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Transfer case gears

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chachie, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    Chachie

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    Hey all, i was talking to a family friend that works at a suspension/tire shop that said it would be way easier to re gear the transfer case rather than re gearing both the front and rear. Anybody heard of trans. case gears for our trucks?

    Justin
     
  2. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Well in the case of the older Toyota pickups this can be achieved, but only for 4WD instances. The transfer case in the Tacomas are chain driven and are not easily modified like the pre-tacomas are.

    could you explain your purpose of re-gearing a little further, we may be able to help better.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    Did you know they are the same unit (Marlin and Inchworm Lefty)?

    I think they make some sort of a deal where Marlin gave Inchworm adapter plates + 4.7 Transfer Ration and Inchworm gave Marlin the lefty.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    Ok so it is sounding like t-case gears are out of the question. Yes, i am wanting to be able to turn my 35's down the highway better and get a little better than 13mpg:eek:. I am also want more power off road. I was thinking doing some 4.88's because i really dont do a lot of hwy driving and when i do its not for very long.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    yep Ring & Pinions it is for you.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    I'm not absolutely certain, but Marlin calls it an Inchworm Lefty on TTORA, and as of now, they both come standard with 4.7 gears and Marlin chromoly output shafts.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    Ok,and has anybody done an install on these trucks? How hard is it?
     
  8. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    It's not so hard, but it's VERY important that it's done right. That's why I paid a professional to do it, ECGS
     
  9. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    Ok, now for that question that I really should know better than to ask but...which brand?
     
  10. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    Just don't get the cheapest thing out there. Obviously I've not used them all, but here's list based on what I've read
    Precision - Best
    Yukon - Good
    Nitro - Alright
     
  11. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    And if i could have an opinion from some of you, I'm looking at the new CBI plate bumper. I'm thinking of going with that first as the intro pricing is only good until the 19th of Feb. The extra weight shouldn't put too much more stress on the stock gearing should it?
     
  12. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    Not significant compared to the stress the 35s are putting on the drivetrain. You'll be fine.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    Ya i can feel the stress from the 35's. Me and a friend went up to Tahoe last Friday and, let me tell you, climbing those hills in 4hi, i was gritting my teeth and just tried to keep it a gear lower than the auto would want it to be at to keep the RPMs up.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Keeping it in a lower gear than it wants to be in for a trail run makes the torque converter/ transmission heat up quick. That's what 4LO is for. Just shift the transfer case and take the trail a little slower.

    I got lucky, Chase still had a set of precisions left when he did my install.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    Oh no sorry, i was unclear, we were on hwy80 heading up to go snowboarding. Oh ya if we were on trails i wouldn't have even thought twice about putting it in 4lo.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    Cool, you should be able to do about 45-50 mph in 4LO with 35s.
     
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