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I filled up my first tank of fuel after going to 255/85-16. It was pretty much all city driving, but 11 miles to the gallon!! :eek:

I think I'll be getting new gears for sure, not to mention that it's lost a lot of get up and go. I figure 4.56 will put me back at stock, and provide good highway performance, although I wonder if 4.88 would give better economy/performance for city driving? I figure it is a trade off, but I usually don't worry about mileage until I am going on a road trip or I drop below 15 mpg so I will probably go with 4.56.

I don't know who has gears for the Tacoma, and if there are special precautions because of the factory e-locker with gears and install kits. When I checked out superior gear they mentioned that you can use a 8 inch Toyota ring gear(of the ring gear in the Tacoma Kit), but that their bearing kit would not work for a OE locker.

Any ideas? I am going to start calling around for prices, but want to know what to look out for before I do.

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I filled up my first tank of fuel after going to 255/85-16. It was pretty much all city driving, but 11 miles to the gallon!! :eek:

I think I'll be getting new gears for sure, not to mention that it's lost a lot of get up and go. I figure 4.56 will put me back at stock, and provide good highway performance, although I wonder if 4.88 would give better economy/performance for city driving? I figure it is a trade off, but I usually don't worry about mileage until I am going on a road trip or I drop below 15 mpg so I will probably go with 4.56.

I don't know who has gears for the Tacoma, and if there are special precautions because of the factory e-locker with gears and install kits. When I checked out superior gear they mentioned that you can use a 8 inch Toyota ring gear(of the ring gear in the Tacoma Kit), but that their bearing kit would not work for a OE locker.

Any ideas? I am going to start calling around for prices, but want to know what to look out for before I do.

Thanks
I'm not sure what a 255x80 measures out to in INCHES?

Most will agree

32"tire-33" tires 4:56
33"tire-35" tire 4:88
35"tire-?? tire 5:29

If you have an auto you want to go with the lower gear if possible. I wouldn't expect a huge gain in gas milage tho.

Both of my trucks run lower gears both auto's both 35's one has 5:29
s and one has 4:88's they both get shitty gas milage

The 4runner with 5:29s on a good day will do 14-15
the Tacom with 4:88's and 35's will do 15-16 on a good day?
 

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The 255/85-16 comes out to a 33.3x10.
I called around and I figured out that the master install kits don't all have the carrier bearings because they are a special application for the e-locker, and want to sent you to Toyota for that. I had one place tell me that the Yukon master kit was specifically for the TRD e-locker model so it should be fine. I hope so, that would suk.
I have decided to go with the 4.56 ratio for better highway manners. I still have to hear back from a few places, but so far PORC seems to be the best deal at roughly $620 shipped. They asked where I heard about them, and I said TTORA. Right away the representative noted the YUKON problem. I steered away from the YUKON brand for piece of mind, and got a quote on the precision gear kit which was only $5 more!
 

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Toyota4ever said:
The 255/85-16 comes out to a 33.3x10.
I called around and I figured out that the master install kits don't all have the carrier bearings because they are a special application for the e-locker, and want to sent you to Toyota for that. I had one place tell me that the Yukon master kit was specifically for the TRD e-locker model so it should be fine. I hope so, that would suk.
I have decided to go with the 4.56 ratio for better highway manners. I still have to hear back from a few places, but so far PORC seems to be the best deal at roughly $620 shipped. They asked where I heard about them, and I said TTORA. Right away the representative noted the YUKON problem. I steered away from the YUKON brand for piece of mind, and got a quote on the precision gear kit which was only $5 more!
The yukon master install has everything that is need for the e-locker minus a new pinion nut and possible yoke.
 

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My yukon kit has a pinion nut but no "oil retainer" they are only in locked ones anyway cux the guy they did mine had never seen the retainer except in locked ones.

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My68ur8trd said:
My yukon kit has a pinion nut but no "oil retainer" they are only in locked ones anyway cux the guy they did mine had never seen the retainer except in locked ones.

Justin
??????????? :confused:
 
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