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Old 07-21-2003, 01:04 AM   #1
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What is the most aggressive gear I can go with?

What is themost aggressive gear I can use in a standard v6 rear (2000)
I am a while from needing a 8.8.
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4.10 probably... 5 speed people usually go with 3.73's though so they actually have a first gear. In my auto im outta first gear by 25, i couldnt imagine how quick itd go in a 5 speed.
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if you know now you want an 8.8 someday, don't waste a dime with the 7.5.

i got new gears installed on an almost new rear end, plus cost of rear end all for 575$.

for tlok and gears installed it will be about 450$ or more.

pretty easy math isn't it!

i have 4.10s in my 00 5spd and i wouldn't go any higher. if i'm speeding (say 47mph) in a 40 mph zone, i get into 5th gear if that tells you anything!
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I've seen gear ratios up in the 5's somewhere. I'll look for a link...
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Well my reason is the faster I launch the faster I can hit the nitrous, or build to boost, etc. Top end.. well face it, in street race by me top limit is usually about 120. Most rice can't fry faster than that by me.
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If you are going to spray and have boost Def. Dont bother with a 7.5 cause it wont last long.
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Re: Aggessive

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Well my reason is the faster I launch the faster I can hit the nitrous, or build to boost, etc. Top end.. well face it, in street race by me top limit is usually about 120. Most rice can't fry faster than that by me.
you won't be about to go past 100mph with 4.10s while redlining even...

learn more, then act. good luck!
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The lower gear ratio you go, the more your top end will suffer (not to mention your gas milage).
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100 with 4.10

I can't go past 100 if I use 4.10?
I take the car to 110+ every day.
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I've seen gear ratios up in the 5's somewhere. I'll look for a link...
the highest i have ever seen for the 7.5 rear is 4.56s. those have to be custom made too and are pretty expensive. for the 8.8, they actually make them in the 6's


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I can't go past 100 if I use 4.10?
I take the car to 110+ every day.
why do you go that high? kills your mpg, too fast, endangering lives (including yours), tickets, etc. just not worth it. be smart, drive smart.


with 4.10s you can go 100+ you just need a chip to recal the speedo and since youre a 2000, it will fix the speedo and youll be really close to redlining. take your rpm's at any specific speed, and add about 500 to it. thats what 4.10s will do to upping your rpms. so if at 110mph, youre at 3100 and your redline is 3600, then you would be at redline doing 110mph w/ 4.10s
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Re: 100 with 4.10

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I can't go past 100 if I use 4.10?
I take the car to 110+ every day.
well then you have a chip with a 2000 If not you are like 15 or more MPH off so you are not going 110
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if you know now you want an 8.8 someday, don't waste a dime with the 7.5.

i got new gears installed on an almost new rear end, plus cost of rear end all for 575$.

for tlok and gears installed it will be about 450$ or more.

pretty easy math isn't it!

i have 4.10s in my 00 5spd and i wouldn't go any higher. if i'm speeding (say 47mph) in a 40 mph zone, i get into 5th gear if that tells you anything!
I would NEVER recommend replacing the gears on the 7.5" rear end. I did, and for the same damn money I could have had the same damn gears with the T-lok in an 8.8!

Here is the saying I've been living by... "There's never enough money to do it right the first time, but always enough money to do it again!"

Don't make the same mistakes I made.

Don't install gears in your 7.5
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I dont 100 % buy the dont put gears in a 7.5 I would say that if you are a track rat and are going to use slicks and you are pushing 300 hp. But at the same time you come across a good deal on 8.8 hell go for it.

Dont get shorty header unless you want to keep near stock and you have a 99+ with crappy exhaust headers. Us lucky enough to have 97-97 have nice headers and unless you are one again going over 300 dont bother changing them

CAI are nice I like them but as to there claims of HP by themselves I think a nominal gain is there just dont think it is as some claim 10 to 15 HP unless you have a larger T/B and stage 3 intakes and heads

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Old 07-22-2003, 11:14 PM   #14
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Speed

Yes, I peg the needle almost every day. On open road, with no one on it. This are highway stretches with no shoulder on either side ( I know, insta-death in a wreck) and there are no cops.

Any idea what an 8.8 and a Tloc 4.10 would cost? So I know what to look for. And yes, stage 3 is on the way and will go on top of a complete rebuild. I got the block off a local wrecker for $200 as it has no ECU.

110 redline on 4.10 would be a problem. I mean, I don't own the mustang to go slow.. If I go with a lower gearing, what can i do to get off the line faster?
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There are safe time on the interstate where you can drive WOT. That is where I speed most often. It is wide open and the pavement is in good condition usually.


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4.30's are pretty agressive. But thats the highest id ever go..
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Gears

What do you think of a 4.88 in an 8.8.
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I woudlnt use that for steet use. I would only put it in for track use.
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4.88

A 4.88 I'd have to worry about the front end lifting off the ground, right?
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i think your biggest concern would be topping 90 even with the rev limiter removed
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Re: 4.88

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A 4.88 I'd have to worry about the front end lifting off the ground, right?
Lower gearing makes for a great boost in acceleration, but you cant replace sheer power by adding lower gears. In other words, its not once you add 4.88s that its gonna be equivalent to a cobra or anything. Dont get me wrong dude, 4.88s off the line would be insane but i really really dont think you would have to worry about the front end coming up unless you are running alot of power and have slicks. It wold becool tho to pop a wheelie at a stop light. hahahhaa
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4.88's will hurt your top end so much, that you're top speed will be in the 60's. And talk about a gas guzzler!!!!
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4.88

But it'd be a really fast 0-25 wooo hooo.

Sat down and read about gearing ratios for many hours.

4.10

Anything else like a 4.56 would be great off the line, but you'd slow down in top gear and max at maybe 100 max if you pushed the redline.


I'd still like to hear of someone who put 4.56 in their v6.
Know of anyone?
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4.56's? I have yet to hear of anyone putting those into a V6.

100 MPH in 5th gear redlined.... Hell, I can do that speed in 3rd

Dude, why do you want to kill your top end???????
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my speed cal will fix gear settings for the speedo up to 6.33's
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Go with the 4.10s man.. trust me i have them and they are great off the line, and the my rpms and mpg are fine. If your an auto you can get a converter as well and that will really help off the line as well. But 4.10 is really as low as you wanna go dude.
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the thing you have to consider about a steeper gear is that the higher you go..the less traction you'll have at a launch.. you may say 'no big deal, i'll adjust,' but if you're running street tires forget about it.

if you want to seriously run anything higher than a 4.10 w/a t-lok, do the following..

1) buy an 8.8 rear
2) buy MUCH stickier tires
3) buy a TALLER tire as well.

as far as your top end goes..once you correct for the gear change you should have a chip to remove your top speed as well if you're really that concerned about it. it not a big deal and you won't be limited to only going 60mph .

honestly, top fuel guys run 6.xx gears and reach over 300mph. 31"tire and a 7-9k redline, if the "rumors" were true they could only reach 120mph.


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