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Which rear end 4x4

for everyday driving 50 percent city and 50 percent highway ,very little off road driving, which rear end in your opinion would be the best in my situation
3.55 ,3.73, 4.10 thanks.
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what size tires, motor, trans.

and if its a 4x4 you need to do front and rear axle not just rear
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stock tires 4.0 liter engine,5 speed auto tranny.
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Please make a signature to help us out with questions like this. Plus, I would just leave the stock gears in there, there's no reason to swap to different gears if you have stock tires and don't off-road.

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to get best mpg. a 3.55 would be best.. most likely you have a 3.73 or 4.10 already.. but i am with Brenton no need to go changing it. if you wanted MPG you bought the wrong vehicle a pruis would have been a better choice
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Hybrids are good for city mileage not highway. Their best economy comes at 25-30 mph.

Look into a VW TDI. 50 mpg is not uncommon with them on the highway.


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Any gear change will not be worth the hassle. You will make your speedo off so you wont even know if your getting better economy. Maybe a mileage tune chip is what you want.
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it didn't change my speedo at all...

but i'm with everyone else, if everything is stock and you dont off road your truck there's not much reason so change it.
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I would leave them alone. If you are set on changing them I would go with 4.10's.
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