It's not rocket science!
Join Date: Aug 2010
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Re: Chevy S10 Performance Chips...
Actually it will help with your fuel mileage. Instead of lugging the engine with bigger tires, it will put your RPM's back to where they're supposed to be at with the smaller tires. Thats why alot of the newer 2wd 4cyl pickups come with 4.29 gears and tall tires. Putting on larger tires lowers your rpms, gearing with a lower gear will raise them back to where it should be. Lower gears will not cause anymore wear and tear than the taller tires will.
He is right about the speedo being off, but that can be fixed. Your speedo is off anyway by putting larger tires on. Of course the cheapest fix is to put smaller tires on it.
I've been in the 4x4 community for years and too many people complain about the performance of there trucks when they slap large tires on without lower gears.
Last edited by MT Pockets; 09-27-2010 at 05:40 PM.