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whats hurting me the most?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by darkturtleninja, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Mar 15, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    darkturtleninja

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    ok so i have a 95 taco 4x4 2.7 4cyl... and ive got procomp lt325/60r18 tires on 18" eagle alloy rims.... the truck has a trailmaster 6" dropbracket lift and a large body lift.... so she is pretty slow on the highway... if it is windy at all and im driving into it, i cant even maintain the speed limit in 5th gear and sometimes not even in 4th if the wind is blowing hard enough...
    i was driving home from work this morning and i had it in 4th gear with the pedal mashed to the floor for at least 30 miles of straight highway and couldnt even get my rpms to go above 3500.... i do not have a working speedometer but im guessing i was going somewhere between 70 and 80... but proble around 75........ if i put it into 5th gear it slows back down to around 2000rpm which is around 55mph... this was with minimal wind...

    i understand that having that much lift is going to block alot of wind... not to mention the tires being over a foot wide...and heavy...

    so since im in the situation...lol.... im wondering if it will do me any justice to get more of a street tire that weighs less... the procomp tires weigh about 76lbs a piece... so i was looking at some toyo tires on ebay that only weigh 60lbs each....
    that would be roughly 65 pounds all together....

    would the 16lbs pertire decrease do me any justice???? or should i do that in combination with a shorter tire????
     
  2. Mar 15, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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    DanGer

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    did you re gear it after the lift and bigger tires?
     
  3. Mar 15, 2009 at 10:38 PM
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    no sir she is still stock.... i actually shredded my rear axle last year and had it replaced with one from a 98 taco with 80,000 miles on it...

    im figuring having it regeared will cost an assload of money... since its a 4x4...
     
  4. Mar 15, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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    any idea what your stock gearing is?
     
  5. Mar 15, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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    im guessing 4.10:1 as thats the most common.... but i could be wrong...
     
  6. Mar 15, 2009 at 10:51 PM
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    The axle code for your rig can be found on the manufacture's sticker located on the driver's side door jamb as follows:
    First digit:

    • A = 7.5" ring gear
    • B = 8" ring gear
    Next two digits:

    • 01 = 3:42
    • 02 = 3:58
    • 03 = 4:10
    • 04 = 4:56
    • 05 = 3:15
    • 06 = 3:91
    • 07 = 4.30
    Last digit:

    • A = 2 Pinion, Open
    • B = 4 Pinion, Open
    • C = 2 Pinion OEM Limited Slip
     
  7. Mar 15, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    a/tm b03a so it would be 8'' ring gear 4.10 gearing and 2 pinnion open diff
     
  8. Mar 16, 2009 at 12:38 AM
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    i hate to even know how much regearing costs.... im hoping some lighter tires will help....
     
  9. Mar 16, 2009 at 3:53 AM
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    All that weight reduction isn't gonna help -atleast, nothing that you'll notice.

    You need to REGEAR.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2009 at 3:59 AM
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    Good post.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    ok ive been looking around for regearing threads... and the few that i have read about have regeared to the 4:10 gears.... so since i already have the 4:10 gearing stock... what would i regear to?
     
  12. Mar 16, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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