WOW! lots of info! thanks! was that a 4 Cyl or 6 Cyl...?obex26 said:My Personal experiences go as follows
85 4x4 Reg cab Bought it with 3"suspension and 3" body on 35"
had a gear ratio of 4.10 milage was about 15-17 a gallon.
Installed 7" springs and 2" shackles and still running 35" on 4.10 gears my gas milage went down to 9 a gallon. I also only had a top speed of about 50 MPH
Installed 4.88 gears with same setup as above gas milage went back to 17 MPG. I now had a top speed of about 106 MPH (got a ticket)
Rolled truck because it was too tall.......................
Lowered truck back to 3" suspension and 3" body on 35" tires with 4.88 gears gas milage went to about 21 MPG
Took the truck apart and now trying to sell peices. The engine was a 22R motor..
88 toyota 4runner with solid front axle has 22RE motor in it with about 6" of lift and 35" tires and 4.88 gears this truck gets between 22-24 MPG last time I was able to check before snapping the speedo cable......
In other words if your going to lift it be reasonable and also regear it.
If you figure I had 9" of suspension 3" of body and another 5" out of tires over stock height it was tall and topheavy. The only reason I walked away was because I installed a roll cage for Safety.. I figured the day would come when I would roll it... and it did...
A little info I learned after parting my 85 out after the rollover check the frame between the shock towers and the motor mounts to make sure the frame has not cracked. The rollover caused my frame to literally break open 5 inch gashes on both sides at the same point from the stress.Castis said:'84 pickup
3" body lift
5" suspension litt
38" ground hawgs
standard 22r... rolled the first one... i think i walked away just cause its a toyota and theyre freakin awesome. but i took off all the parts and put them on a new truck... but just for show this time... my other 4wheeling machine is gonna be built off the old frame
Cheapest route is to pull the 3rd members yourself and deliver them to the driveline shop expect price range for setup and install of gears anywhere form 300 - 500 each. They usually give you a break when you go this route I say call around now locally to your area and get price quotes and also pick up a locker for the rear. A budget locker will run you in the 250 range or a spool about 140. aussie locker is going to be my next purchase myself its in this price range.texas12 said:What's the going rate (part&labor) on a 4.10 to 4.88 re-gearing? I got a '86 4runner, 22re, 4" lift and 33" m/t's. That's what's next on my mod list and x-mas is coming up fast.