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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2006
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Originally Posted by Eleanor_Mustang
Also note: That if you are using an automatic your best bet would be to use 3.73 gears and if you have a manual use 4.10 gears...

That applies to chevy camaros and to Stangs from what other ford drivers tell me.
Actually that's reversed . .

Again, it depends on your driving style and your long range plans. If you plan a power adder, you want the stock gears. If you do a lot of interstate driving, you're gonna hate 'em. If you want a little more gear and do a lot of highway driving, go with 3.45s out of a Ranger.

A bunch of people argued with me a couple of years ago re: power adders, but last year SuperSix Motorsports proved the issue, by running 10s with the stock gears.

You go too short on the gears, and a power added engine will wind up too quickly.

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