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Old 02-24-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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I'm running factory 3.08's and will soon be ordering all my rear end goodies, I have a 5 spd 5.0 95 cobra and I have been told 3.73's will REALLY wake my car up, but others say 4.10 will be a bigger bang for my buck, it hardly sees highway time just 5 miles from my house to town and city driving after that what's pros and cons of 3.73 vs. 4.10?
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I love my 4.10s. I'd recommend you do a forum search for gear-related threads that have already had much discussion. I know I've spoke extensively on what I have found with my 4.10 gear choice. Click the link in my signature to go to a thread discussing driveability and performance differences I have found with my 4.10 gears in a 3650 tranny. Your RPM will be a tad different because I'm pretty sure you use a different trans, but same concept applies.
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I have the 373 in mine and like them alot. But my car dose see a good amout of high way driving so i personly would not go any higher. But if u are town and strip only then 410 would be fine. Any highway driving and it will be screaming at 70. My buddy has a 87 fox with a tko600 and 410 and he is at like 2500 rpms at 65-70 on the highway. Where im stock t5 with 373 and im around 2250-2300 at 65-70mph.
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Re: Rear end gears

3.73 would wake your car up ALOT! The benefits of the 5.0L over the 4.6L is it actually has some low end so you can get away with a 3.73, if it's a weekend warrior go with the 4.10 just with a t-5 be ready to shift more. 4.10's will make that thing a tire roaster!
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I am happy with my 3.73s
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I've had 4.10's and there was barely anything left after about 90 mph. Sucked for passing cars. My new mustang is a five speed and 3.73's are amazing!
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I've had 4.10's and there was barely anything left after about 90 mph. Sucked for passing cars. My new mustang is a five speed and 3.73's are amazing!
You must have been running out of engine power.
With the overdrive gear the 4.10's should have given you plenty of passing power in the first 4 gears of a 5-speed or 3 gears of an AOD transmission.


jwhayne0001,
The 4.10's will be much more fun with your driving range, but it's hard to keep a speedo gear intact with them as the gear required for "questionable at best" speedo accuracy does not quite match the gear in the transmission and they tend to get chewed up after a while.


The 3.73's are probably a better choice for you.
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I've had 4.10's and there was barely anything left after about 90 mph. Sucked for passing cars. My new mustang is a five speed and 3.73's are amazing!
Confused also. 90 mph with 4.10s is pretty. Much in the middle of the powerband. Should have plenty more ponys
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:21 PM   #9
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3.73 were my original intention but I read on here 4.10's were tire shredders, more i think about 3.73's seem to be the best choice a good balance and right in the middle
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3.73 were my original intention but I read on here 4.10's were tire shredders, more i think about 3.73's seem to be the best choice a good balance and right in the middle
I did 373 I love them!! But I went from 327 to 373 wasn't a huge diff but still nice!
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:43 AM   #11
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I'm doin the full install kit with track lock clutch rebuild is any break in time required?
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i didnt rebuild the t lok. but the gears abd master install kit required 500 miles of normal driving.then you change the fluid and friction modifier.its really hard to not romp on it for 500 miles.
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i didnt rebuild the t lok. but the gears abd master install kit required 500 miles of normal driving.then you change the fluid and friction modifier.its really hard to not romp on it for 500 miles.
The install kit on LMR has royal purple fluid so I guess I need to use regular fluid till 500 miles then change it to royal purple
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u can do that.i just used the royal purple now since the break in is pretty crucial.the royal p that comes with it is only like 15$ to replace.but whatever u use im sure that it would be ok.
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i didnt rebuild the t lok. but the gears abd master install kit required 500 miles of normal driving.then you change the fluid and friction modifier.its really hard to not romp on it for 500 miles.
Amen!! Lmao
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4.10s with a 2800 stall converter sweeeet lol
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4.10s with a 2800 stall converter sweeeet lol
O sh*t. I bet that's fun to drive
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Just installed my 3.73's man I couldn't be happier! Now I just gotta get my speedo corrected
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I had 4.10's with a 3000 stall didn't like it swapped a 5 speed in my car now it chirps 4th gear going down the track with drag radials
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