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Chris
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7/30/2002
14:48:07

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I've been reading a lot about how different gear ratios can really affect your performance, but I'm just wondering how it works? People say that 3.55s are not as good as 4.10s(I think that's right) for example. Does this give better acceleration, or higher top speed? How difficult would it be to switch from one to the other? Thanks.



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7/30/2002
16:33:56

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its not that one is better than another, it just that they do differant things.

here is a good way to explaine it... take a moutain bike for example, if you start out in a high gear, it is hard to get up to speed, but once you do you can maintain a higher top speed, and your legs dont have to work as hard to keep that speed.
if you start out in a low gear, you can accelorate very quickly, but you also have to pedle faster to maintain speed.

the 3.55's will accelorate slower, but at highway speeds the rpm's will be lower and you will save gas
the 4.10's will do the oppisite

Eric, 98 5.2 5speed, K&N gen II, 50mm TB, 2bbl M-1, 1.7RR's, JBA ciramic headers, carsound cat, dumped gibson, and a lot more

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7/30/2002
17:57:30

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very nicley put kota



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7/31/2002
09:01:29

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Thanks - that makes sense.

I think I'll go for the acceleration!



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7/31/2002
17:53:35

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good deal... do you have a auto or 5 speed?

Eric, 98 5.2 5speed, K&N gen II, 50mm TB, 2bbl M-1, 1.7RR's, JBA ciramic headers, carsound cat, dumped gibson, and a lot more

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7/31/2002
21:27:07

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I'm thinking of putting 3.92's on my 4.7 auto.



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