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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Feb 28, 2017 at 1:52 PM
    wildfyr3

    wildfyr3 KEØGLC

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    Possibly for the first time ever, a question about downsizing tires. I need some help subjectively quantifying how much a downsize will help. In several weeks I'm trekking out to Seattle for a ~3400 mile round trip. I've done Death Valley and back with my current tires so it's doable without going insane, I just keep hoping to maybe make the truck a little more streetable as it's my DD (plus KO2s are supposed to rock it in the snow). I have 33x10.5r15 KM2s and I'm thinking of going down to 32x11.5r15 KO2s to both kill some of the noise and gain a little more gearing/power back.

    RN I'm running 33x10.5R15 KM2's on a 3RZ/5spd with a few performance mods (LCE header, Balance shaft delete) and 4.30 gears (the saving grace). With all the extra weight I'm carrying around all the time I have a lack of power especially when hills come into play. I70 west out of Denver makes me run at about 4500-5000 RPM in 2nd gear most of the way up the mountains and I have to downshift into 4th to navigate most hills even in MN (5th is a flat/downhill only cruise gear for me).

    Do you think I'll gain enough torque back from downsizing 1" ø? That's a 3.94% increase. Or would I really need to go to 31s to see enough power gain to make it worth it?
     
  2. Feb 28, 2017 at 2:10 PM
    TheSaint

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    I used a piece of scrap 2x4 with some strategically-drilled holes and a couple of steel punches. Worked like a charm.

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  3. Feb 28, 2017 at 2:19 PM
    drr

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    Eh, might just be kind of a bad feeling thing. That's a lot of torque on the output shaft too.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2017 at 2:29 PM
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  6. Feb 28, 2017 at 2:44 PM
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  7. Feb 28, 2017 at 3:38 PM
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    I love quality reviews like that. Thanks for posting that.
     
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  8. Feb 28, 2017 at 3:54 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    you'll see a small increase..but only small. Tire is only 2lbs lighter and it is wider so you probably won't see a big change in MPGs either.

    31s would be a nice boost most likely. But really, look at shedding weight as much as possible and that will help too.

    meh. It can take it. Was made too. I found myself always putting in in L for offroading on harder spots so it wouldn't shift into 2nd or sit there and slip in 2nd.
     
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  9. Feb 28, 2017 at 5:29 PM
    Prayn4surf

    Prayn4surf 20 minutes late

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    Thx to imtaconico got in on the group buy for the arb compressor...just running it for tires so went single compressor also to follow tomtom's build but I added the frame plate so that at least a fourth bolt would go onto something...a little bending and using a dremel and a drill made for a fun little start to having onboard air

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/tomtoms-03-trd-xtra-cab-sold.259729/page-18

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  10. Feb 28, 2017 at 7:26 PM
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    I don't think it will make much of a difference. I travel 70 outside of Denver quite often with my 3rz on 32.8 diameter tires and 4.88 gears. I am constantly in the 4500-5000 rpm range going up the hills. If I had to guess the truck has roughly 550-600 lbs of weight in the bed all the time. I think boost is the only thing that can really help our trucks at that altitude.
     
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  11. Feb 28, 2017 at 7:42 PM
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    Well went back to cvj and got the correct rack. They offer both and I didn't realize that. The roller style rack is cheaper than the bushing style. I picked up the bushing style for $420 with a $225 core. So $645 without a core. I think an all new OEM rack can be had for close to $550 from Camelback. So if for some reason you don't have a core it's definitely not worth it.

    Also the itr's don't have as much articulation as OEM or the Moog I previously had. Because of that it made reinstalling the otr into the spindle a little difficult. On the passenger side I had to jack up on the lca to get it in. Doesn't appear to effect anything once it's in though.
     
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  12. Feb 28, 2017 at 8:48 PM
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    For a 130 more....... You coulda went oem.....just sayin
     
  13. Feb 28, 2017 at 8:50 PM
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    $130 is a lot of beer and and a couple of tanks of fuel though
     
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  14. Feb 28, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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  15. Feb 28, 2017 at 8:58 PM
    alee891

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    Valid.
     
  16. Feb 28, 2017 at 9:00 PM
    Speedytech7

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    Agreed
     
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  17. Feb 28, 2017 at 9:12 PM
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    Cant argue with that
     
  18. Feb 28, 2017 at 9:23 PM
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  19. Feb 28, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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    I know I know.
     
  20. Feb 28, 2017 at 9:35 PM
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    What the topic goes from steering racks to rack racks
     
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