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gear ratios??


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#1 Meeky Moose

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 10:13 AM

is there a difference in gear ratios in a 5-speed d/r and a 4-speed d/r?

#2 Qman

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 10:26 AM

There shouldn't be unless it is a FT4WD or from an RX. If it is it will have a 3.70 final ratio. The gear to gear ratio's are different. 1st gear is similar and they basically fill the gaps between the rest of the gears.

#3 AKIRA

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 10:26 AM

yes there are, but I don't have the doc. on this computer, I will post it later.

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 10:34 AM

Here's a link from one of the numerous gear ratio posts.
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There's more info on this. Do a search for gear ratios in all open forums. 1+pages of responses.

#5 calebz

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 10:34 AM

yes there are, but I don't have the doc. on this computer, I will post it later.



If you are speaking of gearing for each individual gear then you are correct..

but for final drive ratio and rear diff ratio, Qman is correct.

normal 5spd DR(read non RX) is 3.90, as is the 4spd DR

#6 Meeky Moose

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 11:10 AM

yeah i was speaking in terms of individual gears, thinkin maybe a 5-speed has lower gearing in 1,2,3 than the 4-speed does... as the hatch is now ya can't get it into 4th gear until your doin 70+.. and if a 5-speed has lower gearing in the 1,2,3 then that would be better for offroading anywho...

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 11:14 AM

not sure why, but it has been suggested to use the 4sp. D/r for off-roading




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