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Additional options:The 8” rear differential found in 3rd gen
Tacoma has been known to be quite weak. We recommend at minimum upgrading
to the Nitro Helical Gear LSD unit as a strength and traction upgrade:
TORS-TV6-30ARB options:Front Locker:
ARBRD111 or Eaton EAT14221-1
Rear Options:ARBRD132 or Eaton EATON 14211-1
Recommended: 6 quarts of
Nitro Synthetic Plus Gear Lube
Tech Note:Includes Rear Carrier bearings for Aftermarket LSD, Locker, etc. If running
factory carrier, you will need 2x
Must re-use factory rear carrier bearings.
Fits with 8" Rear.Fits factory OEM carrier or ARB RD111.
Nitro Gear Package for 16+ Toyota Tacoma is one of Nitro’s biggest sellers because these trucks need regeared. The Tacoma has a very tall overdrive in 5th AND 6th gear to turn low RPMS. The new 3.5l V6 makes plenty of horsepower, but needs to reach it's power band. Even with stock tires we have found the 6th gear is nearly useless, the gearing is so high that the transmission is constantly shifting. In a STOCK Tacoma Automatic 6th gear puts you at ~1500 RPM @ 60MPH. This simply does not work. You may not realize it, but you probably are hardly ever in 6th gear unless you are almost going downhill. By regearing you can bring the motor back to the RPM it needs to be. This will improve Economy, Performance, and shifting. This is one of the most important modifications you can make to your late model Tacoma whether on a stock truck, or especially when running oversized tire. This is the only way to properly compensate for inadequate factory gearing and the increase in tire diameter. We often hear people are worried they will turn high rpm’s if they regear. This is simply not the case. Remember, the Auto trans has a double overdrive. See the below examples:
Stock 2019 Tacoma TRD Offroad w/ Auto Trans:
3.91 & Stock Tire, ~1500 RPM @ 60 MPH, ~1750 RPM @ 70 MPH (NOT ENOUGH RPM!)
4.88 & Stock Tire, ~1950RPM @ 60 MPH, ~2200 RPM @ 70 MPH
33” 4.88, ~1750 RPM @ 60 MPH, ~2000 RPM @ 70 MPH)
33” 5.29, ~1900 RPM @ 60 MPH, ~2250 RPM @ 70 MPH)
*Manual trans RPM figures will be higher.
Gear Packages for 2016+ Toyota Tacoma 4x4:
here for Models w/ 8.75 Rear (TRD Offroad, TRD Pro, and all Manual Trans)
here for Models w/ 8” Rear (Automatic TRD Sport, Sr5, LTD)
Labor charge for a regear is generally about 12 hours*. We
also recommend Nitro Gear lube. We do offer professional installation in our
Cashmere, WA Facility and generally need the truck for 1-2 days.
*Figures are for 4x4, 2wd only need 1 end done, so cost
is much less
We at Nitro Gear & Axle realize the difficulty for the average consumer or install shop to compile the list of parts and prices required when doing a gear change. To make it easier for everyone the experts at Nitro are introducing an industry first- “Gear Packages" for many popular 4x4 Fits. One part number. One price. One click away.
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