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Old 05-22-2010
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3.90-4.10s for 2.3?

this is hypothetical at this point but ive been thinking about finding higher gears for my truck at a junkyard but im wondering how exactly it will effect my acceleration and gas mileage. i figure if im gonna have a slow truck either way i might as well keep my awesome mileage haha
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Old 05-22-2010
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really it depends on what size tire you are going with and how much acceleration you want. i know my buddy has 33s and he runs 4.10s for gas mileage, but if you want acceleration you would wanna go taller and lose a little gas mileage
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Old 07-18-2010
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I've got 4.10's in my Lima ext cab, it actually sounds kinda cool chuggin at 2900 rpm at 65 and still averages about 24 mpg highway (stock 225-70-R14 tires, 26.4" diameter I believe). Even so, its still an absolute pooch and I have to downshift for most hills to hold 65. I imagine with a D tech and reg cab it would be a good bit peppier though.

What gears do you have now?
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