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Old 03-31-2012, 02:14 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by tinkwithanr View Post
It's definitely not useless, especially with a 6th gear

Good progress Brady!
No, it definitely is ridiculous to put a 3.62 in the rear on a car that has a 6500rpm red line. Even if you bump it up to 7000rpm you're still doing a measly 85 miles per hour at the top of 3rd. Better to keep the ratio low and add an LSD than to sacrifice MPG, top speed and cruising speed. I know for a fact that I don't need to be turning 3600rpm doing 74mph on the high ways.
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