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Nitro Gear Package - 2016-2021 Toyota Tacoma, Auto, With-Locker, 8.75in Rear - 5.29

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

2016 & Newer Tacoma Automatic Transmission with OEM Rear E-locker
2016 & Newer Tacoma Manual Transmission

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

The 2016 & Newer Tacoma is a fantastic vehicle, the new engine packs a punch into a fairly small displacement and needs RPMs 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 have 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".

This gear package is Nitro’s biggest seller because these trucks need regeared. The 3rd gen Tacoma has a extremely tall overdrive in 5th AND 6th gear to turn low RPMS. As noted above, the new 3.5l V6 makes plenty of horsepower but needs to reach its 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: Example

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” Tire, 4.88, ~1750 RPM @ 60 MPH, ~2000 RPM @ 70 MPH)
33” Tire, 5.29, ~1900 RPM @ 60 MPH, ~2250 RPM @ 70 MPH)
*Manual trans RPM figures will be higher.

Stock-33” 4.88 Most Popular
33”+ 5.29 Most Popular

32-34” 4.88 Most Popular
34”+ 5.29 Most Popular

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

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

Nitro Gear Package - 2016-2021 Toyota Tacoma, Auto, With-Locker, 8.75in Rear - 5.29 fits the following vehicles:

  • 2016 Toyota Tacoma
  • 2017 Toyota Tacoma
  • 2018 Toyota Tacoma
  • 2019 Toyota Tacoma
  • 2020 Toyota Tacoma