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Just wondering - im getting ready to go from 33's to 35's on my 98 Standard cab soon. I will be regearing to 4.88's with my 2.7L manual trans. I was wondering if the 35's will start breaking things? I do mostly city driving and not much off roading. Any ideas of what I can expect? Also will the 4.88's and 2.7 be ok? or should I go with 5.29's? :confused:
 

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Tacoma2 said:
Just wondering - im getting ready to go from 33's to 35's on my 98 Standard cab soon. I will be regearing to 4.88's with my 2.7L manual trans. I was wondering if the 35's will start breaking things? I do mostly city driving and not much off roading. Any ideas of what I can expect? Also will the 4.88's and 2.7 be ok? or should I go with 5.29's? :confused:
Nothing should be breaking if you do mostly highway miles. Off-road wise the first thing i see going would be your CV's.
I try to get away w/4.88's since you say you dont offroad much, however someone else may have a different opinion.
 

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you will more than likely go through cv's like toothpicks if you ride hard. i went through over 30 when i had my IFS.
 

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Check your steering rack bushings, and inner tire rods. The larger ties can put wear on those items.
 

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Thanks for the qiuck reply guys - I guess im still considering my options. I was thinking about sticking with 33's and just getting new tires and a set of 15x10 rims. But will it look odd with 6" of lift? I know a lot of guys run it, but I mostly see it on extended and double cabs. I dont know - I just need some input since the rig is a street queen now (still making payments) - im definatly going with the 4.88's soon.
Just need some more input...
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mostly street miles eh? then go ahead with 35s for looks.
to wheel 35s with ifs,you need a good portion of your budget for steering parts and axels.not to mention leaf springs,brakes,shocks,etc.
 

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Damn - I need to make up my mind. 35's will look sweet. Do you think the 4.88's will be alright with the 2.7L and 35's?
So here is what Im looking at option wise;
33's with 15x10 rims
35's with 15x8's
or could I get away with 35's and 15x10 rims?
I need guidence here
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If you're just going for looks, save yourself some money (not only on tires, but replacement suspension parts) and stick with 33x12.50s, they look great if that is what you're going for. If you really want to spend extra cash on replacing things, more power to ya.

I run 33x12.50 bfg mud k/m's w/ 15x8 steel wheels, 2.7l 5spd and 4.56 gears. With my downey header, muffler and deckplate the truck is real peppy, Im happy.
 

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you will more than likely go through cv's like toothpicks if you ride hard. i went through over 30 when i had my IFS.

Did you really break that many CV axles? :cool:
 

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yeah I don't get it...I'm no wuss when it comes to my truck and I run 35" tires w/ 3in bl and a 3in spacer and I'd have to start really killin em quick to ever catch up with 30.
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Tacoma2 said:
Just wondering - im getting ready to go from 33's to 35's on my 98 Standard cab soon. I will be regearing to 4.88's with my 2.7L manual trans. I was wondering if the 35's will start breaking things? I do mostly city driving and not much off roading. Any ideas of what I can expect? Also will the 4.88's and 2.7 be ok? or should I go with 5.29's? :confused:
i have 4.88's and 33's and its a good combo. never ran 35's on it but i would think it would be good too.. the ky pres has 35's and 5.29 on 4 banger 5 sp and i think he said it revs a lil too high for highway driving. i would probly go with 4.88's if u do a lot of highway driving unless u really plan on goin bigger anytime soon. thats just my opinion though.
 

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Did you really break that many CV axles? :cool:
lol, yep. i carried 4 spares each time i went out. i wasnt locked up front and east coast wheeling requires wheel speed to dry off the rocks, once you get tractcion something has to give when you are at 5500 RPMs in 2nd gear :D now i really dont have to worry about it even with 39.5's but wheel speed is still nessasary in alot of situations, however i do try to crawl it first and then if i dont make it 2nd gear and 5500 RPM's will make the truck go ( well most of the time :D )
 

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I'm a 98 2.7l as well rolling 33x12.5's geared to 4.88 and love the combo. I sit at about 3k going 70 but that puts me in a usabel powerband. 35's i'd imageing would be the straw that broke the camels back on your front drivetrain. I'd stick with 33's, they're much better on the trails anyways.
 

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Tacoma2 said:
Just wondering - im getting ready to go from 33's to 35's on my 98 Standard cab soon. I will be regearing to 4.88's with my 2.7L manual trans. I was wondering if the 35's will start breaking things? I do mostly city driving and not much off roading. Any ideas of what I can expect? Also will the 4.88's and 2.7 be ok? or should I go with 5.29's? :confused:
we have like idential trucks and drivetrains so maybe I can chime in. If you plan to go with 35s definatly go with 4.88s. The 2.7/4.88 combo pushes 35s very well. And since your a street rig 5.29s would make you tach very high at highway speeds and rob you of mileage. Right now I have about 7" of lift and im getting about 18/21 mpg. Also that combo has my speedo just about dead on, its a nice bonus. As for wear with 35s, you just gotta be cautious and check things more. My truck is a daily driver and small towing work horse for my landscaping outfit. I have not had a problem with CVs going offroad but I do mostly slow crawling. So far repair wise I've had no troubles excpet for things I've caused lol. But I did make sure to upgrade the steering rack bushings to poly and that has firmed things up. I have quite a few pics if you follow the link below, I'm sure you'll find the album ;) Hopefully this will help you some, good luck!
 

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tenntaco said:
Actually, a lot of times more gas IS the only way to get over an obstacle in the southeast.
If your truck starts to buck up and down you need to let off the gas and try another line or you will break stuff. More gas only helps so much
 
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