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Old 12-22-2006, 09:37 PM   #1
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my friend is getting a maliboo with a 3.29 gear ratio. what can i tell him in comparison to other gear ratios?

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the 3.29'* are a pretty good ratio...if its attached to the 3500 it should be pretty fun
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the 3.29'* are a pretty good ratio...if its attached to the 3500 it should be pretty fun
I know mine is And Pat should know....he holds the top speed record in mine
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the 3.29'* are a pretty good ratio...if its attached to the 3500 it should be pretty fun
I know mine is And Pat should know....he holds the top speed record in mine
It sure isn't a slouch by any means... 3500'* will hang with a 3800'*

Right Pat and Brad

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is 3.29 geared for HWY passing, HWY mpg, stop-and-go . . . ?

yeah, theres no doubt it can hang with 3800. im glad ive got an SSEi now. hes still slower [watch, as i point and laugh at him]
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is 3.29 geared for HWY passing, HWY mpg, stop-and-go . . . ?

yeah, theres no doubt it can hang with 3800. im glad ive got an SSEi now. hes still slower [watch, as i point and laugh at him]
For that motor and all the other forward gears, it'* a great all-around ratio. If around the time, lockup happens at a very low speed, I can cruise around 45 mph and I am doing maybe 1k. It WILL leave tiremarks from a standstill, though not very far due to TM. A full exhaust will shift lowend torque to the midrange and when coupled with the command-shift makes for awesome on and off-ramp escapades

If you want SSEi-eque power, shoot for the SS...it has like a 3.69 ratio I think, and gobs of lowend torque.
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