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tryin to find the right gears

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 98_Mud_bug, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Apr 22, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    98_Mud_bug

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    i'm considering upsizing the tires on my truck to a nice set of 35's and i can not find a thread about the gears i should.. i have the 3.4 v6 it's a 98 plain sr5 i am completely lost... any help would be greatly helpful... :)
     
  2. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    higherlux

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    more info would be nice
    what gears do u have in it now?
    do u off road alot (judgeing from ur sig pic i assume yes
    any waay u will prolly want 4.88s for it if ur gonna run 35's
     
  3. Apr 22, 2009 at 11:31 PM
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    TRD4x4858

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    I would stick to like a 4.29 or 4.56's if you still want it to move on the highway
     
  4. Apr 23, 2009 at 4:59 AM
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    I have a 4.30 in mine and I think it would still be too tall for 35s (I'm running 31X10.50s). I would look at something more along the lines of a 4.88 to 5.29, leaning toward the 5.29. Your speedo and odo will be WAY WAY off though. Check out the tire size calculator under the Mods and Tutorials tab.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    DONT get the 5.29s for 35s. Seriously, i had that for about 6 months and it SUCKS. Go with 4.88s, it will be close to stock with a slight increase in rpms on the highway. With 37s and 18" beadlocks (the tire/wheel combo weighs about 140lbs each), I still turn about 3k rpms on the highway at about 64mph. Imagine that with 35s....dont get 5.29s, go 4.88 it will be spot on.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    yea i wont mind a drop in mileage as long as it is not ridiculously low.. like i said i drive it about 500 miles a week or so and the v6 with the 4.88s will still turn them easy enough?
     
  7. Apr 23, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    yep, 4.88s and 35s work nicely for daily drivers
     
  8. Apr 23, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    4.88 FTW
     
  9. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    any recomendations on the best way to lift to have 35's and still flex decently without beatin up a fender? i like the glass fenders but i dont want to have to re do the bed too and i'm nowhere near a desert so the baha look is not exactly for me ha ha
     
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