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Does anyone know what gear ratio I have?


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#1 covrace

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:09 PM

Hey Gang,

i just picked up a 1990 loyale, 2wd wagen with a 3 speed auto trans. What the heck is the gear ratio in this thing? I'm doing 65 mph on the highway and the tach is sitting at a steady 3950 RPM!!!!!!

And I thought my twin cam Cosworth Vega with 4.11's revved high.

any help here would be appreciated.

Jake

#2 nipper

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:21 PM

That sounds about correct. This is three speed slushbox amde in the time of 55 mph as highway speed.


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#3 The Dude Abides

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:46 PM

its cuz its an auto. They suck do a 5 speed swap if your at all mechanically inclined. Best advice your gonna get.

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#4 Numbchux

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:11 PM

its cuz its an auto. They suck do a 5 speed swap if your at all mechanically inclined. Best advice your gonna get.

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meh, mediocre advice. depends where in the country he's at. on the west coast.....just go buy one with a 5-speed. in the midwest, yea, do the swap.


also, it isn't the axle ratio that is the problem with the 3ATs, it's the gears themselves. 3rd gear is sooooo low.




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