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Old 02-07-2004, 03:56 PM   #11
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hey buzz stang having a good day???i tryed every gear possible,,so i know first hand,,so call me ...i had ,,3.27,,3.73,,4.10,,4.30..i swap back and forth so much am going crazy<IMG src=smileys/smiley5.gif border="0">
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Old 02-07-2004, 06:04 PM   #12
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Since the topic is gears...How much should it cost me to have a shop put gears in my car?</P>


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Old 02-07-2004, 08:25 PM   #13
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Yeah, I'd like to know too, some of you say you've switched a few times, but the local shop said they wanted $600 for parts and labor, so I know you arent paying that much.
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Old 02-08-2004, 02:23 AM   #14
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Most of the mustang folks recommend no higher than 3.73 for 5 speed and 4.10 for aod street cars.

If it is modified for street/strip, you can go as high as 4.10/4.30 so trap rpm's will be in the 6000rpm range depending on tire diameter, etc.

It is also recommended that if it is turbo or s/c, no gear higher than 3.73, as you're going to be romping and stomping at the 1/4 mile mark.

3.55's will disappoint you if you even take a ride in a car with 3.73's. You will really get your jolly's if you run 4.10's, but don't get p.o.'d by the mileage, cause it will go away pretty quick. Just depends on what you want the car to do. I hate hearing people say they're worried that they're mileage will go south. If that's a problem, keep the stock gears and run consistant low 15's.
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Old 02-08-2004, 06:29 AM   #15
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Well, any one driving a V8 Mustang shouldn't care about milage in the first place, right? So anyways, what have you paid for ring/pinion installations?
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Old 02-08-2004, 09:00 AM   #16
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Low fuel mileage is well worth the fun and excitement you get out of these cars. Can anyone that had their gears done give me a rough idea of what it should cost me to replace mine? </P>


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Old 02-08-2004, 10:12 PM   #17
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You're going to pay close to or right at $200 for the gears, whether they be frpp or richmond. Some sell cheaper, but you get what you pay for. Mine were frpp and came with all holes chamfered and gears deburred.

I believe I paid $175-$200 for the install thru a local speed shop. I don't trust pep girls or one of those outfits.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:30 AM   #18
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Since we're talking gears. What is the ratio for the '84 GT. I counted and got 3.00, but I cannot find any info that states that that was ever available.
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Old 02-10-2004, 02:05 AM   #19
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yeah, i bet your that you have 3.08's in there if it came stock with manual trans
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Old 02-10-2004, 05:20 PM   #20
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A friend runs the parts department in the local ford dealership and introduced me to a tech in the back who said 150 to install them as long as i bought the gears from ford.</P>


I think someone is raping you guys royally hell for the amount you guys are spending you could almost get new heads.</P>


And according to a ford tech book they have up there the 2.3's were geared at any where from 3.08's to 3.55's in the manuals and almost always 3.73's in the A4LD autos.</P>


The 5.0's were 2.73's-3.55's in the manual and auto.</P>


I looked my 7.5's up and factory it has a 3.73 with traction lock.</P>
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