This is a discussion on 3:73??????? within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; 3.73's are the best bet for what you want if you get 4.10s or 4.11s your rpms will be so ...
01-15-2011, 03:39 PM #21
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- 99 camaro z28
3.73's are the best bet for what you want if you get 4.10s or 4.11s your rpms will be so high on the highway you'll beat the shit out of people in a race but you'll be racing to the next gas station.
01-15-2011, 04:33 PM #22
01-15-2011, 05:13 PM #23
I never raced on a 1/4 mile track but im sure u have to u ur 4th gear , i wonder with 410s do u have to shift to 5th gear to finish... anybody..
01-15-2011, 05:23 PM #24
^^no you shouldn't have to hit 5th in the 1/4 unless your trapping like 140mph+
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01-15-2011, 05:29 PM #25
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01-15-2011, 05:45 PM #26
well thats not bad at all ... think I'll install my 410s next month and hope not to break anything ...
01-16-2011, 04:17 AM #27
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- 2000 WS6 6spd Hooker LT
4.10s, with a 6 speed, in 6th at 70 MPH, is no problemo. RPM like 1900 @ that speed.
But for sure you need to hit 4th gear! Unless someone swapped in 2.73s, then maybe you don't need 4th.
01-16-2011, 06:36 AM #28
01-16-2011, 06:38 AM #29
If you want a track car, the T56 is NOT the answer for you anyway.
01-16-2011, 07:13 AM #30
01-16-2011, 07:21 AM #31
01-16-2011, 07:28 AM #32
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2002 C5 - M6 - Blue
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Exacttly as 35th and Jones have said.
I've seen it with my own eyes. One guy with a H/C/I car, and 4.10s was trapping 137mph, and crossing the 1320 mark right around 6400RPM.
01-16-2011, 07:53 AM #33
i have 4.10 in mine and i still get over 20mpg on the highway.. gatta love the 6 speed
01-16-2011, 08:00 AM #34
Just for the record, when I got my mods in signature, I cut my 1/4 time from a 13.79 at 104 (stock 3.42, street tires, lid, and cat-back) to 13.19 at 108MPH (same 60' time as the 13.79 time)...and my car still has a lot more left in her based on that 108MPH ET.
I shift at around 6300RPM and use "most" of 4th with the 4.11 gear. I'm still not finishing the line in an "optimal" RPM though because of my tires being the height they are (nitto 555R DR 275/40R17).
My car is probably capable of mid 12's if I could hook good and make better use of 4th gear. I am probably losing some during my shifts too.
The idea behind drag racing is optimizing your power band. You don't want to be shifting into 4th 1000' before the finish line like mentioned. Your peak power is right around 5500 RPM when you have basic bolt-on's. You want to be shifting above that so when the RPM drops from the shift you are still sitting at your peak power band.
01-17-2011, 08:41 AM #35
tury you a dumbass for even asking...thought you were a mechanic dawg?!?!
01-19-2011, 06:47 AM #36
^^^^^ I don't even know u!
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