Anyone running 4.88s?

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Taco_Tuesday, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    I've been reading a lot about how awesome it is going from the stock 3.91 gears to the 4.88 gears. Anyone running 4.88s? How much better is it? I'm getting mine installed in a couple weeks.
     
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  3. Jac23

    Jac23 Active Member

    Please update when you do and give us all a review. Are you getting the nitro gear?
     
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  4. OP
    Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    Yea. I got the full Nitro Gears kit from summit racing. Cheapest place right now. About $1250 for everything for front and rear (including both install kits). Shop in town is charging me $900 to install. Can't wait to get at it with them.
     
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  5. indy_taco

    indy_taco Well-Known Member

    What size tires will you be rubning with the 4.88s?
     
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  6. OP
    Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    285 65 18 BFG KO2s
     
  7. OP
    Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    So, just got her back from having the new gears installed. First of all, what a difference. Only drove about 15 miles, and picked up almost an extra 0.5 MPG. Takeoff is smoother, with more power. I actually hit 5th on the highway, and could cruise at 65+ mph with just my big toe. More torque, more power...this is exactly what it should have been like from factory. Love it.
     
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  8. indy_taco

    indy_taco Well-Known Member

    Thats awesome! Glad it worked out like you hoped. I've been tossing around the idea of rehearing the wife has big spending on lock down lol
     
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  9. OP
    Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    Now is a great time. I think summit is having their 19% off sale still. And itll save money on fuel. It's all in how you sell the idea to the Mrs. Its an investment in awesome. Lol
     
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  10. indy_taco

    indy_taco Well-Known Member

    We are in process of selling our house and buying another so maybe I can sweet talk her into using some of our equity haha
     
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  11. OP
    Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    That's the spirit! Lol
     
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  12. Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    Don't get too excited about your mileage because it's going to drop, not to discourage you but just stating facts.
     
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