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Old 04-12-2014, 12:45 PM
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Hey guys and gals. I'm finally pulling the trigger on some 4.88's and maybe an ARB up front (for my 04 Tacoma). I've done a few R&P installs in my time and I have a pretty decent shop but from what I've read as of late... that clamshell sucks... and I am by no means a pro at setting gears up properly.

I know there have to be some awesome gear shops in Colorado that are somewhat dedicated to the 4WD community. Suggestions? Experiences?
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:50 PM
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:12 PM
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I would go to Robbie aka Powerpig in Boulder.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:29 AM
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Thanks for the replies guys. I'll give Slee a call and I'll see if I can look in to Powerpig as well. Right now it seems like East Coast Gear Supply is a pretty convenient way to go. Lots of great reviews on them too.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:20 AM
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Look at Nitro gears for the Toyota. Myself and pretty much everyone else goes that direction for the parts.

Slee stocks them and I would assume Robbie sources through: http://www.justdifferentials.com/Toy...ges-s/2617.htm
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:03 PM
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Post up when you get this done. I.E. Where you get the work done, where you got the parts, etc. I'm wanting to do the 4.88's on my "03 as well. I'd like to know what I'm in for.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:17 PM
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TacoMedic, you have a stick or auto?

4.88's for 33's is gonna be deep on a stick, but probably very nice when hauling gear up the mountains, or if you plan to swap to 35's.

I think they'll be perfect for Shotshell's with the auto.

I have a stick in my 4runner with 285's and I swapped up to 4.3's out of an auto truck, and its just about perfect rev's wise, IMO. If I did not have a supercharger, I'd have looked to 4.56's for the extra grunt, but would not have liked the revs on the 4.88s. My dad has 4.3's with 265's and it revs pretty high.

Just something to consider, not trying to talk you out of it or anything, I just like running at lower engine speed on the highway, so I'm partial to the higher gears.

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Old 04-14-2014, 04:50 PM
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Look at Nitro gears for the Toyota. Myself and pretty much everyone else goes that direction for the parts.
speak for yourself. i hated my nitros and after talking to a few others who sell gears found that i'm not the only one with issues. i'll stick with yukons.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:59 PM
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OK Ige, I'll rephrase it. Myself and everyone else I know but one has pretty much gone that direction for the parts.

I did not set mine up personally but my local mechanic stated they went in very nicely with no issue. I personally can't tell any difference from OEM with noise. Too many other things make much more.
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Tacomedic, I sent you a private message about certain things previously discussed in this thread. Please read it before making a decision on where to get your work done.
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