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Subject: [oletrucks] the need for speed
From: Steve Parham <thebttmline@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 10:09:10 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all!

I've been browsing the archives and it appears
that most folks obtain higher highway speeds by
replacing the rear end - replacing the standard
3.90 gears.  This is what I've been planning to
do also, but before I do I was also wanting to
consider keeping the 3.90 gears and adding 
overdrive.  My transmission was replaced with an
automatic (350) by a previous owner.

To say I'm an amateur mechanic is probably an
overstatement.  This truck is an education for
me - (one which I'm thoroughly enjoying).  I was
hoping someone could give me some of the pros and 
cons of a new rear end vs. overdrive to help me
with this decision.  

This truck will become my daily driver.  The highway
speed limit here is 70 mph.  I just want to be able 
to cruise comfortably at 80 so I can go with the flow.

Thanks for your help,

  _____|L\___    Steve Parham
 (_,._____,._)   55 3100 1st
---`'-----`'--   Knoxville, TN

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