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Old 01-25-2010, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by rneely2111 View Post
Should I get this also? Posi-Trac (Clutch-Style) Rear Axle Differential
Mustang with 8.8 rear axle
you already have fords version of Posi-track. Trac-Lok. Their limited slip axle. So no need.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:03 PM
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Depends what you use your car for. If you race a bit, use it for weekends, and aren't adding FI, then get 4.10's...otherwise 3.73's or 3.90's (if available for these, idk). The latter is a good upgrade anyway. It just depends if you need extra pull.

I hear MGW makes good shifters for S197's.

Good luck.

You should take the big front pic out of your sig too- there are "size limits", fyi.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:27 PM
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what do you guys think is the best short throw shifter? looking to buy one within the next couple of weeks. the ones i have in mind is the hurst one or shelby. Help my plz.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:35 PM
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How about a Detroit locker with 4.11s and 31 spline axles?
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Cusp View Post
Many forum people will say 4.10 for the win. But I suspect they are 20 somethings with extreme tendencies. .
I am 51 and I have 4.10s and an MGW shifter. The 4.10s really wake up the drivetrain - makes 4th gear relevant again. It's my DD. The MGW has made it a little louder, but now I am addicted to the noise. Maybe I do have extreme tendencies. If I had to do it again - 4.10's without a doubt.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:21 AM
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I also went with 4.10s. My 06 came with 3.55, so 3.73 wouldn't have been worth it. My car is my DD and I drive about 65 miles with 90% of the miles being on the hwy.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:23 PM
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I have 3.73 in my GT500 with an even shorter throw shifter than stock...and most of the time I wish I have more acceleration than I have now. But I'm insane. I would step up to 4.10 if I could...but even with Nitt0 555R Extremes in a 305 I can still blow em 4.10s would just be worse.
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