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View Poll Results: what gears should I get in my new rear end?
STOCK: 3.27 ratio 0 0%
MACH 1: 3.55 ratio 1 9.09%
impressive: 3.73 ratio 8 72.73%
stfu noob 2 18.18%
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Old 05-14-2005, 12:22 AM   #1
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gear poll...

this is for the rear end I'm hopefully ordering TOMORROW.... do I stay stock 3.27.... go Mach 1 gearing at 3.55.... go 3.73..... or just stfu noob, lol. Keep in mind, yes, I have an auto.... yes, I also do A LOT of highway driving. Although, it would be nice to get some nicer gears. I'm leaning 3.55
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this is for the rear end I'm hopefully ordering TOMORROW.... do I stay stock 3.27.... go Mach 1 gearing at 3.55.... go 3.73..... or just stfu noob, lol. Keep in mind, yes, I have an auto.... yes, I also do A LOT of highway driving. Although, it would be nice to get some nicer gears. I'm leaning 3.55
3.73's wouldnt be bad on the highway. i would go 3.73's w/ t-loc
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it has t-lok... it's an 8.8"
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3.73's with the tlok or else your a noob.

so stfu noob lol

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Old 05-14-2005, 12:25 AM   #5
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3.73's wouldnt be bad on the highway. i would go 3.73's w/ t-loc
.but i really wanted to put stfu noob.
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you can vote for more than one.... now who's the noob (is that an owned?)
also, I do A LOT of highway driving... so while everyone votes 3.73, I still may get what I want
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it has t-lok... it's an 8.8"

well then............................3.73's. its gonna be a little higher obiviously than stock, but not so to where it'll kill you w/ gas.


in the end, 3.73's
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well then............................3.73's. its gonna be a little higher obiviously than stock, but not so to where it'll kill you w/ gas.


in the end, 3.73's
in the rear.... in the rear . I don't know... anyone on here have an auto with 3.73's? I will not get 4.10's. What kind of gas mileage you guys have with 3.73?
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in the rear.... in the rear . I don't know... anyone on here have an auto with 3.73's? I will not get 4.10's. What kind of gas mileage you guys have with 3.73?
at 70mph on stock 3.27's your pushing like 2100rpms.
now only a rough estimate w/ 3.73's you'll be pushing approximately 2400 or so at 70mph.
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here, this will help:

3.27(7.5,8.8)-stock 99+ gear. better acceleration

3.45(7.5)-3.55(8.8)-decent increase in acceleration while conserving top end drivability.

3.73(7.5,8.8)-best all around gear for acceleration and highways use

4.10(7.5,8.8)-great acceleration gear for drag racing, limits top end


-Installing a set of numerically higher gears will do two things to your gas mileage:
1)Decrease gas mileage during highway travel, because you will be driving at a higher rpm then stock.
2)Increase gas mileage around town because you can find yourself driving the same mph, but one gear higher(ie, 40mph in the low end of 4th, instead of 40mph in the higher end of 3rd.)

-Depending on how steep of a gear ratio you buy, you can expect up to a half second reduction in elapsed times at the drag strip.

-All v6 mustangs come with 7.5 rear ends with an open carrier differential. They can roughly handle 300hp. Using sticky tires, such as slicks, and launching at high rpms can cause breaking even if you do not have 300hp.

-A 8.8 is a much stronger rear end than a 7.5. The actual rear end itself is larger, which allows the parts inside to be bigger(carrier, differential, gears), thus making them stronger. Many people swap to 8.8 rear ends because it can be more economical to buy a whole 8.8, or a used 8.8 than replacing, and installing parts on a 7.5. The axles and brakes are interchangeable between the 7.5 and 8.8 axles as well providing the differential in the 8.8 is not made for 31spline or larger axles(stock 7.5 and 8.8 is 28spline).


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I'm getting a 33 spline I think. But it's a complete set-up. Moser. Buying it tomorrow.. then I will replace mine, which happens to be ****ed right now. Hmmm, that says it's best for highway driving, but what about interstate driving... now I don't know. 3.55 or 3.73 .... such hard decisions I have
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that does help a lot, thank you
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highway driving = interstate driving
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wheres the 4.1 option? if i had a stang i wouldnt do anything less.
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in the rear.... in the rear .
no, when i said "in the end" i was meaning "when its all said and done"

maybe i should have said "when its all said and done, i would have 3.73's"

i was wondering why you posted this
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no, when i said "in the end" i was meaning "when its all said and done"

maybe i should have said "when its all said and done, i would have 3.73's"

i was wondering why you posted this
I knew what you meant... I was being funny because end and rear can mean the same thing.... also, I don't want 4.10's because I don't want to throw my gas right down the drain. 3.73 would be as high of ratio as I would go. This is my daily driver, not my project car.
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