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As mentioned, above for street use the 3.73 gears are great for the 5 speed manual and 4.10 are better for an AOD auto .
The auto trans is a slush box and the 4.10s really wake it up.
If your planning on the 1/4 mile speedway and you have some good gripping tires the 4.10s on a manual are ok. Other wise you just spin tires.
Some guys find tire smoking impressive, but I find it gets expensive and Im more impressed with using the power to push you down the strip.
Hello have a 87 GT. Need to change the gears every since i changed my throttlebody. Whats are the recommended gears for a fox body.
70 mm throttlebody
short throw shifter
That's a good one and like dawson1112 and Boss are saying going with 4.10's will make your 1st non-existent Ford Racing's 3.73's are more than enough to wake the car up! I'm not sure if you're a T5 or AOD but be sure to check out the Speedo gears as well (<-Just for example) as your speedo will be off (I never swapped mine in the past but it's a good idea to do so)
I'm late to this party again. Another gear thread lol.
I love my 3:55s, but since your alittle closer to stock power, I agree with everyone above. T5 = 3:73 ………AOD = 4:10.………… gears = happiness.
306 with all bolt ons, letter cam, ported E7's, T5 swap, full exhaust, 3:55's, 2" drop, and the worst paint you'll ever see or feel.
Dyno'd 300/316, 2745lbs-track scale
Best ET………12.4@108, 1.66 60ft on 8" ET Drags.
24 mpg (combined)
Vehicle: 05 Roush Sold 69 FB a work in progress. 95 GT
Location: The Great North East
5spd, 6spd and AOD are all close in final drive ratio. .62 to .82 I belive.
You can pop your numbers into a virtual dyno and see where your at!
Ah its just fun! Watch the heat you can cook your
cool juice( anti freeze) and over heat
2005 Roush Sport,SOLD
1969 Rust Back, Frame up Resto in progress. 351W, Worked C4, 9" BBK so far
1995 Saphire Blue GT, 5.0 stroker, Trick flow Heads, Intake, Cam,BBK 75mm TB, BBK EX
tr3550, Spec STG2, Eibach, Cobra brakes.
I had 4:10s in my 08 GT vert - def woke it up and I loved it.
Gas mileage - not so much, could have used a 6th gear there.
Thanks for bringing this up!!!
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