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Old 07-17-2005, 10:22 AM   #11
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Anyone know how to figure out what my gear ratio is from the tach reading and speedo reading?

I bought a used 98 GT and would like to know if the previous owner changed the rear end ratio.

I get 60MPH at 2000 RPM

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Old 07-17-2005, 02:43 PM   #12
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:03 AM   #13
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Just throwing out a quick tip....

Everyone says....you get 3.73's and you'll regret it.......well, I am living proof. My 3.73's aren't enough, but I'm not paying for a swap! BTW...I would get 4.30s if I did it again!
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:18 AM   #14
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Pre-99 Automatic GT's can use a Speedcal from Abbott or Dallas Mustang, 99+ GT's need to purchase a tuner to adjust the speedo, for automatics...

Due to different transmission gearing, it is best for 96-98 Manual GT's to have 3.73 gears & Auto's to have 4.10 gears.

For 99+ Auto GT's 4.10 gears are the best bang for your buck, for 99+ Manual GT's your best gear selection will be 4.10's at a minimum, as the tranny gear ratio was slightly altered for slightly better gas mileage.

I have 4.30 gears. At the track, with my mods, I was near redline in 4th gear, which is good. With some taller, stickier tires I will make maximum use of my gears.

Hope this helps some more.
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:44 PM   #15
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Well I have 4:10's in my baby..and shes one strong *** pony..and when I wanna race..then 1st gear is used just for a launch...1st gear in Mustangs doesn't do too much for you anyways..2nd and 3rd are strong as ***** in stangs and that's where I win my races..1st gear won't decide a race for you..unless you totally f*ck it up..

and according to my Uncle: "1st gear should never serve a purpose other than launching in ANY type of muscle car. Period." haha hes a definat man
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Old 08-27-2005, 07:23 AM   #16
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alright well i dont understand y i would need 2 get a tuner 2 fix my speedo i bought the 3.73 gears and i am putting them in tommoro 2day same thing its 5 am wats the eziest way 2 correct my speedo and wat did u say about shift points?
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:30 PM   #17
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are there any posts on how to install gears? my dads friend is a mechanic and thinks it is going to be alot of work. so i want to get a post with a how to and decide whether or not to have it taken to a shop. thanks
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:58 AM   #18
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No one ever mentions 3.90 gears. Whats wrong with them?
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Old 10-05-2005, 07:18 PM   #19
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No one ever mentions 3.90 gears. Whats wrong with them?
Nothing at all.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:45 PM   #20
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i have a stock 98 cobra and am hearing that i should change the gears to add power?? any ideas??
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