What rear end gear would be best?

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  1. Fulleyes

    Fulleyes New Member

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    Hi folks
    I have a stock 2001 cobra svt. I plan on keeping it N/A . It has the stock 3.27 gears and am considering changing the rear end gears. What would be a good gear ratio to go with and still be able to run hwy speeds from time to time?
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    4.10 or exen 4.30s. I have a 2v and use 4.30s. At 65 I am doing 2500. Speeding tickets are outrageous and gas is pricey. That being said I do about 16 city and maybe 24 hwy.
     
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    Queue up the fuel economy warriors in 3, 2, 1.... "The RPMs will be too high on the highway and your mpg will go to shit." Oh well. If I cared about fuel economy, I would have bought a Prius. 4.10 or go home, but I wouldn't really go any higher if you still want a usable 1st gear.
     
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    For a N/A 4v go 4.30. You wont be disappointed.
     
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    4.10's in my Mach and they are fun. Still very manageable on the highway I wouldn't step up to 4.30's though as my left leg already hates me.
     
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    Does the car have a purpose? Daily, Sunday cruiser, drag, road course, etc?

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    Just a sunny day driver , cruise ins that sort of thing.
     
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    4.30 for the win then.

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    I run 4.30 gears on a weekend warrior 4V with a blower and nitrous.

    I am the 1%.
     
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    4.30's or gtfo
     
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    Lol! tell me you have 4.30's man?
     
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    4.30s are a challenging gear for a daily. I'm not racing it anymore so I may step down to 3.73s.

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. From all the info it sounds like 410s would suit me best as where I live the freeway is basicly the only way to get anywhere. I think 430s would be too much.
    Again Thank You all
     
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    I had 4.56 on my 98 cobra. She screamed down the highway lol. Since your sticking n/a I think the 4.10 would suite you well. 4.30's wouldn't be too big either.