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Old 03-02-2005, 03:03 PM   #21
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Arg! 3.06

Thanks for the help, guys
you are disappointed with the 3.06 that gives you the best acceleration
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Cool... You have a 3.06 ratio?

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Yep The reason I was kind of disappointed about that revelation was because any other NA '93 I might get isn't going to feel any faster. Oh well; mine is already quite peppy as it is, hehe
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You guys gotta remember that most of the cars with 2.84 gears had 15" wheels with 205/70, 215/70, or 225/60 tires, all around 25.5" tall. The 3.06 cars with 16" wheels, running 225/60/16s, are more than an inch taller. The effective difference in a 2.84 car with short tires and a 3.06 car with tall tires is minimal.
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On my 91 Bonneville I have the 2.84 gear ratio and 215/65R15 stock... If memory serves all Pontiac Bonnevilles 92-99 came stock with 215/65R15... The only option was the 225/60 R16..

Now the older bonnevilles did have a few more tire options..

Now what would that make the height diffrence? Say between the 215/65 R15 and the 225/60 R16?

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The reason I was kind of disappointed about that revelation was because any other NA '93 I might get isn't going to feel any faster.
Well, then its time to get blown. Trust me test drive a 96-99 SSEi and reguardless of you're financial situation you won't be able to stop yourself from buying it.
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note to self: never test drive 96+ ssei...
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Best financial advice i've heard in a long time
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Yeah I got to drive a 95 Park Ave Ultra some time ago... I still love that car... It was SC'd.... Gave me the OMG factor... I must have drooled all over that car.. It was black with dark grey interior... Yes do not test drive an SC 3800 unless you have the $$$$ to buy it..

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Now what would that make the height diffrence? Say between the 215/65 R15 and the 225/60 R16?
Uhhhh, the additional height of a 1" larger diameter wheel?

A 215/65/15 is 26.0" tall. A 225/60/16 is 26.6" tall. (225/60/15 would be 1" shorter than 225/60/16). This affects the final drive ratio.
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