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Old 12-08-2015, 09:32 AM   #36
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Best V6 gear ratio for racing?

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Relocation brackets too. Puts the LCA positions in a better place

These are usually only required for lowered cars. Though you will get a better pitch for non lowered cars, you will sacrifice tire tread wear faster on a daily driver. Not really necessary on stock height IMO.
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These are usually only required for lowered cars. Though you will get a better pitch for non lowered cars, you will sacrifice tire tread wear faster on a daily driver. Not really necessary on stock height IMO.
Sacrifice tire tread wear? How so?
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If you don't care about mpg go with 4.10's I did I'll be switching down to 3.55 for mpg but 4.10 is one of the quickest especially for the strip

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If you don't care about mpg go with 4.10's I did I'll be switching down to 3.55 for mpg but 4.10 is one of the quickest especially for the strip

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Key words there "for strip". Not saying your wrong but the best ratio for our trans the way it's geared out is 3.73. 4.10s some like, most don't care or don't tack it regularly for it to matter. I think it was Voltwings ys who had pulled up a gearing ratio spread sheet with accel points for each gear 1-6 with gear ratios from 2.73 to 4.10 3.73 came out slightly quicker than the 4.10 especially since 1st become useless and a waste of time to use if you have a manual. I'm going to see if I can find it somewhere on here though
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Key words there "for strip". Not saying your wrong but the best ratio for our trans the way it's geared out is 3.73. 4.10s some like, most don't care or don't tack it regularly for it to matter. I think it was Voltwings ys who had pulled up a gearing ratio spread sheet with accel points for each gear 1-6 with gear ratios from 2.73 to 4.10 3.73 came out slightly quicker than the 4.10 especially since 1st become useless and a waste of time to use if you have a manual. I'm going to see if I can find it somewhere on here though
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Launch at 1500...it could also be the tire size too...our cars tend to come with really lean tires. 245+ is a must
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Key words there "for strip". Not saying your wrong but the best ratio for our trans the way it's geared out is 3.73. 4.10s some like, most don't care or don't tack it regularly for it to matter. I think it was Voltwings ys who had pulled up a gearing ratio spread sheet with accel points for each gear 1-6 with gear ratios from 2.73 to 4.10 3.73 came out slightly quicker than the 4.10 especially since 1st become useless and a waste of time to use if you have a manual. I'm going to see if I can find it somewhere on here though
Ya I remember it was a question I asked about stress on the driveshaft I wouldn't really suggest the 4.10 unless you wanna get drastic I enjoyed it for drifting but I plan on switching to the 3.55 for a Fi setup

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Lol, flattered he thought it was me, but thats a very awesome write up man, i cant believe i missed that.
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Oh wow, didn't see this. Yeah that's it. Sorry Ish
It's crazy to see how minimal any of the closer ratio gear really differentiate from each other. 4.10 doesn't seam to be all that good even compared to 3.31s. I'm guessing that it's all to each his own when deciding between 3.31, 3.55 or 3.73 cause to me it looks like getting more power to the wheels and having the grip at launch could swing in anyone's favor
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I had a 06 GT with 4:30 gears in it (auto) and it was awesome. Highway speeds of 70 mph I was spinning 3000 RPM though and I used a lot of gas.

My 13 v6 has 3.73 gears in it. Blower is going on as we speak so I will keep you posted on my thoughts on the gears and procharger combo but I would say go at least 3.73 and don't worry about the gas milage. the difference between 3:55 and 3:73 is a couple hundered RPM it isn't that big a change for milage. Just get into 6th faster is all if your a manual. If your an auto you can change your shift points too so have a track tune for shift points and a street tune that gets you to overdrive quick.
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The range of 3.55 to 3.73 is good, but you might notice some high rpm after the isnatllation of them, and don't go for higher ratio.
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3:73 gears all the way

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I had a 06 GT with 4:30 gears in it (auto) and it was awesome. Highway speeds of 70 mph I was spinning 3000 RPM though and I used a lot of gas.

My 13 v6 has 3.73 gears in it. Blower is going on as we speak so I will keep you posted on my thoughts on the gears and procharger combo but I would say go at least 3.73 and don't worry about the gas milage. the difference between 3:55 and 3:73 is a couple hundered RPM it isn't that big a change for milage. Just get into 6th faster is all if your a manual. If your an auto you can change your shift points too so have a track tune for shift points and a street tune that gets you to overdrive quick.
Just curious but how does your 13 3.7 compare to your 06 Gt in power and acceleration?

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The top speed for manual and 3.73s is 150mph. This is almost exactly the top speed of the car, aerodynamicaly. It's the most efficient at going fast with the 6 speed. For automatic, it's roughly 3.55 to reach about the same ratio. 4.10s are for drag racing only, pretty much.

The best ratio for a V6 manual and highway fuel economy for normal driving ( not perfectly flat land ), though, is calculated out to be almost exactly 3.0. Ford Racing does make a 3.03 set.

Get the 3.73 and you'll be going exactly as fast as the older previous gen V8s. Not bad for a car that gets 27mpg+ highway.
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