Rubber Overdrive..Again

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by Gappy, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Gappy

    Gappy

    Messages:
    3,248
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Location:
    NE Indiana
    Noah got me thinking about my tires with his thread. My 62 has 31's. These tires were on it when I bought it. Stock gears, 4:11. Do I have a little baby overdrive with this set up? No lift yet so they look just right so I assumed it was the stock size but I don't know.
     
  2. paulj

    paulj

    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2002
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    I'd say so if you had 3.73 gears. Isn't that the stock ratio?
     
  3. Mike S

    Mike S

    Messages:
    2,537
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Stock ratio for a US 60 is 3.73. Stock ratio for a US 62 is 4.11.

    With 31's you have a slight OD effect. With a 4.11 RE, you could easily go bigger - 33's for instance. Afte that you may be looking at suspension (clearance) issues with tires larger than 33".

    M
     
  4. Gappy

    Gappy

    Messages:
    3,248
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Location:
    NE Indiana
    I thought I read some place that it was 4:11. I think I read it in some original Toyota sales literature. I wouldn't bet much more than a cup of coffe on it though!
     
  5. Gappy

    Gappy

    Messages:
    3,248
    Likes Received:
    109
    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Location:
    NE Indiana
    Thanks!
     
  6. Tapage

    Tapage Club 4X4 Panamá SILVER Star

    Messages:
    23,294
    Likes Received:
    1,338
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2003
    Location:
    Panamá
    Here in Panamá all HJ-62 with auto tranny, handle with 3.70. and myy HJ-60 with H55F come with 3.70 also.
     
  7. gulp3000

    gulp3000

    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2004
    Location:
    Colorado
    You should have 4.11. Thats why so many 60 owners are looking for a set of 3rd members from a 62. They seem to be a great gearing fit for 33" tires. Your speedo is probably reading a little slow. If stock tires are 29", you should read about 7% slow with 31"s. (29 + 7% = 31.03)

    I'm not sure what the stock tire was on a 62.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.