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Unread 02-02-2010, 02:42 PM   #221
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I'm sure I misse this part but what is the stock gear ratio for a 04 v6?
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Unread 02-02-2010, 02:49 PM   #222
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If I recall correctly it's 3.91:1 for the 4 speed auto and 3.73:1 for the 5 speed auto.
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Unread 02-02-2010, 03:52 PM   #223
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If you are 3.91 josh.... you can go 4.88's without having to buy the rd111 ARB for the front, unless you do want a front locker, but it would save u a grip. Im 3.73 stock, so I had no choice
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Unread 02-02-2010, 05:32 PM   #224
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Unread 02-02-2010, 05:33 PM   #225
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If you are 3.91 josh.... you can go 4.88's without having to buy the rd111 ARB for the front, unless you do want a front locker, but it would save u a grip. Im 3.73 stock, so I had no choice
You could get 3.91 carrier
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Unread 02-02-2010, 05:40 PM   #226
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I have 3.73 carrier.... What the heck do u mean??? Ur saying josh get carrier right??
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Unread 02-02-2010, 05:44 PM   #227
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I have 3.73 carrier.... What the heck do u mean??? Ur saying josh get carrier right??
Corrected. I was talking about 3.91 carrier
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I finished all the wiring for my compressor and rear air locker last night except for the lead that says it's supposed to go to the dash dimmer. Anyone know which color wire to tap into?
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Nope, but you can check the wiring diagram

You can also just tap into one of the lighted circuits for the dash as well.
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Unread 05-14-2010, 08:32 AM   #230
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Try the green to one of the lighted switches.
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Unread 05-14-2010, 11:23 AM   #231
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thanks, I did look through the electrical diagram but I don't completely understand which circuits are tied to it. I was hoping some of you electrical gurus on here could help a guy out. I just know how to cut, burn and melt stuff.
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Unread 05-14-2010, 06:52 PM   #232
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I just know how to cut, burn and melt stuff.
So burn off the insulation, melt the two wires together not sure what you would need to cut??? Oh, maybe a new hole for the switch

See if any of the blanks have a socket in the back, I lucked out on the Taco two of the blanks had the wiring for maybe the LSD or clutch cancel, not sure but not important. I used the green wires to illuminate my DL switch.
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OK guys, I just got an '06 V8 Limited to replace my '07 FJC. I'll be swapping 3" lift and 285/70R17 (33") KM2's between the two...I currently have been running stock gearing in the FJC (4.0L V6), but with the 4R, I'm planning on upgrading the gearing to either 4.56 or 4.88. I do use it as my DD, but I also tow a 21.5' travel trailer (~4,800 lbs empty, maybe 5,300 - 5,400 lbs wet & loaded). Which gearsets do you feel I should get? I'm thinking probably the 4.88's?

BTW, I towed the trailer 3x with the FJC, including once in the mountains (Big Bear Lake), and felt it overwhelmed the V6 (slow, and downshifted at the slightest incline, plus it only got 8-8.5mpg). Also, I wasn't comfortable with the loaded trailer exceeding the tow rating...

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OK guys, I just got an '06 V8 Limited to replace my '07 FJC. I'll be swapping 3" lift and 285/70R17 (33") KM2's between the two...I currently have been running stock gearing in the FJC (4.0L V6), but with the 4R, I'm planning on upgrading the gearing to either 4.56 or 4.88. I do use it as my DD, but I also tow a 21.5' travel trailer (~4,800 lbs empty, maybe 5,300 - 5,400 lbs wet & loaded). Which gearsets do you feel I should get? I'm thinking probably the 4.88's?

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I would recommend The 4.88's. I've been extremely happy with this setup for the past year. You should do some lockers while your at. That's what I did cause id hate to pay labor twice
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Unread 09-13-2011, 11:52 PM   #235
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For heavy towing 4.88s are probably the way to go.

I run a heavy 4Runner (lots of armor & extra gear always in it) with 35 MTs & the V8 and 4.56s feel pretty good. Even towed a heavy load and it did OK.

With 33s and the V8 4.56s will be plenty, pending on how much you tow as then 4.88s will be beneficial.
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Unread 09-14-2011, 02:13 AM   #236
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I have 4.56, loaded with trail armor, V6 and 35s. This setup works just fine.
In your case with 33s, I'd recommend 4.56. 4.88 may be a bit over for Daily Driver.
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snip... I do use it as my DD, but I also tow a 21.5' travel trailer (~4,800 lbs empty, maybe 5,300 - 5,400 lbs wet & loaded). Which gearsets do you feel I should get? I'm thinking probably the 4.88's?

BTW, I towed the trailer 3x with the FJC, including once in the mountains (Big Bear Lake), and felt it overwhelmed the V6 (slow, and downshifted at the slightest incline, plus it only got 8-8.5mpg). Also, I wasn't comfortable with the loaded trailer exceeding the tow rating...

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Rated for 7k or not, most would think that 5,000-lb. is a big load for the 4Runner, and I would tend to agree, though I've towed more than. I don't think my tranny nor I would like towing 7k in the mountains or at altitude with 3.73 gears, even with a V8.

I'm still very happy with my 4.88s & 33s. I'm not sure how much better MPG you will get towing with lower gears depending on the terrain and your driving style. But your tranny will thank you and there will be few hills you can't pull in 4th/direct (which may be true for 4.56 as well).

You might ask yourself, how much will 150-200 RPM difference matter. When it comes to noise, my answer is not much if at all, as the 4th Gen. is a quiet car.

This thread might give you some additional ideas and perspective.

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...+gears+4runner

And I agree with the above, if you can afford to put a locker(s) in at the same time = NICE.

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