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Old 02-13-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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What kind should I buy ?
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3.73 or 4.10 are the most popular.
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4.10. Nuff said
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If you are talking about brands then Ford Racing is the general consensus. For actual gears read the thread in the stickies section of this forum about 4.10s. It's got some good info on them.
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I got 3.73 last year.... Wish I went 4.10. Auto with full bolt ons n/a
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FordRacing 4:10s
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It depends on what your plans for the car are. If you want a turbo setup later on stay stock or get 3.55. If you're going with a blower then 3.73. The only way is do 4.10s is an auto or if you never plan to run any type of power adder
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U can supercharge with 4.10s, would be nasty with a twin screw set up!
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Would be pointless bc you would never hook up
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Right tires and upgrades would be helpful. Good driver would also be beneficial.
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Right tires and upgrades would be helpful. Good driver would also be beneficial.
+1 good suspension and tires, plus relearning your vehicle and you can make it work.
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Gear choice comes down to a combination of factors. Vehicle purpose is one of the most important factors. What will you be doing with the car? Is it used as or going to be used as a corner carver? 1/4th mile car? 1/8th mile car? daily driver? texas mile? The rest of the determining factors are Camshafts/Poweradders/Tires/TransType/Suspension/Weight/Horsepower+Torque. If you can tell me what mods your car has and what you plan to use it for and what mods you plan on using in future I can tell you what gear will give you the results you are looking for.
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I've got a 2000 gt I bought off the showroom floor. It has 1850000 miles on it and it is all stock. It also an auto. Would 3.73 gears be ok for mine? I will use it as a daily driver and on the interstate as well so I don't need to be at 4500 rpm at 70. But all I plan to mod is the gears and tuner combo from am.
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4.10's are easily your best acceleration option for your application. However 3.73's will definatly give you a lower highway rpm and will give you better mpg and still allow great acceleration that will be a huge difference over stock for the money invested. Also for the same money I would advise going with a lightweight driveshaft instead of your tuner. The driveshaft will increase your performance just as well and at the same time improve mpg while maintaining the safe factory tune on your high miles engine.
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4.10's are easily your best acceleration option for your application. However 3.73's will definatly give you a lower highway rpm and will give you better mpg and still allow great acceleration that will be a huge difference over stock for the money invested. Also for the same money I would advise going with a lightweight driveshaft instead of your tuner. The driveshaft will increase your performance just as well and at the same time improve mpg while maintaining the safe factory tune on your high miles engine.
How would you correct your speedometer without a tuner?
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How would you correct your speedometer without a tuner?
They sell a speedo recalibration on AM
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Corner carver planning on gettin a 4:10 thank you everyone!!
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4:10's are great for corner carving. They put 3rd and 4th gear closer together to allow for better acceleration and braking in the straight away and make you even faster by eliminating the need to downshift to second gear, unlike a longer gear would do.
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4.10's are easily your best acceleration option for your application. However 3.73's will definatly give you a lower highway rpm and will give you better mpg and still allow great acceleration that will be a huge difference over stock for the money invested. Also for the same money I would advise going with a lightweight driveshaft instead of your tuner. The driveshaft will increase your performance just as well and at the same time improve mpg while maintaining the safe factory tune on your high miles engine.
What driveshaft would u recommend?
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Im not up to date on what driveshafts are comonly available for SN95's give me a bit of time to see what brands are available and Ill reply asap.
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For low budget, lower than 500hp and compairability to other cars performance as alot of cars are running them I would say the FRPP will handle your needs for around $300 plus. As I feared for cars that need a more capable driveshaft the company I would recomend does not comonly carry a driveshaft for the 96-04 aplication unless you have a T56 like the Terminator. However they can custom build you a alluminum or carbon fiber driveshaft 900-950hp capable for a hefty price. Their common selling drive shafts go for $500 to $1250 so no telling what they would charge for a custom without asking. Heres the companys web adress. The Driveshaft Shop | Home page

Note: I say 500hp for the FRPP but other factors determine how much it will really take. Some are running the FRPP with 650+ hp but arnt using sticky drag slicks and doing wheel stands either. For applications with over 900hp I would recomend finding someone that can make you a good steel unit.
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