3.43 vs 3.73 rear end gear

10

Asked by Sep 05, 2016 at 12:04 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Ext Cab Short Bed 2WD

Question type: General

'm wanting to change gears from 3.43 to 3.73 because when towing these
light loads( 6x12 open trailer or 18ft bass boat) my truck has a hard time
maintaining hwy speeds, trans is constantly changing even with towing
button pushed! Is this the best and easiest way to solve this problem?
I have a small V-8 (4.8)

2 Answers

21,105

What highway speeds are you talking about exactly? And , do you mean going uphill? How is it working from start-up to tow? How much does your boat and trailer weigh? I assume that you are not trying to pull more than 80 percent of the maximum towing capacity on the truck, are you??

21,105

Just one more thought, have you considered getting your transmission fluid changed recently, a new service would not be a bad idea..

Your Answer

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    2,450
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    1,960
  • #3
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    1,670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
754 Great Deals out of 68,023 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford F-150
2,234 Great Deals out of 181,370 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
411 Great Deals out of 10,702 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
348 Great Deals out of 29,278 listings starting at $2,650
Used Toyota Tundra
438 Great Deals out of 33,697 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tacoma
551 Great Deals out of 42,058 listings starting at $2,999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
626 Great Deals out of 36,240 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
419 Great Deals out of 31,785 listings starting at $2,395
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
330 Great Deals out of 43,471 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
6 Great Deals out of 243 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
9 Great Deals out of 266 listings starting at $4,300
Used Ford Mustang
759 Great Deals out of 42,755 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
322 Great Deals out of 110,536 listings starting at $20,107
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
163 Great Deals out of 6,005 listings starting at $17,995
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
270 Great Deals out of 9,042 listings starting at $12,950
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
356 Great Deals out of 11,852 listings starting at $9,999
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
157 Great Deals out of 5,023 listings starting at $7,974

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.