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Re: [Tigers] Gears and rpms

To: Sandy Ganz <sganz@pacbell.net>, 'Tiger's Den' <tigers@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Gears and rpms
From: Gary <maliburevue@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 13:07:18 -0700 (PDT)
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I spoke to David about that setup. It's the 2.90 first gear
installed in the close ratio gear set. The 2.44 lower first gear helps off the
line, but not as much as the 2.78 or the 2.90 /2.72 combination (2.74).
Ironically the 5 speed has an even wider gear spread than the wide ratio, so
rpm drop between gears is even more difficult for a stockish engine. It's all
a compromise.

From: Sandy Ganz
To: 'Tiger's Den' <tigers@autox.team.net> 
Sent: Thursday,
August 8, 2013 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Gears and rpms

I have a new
David Kee Top Loader with a different set of gears. Basically a
tick lower
first gear then the close ratio but not as much as the wide.
Stock Close Ratio
in the Tiger
2.32          1.69          1.29          1.0
Stock Wide Ratio in
the Tiger
2.78          1.93          1.36          1.0
My David Kee Ratios
2.44          1.69          1.29          1.0

If you like to drive and do
'stuff' the close ratio is much more enjoyably from a
performance perspective
IMO. My car has the close ratio now with stockish 260
and 13" tires, it's not
that bad to get off the line, just takes a bit a care,
but never really
intended the Tiger as a hole shot car due to tiny tires ;)
Like Mark said,
think of all the parts in your system, 13" tires are tough to
find, 15" are
easy and look good on a tiger so lots of factors if you plan on
doing anything
in the future. Spend time with the calculators and try a bunch
of things like
rear end ratios, gearbox's and tire size.  5 speed solves lots
of problems for
the street driving, and might be a good thing for that, for
track don't think
it has as much value and I like the way the top loaders
shift vs. T5 style
gear boxes.




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