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first, i was just wondering what gears i would have on an 87 that are stock. second, i was wondering if the big tires have any effect on my engine or clutch or possibly the timing chain.

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I am running 33's on stock gears for the time being. It's alright for city driving, but on the freeway you hardly use 5th gear. Great ground clearance though.

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Wheeling wont be too hot either. I have tried them and they are very liveable while saving up for gears. It puts a lot of stress on your clutch which is ok if you are gonna run stock gears for a short amount of time. I guess I shouldn't say stress, it just wears the clutch down faster. It wont affect the timming chain.
 

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Increased clutch wear will occur even on a performance clutch. The gears in your '87 are most likely 4:10s. If you want a cheap upgrade to a slightly higher gear ratio, newer 4Runners came with 4:56s which would compliment your 33s nicely. I know several people who run 33s with their stock gears and have no intention of upgrading. I even hear some idiot once had 35s on stock 4:10 gears... some people.


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I must be a super idiot.
I'm running 36's with 4.37 gears and dual cases.

I say run whatever works for you and upgrade when/if you want. Trying it can't hurt though.

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ummm.....yeah but you have dual casses, so why the hell would you re-gear? Most people don't have dual casses, and I doubt this guy does.
 

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Originally posted by Big Bad Pete:
I even hear some idiot once had 35s on stock 4:10 gears... some people.

Yea, Adam B. is an idiot running 35's on stock gears. I hear he is gonna change his handle to "Adam's Bad Ass Toy" and remove his front drive shaft.



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I have 33x12.50x10 on my 90 4Runner 22RE 5spd
Stock gears, I like the ratio in 5th on the hwy, I just need the torque to turn those wheels when I start up an incline. Although you can't really build a torque 22RE engine that will overcome a gearing deficiency, I find that the gearing is still acceptable and with a rebuilt planned I'd rather put my money into a good rebuild, header, intake etc then re gearing.

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It's true. It's true.

Thank god I don't have IFS, eh?

Leave Dax alone. He's just a nice guy without a shaft.
 

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Originally posted by Jordan:
I hear he is gonna change his handle to "Adam's Bad Ass Toy" and remove his front drive shaft.


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Hahahahaha!


I drove with 33's and 4.10's for months before I could afford gears and lockers... I didn't really notice it around town, but I sure noticed it on the Coquihalla (1st gear! lol) and when attempting to crawl.

Hey Adam, sell me your front drive shaft, I need a spare...



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I had 33's and stock gears in my 85 toy I found it a lot slower accelerating and trying to spin the tires in gravel and mud, with 31's and stock gears i could spin the tires in second and had no luck spinnin them in second with the 33's but I would still run 33's over 31's anyday, and about 35's and stock gears I test drove a 85 4runner set up that way and i could hardly get out of first going up the littlest hill because it had no power, I recomend never doing that.

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A simple re-gearing will give you much better results than pouring money into a re-build, headers, exahust and other engine related yahoos.

Now as far as these 4.56 thirds go, how much do they generally retail for at a wrecker? What year did they make 4.56 standard. I don't want to go pull two and have to figure out wether or not they are different ratios stock from Toyota.

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i've got 33x10.5s on my 92 with stock gears. i only notice a difference going up hills at low speeds. i'm having a tough time justifying the $ it will cost me to change my gearing around.

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I find 31's are the best for stock gears even though they are small. I have a buddy that's running 33's on his and it bogs off the line. I can also climb a lot better with my 31's than he can. I personally won't go to 33's or 35's without changing gears.

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I run 35's with 4:56 i would like a lower ratio but due to the weak aftermarket gears i will keep toyota's stock gears cause they are around 30-40% stronger then any aftermarket gears.

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im currentaly running 33s with 529s right now. not really sure how well it will work yet thought, probabally reving nice n' high in the highway...as im still looking for a wiring harness for an 89 22re 4runner, motors dont like to run without it./

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Originally posted by Greg:

Hey Adam, sell me your front drive shaft, I need a spare...

Sure...and let me get it lengthened for you too!...and it really makes a cool sound when you try to go over 30km/h in 4wd, not to mention the soothing massage.

And about the gears/tires thing...by the time I air down to single digits, those tires are like 30's. It's just on the street that I'm beating the hell out of my clutch...oh well...that's what it's for.

Update: WOW! I was just out there looking at my truck and it appears I have a 5th gear! Who knew? Maybe one day I'll get to use it...

[This message has been edited by Adam B (edited February 14, 2002).]
 
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