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Old 02-06-2008, 11:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very cool. I really really wish we had those kinds of options on this side of the lake. I've been searching relentlessly for the perfect tranny and differential gears to swap into my Tercel since I'll be putting an LSD into it come summer. However, the lowest gearing I've been able to find is a .725 5th gear ratio with a 3.722 final drive ratio. This gives me nearly 2600 rpms at 65 mph which is the speed limit for most of my daily drive. According to some rough calculations I could easily get away with dropping down to 1500 rpm and still have enough horsepower to pedal away at 65. Needless to say I'd loose speed going up hills, but heck, I wouldn't have to P&G hardly at all! So, now I get to look into other inventive ways to drop the ratios down.
Current project: A better alternator delete
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