Toyota 2WD rear axle, gearing and transmission info

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  1. goingnowherefast

    goingnowherefast Enthusiast

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    production date of 8/92 up turns it in to a 93.
    W55 was used all the way up to 95. The Taco's got the W59 behind the 2/3RZ engines.

    W55

    This was the first of the aluminum-shelled W-series transmissions.

    The W55 appears to be a base reference point for gear ratios that Toyota used to fine tune later models of the W-series.


    Ratios:

    * First Gear: 3.566:1
    * Second Gear: 2.056:1
    * Third Gear: 1.384:1
    * Fourth Gear: 1.00:1
    * Fifth Gear: 0.85:1
    * Reverse: -4.091:1

    Applications:
    * 1982-1983 Toyota Carina
    * 1981-1985 Toyota Celica
    * 1983 Toyota Corona
    * 1986 Toyota Soarer
    * 1986 Toyota Crown
    * 1983 Toyota Chaser
    * 1984-1988 Toyota Pickup 2WD with 22RE(EFI) engine
    * 2002-2005 Lexus IS300 (US Market only)

    W56

    A common truck transmission that came in 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive varieties.

    Its ratios differ in comparison to the base W55 in the 1st and 2nd gears only; this is to allow a slightly heavier vehicle (truck) to get up to speed slightly quicker than if geared like a car.

    This was most likely accomplished by taking the W55 base gears and changing the 1st and 2nd gear sets, as the rest of the transmission remains unchanged.


    Ratios:
    * First Gear: 3.954:1
    * Second Gear: 2.141:1
    * Third Gear: 1.384:1
    * Fourth Gear: 1.00:1
    * Fifth Gear: 0.85:1

    Applications:
    * Toyota Hilux
    * Toyota 4Runner
     
  2. Dcups

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    Can someone confirm if the axle from a V6 is 8"? Ive been getting mixed info from the net.
     
  3. Dcups

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    How about a 2wd turbo rear axle?
     
  4. standardbyker88

    standardbyker88 Grand Toyotaholic

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    from memory, all V6 and turbo models got the 8". and they were both ways on normal 20/22 trucks. id like to find a 3.73 8" for mine. LSD or not. and if it has from an old one due to some difference, so be it. or i might just find a newer one, and narrow it since i kinda wanna narrow mine anyways. right around 50" wide would be great. would give me about 1.5" extra on each side.

    anyways, can somebody confirm about the old 8s vs new 8s debate?
     
  5. Dcups

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    cool thanks man...

    BTW I know where theres a v6 rear end with 3.41 or 3.43 gears if i dont pick it up ill let you know if your interested.
     
  6. standardbyker88

    standardbyker88 Grand Toyotaholic

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    its not a big rush really. mine doesnt make noise or leak. i just wanna drop the revs on the freeway a bit. and as ive modded the motor here and there, i think it makes enough power to not need the 4.10 gear for the first few gears. i think a 3.73 would be suitable
     
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    i've been trying to figure out how to read the numbers but i have no idea what i'm reading, i'm thinking of putting gears to make my truck go faster but i don't know what to choose, i know the OG guys down here in hawaii upgrade there's but mainly for 4x4 i wanted to know if there was for 2wd, everyone tells me 4:11 gears is that good? i dont want some crazy **** just somthing i can do damage with on the streets as a daily.
     
  8. SD YOTA

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    with yours, i think you only have a couple options.... since you have a 94, its gonna have the 3:73 or i believe 3:56 ratios, im not so sure anymore (dont remember) not sure unless i could see your vin tag..... the axle ratio is one othe last few numbers towards the bottom.

    what i'd like to know is if anyone has swapped out a 3:07 third out of a 2wd (5lug) axle housing for a 4:10 third out of a 4wd rear axle housing? i am almost positive its been done but somewhere someone mentioned that the 4:10 ring gear would not clear the housing on the 2wd....... can someone confirm this??
     
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    i have a 87...if you were refering to me.
     
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    was the truck originally a 4 speed or 5 speed tranny truck?
     
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    EVERYONE! READ THAT PDF! DONT SKIM OVER IT!

    it decodes toyotas nonsencical system for numbering these damn things.
     
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    I have a W46 4speed tran/3.07 gears. Could find anything in a search or on this thread or on wiki W info. Just curious about not knowing ;). Correction, I do know the 3.07 gears give high MPG. I have an 86 SR5 auto parts truck, going to the shop later and see if I luck out and have 3.73 rear on it.

    Edit:SR5 has a F372= 3.58
     
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  13. swapmeet

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    I know i'm digging up an old thread here, but none of the info on here has helped me to terribly much.

    I have a 71' Hilux, and i'm wanting a lower gear ratio, closer to 3 the better. I'm sure whatever is in it now is more than a 4.11, but I don't know hot to determine that either.

    More importantly I need to know what I can put in it that will work????

    Hope ya'll can help. Right now I can barely hit 70, and the engine is screaming like a banshee... :runaway:
     
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    Heres a good one is the drive shaft from a 84 4x4 the same for my 2wd......the 4x4 is one piece right? Are yokes the same from what ive read there the same axles and transmissions just depends on model and year?
     
  15. V8_TITAN

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    I highly doubt it will be the same, 4x4 has to be shorter because the transfer case pushes it back some...

    any one know how much power the factory 8inch will hold before blowing up ?
     
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    which one 77/78/79/81[r.i.p]82 sbrc driftbox, and a CeliLux/current daily= 79 sbrc [lil' blue]
    put a 5spd in my 4spd truck with the stock rear end 75mph at like 1500rpms im barly pushing the gas on the highway and if i draft a semi i can coast 75 at idle
     
  17. AIRICK

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    Did you ever figure out how much a factory 8" will hold? I need to figure that out before I can finish my project.
     
  18. Sal-G.77

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    Interesting thread...

    My 1990 4Runner is a factory 2WD, 22RE, Auto trans...

    My code reads G252
    G = 8.0
    25 = 4.556 gears
    2 = 2 pinion open diff

    Does anyone know if a 5 lug axles would fit into this rear-end?
    Thanks...
     
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    I got a 8" 5lug sitting in my backyard with 3:73 in it. Welded it tho, dont know if I wanna put it in now...:shrug:
     
  20. Malessohomegrown

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    Sal we put the 456's in our 2wd trucks over here a lot.Mostly for launching on a drag strip.Its easier to take the 456 ring and pinion off that and slap it into a 8" 5 hole off a 2wd.But to answer your question yes it can be done as long as the 5 lug is from an 8" housing.
     

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