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8.75" 5.29 Nitro Gear Package 2016+ Toyota Tacoma

8.75" 5.29 Nitro Gear Package 2016+ Toyota Tacoma

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8.75" 5.29 Nitro Gear Package

2016+ Toyota Tacoma

8 Week Build Time

When you lift your Tacoma, start adding extra weight, and put some bigger tires on you notice your truck gets pretty sluggish. Well luckily Nitro Gear has you covered with their 5.29 complete gear package.

Toyota 8.75"
5.29 Ratio
Nitro Front & Rear Gear Package Kit

Fits: 2016 & Newer Tacoma Automatic with OEM locker
2016 & Newer Tacoma Manual with or without OEM locker

Front Differential: Toyota 8" Reverse, Clamshell
Rear Differential: Toyota 8.75"
Gear Ratio: 5.29
Manufacturer: Nitro Gear & Axle
Warranty: 2 Years


Nitro Gear Package for 16+ Toyota Tacoma is one of Nitro Gear's hottest items 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.

Tech Note:
*Will not fit Dana built rear axle
-Fits 3.91 & up carrier.
-Fits factory OEM carrier or ARB RD111.
-Only fits models with automatic transmissions and OEM E-locker or manual transmission models.

-Nitro Master kits include name brand OE quality bearings.

The 2016 & Newer Tacoma is a fantastic vehicle, the new engine packs a punch into a fairly small displacement, and needs RPM's to operate efficiently and at peak performance. We have found the factory gearing to be inadequate even on stock vehicles in many cases. By re-gearing your diffs with a Nitro Gear Package you can restore performance and economy by optimizing the RPM range your engine runs at. We've already provided gears for hundreds of the 2016+ Tacoma, with excellent feedback and reports of much better drivability, performance, and economy. Many say that they love that their truck is not constantly shifting, and just feels “right".

Here are some rough recommendations based on tire sizes for the average daily driver / weekend warrior:
31"-33" 4.88
34" or larger 5.29 (Great for especially loaded trucks, or towing. Also ideal for 4 cylinder trucks)

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.

RPM Figures are similar for Overseas Hilux Revo. And yes, even if you have a diesel, you will still benefit from the gearing. 4.88 is ideal for 33-35” on Turbo Diesel models. We have actually toured 1000’s of miles of the Australia in a Diesel Hilux with 35” and 4.88, and it performed flawlessly.
Stock-33” 4.88 Most Popular
33”+ 5.29 Most Popular
32-34” 4.88 Most Popular
34”+ 5.29 Most Popular

Installation: 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.

Nitro Complete Gear Package Includes:
Front ring & pinion
Front Master Install Kit including upgraded solid pre-load spacer
Rear ring & pinion
Rear Master Install Kit including upgraded solid pre-load spacer



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