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1985 4runner highway gearing question

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by bjammin210, Jul 6, 2022.

  1. Jul 6, 2022 at 2:47 PM
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    bjammin210

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    I recently had a lift/lockers/regear done by a local shop and they recommended that I avoid the highway due to the 5.29 gears. I get that the RPMs will be higher than stock, but is this something I should genuinely be worried about? My 4runner has an auto trans and 35 inch tires. Would going back down to 4.88s make a substantial difference regarding highway manners?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2022 at 2:29 PM
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    Fox4r

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    I run 5:29’s with 35’s, I just go slow in the right lane. Stay about 65-70 mph, don’t push her past 3k rpm.
     
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  3. Sep 22, 2022 at 10:29 AM
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    ShimStack

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    It's totally fine. It may rev a bit high, but nothing to fret over. I run a 22re w/ 5.29's and 40's and keep the thing rev'd when on the pavement.
     

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