo-diesel Hylux
     
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  3. Dec 1, 2019 at 9:08 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!
    Got the gears installed and I am in the break in period. Loving the way that it pulls up hills.
    The shifting has settled down, and I can roll up grades without a downshift.
    The RPM change to me is proper, as I felt like it was always to low for proper control at speeds.

    I must say I am impressed :)

    To give you an idea of my setup for weight:
    Tires: 255/85/16 KM2s
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    And enough bd lights to land an airplane with lol, I wonder how much weight I have with 13 circuits worth lol

    Next up is a trip to Marlin ;)
     
  4. Dec 1, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    Anyone running 5.29s with manual trans and 315’s?Just made an appointment for 5.29 install and hoping I made the right choice.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2019 at 4:46 PM
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    I’ve put a massive 30 miles on my 5.29s today. We shall see...
     
  6. Dec 1, 2019 at 10:59 PM
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    Are you manual or auto?
     
  7. Dec 1, 2019 at 11:01 PM
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    Watch the jts differentials videos on YouTube. He mentions on there a lot of people regret not getting 5.29’s
     
  8. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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  9. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:07 PM
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    100 miles into having 5.29s. It is completely unbelievable. I just want to go drive.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:28 PM
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    Just ordered my pre-built 3rd and clamshell from ECGS today, will have them in about 2 weeks. I am planning to tackle this install myself, should be a learning experience. I found some 4runner install videos on the ECGS site. Does anyone know of any other how-to videos or articles that you could share?
     
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  11. Dec 2, 2019 at 9:24 PM
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    It's completely doable if you have basic mechanic tools and some patience. Personally, it's my therapy. I've re-geared my Jeeps myself, but for my Toyotas, ECGS is just too good of a deal to pass up.

    Took me about a little over an hour or so to rip out the original 3rds, and about the same to put new ones in. Had a little challenge with the stubborn c-clip on one axle shaft, but couple of swear words and it was knocked back in.

    To each their own. I love doing my own work and knowing each and every bolt was tightened correctly to spec and appropriate FIPG was used along with recommended oil.

    I have an older friend (he's almost 80) who actually believes his cars run better when he's more emotionally connected to them. He would work on them himself as "spending time with them".

    Or, you could be one of those guys/gals who doesn't want to get dirty and would rather spend your time getting a pedi. In which case, nobody will judge you to hire it out :)
     
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  12. Dec 2, 2019 at 9:27 PM
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    Lovely. All that ranting and I forgot to answer your actual question. Here's the link to follow for the front (it's a second gen, but process is still the same). Oh, and I love Chase to pieces, but I think there's a typo on the part where he says the front is only 35lbs. He must have missed a "1" in front of that 35 :rolleyes: with those damn brackets attached.

    As far as the rear, it's straight forward.
     
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  13. Dec 2, 2019 at 9:35 PM
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  14. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Currently living in San Diego, heading up to corona to get my 5.29s installed then over to San Bernardino to get a cmc from beastfab then back down to SD. A few days later up to Big Bear for 3 days for Christmas then back down. I will likely go over 500miles but less than 1000. These are REM polished. How much should I be concerned about not changing fluid at 500?
     
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  15. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:48 AM
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    Meh. At the end of day you should listen to the installer or the manufacturer (if you're terribly concerned with warranty).

    Personally, I'd rather be a bit later than earlier. Give those gears time to grind those teeth and learn each other.

    I'm just some guy on the internet, but you're probably going to end up in the sweet spot between 500-1000,assuming you haven't been horse-beating it.

    Remember, heat is your enemy. Take a $15 infrared temp gun if you have to and just ensure the diffs don't overheat. That's why your instructed not to offroad, tow or drive more than 20 minutes at a time.

    Use 4WD as much as you can.

    Lastly, as long as the gears are setup properly, you should be completely fine. Backlash and pinion depth gets the oils in there, preload keeps your bearings optimal etc...
     
  16. Dec 3, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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    Just an update for people wondering how it feels with 5.29's and OVtune...it does feel much better. I'm on 35s with some amour. If you're expecting it to feel like a v8 Tundra it won't but it is a huge improvement over stock gears and tune considering all the mods I do have. It holds 4th often way to long (that has to do with the Tune more so than the gears.) In my opinion the tune puts the truck how it should come from the factory performance wise. I do get horrible fuel economy which I was anticipating. Anywhere from 10-13 mpg.

    With that being said I am waiting to see what the 2021 Tundra has in store. Should it be what the rumors are I may be trading.
     
  17. Dec 3, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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    Which shop are you getting your re-gearing done? We have a few trucks in SD looking to get the 5.29s and looking into getting them installed at ProGears here in SD.
     
  18. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    I'm going to go the ECGS route and swap third members. Is their anything else i should plan to order? i'm planning to use permatex instead of gasket on the rear third.
    Awesome info, i'm going to be doing this myself as well and have been reading up on the procedure for both front and rear. if ordering the built diffs from ecgs, is their anything else i need to order? I'm planning on buying a tube of "the right stuff" permatex for the rear diff instead of a gasket. is there anything i need to use the permatex on for the front clamshell? oh and gear oil of course.
     
  19. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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    Yes. Chase will tell you to use the gray permatex for diffs. I'd recommend that as well. You will need to permatex the rear, and also the front diff tube. Don't be too generous. Just use a thin film. Then using your finger, smooth it out.

    Torque within 10 minutes of application.

    As far as anything else, just make sure to spend the $45 extra for the needle bushing replacement.

    Try to get a helper if you can. Not required, but it'd go easy. Also, I used an organizer and labeled all the bolts as I took them out. Make quick work going back in.
     
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  20. Dec 3, 2019 at 4:13 PM
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    right on good info so something like this? Permatex ultra grey? https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-821...ultra+grey&qid=1575418377&s=automotive&sr=1-1

    or this

    https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-811...x+gear+oil&qid=1575418431&s=automotive&sr=1-1
     
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