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    Whats the best gear in a drag only car with a 6 speed.
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    ehhhh.. Highest id go is 4.10's because you dont want to run out of room and have to shift into 5th gear at the end of the 1/4. Even some people with 4.10's have to adjust the rev limiter and shift points. Big time killer.

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    So I have to shift into 5th, better to get the car to the end faster, even if you have to make a extra shift. I'll already be going over 100 mph. I think the start of the race is the most important than loosing a little time at the end with one more shift.

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    you will run faster with 4.10's than you would with 5.13's. Not to mention if you had somthing as radical as that you would get no traction and there really is no use for gears that radical unless your running a massive ammount of horsepower.

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    a 3.73 is a great all around street/strip gear
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    373 is for woosies I was thinking of even a 557 gear. arter all it has two over drives.

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    hey great idea, let us know how that works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bird flew
    373 is for woosies I was thinking of even a 557 gear. arter all it has two over drives.
    To be honest man, getting 557 gears would be pretty stupid. Capster78 said it best.go with 4.10s. Some people still have a helluva time gettin traction with 410s let alone 557. Plus you don't want to shift to 5th.

    Go 4.10s.

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    Take a look at Al Cordas firebird and get back to me. Like I said street stuff is for kids. I wanna go drag racing not fag racing! You girls that are having traction problems just dont know how to set up a good drag car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bird flew
    Take a look at Al Cordas firebird and get back to me. Like I said street stuff is for kids. I wanna go drag racing not fag racing! You girls that are having traction problems just dont know how to set up a good drag car!
    Yea because everyone knows the highest gear ratio is always the best right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bird flew [B
    I wanna go drag racing not fag racing[/B]! You girls that are having traction problems just dont know how to set up a good drag car!

    Do 40 yr olds really make comments like that??? You ask for people's opinion's now you insult them ? ? ? ? Since you already seem to know so much, why are you even asking??

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    I second that.^^

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    Thats ok, let him go and get 557's. Then when a civic pulls up next to u, and rapes you off the line, ull understand. After all the higher the ratio the better traction you get right???

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    Go that high of a gear and you might as well skip first gear and start out in second defeating the whole purpose. 4.10`s and you will be happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 502ci
    Go that high of a gear and you might as well skip first gear and start out in second defeating the whole purpose.
    ditto

    Ever drive a 67-72 chevy truck that had one of those ridiculous first "truck" gears? It's real fun shifting two seconds after you hit it. Good luck with your fag racing.
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    Yes they suck much like a 79 trans am

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    You completely edited your original post, now none of our comments make too much sense, You should of started another thread

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    Sorry guys

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