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With the fenders not really there any more, there seems to be more than enough room around my current 33's to make larger round rubber things possible, but I'm curious as to how much I'll hate life daily driving with 35's and 4.88 gears. The power seems marginal now, although in truth I don't recall ever driving a 4cyl 80's Toy that didn't seem that way, regardless of tire size. Rig in question is a '85 runner with a 22RE and 5spd.
 

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I would want AT LEAST 5.29's .... you're gonna be on the throttle so hard all the time your MPG will suffer and you're going to wear the clutch faster.

It will be "liveable" though until you can save up the cash for a regear if your tires are worn out now. If the tires AREN'T worn out now, I can think of much better things to spend money on...
 

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Go with 5.29s.

A friend of mine has a 85 4runner on 35s with 4.88s, and wishes he had 5.29s everytime he goes on the highway.
 

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Shiaat I'm running 36 in tires with stock 4.10s. I can barley use 4th gear. with 4.88s I'm sure I can use 4th real good. Plus with 36in tires you wont even need 5th gear. You'd be going fast!!!
 

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I've got a friend with a pre-taco with 35's and 4.10's. It is not perfect as a daily driver, but it is not as doggy as one might expect. That is on a bed-less ref cab, which is so light even for the RE22. I think a 4Runner would need lower gearing due to all it's weight.
Here's my question though: "Your daily driver is a 80's Toyota with no fenders?"
If that's the case, I think fuel costs are kind of negligable since it would cost so much to regear it. Could probably buy a beater car for that kind of money.
 

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RedRunnertc said:
I would want AT LEAST 5.29's .... you're gonna be on the throttle so hard all the time your MPG will suffer and you're going to wear the clutch faster.

It will be "liveable" though until you can save up the cash for a regear if your tires are worn out now. If the tires AREN'T worn out now, I can think of much better things to spend money on...
x2, I ran 5.29's in my 84 w/ 35's...best investment i did on that truck, granted it was carburated, the 5.29's brought the truck back to life..You will hate a DD w/o gears ..
 

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i daily drove my 4x2 for years with 3.07s and 31s......
 
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