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Old 09-05-2009, 12:53 PM
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When I had my clutch replaced by a family friend who happens to own his own shop and races stock cars at a local level, he brought up the idea of gears. He suggested that I get 3.55's and I mentioned 4.10's to which he bit back and stated that they would make my engine "rev" much to high and I could potentially blow my engine. I didn't really have a moment to explain myself before getting shot down by him and my dad, who was also present, but I think this theory is a bit flawed.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the way I believe it to be; 4.10's indeed will get me to redline much quicker but will not "blow my engine." Sure, if you romp on it in 1st and go into the red and keep it there, you have a very good chance of damaging your engine. So I believe what he simply meant was that I have a higher chance of redlining the car and thus damaging the engine.

The problem I have is that my dad is very dead-set in his ways and theories. He believes that things should still be done the way they were when he was growing up, and isn't open to accepting new ideas. He's also extremely gullable and if our family friend said something, he's likely to hold on to that as a definite no if I ever wanted to get gears.

I'm kind of ranting now, but I just wanted to make sure my understanding of gears was correct. If I remember correctly, our friend suggested either 3.55's or even 3.73's. Anything higher than that, and he said the engine would be "revving like crazy."
Yeah, my step-dad scoffs at me everytime I mention wanting 4:10's. And he's got like..15 years experience in transmissions. He says Ill only be able to do like 80 tops. But he's a chevy guy. I think he's just hating on the stang.
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I have placed some of the calculations with the calculator MattJ, how does my V6 is said to run better with 3.10 instead of 3.75 gears gears, they recommend? They evenhave 3.10 gears?
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