97 svt best gear???

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by coats04, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. coats04

    coats04 New Member

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    ive heard 4:30's and 4:56's

    the car is mostly stock besides brakes/suspension/cai

    people with gear swap please chime in.
     
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    It really depends on your driving habits, use of the car, and future plans. If you're gonna stay mostly stock go with the 4.30's...but it really just depends on what you want the car to do.
     
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    My 97 is a daily driver, so I went with 3:73 gears. I am very happy with them. Last year I drive to Florida from Pa. and I had a best of 26mpg. I averaged about 23-24 mpg there and back. Running it around town, if I am a good boy I can get 21 mpg consistantly. If I can't keep my foot out of it I still get 17-18mpg.
     
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    daily driver.will be making periodic trips to the track.also will be procharging the car this summer.

    on motor i dont want to run out of gear at the end of the track.
     
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    Go with 3.73's like Matt said. :santa_afro:
     
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    3.73 are so-so but not for a cobra i would use 4.30. I have driven a 98 with 3.73 and a 6 spd but it needed alot more gear.
     
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    i think going from the stock 3:27 to the 4:30 is what im going to try.ive heard alot of good about that gear in the 32v
     
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    i think that would work good just let us know how it runs
     
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    will do,im picking the car up tomorrow. :snow_cool:
     
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    4.30 FTW Don't fear the gear!
     
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    IMO 4:30's are to much gear for a DD.
     
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    410 or 430 if your staying NA.

    373 if your adding a blower. :santa_smiley:
     
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    I used to pretend I didn't have overdirve and keep it to 65, lol
     
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    cobra- 4.10s if ur going with a supercharger. 4.30 if ur staying N/A .. 4.56 if its going to be pure track, or even 4.88s

    but 4.10 or higher... ull regret going lower.. everyone always does. so go 4.10s
     
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    I don't regret my 3:73's.
     
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    4.10s
     
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    yes.. but have u tried 4.10s or 4.30s? most who switch wish they never spent the money on the lower gear...
     
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    I had 4.10's... Then I had 4.30's... Then I had a T56, and this was all with my DD 2v, so 4v, no less than 4.30.
     
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    My uncle had 4:10's in his 96, granted it was a GT not a Cobra. I did drive it and they were great, but for the application that I am useing the car for, I felt that 3:73's would be better. As I said ealier, the car is a daily driver, and I have driven the car up and down the east coast. I have driven it to Massachusetts 2 times, to Connecticut 1 time, and in March I will be driving it down to Florida for the second time. I don't want the car to be running 3000rpm for an 18 hour drive.

    If the car actually saw some track time, you would probably be correct.
     
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