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H8CHEVY
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From: Southern Cali
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posted 01-11-2002 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY   Click Here to Email H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am using the 4 speed wide ratio toploader with some 26" tall slicks, on a 302. I was wondering what gear ratio you would run with this setup in the 1/4 mile.. dont wanna be bogging 4th gear thru the traps... Wont a 3.73 be around 5K in third gear thru the traps and a 4.11 around 6500??? thanks again.

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 01-11-2002 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This all depends on what your trap speed is

Just for comparison, at 111 mph and 3.50 rear end and a 1:1 fourth gear my coupe with 26" tires is right around 5500 rpm.

Mike

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steve'66
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posted 01-11-2002 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
4.10/4.11's are around 5900 at 108-110mph. Perfect!

SteveW

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