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Want 4:10 gears... Options?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by commando, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jan 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    I have been searching for a couple days and I am still a little lost.
    I am getting 255/85/16's really soon and from what I've learned so far, a re-gear may be in order.

    My truck is a 2006 4X4 double cab, so it is a 4.0L, it is an automatic, and it does have the optional mechLSD in the rear.

    If I drive it and it seems even the least bit gimpy with the 33's on there, it will get re-geared.

    What are my options if I just want to go to 4:10's? Specifically, can I just do a front and rear 3rd swap with an OG Toyota unit?

    I would like to at least keep the mechLSD in the back, (maybe step it up to a locker but that is not the goal here.)
    The goal is to get back to stock gearing. I will never run 35's and I don't get too crawlery, :rolleyes: so I don't want 4:56's.

    My question is simple I hope, what year and model trucks are compatible with mine...
    Tundra? T100? 1stgen Tacoma? 2ndgen 4cyl? FJ?

    Pic for click! It's got 115K miles, but it's paid for!
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  2. Jan 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    You need factory gears from a 4cyl second gen. You'll want to find em used as Toyota charges a ton for the factory 4.10's
     
  3. Jan 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    I wonder if ECGs can hook you up at a reasonable price.
     
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    http://www.iwerearendsonly.com/ ... if you're looking for gears, these guys are the best. I dealt with them before, fantastic... but they are in Canada. Close to the border tho.
     
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    Try it out first.

    You may decide not worth the cost and hassle.

    If you decide you want 4.10s, PM me as I've got my factory take-offs from when I regeared a couple months ago, including the front carrier which you will need.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    I thought the only 4.10's were OE?
     
  8. Jan 19, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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  9. Jan 19, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    Thanks.

    I looked into that, seemed expensive.

    I will check them out, thanks.

    I looked into that already, if, I was going with 4:56's I would have already ordered them from the GB. Since I just want 4:10's I think just swapping OEM Toyota parts makes more sense.


    Yeah, I am going to check it out first. I have 285's now and I think it does OK for the most part. The 33's are only 1" bigger so I may be OK, but if I can do a simple swap and get 4:10's... why not right?

    I'll PM you!

    Thanks guys, I appreciate all the input!
     
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  11. Jan 19, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    I actually just found that out as well. There is a sticker on my rear diff that says "only LSD oil."

    I lucked out I guess, I just bought the truck a couple months ago, but I am thinking it may be part of the tow/hitch package?
    (Which mine has as well.)
     
  12. Jan 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    Just a quick update:

    I have a buddy that owns/runs a garage and mostly does Toyotas. He has done lots of re-gear jobs before.

    He says he found me a 4:10 front at a local JY for $500 or so, and he has the parts to rebuild my rear on hand...

    He just quoted me $1300-$1400. That includes all parts and labor, and the end result would be all OEM equipment (Toyota gears) with 4:10's in the front and rear. And, I get to keep my same mechLSD in the rear to boot!

    Thoughts???

    I am probably going to drop the truck off within the next few days, I don't think I am going to find a better solution/deal anywhere...
     
  13. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    I have 285's with the 4.0 and it still moves just fine. I don't think u should need a regear with 255's. That's just my opinion.
     
  15. Jan 19, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    Anybody else??? It's looking like I am dropping the truck off for this tomorrow...
     
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    Wow, great timing... I will check it out,

    Thanks man!
     
  18. Jan 19, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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    Remembered I saw that the other day and saw you were in OR. I'm going with 4.56. Where are you getting yours installed?
     
  19. Jan 19, 2012 at 11:05 PM
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    My buddy is doing it.

    He has been working on Toyota's forever and has done lots of re-gears before. He has his own mechanics business/garage that he runs. It is pretty much a 1 man show, but he has a really nice shop with a lift and all that good stuff. I am no expert but $1300 out the door sounds like a great deal to me. I did send that CL guy an email though, always good to have options!
     
  20. Jan 21, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    Try backing up with a loaded trailer with your 6 speed. You can tell.
     
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