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

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Old 06-01-2012, 02:58 PM   #61
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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.
Thank you kind sir. That was well put.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:02 PM   #62
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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!
Wow that's really cool haha. I'll debate about it And Mabey I'll just change them out and try it and if I don't like it I'll go back
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #63
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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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Old 06-01-2012, 03:41 PM   #64
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^ I highly disagree with this statement.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:42 PM   #65
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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.

I didnt even want to go into that subject lol
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #67
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I didnt even want to go into that subject lol
Haha figured I would atleast let him know Doug.

I have gave my opinion tho so ill leave the decision to the OP. Good luck with whatever you decide to do
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:16 PM   #68
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Thank you so much sir. I civilized and respectful answer ..unlike that one smart a$$ about the honda and that one douche bag about the smart car. Ya know I really aprriciate alot of you on here such as mr rockwell28. But some of you really should grow the f&c$ up and answer something in a adult manner. And not be a A$$hole. Grow up children just because you drive a v8 mustang and your 16 doesn't make you a bada$$. Thanks again mr rockwell28.

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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.
Is your blood sugar low? You just really enjoy stirring the pot don't you?
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It's not that bad to get older..you become a better person the older you get
Nah...that's BS. My back hurts a LOT more than it used to. That is not better! lol
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After reading your posts in this thread I must say that is an inaccurate statement -- at least for you.
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I would like to hear more about this 8 second 150 plus trap speed car.
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I had not laughed in a while reading trough a forum. The first 2 pages made me laugh but then it just went downhill.
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Ok guys, lets relax here. I've had 3 of the 4 choices on here and about to have the fourth. With stock gears, my car was getting like 25-26mpg on longer trips on the highway going 65-75mph. My car with 4.10's would get right around 24-25mpg at the same speeds typically. Now with the IRS in the car with 3.55's, I average around 25mpg at the same speeds. I got up to 28mpg going to VIR last summer though.

All in all OP, you need to look elsewhere than the gears to pick up MPG just because I know for a fact that you should not be getting that horrible of mileage with 4.10's. I never averaged less than 20mpg with the 4.10's unless I was not driving normally(not beating on it but driving it like it was meant to be driven). When I first got my car, with stock 3.27's, I was getting 15mpg doing mixed in-town and roads with a 45mph speed limit doing 52mph usually. I knew that was off. I changed my fuel filter and picked up 3mpg right off the bat. Since then, I've learned how to drive the car to squeeze more mileage out of it. In town, I will say going with stock gears will hinder gas mileage. The lower gears allow you to use less energy to get the vehicle moving. Also provides less wear and tear on the clutch as like I said, takes less energy to move the vehicle.

Overall, I would search for other fixes for increased gas mileage, such as changing the fuel filter, air filter, exhaust, etc as I know I loved the pull the 4.10's had. Also, you must have a t45 car because at 75mph I believe I was taching 2500rpm. With that said though, I'd go 3.73's. They pull pretty well(not as well as the 4.10's), but they will be a nice happy medium for you with a t45.
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Teej where have you been?
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No carlisle? Was your irs broke?
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Nah, my wallet was broke. lol And I didn't wanna ruin anyone else's Carlisle experience like I did last year.
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Teej it wasnt ruined my man u should of came
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Well even if it wasn't ruined, my wallet was still broke and work was helping to fix that. Definitely hitting up the American muscle show in august though. We should get a group together and cruise to that mr vp of pa. Lol
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