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Old 05-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Toyota 5.71 vs. 5.29

What's your pref?
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on application. I am running a g52 trans 22r 37" tires. It performs close to stock on the road with 5.29s.


For a trail only rig you won't notice much difference, properly setup in a reasonable rig they will both last.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no 5.71's show truck gears not meant to wheel imo.
but we need more info tires? motor? purpose? wieght?
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5.71s are VERY sensitive to proper setup, good bearings, proper bearing preload.

That said,

If set up correctly (i'd suggest using v6 3rd members for the larger bearings/heavier casting), they are/can be just as reliable to 5.29s.

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I prefer running 4.10 gears for their inherent strenght, I beat the total hell out of my rig, and still break 4.10 from time to time (along with 30 spline longs and tcase outputs)
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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As others have stated, if set up correctly, 5.71's can last. But take a look at how small that pinion is.............YIKES! No bueno. Stay with the 29's.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Those measurements work in theory, however in the real world, they mean very little. Unless the aftermarket pinion gear is made of a higher grade metal, then chances are that it is nowhere near the strength of OEM. Most aftermarket gear sets are weaker than OEM to begin with, no matter what ratio.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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5.71's are ghey. 5.29's should be fine. Really don't know what your using them for though...
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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But of your presented choices, the .29s.
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