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Who's using 4:56 gears on 2nd Gen?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Blkturbo!, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    Blkturbo!

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    I have an 08 with 285/65/18 tires and 2.5in lift - and I want my original holeshot/torque back, plus extra help with yanking my heavy jetski through all the elevation changes out West.
    So, who's upgraded to 4:56 from the stock 3:73....how does it compare to stock (using my tires/lift)? Pros, cons?

    Oh, and what gear brand is best?

    Thanks!
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  2. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    anthony250f

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    go to 4.10
     
  3. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    thats my plan when $$$ is available, heard 4.10's get the closet back to "stock" feel.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Yup pretty much this. Unless you plan to cut a lot and go with a 34'' tire in the future I'd stick to 4.10 or you will loose a lot of MPG's.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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    I thought I read somewhere that 4:10 wasnt easily available in aftermarket (???). Im thinking 4:56 might be a bit much on highway cruising, but 4:10 would be too little.


    With ^these^ thoughts in mind.....who's currently/actually using either of these gears?? :)
     
  6. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    it isnt, i think you need to get the 4.10s from a i4 tacoma
     
  7. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Or prerunner
     
  8. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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    wait... my prerunner has 3.73
     
  9. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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    I've never looked into this, and I know nothing about them, but ECGS lists 4.30 gears as an option for 2nd gen Tacos. Anybody know if this is true?
     
  10. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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    All V6 have 3.73 I believe
     
  11. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    Too many
    If you're a pre-runner you could try 3.90s from a tundra. PM TRDSurgie.

    4.56s are pretty low and your RPMs will be pretty high running down the freeway.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    :notsure: man? I thought only the 4x4 had the 3.73... I need me some edumacations
     
  13. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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    Don't think so, 4cyl=4.10; V6=3.73
     
  14. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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    Yea Im Prerunner TRD sport, auto tranny - 3:73 gears....and I dont plan to hunt down any 4:10s from some strange truck in a junkyard :)

    Although a completely different animal, I've gone from 3:08 to 3:73 in my '85 5spd mustang 5.0 and that was a pretty dead-on, tried and true choice.
     
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    I dunno about you but I've got 33's and armour/winch. Stock gears, I have no problem making my baby move quickly if need be.
     
  17. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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    Try that with the 6-speed, my truck is slow as shit and I don't have armor or a winch
     
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    same shit as everyone else
    I've got stock gears and about 450LB's of armor and the truck runs just fine on a heavy 33". Although I drive like a granny :D
     
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  20. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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    jetski = 800lbs DRY
    Trailor = full sized @ few hundred lbs or so.
    Elevation changes = suck the piss out of my entire gas tank driving from Vegas to Parker, AZ with the ski!!! :eek:


    Not to mention, I also want to remove the added stress to the truck that 33in+ size and weight does to a vehicle's drivetrain ---> tranny and rear-end stress that isnt even "noticed" when driving around normally.
     
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