This one always gets me as well, so a big ratio between the number of
teeth on the crownwheel and the pinion is actually short, and tall is a
small ratio between the two, right? Short is big and tall is small, Or
in baseball terms who's on first, whats on second. Way to early for
> Hey Bob.
> Think of it in sportsmanlike terms.
> Tall = equals a baseball player - long legs, slow run rate but cover a lot
> of ground. Take a little while to get up to top speed. That's a 3.54:1.
> Short = Ice Hockey - short legs, rapid movement and acceleration but limited
> top speed. That's a 4.1:1
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> Question for the general car gurus out there:
> Is a taller rear-end a higher gear ratio, or lower. That is, is a
> 3.54:1 rear-end "taller" or "shorter" than a 3.9:1?
> I've heard both ways, just wondering which is the correct lingo.
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