3.73's vs. 4.10's

cobra5095

New Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2007
Messages
10
Reaction score
0
Ok, I've been on different Mustang forums and everyone gives me a different answer as to what gears to put in my 95 Cobra. So what I want to know is what are the pros and cons of 3.73's vs. 4.10's?
 

CanaryGT

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 22, 2006
Messages
3,688
Reaction score
2
Location
Phoenix
I think this might spark another debate.... But I put 4.10's in my 95 GT..... And to be honest I love em. BUT, this all depends on what you like. Many people go 3.73's because the stock t-5 tranny has a horrible overdrive so with 4.10's on the freeway, going 80, your at about 3000 RPM's. Now as for gas mileage, you might see a 1 MPG difference... maybe. What I do know is 4.10's bite hard, and perhaps may be too hard if you are going to throw a lot of power into your ride. I saved my set of 3.55's in case I get blown and hit some more power. But anyway, long story short, 3.73 great gear, 4.10's great gear if you arnt thinkin of huge power yet. Oh and dont forget about Motive's 3.90's.
 

cobra5095

New Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2007
Messages
10
Reaction score
0
So from I've read so far, I'm looking at either 3.73's or 3.90's. So what are the pros and cons with these two?
 

Stopsign32v

Active Member
Joined
Mar 25, 2006
Messages
526
Reaction score
0
Do you do alot of highway driving? 3.73s

Do you have nitrous? 3.73s

Do you not have nitrous and drive in the city most of the time? 4.10s

Do you have sticky tires and want the most out of off the line power? 4.10s

Do you want to race mostly from a roll? 3.73s




Honestly I would just go with 4.10s first. Gears don't cost alot and aren't expensive to put in so if they are too much for your likings you atleast know 3.73s will be perfect.
 

trav_19

Legend
Joined
Dec 18, 2006
Messages
5,615
Reaction score
0
i dont see why people complain about mpg with 4.10s you want good gas miliage get a jetta or something...

you mentioned on another site you havent put many miles on your car even if you do 4.10's are a great gear with nitrous its a blast! acceleration is phenominal...so on the highway your rolling at like 2700 rpm or closer to 3000 rpms....so?

i feel so limited with 3.73's and it feels like im not hitting my powerband right if your considering lower that a 4.10 i would maybe go down to a 3.90
 

r_suh

Active Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
868
Reaction score
0
either of the two you will be happy.. any higher gear ratio vs stock gears will put a smile on your face while you drive. i have 3.73 and the day i got them i didn't want to stop driving. also i still wanted daily drivability and some highway fun. but if u want more ballsy get go speed then go for the 4.10.
 

Mustanger

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 3, 2006
Messages
2,310
Reaction score
116
Location
Southern Oregon
Well I decided on 3:73's because I want more acceleration than the stock gears...I travel a lot on the freeway so I also want the advantage of a somewhat hiway gear, & if I don't HAVE to throw money away on gas I won't...I'll never be the fastest but I don't want to always be embarrassed either. I've thought long & hard & the 3:73's do it for me, more dig, better acceleration, more fun to drive and shouldn't be too bad on the freeway.

My daughter has the Jetta (Turbo model) & it pulls! LOL...still wouldn't have it.
 

trav_19

Legend
Joined
Dec 18, 2006
Messages
5,615
Reaction score
0
well i waste money on gas i run 110... :dunno: not a dd though..and my friend had a tdi jetta and i loved that car it was amazing.
 

Pennywise2

Active Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2007
Messages
937
Reaction score
0
I had FRPP 4.10's in my 96 GT and I got really bad MPG.
I did a mix of highway and street driving.In my opnion
FRPP 3.55's or 3.73's are the way to go because 5.0's
already have torque.The FRPP 3.55's or 3.73's also are
a great highway gear and will get you better MPG.
If you don't care about your gasoline mileage than get
FRPP 4.10's.
FRPP 3.73's FTW!!
 

CanaryGT

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 22, 2006
Messages
3,688
Reaction score
2
Location
Phoenix
I have 4.10's and my gas mileage doesn't suck... I think if he is even close to stock, 3.55's are a waste of time. The difference between 3.73's and 4.10's in gas mileage terms in minimal...
 

trav_19

Legend
Joined
Dec 18, 2006
Messages
5,615
Reaction score
0
CanaryGT said:
I have 4.10's and my gas mileage doesn't suck... I think if he is even close to stock, 3.55's are a waste of time. The difference between 3.73's and 4.10's in gas mileage terms in minimal...

im with you 4.10 rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :pimp:
 

Z28 This

Active Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2006
Messages
458
Reaction score
0
i have 3.73 and i love them but i really want 4.10 but ive researched and alot of people have said 4.10 on a stock 5.0 is overkill....input???? i may upgrade...and i really want them because my car has prostars and M/T and also i do half and half highway/in town and there isnt much diff in the gas milage...if i wanted 40 mpg id get a honda...
 

Maniak87

Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2006
Messages
215
Reaction score
0
CanaryGT said:
I have 4.10's and my gas mileage doesn't suck... I think if he is even close to stock, 3.55's are a waste of time. The difference between 3.73's and 4.10's in gas mileage terms in minimal...

3.55's are a waste of time. i dont know what the previous owner was thinking when he ordered those. im putting on an s-trim now so maybe the 3.55's will be ok.

someone said gear installs aren't that expensive. i dont know how much it is around you but for me it would be around 500 bucks.
 

Stopsign32v

Active Member
Joined
Mar 25, 2006
Messages
526
Reaction score
0
Maniak87 said:
someone said gear installs aren't that expensive. i dont know how much it is around you but for me it would be around 500 bucks.

Bullshit......Are you serious? You can get a gear change around here all day for $100 on a solid axle car.
 

wiplash

New Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2006
Messages
93
Reaction score
0
I'm gonna go with 355's because I like have a first gear. 410's with an auto is a different story but if you have a 5 spd and don't mind sacrificing 1st, go with 373's.
 

scootin95gts

Active Member
Joined
Feb 14, 2007
Messages
277
Reaction score
0
how can u tell if you already got gears from a prev owner??I want 3.73's...when im driving in 4th gear i can go about 65mph and then when i shift to 5th its drop to about 2000rpm this seem like a stock gear ratio...also i need a rack and pinion(power)are they hard to install ive neve done it
 

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
74,903
Messages
1,452,846
Members
13,580
Latest member
dpl255

Members online

Top