Gear change?

Old 08-31-2009, 08:44 PM
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:54 PM
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I would go to a 4.56 I don't think there vwill be enough difference between a 3.73 and a 4.10 to make it worth it. JMO
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:09 PM
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hey tod would'nt he need to go to a bigger tire? 30" im using
4:56 w/31" tires, works well on the street for the get togther
at the burger joint on the wk ends, don't know if the 26" tire
works well with that ratio, what size are those pair of rubbers
sticking out of your rear, heh :wink:
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by signsbyesa
hey tod would'nt he need to go to a bigger tire? 30" im using
4:56 w/31" tires, works well on the street for the get togther
at the burger joint on the wk ends, don't know if the 26" tire
works well with that ratio, what size are those pair of rubbers
sticking out of your rear, heh
:wink:

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Old 09-01-2009, 07:25 AM
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I am leaving at 3700, and yes side steppin it :wink: I'm runnin a 26 inch slick and a 26inch street tire. I ran a 28 inch tire with 4:11's in my nova and it wasnt enough gear. I figured with the 2 inch smaller tire it would be about right.??
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:18 PM
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what dose it weigh?

does it spin or hook?
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:30 PM
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yes it hooks hard, the first time out I twisted a aftermarket axle off.It seems to me there is not enough gear when I side step the clutch, it dogs down then picks it back up. Not sure of weight? its got to be heavy close to 4000lbs with me in it. ( i'm 300lbs)
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:02 PM
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man ,thats a heavy car to get moving.

4.56 like tod said,but it will be turnning some R's at the end of the Quarter.

100# = .1 sec.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by whitey70ss
yes it hooks hard, the first time out I twisted a aftermarket axle off.It seems to me there is not enough gear when I side step the clutch, it dogs down then picks it back up. Not sure of weight? its got to be heavy close to 4000lbs with me in it. ( i'm 300lbs)
I have a 72 chevelle street car I used to run. It had a bench seat and a small block and all the factory steel it was around 3700 lbs I think.

The Chevelle I am speaking of is in the back ground of my sig pic, it is red. The tires on it were 275 60 15 M$ H Race masters I believe they are 28" tall. I thought I needed more geare in it. It had a 4.10 gear and wasn't bad at all around town...ran around 3300 at 55 mph.

The tires that barely fit on the Nova are 32 x 14 stiff sidewall goodyears on a 14" rim. They were way overinflated when I took that pic cause they didn't want to pop out on the bead....junk rims in my opinion.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:52 PM
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here is an old pic of it back when I was running it in trophy. It is completely apart right now being redone after the flood last summer.



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