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Author Topic:   4.10 Gears and a C4... LOL, not on the highway!
Glenn_M
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From: Texas
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 11-10-2001 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glenn_M   Click Here to Email Glenn_M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi all,

My car has 4.10 gears in the rear. However, I need to be able to drive 65-70mph on almost a daily basis and I don't want to keep the engine reved high while cruising.

Now, here is where it gets difficult (for me anyway). The car currently has the original 13" wheels on it, but I am going to put on 16" wheels with 225/50 tires. What gear ratio should I put in so I can cruise at 65-70mph at 3000rpm?

The current tires are 185/70-R13
The side wall height is 5.1 inches (185 x 70%). 13 + 5.1 = 18.1

The tires on on the 16's are 225/50-R16
The side wall height is 4.43 inches (225 x 50%). 16 + 4.43 = 20.43

I am going 2.33 inches over stock diameter, so that needs to be figured in when determining the gear ratio.

I don't know how to calculate the gear ratio and I was hoping someone here would know how.

A gear ratio of 3.27 would be nice right?

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Gidyup302
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From: CT
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 11-11-2001 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gidyup302   Click Here to Email Gidyup302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think you really need to do to much
figuring,I have run alot of combo's and find
that 3.00 and 2.79 stock ratios work great on the highway,it would depend on how much
power you want.I now have 3.18's in my II and it seems to work well on and off the highway.

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Glenn_M
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posted 11-15-2001 06:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glenn_M   Click Here to Email Glenn_M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the original gears. They are 3.00 so I'll just use them.

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Fastymz
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Registered: Apr 2001

posted 11-15-2001 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glen try this site.

http://www.ring-pinion.com/c-rpm_1.htmlte,

OR this one

http://www.ring-pinion.com/c-rpm_1.html
It looks to me that 3.25 would be has high as you would want to go.
And 3.00 would even be better.

Glen I've been looking for some gears for my 65 Mustang with a 8".Let me know if you have a 8" and you want to sale the 4.10.

Thanks Ron

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