As the title says, I'm liking the 4.88 gears I just installed a lot. If you've read my other recent thread you'll know I destoyed my stock 3.73 ring & pinion last weekend and instead of having Toyota replace it, I had 4.88's installed to get me on the road until I can get the parts rounded up to do the same to the front differential. So yeah, I'm stuck with a 2 wheel drive for now. Anyway, today was the first full day of driving around with the new ratio and while I'll be quick to admit it's not for the guys that want to keep a car like feel to their truck, I gotta say IMHO shifting through the 6 gears finally feels like it should have from the start. Before the gear change I was always hitting the wrong gear, especially like when your coming to a stop for a red light and then the light turns green and you're still to fast to go to first, but not quite fast enough to have any power in second. You 6sp guys know what I'm talking about. So, in town anyway I can see why everyone says you wind up saving a little gas by regearing for bigger tires. I definitely don't feel the need for as much throttle pedal to get me moving as before. On the highway my speedo is about 10 mph off now, so with 33" tires and an indicated 75 mph I'm at a real 65 mph and my rpm's are about 2700 rpm. I don't know about the rest of you, but that's fine with me since I didn't buy my truck to go zipping around very much faster than that. If you want to know how 4.88's would sorta feel on the highway imagine driving around without a sixth gear. Back down in the lower gears, first feels really low as you can imagine but second is still a little high to start off in all the time. It could probably be done but it feels easier on the drive train to just keep using first. I might feel differently after a while but for now I'll keep using first to get moving from a stand still. Anyway, if you're an '05 owner that wheels (or tows) a lot and you are thinking about regearing for your 33"+ tires and you're worried (like I was) that 4.88's would be to low, my vote is to go for it. It's still a lot of money for our year models so if anyone wants to check out how your truck would feel with 4.88's I'd be glad to let you take mine for a spin, with me in it of course.