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Old 12-18-2006, 04:13 PM   #21
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yea the whole sizing makes sense now. I am going to give them a try. If they suck then i will just put them on ebay or something. But for free it doesnt hurt to give them a try. But if they hook up off the line then the raise in gearing should help my 1/4 mile some. Upping the gearing from 3.06 to 3.24 should be good for atleast a tenth correct?
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Depends... don't forget that the shorter gear will top out quicker too. IE , you'll be in the higher RPM range but have a lower speed for it as well as being off (further up the scale) in the HP and Torque output
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ok that kinda confuses me? Would you mine rewording it? sorry
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Can you guys tell me if these tires would be better. They are drag radials, BF goodrich Scorcher TA'*. Size 215-40-r17. I know that they are 17'* but they are on rims that would fit on my car. My mechanic has them for sale for 50 dollars for 3 of them on rims. Give me some input
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Also what would that put my gear ratio at?
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any ideas?
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Calm down buddy.

Your gear ratios stay the same. Your final drive ratio may change some.
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I am calm and that is what i meant. Just it is a pretty decent deal and the guy doesnt hold onto things long and i am trying to see if it is a good deal and if i will see benefits.
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