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Old 10-14-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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Okay im new to the car world! you guys are always talking about gears (3.73s and 4.10s). I'm just confused. could someone help me out.
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Re: gears?

gears are in your rear differential and the higher gear ratio (4.10 being higher than 3.73) the faster you're going to get your car into its powerband. Gears will make accelleration quicker, and depending on the gear, it will lower top end (youll never be going fast enough to notice that, dont worry)

Basically, gears are swapped for better accelleration. It makes 2nd gear feel like 1st so to speak.

Thats a pretty general explanation... if you're looking for something more technical let me know.

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Re: gears?

yeah the true theory behind gears and torque multiplication gets very long.

basically it depends on your goals/setup.

if you plan on staying n/a, then 4.10's are the key.

if you plan on going forced induced or a power adder(nitrous) 3.73's are warranted.

if you dont know yet what you want then IMO id get a set of Motive 3.90's, as theyll be good for any setup.

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