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Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by jpajkos, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. jpajkos

    jpajkos Active Member

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    Whats upper people. Let me as a question. for those of you who put gears in your car and have put a speed cal on it. How can you find out what was your stock gear ratio in your car? See problem is I put 4.10s in and my Dallas Speed cal is reading off still. I want to make sure I have it calibrated for the right gear ratio. I have a 96 5Spd. Any way to tell by the vin or door panal sticker?
     
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    it says it on the gears themselves. probably the little metal flap that's attached to the differential cover. but your right it might say it on the door check.
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    the code is on the door sticker but the best way to make it perfect is to go on a highway reset the trip meter and have a friend in a stock car do the same...travel 10 miles and record your exact milage...for example 11.2 miles instead of 10. Then you go onto the Dallas Mustang website where their is a forum dedicated just for speedcal. Post up the exact milage you made and they will give you the perfect setting without never knowing your old gear or current tire size.
     
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    Now when your talking a stock car. Can this be any car? LIke can I have my fiance in her Mazda next to me? Or does it have to be anothor gt?
     
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    Ok I found out what my stock gear ratio is. It was 2.73 w/ a limited slip diff according to the door tag ford decoded for me. I went on dallas's website and entered my ratios and the gave me a code. it did not work. I put all the info in on the Speed Calculator and the only thing that stumped me was the Speed Gear Teeth part? I have no clue what the hell the is so I left it at the stock 19 on both. The code didn't work. Im going to do the highway test but what in the hell is speedo gear teeth?
     
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    When you swap gears on 98-older mustangs you would switch speedo gears also...usually a 21 or 23 tooth speedo gear. These don't last long and don't account for different tire sizes etc like a speedcal. Just have your girl in her car drive next to you and clock off 10 miles...when i meant stock i am refering to any car that has stock tires/wheels etc...unchanged.
     
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    Ok will do thanks for the help DropTop :thumb: