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To re-gear or not to re-gear?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 01tacoprerunner, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    Okay, so im doing a 4wd conversion to my prerunner.

    I have the 2.7 L, 4 cly with an automatic transmission. I have 4.56 gears stock in the rear. Its sluggish with 265/75r16 (31"x9.5") mud tires on it and it gets terrible gas mileage like 16 mpg. But with crappy all terrains i can get like 20 mpg.

    So should i stick with 4.56s or should i go with 4.88s, i may stick with having a trail set of tires and wheels and a road set. But i will probably not go any bigger than a 32"x11.5 tire size. Will probably be running armor in the future.

    So 4.56s or 4.88s or 5.29s?

    Thanks for the help. :)
     
  2. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    Help please :)
     
  3. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    I'd re-gear it to 4.88 while you're doing everything. I can't imagine a 2.7 auto being powerful enough to ride around comfortably with 32s and armor
     
  4. Jul 24, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    bjmoose

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    There is not a big difference between 4.56 and 4.88.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    Well you think i should go 5.29s?
     
  6. Jul 24, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Where would you have the gears installed? I am in the same boat as you but unsure of the expense involved.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    I found a local guy who did my buddies truck, and charged him like $200 an axle, but my buddy bought the gears himself.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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  9. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    Anybody else got anything to add to this?
     
  10. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    Bump
    Deff curious on this too cause I got the 2.7 and pushing 33's MT
     
  11. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    I think you should double check whether you've really got a 4.56 stock ratio. That's pretty short gearing for a factory truck.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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  13. Aug 1, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    I do have it, it is a stock ratio for toyota tacomas:

    Here: http://www.ttora.com/wiki/index.php/Gear_Codes
     
  14. Aug 14, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    I know that 2005+ use 4.10 gears in the 2.7 ltr's
     
  15. Aug 14, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    Why, why, why why why why why don't you just trade your truck in for a 4x4 and save cash?
     
  16. Aug 14, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    It wouldnt save cash, sorry to tell ya.
     
  17. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    99yodataco

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    If your gonna regear, I'll trade you my stock 4.10s for your 4.56 plus some $$ of course. :D
     
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