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post #7 of (permalink) Old 09-16-2005
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Originally Posted by Duncan McDougal
Because they are the best for the powerband of a V6 and the low redline. Also the manual doesn't need the extra gear like an auto does. Here are the gear ratios for a 5-speed and an auto. Also 4.10's on a 5-speed would put you into 5th at the track if you ever want to trap above 102, which hard shifting and putting a lot of power into 5th is a big no no.

1st 3.35
2nd 1.99
3rd 1.33
4th 1.00
5th 0.68

1st 2.84
2nd 1.55
3rd 1.00
4th 0.70
5th N/A

I would be a little hesinant to put a supercharger on a car with a stock rearend and suspension. It is a general rule of thumb to build the base of the car (suspension, rearend, tires) before you get into the power category. You probably meant that he could do both when build his supercharger or engine but just stretched over a longer period of time.

The rear can handle 350+ hp from a centrifugal SC. 2001+ 7.5" rears have 28 spline axles.

Since the power doesn't come on until 3000 RPM, there isn;t as much stress on driveline components. (If you try and launch with 3000+ RPM drops, then you're in trouble.

If you're going to use a SC, you should keep stock gearing. anything above 3.55s will slow you down.

If you're going Naturally Aspirated, gears will definitely help.

yeah, do the rest piecemally after the big ticket items.

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