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Gears: Which do you think are the best?

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by SVTVenom, Oct 24, 2002.

Which Gears Do You Think Are The Best?

  1. Stock - 3.55

    221 vote(s)
    27.7%
  2. 3.73

    193 vote(s)
    24.2%
  3. 3.90

    137 vote(s)
    17.2%
  4. 4.10

    217 vote(s)
    27.2%
  5. other - please list

    31 vote(s)
    3.9%
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  1. JohnsDSGVert

    JohnsDSGVert Active Member Established Member

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    4:10s

    My goal was a little different.....I wanted a street beast 0 - 60 car.....I am near the 600 range (before blown motor) with my Whippled and all other mods and have 4:10's.

    The 4:10's are great......however....I have to shift into 3rd at 57mph and plan to either have a higher rpm range with the new motor......and or go to 28's.....which effectively is about 3:90's.

    Love the 4:10's they are very close to perfect for me.......and may be perfect with a rev range of 7100 or 7200.
     
  2. redfire03 svt

    redfire03 svt Active Member Established Member

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    I am going to a solid and putting 4:30's in them with a 2.76 upper...... I will let you guys know how I like them over my current 4:10's
     
  3. Screamin Cobra

    Screamin Cobra Slam'd Cam'd Z06 Established Member

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    I voted 3.73 but 3.55's are good if you have them
     
  4. Wings65288

    Wings65288 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    i'm going to have to agree with Hwystr, it's just a #... i don't see how it can cause more driveline noise then any other gear rartio
     
  5. pb1302

    pb1302 New Member Established Member

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    I had 4.10's in my GT and loved them......been to the track here in Germany (Nurnburgring) and they helped a lot......my friend in his 99 Cobra had a hard time getting up to speed and picking the right gear around that track with his 3.27's stockies......cant wait to see what it feels like in the 03 with 4.10's......if the GT could do 161mph on the Autobahn in 5th then I am sure that I will be happy with the 6th the cobra has........

    4.10's all the way......
     
  6. palehorse

    palehorse New Member Established Member

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    what is a respectable price for a gear swap parts labor included?
     
  7. Wings65288

    Wings65288 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    i pay $180 for a whole rearend assembly, it's a steal...
     
  8. palehorse

    palehorse New Member Established Member

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    That is including the install?? Aren't the gears themselves about 180 bucks? I was guessing $350-$450 just for the install?
     
  9. Wings65288

    Wings65288 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    no the gears can be had for about $150 and the install and everything was $180. so figure about $350 for the gears AND install.
     
  10. palehorse

    palehorse New Member Established Member

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    I am considering the swap to 4:10. In speaking with someone I consider very knowledgeable and with significant experience with late model mustangs of all types, he thinks they are a great idea, as you will get into your power band quicker. When I asked him about how to not just boil off the tires, his response was learn how to drive.

    I am currently pullied, getting exhaust next week, and will likely be ported this year. For those of you with similar or more Hp, is it as simple as "learning how to drive" as this guy suggested? It seems to me that the only real question is if you can be as quick or quicker from a dig.
     
  11. SA SNAKE

    SA SNAKE New Member Established Member

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    4.10s here and loving it!!!!! :rockon:
     
  12. 03SBGT

    03SBGT New Member Established Member

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    After reading this thread. I think I am going to try some 4.10's :-D
     
  13. redfire03 svt

    redfire03 svt Active Member Established Member

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    I love my 4:30's in my solid. I rips so hard in 1st and 2nd I can't explain it. Go for it if you thinking to get 4:10's. You won't regret it.....
     
  14. JPIStang

    JPIStang Stay Classy San Diego! Established Member

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    Not to mention most of our cars seem to be dying on top speed full throttle runs with the stock piston to wall clearance.

    I had 4.10's on my '00 GT and it was a little annoying on the highway but I think they'd be more appropriate on Terminators when you compare final drive ratios between the T-45 and T-56.

    I've ridden in a 500rwhp Terminator with 4.10's and 18's with 295 Nitto DR's on the back and it didn't seem like there was any drama with the car. I.E. it felt really powerful but the rev's weren't too high on the freeway.
     
  15. cpu77

    cpu77 Armed and Dangerous! Established Member

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    Alot of guys have said they are buying 4.10's. How about some reviews!
     
  16. mpe331lx

    mpe331lx Mine's stock too Established Member

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    Thay also say they are an animal on the street, How about some track times.
    I have 3.27s in my Cobra right now (gt 8.8 swap), And I can not launch hard without a bog. I am thinking about 3.73s. A little better that the stock .55s and a hell of a lot better than the .27s.
     
  17. racebronco2

    racebronco2 Active Member Established Member

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    i run 4.10 and would do it again. my gas mileage has improved cause there is not much of a load on the engine and very seldom do i get into boost when driving on thr freeway. i do top out in 4th in the 1/4 mile at about 6400rpms. on open track events it feels alot better when shifting from 4th to 5th and you can feel it accelerate unlike the 3.55's. you will get more wheelspin if you don't wheelhop.
     
  18. mpe331lx

    mpe331lx Mine's stock too Established Member

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    I think that I am going to go 3.73s. It will give me room to mod without worrying about hitting the rev limiter going through the traps.
     
  19. 427Windsorman

    427Windsorman Currently between Fords Established Member

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    I plan on going with the 4.10's, but will be changing my 5th, and 6th gears to the Viper ratio's. If my calculations are correct this will keep my RPM's in 5th and 6th the same as the stock 5th and 6th gears would be with the stock 3.55's. Has anyone here done this?
     
  20. mpe331lx

    mpe331lx Mine's stock too Established Member

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    I did the 3.73s and so far I love them. I nocked a nother tenth off of my time with a softer launch. I will try to launch a little harder next time and see if I can pull a 1.5x 60 ft time.
     
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