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Old 04-14-2014, 10:53 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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If I can manage to get my truck re-geared before I need a new set of tires, I'd like to go with 35's. With an auto, would the 4.88's still work well…?
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:14 PM
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It'd probably be fine. How is the truck now with 33's and stock gears?

I assume you have 4.3's. I think you'll be better than you are now with the stock gears and 33's, so if you're happy with that, it'll be fine to go to 35's.

5.29's will probably get you into overdrive more often, but will be higher revs the rest of the time. If it was me, I'd stick with the 4.88's.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:22 PM
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The stock gears and 33's are horrible, in my opinion. Going up 70 is a nightmare. Just driving around town is fine though, I guess.
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Ah. Well, I might be tempted to go to 5.29's then. Unless you already purchased the gears. But if not, they are the same price and the same cost to install, so no worries, and I think you'll like the added grunt!
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I don't need to go super fast. A top speed of 75 or so would actually make me happy. I just want torque going up hills. Which is apparently something that Toyota left out of the Tacoma design...
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I ran 5.29's on 35" tires on a light truck with a manual and highly recommend it. However RedChili runs 4.88's behind a 3.4 SC manual on a heavy 4runner. Where your truck fits in there I don't know.
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I ran 5.29's on 35" tires on a light truck with a manual and highly recommend it. However RedChili runs 4.88's behind a 3.4 SC manual on a heavy 4runner. Where your truck fits in there I don't know.
I know you and I had spoken about this a couple weeks ago. And from everything that I've read and heard since then it would seem that the 4.88's are the way to go with either the 33's or the 35's.
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Sorry everyone. I guess I havent set it up yet to notify me when I get a response on my thread. Thanks for all the great advice. Here's a couple of replies for those that asked questions...
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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.
Will do. It looks like I'll be going with East Coast Gear Supply. They have very reasonable prices on complete 3rd members and will set it up any way you like (ratios and lockers). I would love to get my hands real dirty and get good at installing these suckers but this Taco is my daily driver. I need minimal downtime and rock solid reliability sooo... I'll leave this one to the pros.

That being said, I'll still have to pull both differentials. I'll let ya know how that goes.
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