View Full Version : 4.88 gears for a V6?
11-10-2007, 11:06 PM
so, I got my 33's, and I'm going to put them onto my V6 88 4Runner. also, I got new ring and pinions: 4.88's. Is that to much for a V6? I know that the 4cylinder's go good with 4.88 and 33's, but sounds like most people who have 33's and a V6 go for less than 4.88. I mean, a V6 with 4.88 would kick ass for off-roading (probably wouldnt have to regear the t-case), but wouldnt it kill me on the streets, not to mention the highways? My engine would rpm @ 4000 and I'll ony be going 70 mph. Any thoughts?
11-11-2007, 08:48 AM
Go to Randys ring and pinion web site. They have some good charts and calculators for gearing. You probably had 4.11s. Going from 4.11 to 4.88 is not that big of a jump.
11-11-2007, 10:01 AM
its a bit much for 33's..... but the difference is going to be about 3-400 rpm between 4.56 and 4.88 gears
11-11-2007, 10:16 AM
thats too much gear for 33's. 4.56's is perfect for 33's. I have driven this exact combo and its perfect.
11-11-2007, 01:45 PM
You guys also have Tacos with a lot more power than he does. Kyle - I went from 4.56 to 4.88 and the difference was NIGHT AND DAY. With the powerband that the 3.0 has, a couple hundred RPM makes a HUGE difference
4.88 is perfect for 33's with the 3.0 and manual tranny. (That's what I have - it tachs 3000 RPM at 70 MPH)
If it's an auto, I would look at 5.71.
11-11-2007, 03:39 PM
guess the operation will continue as planned...
thanks for the info!
11-12-2007, 08:37 PM
Well from the other end of the spectrum. I have a 90 4runner, 3.4l supercharged, 33-34" nitto tires. I think I would perfer the 4.88, currently running 4.56. The 4.56 is a tad low running through the mountains but perfect for the flatlands. When i can afford the hybrid toyota LC 9" Diamond I will be regearing to 4.88. I don't spend much time above 75mph, I'm mostly city with my mall crawler.
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