97 svt best gear???

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

  1. SRT Handz

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    if you driving you car on freeway you gonna HATE anything more that 3.73
     
  2. 95PGTTech

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    daily driven, 3.73's now, hate them. 4.30's on the shelf waiting to go in.
     
  3. Slow95Cobra

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    4.10's. unless your really worried about turning rpms on the highway, then 3.73. 4.10 is a nice gear for track/steetabilty. my friends 99 cobra gets stupid crazy gas milage on the highway with 4.10s, he got like, 22 mpg going to mustangweek
     
  4. Goindeafonmtx

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    Don't fear the gear. 4.30s or nothing. I'm pretty sure my GT has 4.10s and I highway drive it all the time and get 24mpg. The Cobra is getting 4.30s as soon as I get some money.
     
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    If oyu don't run 4.30's ur a little girl, put your hair in pigtails and watch highschool musical. :mikec:
     
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    Hi- newby to the site but am on my 3rd Stang- I have a mostly stock 95 GT and a 98 Supercharged Cobra. I have had quite a few different gears trying to answer the same question. If you are going to supercharge and leave the stock tranny in place, 3:73 are just right IMO if you are daily driving and are looking for good balance. I have had 4:10's and 1st is pointless (IMO) with 444 horses at the wheels, spins into third. 4:10's with a T56 works out to similar ratios as the 3:73/stock tranny combo that is what I have in my Ram SRT-10. If you are building a strip car with the stock tranny, absolutely don't fear the gear. In a recent MM&FF article a Supercharged '98 Cobra (Vortech, 12 PSI @ 500 HP, racing slicks) broke into the 10's with a stock motor and 4.30's. If you are definitely going to supercharge, do the gear 2nd that way you can better estimate how much gear you want for your driving habits. There are also some sites that have calculators to help you do the math. No supercharger? 3:73's are a nice jump, but 4:10's are great to get it into the powerband QUICK. Good luck!
     
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    I have a 96 cobra and had 4.30's until I blew up the rear. I definitely had a blast driving it (N/A with the usual bolt ons) but was a little loud at highway speeds (3000 rpm's at 70mph with magnapack catback). I have 4.10's now, not quite the same as the 4.30's :crying:, but better for the daily drive. If I was going with a centrifugal s/c, then I'd go with the 4.10's. They'll help on the low end until the s/c starts to kick in. If I was going with a Kennebell, then 3.73's. This is to say that the car is daily driven with the occasional trip to the track. Good Luck!
     
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    my friend drew has a 97 cobra, hes about to do 3.73's. i have 3.73's in my gt and he cant believe how much faster it feels than his car. ill let u know how he likes them.
     
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    no matter what ANYONE says 3.73s on a 4v car are a WASTE of money

    4.10s are great for street use esp if your going power adder
    4.30 are even better and will eliminate that low end tq loss problem,but if your going s.c or w.e good luck with traction but ive seen a 99 cobra with 4.30 and a procharger hook on the street with MT's so it can be done


    i have 4.10s on my 97 cobra and if i decide not to go with the procharger and stay n/a the 4.30s are on the way
     
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    i say go 410s a good inbetween
     
  20. MouTine

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    I think swaping into TownCar's 3.08 or GT Foxy's 2.73...