4.30's?

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  1. 96stangRC

    96stangRC New Member

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    Hey everyone. I am about to order gears for my 96 automatic GT and can't decide between 4.10's or 4.30's. I am not terribly worried about gas mileage since I have a truck that i drive around most of the time and the car won't be driven daily. Since I plan on keeping the car N/A for a long time, I am considering 4.30's. Do you guys think this is too much gear for a basically stock car? I know 4.30's would be fun but I don't want to over rev my car too much. Thanks in advance for any help given.
     
  2. Outlaw97GT

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    I think 4.30's would be to much for an auto. I don't run mine hard in o/d, and with 4.30's it seems like you would have too.

    With my 4.10's and the o/d off I hit the rpm's quick.
     
  3. 97vertstang

    97vertstang Well-Known Member

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    i rather go 4.10s.
     
  4. stangracing98

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    With Either one, your car should be great out of the hole.


    love my 4:10s :thumb:
     
  5. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I agree with outlaw.

    might be too steep with the auto.
     
  6. DisturbedRacing

    DisturbedRacing New Member

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    Go with the 4.30's. It will be perfect with your auto and for the 4.6. Later on if you can swing it, get a good converter too. You WILL NOT be disapointed.
     
  7. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    4.30's and an auto might be perfect for a full boogy N/A car....with a good TQ Convertor and your shift points readjusted you would definately get that heavy car going in a hurry.
     
  8. Lightning Struck

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    I don't think there is enough between the 4:10 and 4:30's to complain about the steeper gerars.
     
  9. WyoTechMSA

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    Yea but dude we are more used to a longer RPM range and totally different power band. 4:30s in a basically stock auto GT will be overkill. Maybe if the car were built up some more, or saw primarily track use. I say for a GT, with what? 5300rpm redline, 4:10s = purrrrfect.
     
  10. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I personally think the 390s are a great gear for a GT, street car.
     
  11. WyoTechMSA

    WyoTechMSA Well-Known Member

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    True I always seem to leave those out when Im thinkin about gears
     
  12. Lightning Struck

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    well you guys must .........Fear the gear :hammer:
     
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    snakebit- like ur new avatar!!!!
     
  14. Lightning Struck

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    thanks :thumb: kind of goes with my forum name :dancing6: :dancing6: I got it off of SvtPerformance