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post #1 of 34 Old February 22nd, 2008, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Best gear ratio, still highway driveable?....

Just wanted to get some opinions as this week I'll be ordering a new gear set.97 gt ,5 speed, stock gearing as far as i know..... I do drive the highway still because its going to be my commuter, recommendations?Looking for a little more pull but still highway friendly... 373's? Any ideas on how many rpm's i would be at going 65-70 mph with 411's? Thanks alot
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4.10's and 3.73's can both be used for highway driving. If you were going to constantly be driving around 75 id probably go with 3.73's. I dont know what kind of RPM's you would be turning at 65-70 either.

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i have 4.10's and my rpms are at 2800-2900 at 75
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I've got 4.10s and my mileage is the same.. I just have to use 5th gear on the highway more often..where i used to use 4th gear..
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the difference between 373s and 410s at 70mph is only like 200-300 rpms im pretty sure. so really it just comes down to personal preference and what you plan to do with the car.



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i have 410's in car and still get 25mpg on the highway.


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i have 410's in car and still get 25mpg on the highway.
Wow thats great mpg, whats a rough estimate on how many mpg stock?I didn't think these cars got that many miles at all.
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I would run 3.73s if I had a fox. But for a SN95 which are slightly heavier. 4.10s are the only way to go. Here are the RPM differences between 4.10s and 3.73s on a stock T-45.
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I am having my gears put in right now. 96 gt auto, i am putting 4:10 ford racing gears in. How much will they affect my top speed?
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did you not even look at my post? You will be fine. And who runs thier car over 100 MPH constantly anyway?

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I have a couple friends i know that are pretty mad about me getting gears. So they keep talkin shit saying my top speed will be like 100 or something.Just wanted to double check
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Lets just say u can pull up past 140. I have never had my car that high, but others here have and they have 4.10s on an AUTO....

Gears will surprize them. They must drive Civics.

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Lets just say u can pull up past 140. I have never had my car that high, but others here have and they have 4.10s on an AUTO....

Gears will surprize them. They must drive Civics.
They have a 1995 cobra, and a 1998 z28. so even with my gears and mods prolly will not matter lol.
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u could take that95 cobra i bet. Especally with the gears.

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u could take that95 cobra i bet. Especally with the gears.
I think it would be close. I just got nitto d/r 275/40/17 .so with those and my mods i think i can pull on him.
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I rock 3:73's and turn about 2700 and 85 or so
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3.73's are for women.....go 4.10 even with f/I.....just get better tires and suspension...if your driving over 100mph ALOT then ur a dumbass anyway....shit ive said even a few times if depending on your plans...go 4.30's.....
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Im getting 3.73's in my car but i have a hell of a build on the way and i just really dont want to go 4.10's. I have heard everyone argue over them for the last year so dont try to talk me out of it. lol. But basically, its just a preference of what you want to get.

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