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4:10 vs 3:73 vs 3:55 vs 3:27 gears

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Old 05-31-2012, 05:55 PM   #41
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:28 PM   #42
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Looks like we need an *******... so i'm here for the rescue. First of all, welcome to MF. Now that's out of the way.... if you've been working on cars for so god damn long, why cant you do your own simple gear swap? Hell the 8.8 rear has been the same for a VERY long time. Nothing new there. Your age is not a measure of your wisdom. I understand if arthritis in your arm keeps you from shifting so much..I get it, you shoulda bought an auto. Now, on to this 8.7sec car. Could you provide more details? Timeslip? Pictures? You've peaked my interest. And FYI, I havent been '8.7s' but ride shotgun in a Mustang that ran 8.83@153 quite often..Doesnt make me a better poster on an internet forum. You argument is invalid. Have a nice night gramps
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:04 PM   #43
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So much fail in this thread.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:22 PM   #44
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Ive got some 2.73s laying around somewhere if you want them...they are really awesome if you like going 120 mph in second gear!'

And no, im not joking either, do the math, 26 inch tire, 2.73s, 4r70w has a 1.55 ratio 2nd gear, at 6500 rpms you will be doing 119 mph lol

I would recommend 3.55s
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:41 AM   #46
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:58 AM   #47
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Looks like we need an *******... so i'm here for the rescue. First of all, welcome to MF. Now that's out of the way.... if you've been working on cars for so god damn long, why cant you do your own simple gear swap? Hell the 8.8 rear has been the same for a VERY long time. Nothing new there. Your age is not a measure of your wisdom. I understand if arthritis in your arm keeps you from shifting so much..I get it, you shoulda bought an auto. Now, on to this 8.7sec car. Could you provide more details? Timeslip? Pictures? You've peaked my interest. And FYI, I havent been '8.7s' but ride shotgun in a Mustang that ran 8.83@153 quite often..Doesnt make me a better poster on an internet forum. You argument is invalid. Have a nice night gramps
If you weren't so stupid you would have seen that I posted saying I COULD get someone to do it for 300 BUT I am just going to do it MYSELF so your post is invalid. As a matter of fact you should meet at my shop out back Daddys got work to do and I summins you to hold my tools.

Do your research on this thread before you want to look tough on here. I swear the youth education and common sence is going down hill. Gramps has sleep to get night night son
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:00 AM   #48
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Ive got some 2.73s laying around somewhere if you want them...they are really awesome if you like going 120 mph in second gear!'

And no, im not joking either, do the math, 26 inch tire, 2.73s, 4r70w has a 1.55 ratio 2nd gear, at 6500 rpms you will be doing 119 mph lol

I would recommend 3.55s
That's very cool haha do you have them on yours?
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That's very cool haha do you have them on yours?
I run 3.73s....I think they are also a good option as well.
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I run 3.73s....I think they are also a good option as well.
That's cool. I just am not a fan of the 4:10 cause they are to close like bearly go and need to shift Im old I just like the factory gears lol
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Should have bought a Buick. I hear they're comfy and don't require shifting. Preferred by the older generations.
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I've been through a lot of forums since I was primarily posting here.... and this is one of the few forums that seems to maintain this attitude.

Now I will agree, if you were desperately concerned with fuel economy, this vintage mustang probably should not have been your first choice. However, that does not mean there is no merit in trying to maximize the efficiency of your current setup.

There is a big difference between ribbin' someone on the internet and just posting meaningless hatred. OP didn't ask what car he should have purchased. He has asked what his options are for gear swaps. Either answer the question asked, or move along.

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I've been through a lot of forums since I was primarily posting here.... and this is one of the few forums that seems to maintain this attitude.

Now I will agree, if you were desperately concerned with fuel economy, this vintage mustang probably should not have been your first choice. However, that does not mean there is no merit in trying to maximize the efficiency of your current setup.

There is a big difference between ribbin' someone on the internet and just posting meaningless hatred. OP didn't ask what car he should have purchased. He has asked what his options are for gear swaps. Either answer the question asked, or move along.

This forum has become almost unrecognizable from its previous glory.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:28 PM   #54
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Like I said ..do you see how Rockwell28 handled the situation??? Like I said take notes . And to clear the air I bought this bullit for 9k and it has only 37k miles ..true blue number 3096. It was a good deal and a good car that happened to have 4:10s already installed which I might add that he kept the factory gears that came with it and it came with the purchase of the car..so even if I get someone else to do it it will cost around 300 buttttt I will not I will do it myself..which will only cost me a little time..so it's more than worth it. And like I said I never race I work to hard for my money..I drive the speed limit and it's kinda funny how I drove the speed limit in my other gt and got 23mpg with factory gears. And for those smart asses on here at 54 years old I've probably spent more time working on cars then you have been alive so grow up. I'm just now coming over to the more modern stuff..that's why I said hey Ill just ask some people on the Internet for the newer cars and now you see why old people hate young people no respect. Take lessons from rockwell28 he knows what's up that long response he said use his advise. And everyone will be so much happier.
lol There are people on here that know more then you about cars no questions asked. I can name a hand full without even thinking.

And if he gave you the stock gears why did you start this thread in the first place?
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #55
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You said you hate the 4.10's. Is it strictly because of the MPG? You can get more mileage for sure and I know you get gears in the high 2's you'll see a significant difference. It is worth stating again that your ability to accelerate will be hampered by the lower ratio you go as the trade off.

I had a 97 V6 that the rear diff was failing so I went from I think 2.80 to 3.73 and it was a huge difference. It did make the car get off the line quicker, but RPM's were pretty high at 70+ on the highway and uncomfortable for longer distances. It could delve through snow like a madman though!
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Wow - I didnt realize when I first posted that there was 6 pages, mostly of flames going back and forth. It was only after I posted did I see the other pages. I read the whole thread and while I can see the points people are trying to make, is it really necessary to be so harsh about it?

We're supposed to be nice to our elders. Let's have some g** d***ed respect for them. Especially since I officially turn into one on Monday

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Hell, I would have dropped in gear for the noise alone. 1 3/4 headers, O/R X pipe into Dronemaster 40 series dumps = really frickin annoying driving down the freeway at 3,000rpms.

Bottom line is his reasons are his reasons. He doesn't have to justify them to anyone on this forum. That doesn't mean he shouldn't be entitled to have his question answered.
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Should have bought a Buick. I hear they're comfy and don't require shifting. Preferred by the older generations.

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I've been through a lot of forums since I was primarily posting here.... and this is one of the few forums that seems to maintain this attitude.

Now I will agree, if you were desperately concerned with fuel economy, this vintage mustang probably should not have been your first choice. However, that does not mean there is no merit in trying to maximize the efficiency of your current setup.

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Thank you and your right. You said it. What's wrong with maximizing what I have. And I refuse to drive foreign . All American
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lol There are people on here that know more then you about cars no questions asked. I can name a hand full without even thinking.

And if he gave you the stock gears why did you start this thread in the first place?

Congrats you have a brain and can somewhat use it..who knew....
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