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Old 08-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Best Gears for MPG & Performance

Hey guys! I was curious was is the best gear for increasing (or at least not decreasing) MPG and that is also going to give me a really good 0-60 time? Or a 0-100. I'm not looking for an insane top speed, but rather id like to increase my acceleration. This is for a 13' 5.0 btw.
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Re: Best Gears for MPG & Performance

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Hey guys! I was curious was is the best gear for increasing (or at least not decreasing) MPG and that is also going to give me a really good 0-60 time? Or a 0-100. I'm not looking for an insane top speed, but rather id like to increase my acceleration. This is for a 13' 5.0 btw.
I was wondering this as well. So far I just have A/Bs and I havent seen any MPG gains, but it sounds bad a$$. I have heard of people getting what your talking about out of tuning, but I haven't done it myself. I'm interested to see what people come up with.
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Gears don't decrease mpgs, what does decrease mpgs is your foot in the throttle as well as the higher rpms you are running while maintaining the same speed. If you're used to cruising at a certain speed, then the rpms will be higher with a higher gear ratio. However, lower gear ratio will bet better mpg in city driving simply due to the fact that you will be in the proper part of the tq band for Mac efficiency more quickly.

I get what you're saying though, the only way to increase or maintain mpg is by keeping current gear or going lower ratio. I would say that 3.73 are good all around gear, that's what I have and generally net 21 mpg combined with a fair share of city and highway
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:22 PM   #4
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3.73 seem to be the way to go, I have 3.31, I love how long I'm in the power band, but as far as 0-xx, 3.73s are stronger.
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