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Old 05-08-2004, 07:18 PM   #1
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rear gear and t-lok

im gonna get the t-lok preety soon for my 02 v6 stang. but i want to know if i should get some gears too, what size? what are the benifits of them? i have a manual tranny.
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Id say the majority of people that get the t-lok, get gears.....3.73s are favored by most manuals, and 4.10s for autos. Gears put the car into the powerband faster....kinda like if your driving in 5th, and you down shift a gear.
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how much will i have to spend to correct the speedo. why are 3.73 better for manuals.
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do i get any more rwhp with the gears and t-lok
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how much will i have to spend to correct the speedo. why are 3.73 better for manuals.
You can get a speed cal. i know Dallas mustang makes one.....not sure on price, or you could get a chip the more expensive of the 2
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do i get any more rwhp with the gears and t-lok
no, you lower the gear ratio, which puts the car into the power band faster. doesn't actually make power. But a noticeable change in acceleration
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why are 3.73 better for manuals.
they aren't necessarily better, they are just preferred. i have 3.73s in my car w/5 spd and i love them but i had to give up some of my top speed and with 4.10s your top speed would be even lower! plus i do a lot of highway driving and with the new gears me mpg has dropped heavily.
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so maybey i should get just the t-lok because of gas
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so maybey i should get just the t-lok because of gas
unless you travel alot at interstate speeds you wont notice alot of gas mileage change between 3.27 and 3.73 gears. If you get a Traction Lok get 3.73 gears atleast. It will help your acceleration out alot
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I don't mean to be dumb, but whats T-Lok?
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it is a limited slip differential that allows both driving wheels to spin at the same time
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i do alot of highway driving
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yeah me too. but to me the lower mpg is not that big a deal compared to the fun that my car is to drive now...i used to have 2.73s. acceleration is awesome with the 3.73s and now i can beat some ricers off the line... i used to spend no more than $20 weekly and with the new gears i'm spending around $30 weekly (when gas prices were lower ); it's up to you to weigh the pros and cons.
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i will just get the t-lok
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no u will not get more hp out of gears u will just get to the hp that u have quicker (acceleration improvement)
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i will just get the t-lok
get the gears if youre getting a tlok for sure... i have 4.10s in my auto and i still get 22 mpg on the highway driving about 80mph the whole time.
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get the gears if youre getting a tlok for sure... i have 4.10s in my auto and i still get 22 mpg on the highway driving about 80mph the whole time.
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i thought he was saying he was just gonna get a tlok and no gears... basically i didnt read the whole thread lol
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no i wasent. i meant to say so ill just get them both
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There is another option guys, everyone forgets about 3.45s. This is pretty close to the 3.55s that come in Mach Is, and Cobras and isn't a bad gear at all, I have 3.55s in my GT now with the Cobra IRS rear end.
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no i wasent. i meant to say so ill just get them both
Oh i thought you had chaged your mind about getting gears, and was just gonna get t-lok. my bad.

I think for the 7.5 rearend you can only get 2.73,3.27,3.73,4.10 not sure
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dont fear the gear... its only like 2-4 dollars more per tank to have 4.10s GO FOR IT!!!!
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There is another option guys, everyone forgets about 3.45s. This is pretty close to the 3.55s that come in Mach Is, and Cobras and isn't a bad gear at all, I have 3.55s in my GT now with the Cobra IRS rear end.
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i just have to wait and get 200 more dollars so i can afford the gears, i want to get them at the same time.
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get the gears if youre getting a tlok for sure... i have 4.10s in my auto and i still get 22 mpg on the highway driving about 80mph the whole time.
I have to concur with Zim, mileage does not drop much as long as you drive normal. Gas mileage with gears is directly relate to the way you stomp on the gas pedal. Remember always leave you OD on when on the interstate or your mileage will suck bad
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I rarely ever turn my od off, I used to sometimes in town with the V6 when it had 2.73s in it. 3.45s is a good viable alternative especially for someone who drives a lot of highway miles and who has a 94-98 with 2.73s in it now. For a 99+ it isn't a real noticeable difference, but it is noticeable.
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My gears are used with very low mileage but I bought a new Tlok.

Used gears are fine and a 50% savings in price
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i just have to wait and get 200 more dollars so i can afford the gears, i want to get them at the same time.
try midwestmustang.com...i think they have gears there for like $80.
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what brand are the gears i wanted ford racing
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thats most likely what they are
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what brand are the gears i wanted ford racing
Midwest gets the gears out of Ranger pickups who have the same rear ends as our cars. Tow package trucks and 4WD have 3.73 or 4.10 rear end gears and alot of those guys to get better mileage want 2.73 or 3.27s especially if they are not towing heavy loads

And yes they are FMS gears
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I checked the mileage on the GT the other day when I filled up, a bit over 18.5 mpg. That is with 3.55s and combined city and highway, I do like to play with it some. (leadfoot a bit) lol.
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Used gears are probably fine as long as not severely worn, used tlocks are another story though, I wouldn't use one, thing is you really can't look at one and tell how good the clutches are, if you pay a couple hundred to put it in and its no good, you are just out that labor and what you paid for the used unit most likely.
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