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Old 05-14-2014, 10:40 PM   #36
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4.10s. If you are going steep just go all the way. People worry to damn much about highway RPMs with 4.10s. Its like a 200 rpm difference at most and with the .68 final drive in the T-5 you'll still be at 2400rpm or so doing 70mph.

Hell, I want to toss the 3.08s I have sitting in my garage into my 98 whenever I finally get the blower on it. I hate having to shift 2 seconds after I floor it in 1st.
U think 4.10s? I don't usually go on highways unless I'm screwing around with buddies and we race up and down the road. I'm looking for the get up and go straight out of first and with whatever gears I hav on now first gear gets me around 25mph, 2nd gets to about 45 3rd can get me to 90ish I've rarely used 4th gear and have never used my 5th cept on interstate
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U think 4.10s? I don't usually go on highways unless I'm screwing around with buddies and we race up and down the road. I'm looking for the get up and go straight out of first and with whatever gears I hav on now first gear gets me around 25mph, 2nd gets to about 45 3rd can get me to 90ish I've rarely used 4th gear and have never used my 5th cept on interstate
If you never go on the highway then 4.10s or even 4.30s would be a no brainer. Just realize that you are going to have to shift out of first MUCH faster after initial launch but you get used to that. Having a buttery smooth shifting trans like the T-5 helps a lot in that regard.

Also, if you are a 1990-93 car, be aware your speedometer is never going to be correct past 3.27s because you have an 8 tooth drive gear. This means that the most teeth you can do on a factory speedo gear is the red 21 tooth. Do NOT put the white 23 tooth gear in there, its not accurate past 3.55s anyway and it's not a Ford mesh (Chrysler) and will get eaten up after a few months. The correct fix for this is to pull the tailshaft and install a 6 tooth drive gear which will allow you to run up to 4.30s with an accurate speedo. In 1994 the Mustangs went to electronic speedos that can be calibrated via a speedcal or a tune.
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I run 4.10's in my coyote. Everyone get scared of gears for some reason. Especially in the coyotes. Do it to your pushrod 5.0 you will be glad you did it

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If you never go on the highway then 4.10s or even 4.30s would be a no brainer. Just realize that you are going to have to shift out of first MUCH faster after initial launch but you get used to that. Having a buttery smooth shifting trans like the T-5 helps a lot in that regard.

Also, if you are a 1990-93 car, be aware your speedometer is never going to be correct past 3.27s because you have an 8 tooth drive gear. This means that the most teeth you can do on a factory speedo gear is the red 21 tooth. Do NOT put the white 23 tooth gear in there, its not accurate past 3.55s anyway and it's not a Ford mesh (Chrysler) and will get eaten up after a few months. The correct fix for this is to pull the tailshaft and install a 6 tooth drive gear which will allow you to run up to 4.30s with an accurate speedo. In 1994 the Mustangs went to electronic speedos that can be calibrated via a speedcal or a tune.
Which explains why it jiggles back and forth while I'm driving in 1st and 2nd gear?
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Which explains why it jiggles back and forth while I'm driving in 1st and 2nd gear?
No, that means the speedo itself is probably about to fail. Very common problem in foxes. I had to replace the one in my 91GT twice with ebay units, only takes 15 minutes. Perma fix is to swap to an autometer instrument cluster but that isn't exactly cheap.
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I guess I don't understand why everyone with Fords have to put steep gears into them, it's a sports car, not a rock crawler. If you like shifting that much, maybe you should drive something that requires a CDL.

Maybe it's my experience from racing MX and GNCC where you have to understand gearing for your application and environment, or the fact that I come from the GM crowd where gears aren't a big thing.

I wouldn't put 4.10's in that car without proper suspension. It will probably just blow the tires off in first and 2nd and require a shift into 4th before the end of the strip, with 3.55 you would probably be passing through the traps at the top of 3rd instead of having to shift into 4th going through the traps.
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I have 4.10's and over 650 but it hooks perfectly fine.

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With a 28 inch tire and 8000 redline in stay in 4th 👍

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I guess I don't understand why everyone with Fords have to put steep gears into them, it's a sports car, not a rock crawler. If you like shifting that much, maybe you should drive something that requires a CDL.

Maybe it's my experience from racing MX and GNCC where you have to understand gearing for your application and environment, or the fact that I come from the GM crowd where gears aren't a big thing.

I wouldn't put 4.10's in that car without proper suspension. It will probably just blow the tires off in first and 2nd and require a shift into 4th before the end of the strip, with 3.55 you would probably be passing through the traps at the top of 3rd instead of having to shift into 4th going through the traps.
Its because the 2V has no torque, LS crowd does not need to move from the 3.42s because your cars actually have a pair down low. But I agree, shifting 2 seconds after hitting the gas is a little crazy for a driver that you aren't trying to win races with. I have half a mind to put the 3.08s I have on the shelf in now (OEM ones with 40k miles from my old Cobra) and just cruise with this car the rest of the summer. I don't street race and I honestly don't feel the need to take a 13 second car to the track. If I was trying for 1/4 times or just accelerate as fast as possible I might very well jump to 4.30s and an even taller rear tire.
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