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Old 07-09-2003, 05:52 AM   #1
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I have a 95 mustang gt ( automatic<IMG src=smileys/smiley6.gif border="0">)~with long tube headers, h-pipe with high flow cats, flowmaster catback, mac cold air and advanced timing. And i am looking to run faster times in the 1/4 mile so i am buying pulleys, shift kit, flywheel, and better gearing and i dont know which ratio is fastest for the 1/4 mile. so if u know please respond.
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Old 07-09-2003, 09:09 AM   #2
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all out fastest is the highest u can get...they say 4.10's go good with automatics....someone will correct me if im wrong.
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Old 07-09-2003, 04:41 PM   #3
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hint: heads and gears.
I've heard the 4.10's are great for accelleration but you'll be running fairly high rpms on the freeway.
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Old 07-20-2003, 01:09 AM   #4
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<P align=center><FONT face="Courier New, Courier, mono" color=limegreen size=6>4.10</FONT></P>
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Old 07-20-2003, 01:32 AM   #5
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if you can find a set of 3:90's....why a fly wheel if going alum...the car might not launch as well as you'll lose rpm and on the 4.6 you need it.
50/50 drag shocks
70/30 strutS
drag radials
180 thermostat
tweecer R/T
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Old 07-20-2003, 01:36 AM   #6
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my bad it's late for me...5.0 engine but these mods would work as good
hope it helps
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Old 07-20-2003, 11:39 PM   #7
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I have 3.55 and a TransGo shift kit in my '95. The shift kits lets the tires bark goingfrom second into drive when I lean into it (neck snapping from 1st to 2nd even w/out really laying into it)). Also got rid of a problem that mine had about stomping the gas while going down the highway (45mph+) to pass someone. The motor would get up to 4500-5000rpms but it'd seem like the tranny didn't want to downshift and when it finally did it'd really jerk the car. Anyway with the 3.55's it'll run around 2K rpm at 60mph. Hope that helps.
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Old 07-21-2003, 12:44 AM   #8
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It's a good idea to have the shift kit, but I did it a different way and haven't had a problem in eight years. I had the tranny pan drilled and tapped for a plug. Refilled with B&M trick shift fluid and ran it for a few hundred miles. Then drained it again and refilled with the B&M (so most of the fluid that was left in the converter also got changed out). It chirps the tires from first to second every time. But I went with the 3.73 rear gears. They'll snap your neck, but I still get decent mileage and it's not hitting the rev limiter on the freeway. With the aod it's taching about 3400 at 65mph. And when you hit passing gear, it's amazing<img border="0" src=smileys/smiley1.gif border="0">
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he's not lying...3.73's will hurt your neck in brisk stop and go driving
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Old 07-21-2003, 01:13 AM   #10
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does a higher gear ratio lose top end speed?</P>
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