M/T 3.73 gears 33s to 35s?

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Hoping to get feedback from peeps who have made the switch from 33s to 35s on 3.73 gears and the M/T. Not going to lie my rig feels pretty sluggish on the 33s already so I’m concerned. I just love the look of the 35s !





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If you go up in tire size recalibrate your speedometer I went up to a 37 inch tire and man did it make a difference when i recalibrated my speedometer I do have 4:10 gears but it should help with 3:73 gears also I would think
 

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You can do it but it's definitely not ideal. The ratios with a 5.13 first on a 3.73 rear end and 35's (your proposed setup) is very slightly taller than what a stock 6MT Tacoma is in first gear so it's not like you're going to be causing massive wear getting started.

The issues you'll find are that you'll need to wind out gears a bit further because you are effectively widening the spacing and you're almost certainly going to lose 6th gear in everything that isn't a downhill on the freeway.

Personally, I'd plan on re-gearing or at the least, get the lightest tire you can find that fits your needs.
 

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It's going to be a dog but you can do it. Expect the gears to wind out for sure. One of the reasons I opted for the Max Tow with 4:10 gears is so I could run 35's and still stay above 18mpgs. Expect around 12-13 MPGs with 3:73 gears. If I were you I'd look to regear it soon if you do decide to go 35's. As already said try to find the lightest ones you can but even then I wouldn't expect much better gas mileage or performance, your definitely going to feel it.
 

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Went ahead with 315/70 17 Goodyear Duratracs which are 63 lbs and 34.4 inches. Can confirm no significant difference in acceleration from 285/70 17 Falken WP ATs. The Falkens are heavy for a 285 at 63 lbs so I believe that’s a factor. For anyone with a M/T and 3.73 gears that’s stressing about the acceleration like I was don’t worry about it !

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