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Hi just wanted to ask about the gear system which setting is better 4high 4low or 2 high which uses the least fuel

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Don't know why this was classified under Radio Scanners, it sounds like it's an automobile question.

2-high will be best on gas by far as the engine no longer has to drive a transfer case to get torque to the other 2 wheels.

4-high will be next in line and should only be used on slippery surfaces (ie: snow, dirt roads)

4-low will probably only get you up to 30 mph since it has an entirely different gear ratio. Most people hardly ever use 4-low except when pulling stumps in the back yard.

For general use, stick with 2-high. Best fuel economy and performance.

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