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Understanding gears #4517754
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I was wondering about rear end gear ratios for example my 2013 Mustang GT has a 3:73 rear axle ratio so does that mean that the rear wheel turns 3:73 times for every one revolution of the engine? I know that 3:73 is a lower gear then the other ratios for the Mustang being 3:55 or 3:33 and it gives you more acceleration off the line with the negative being lower fuel millage. But I don't quite understand how to explain it? Is 3:73 where one wheel turns 3:73 times with one complete engine revolution?

Thanks!

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Ring 41 teeth - pinion 10 teeth 41/10= 4.10 gear ratio

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If your ratio is 3.73, the drive shaft turns 3.73 times for each turn of the rear wheel.


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3.73 turns of the drive shaft for each 360 of the wheel/axle.


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Re: Understanding gears [Re: Camprunner] #4517772
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It's the ratio of input vs. output speed of the differential - 3.73 tevs of the driveshaft to one of the wheels. Whether that correlates to engine RPM's depends what the transmission is. A manual transmission with no overdrive, in high gear? Yes. Non-overdrive automatic? Slightly higher engine speed. Overdrive? Engine RPM will be lower to the tune of whatever the transmission's OD ratio is.


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Re: Understanding gears [Re: 69GTX] #4517774
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Originally Posted By: 69GTX
Google is your friend

If your ratio is 3.73, the drive shaft turns 3.73 times for each turn of the rear wheel.


I say half right.

The explanation was right on the money but the part about Google being our friend is a claim I ambeginning to doubt.
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Re: Understanding gears [Re: Camprunner] #4517785
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Originally Posted By: Camprunner
I was wondering about rear end gear ratios for example my 2013 Mustang GT has a 3:73 rear axle ratio so does that mean that the rear wheel turns 3:73 times for every one revolution of the engine? I know that 3:73 is a lower gear then the other ratios for the Mustang being 3:55 or 3:33 and it gives you more acceleration off the line with the negative being lower fuel millage. But I don't quite understand how to explain it? Is 3:73 where one wheel turns 3:73 times with one complete engine revolution?

Thanks!


Numbers above are correct....a higher ratio, say 4:11 to 1, allows the driveshaft to turn faster than a 3.73, so it is easier for the engine to accelerate the vehicle. You lose (potentially) some top speed and mpg at the expense of that performance.


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Re: Understanding gears [Re: Camprunner] #4517790
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Yep. Not as important today with multi speed transmissions. My 2014 RAM has a 3.91 rear gear and with two overdrives it is still happy at highway speeds.


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Re: Understanding gears [Re: Camprunner] #4517816
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Originally Posted By: Camprunner
I was wondering about rear end gear ratios for example my 2013 Mustang GT has a 3:73 rear axle ratio so does that mean that the rear wheel turns 3:73 times for every one revolution of the engine? I know that 3:73 is a lower gear then the other ratios for the Mustang being 3:55 or 3:33 and it gives you more acceleration off the line with the negative being lower fuel millage. But I don't quite understand how to explain it? Is 3:73 where one wheel turns 3:73 times with one complete engine revolution?

Thanks!


Drive shaft turns 3.73 times for each revolution of the axles .

Best wishes , :-)


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Re: Understanding gears [Re: SteveSRT8] #4517819
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Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
Yep. Not as important today with multi speed transmissions. My 2014 RAM has a 3.91 rear gear and with two overdrives it is still happy at highway speeds.


Tire diameter plays an important part , too . The larger the tire diameter , the further the car travels with each revolution of the tire .

As far as engine rpm , this has the same effect as a slightly lower numeric deferential ratio .

Best wishes , :-)


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Re: Understanding gears [Re: WyrTwister] #4517865
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Just to punctuate this thread-not to highjack it.

My Dad had a 1970 Mercury Monterey 400-2V (spelled OINK-OINK) which had a 1.75 rear end. It had the C6 transmission.

Even cars with "economy rear axles" (some Cadillacs were so marketed during a gas shortage) weren't as long legged as that Mercury.

Anybody experience a higher rear axle ratio?

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I believe the tallest gear set Mercury offered was 2.50:1.

I know of taller custom gear sets in custom differentials, than 1.75:1, but they are in Landspeed vehicles.

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I've always figured the actual proper terminology would be 1:3.73 but the 1: gets dropped in casual notation.

Motor trend etc when they do a car test will list a chart that includes "engine RPM at 60 MPH in high gear" to combine the cumulative effects of overdrive transmissions, tire size, and axle ratio.

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Originally Posted By: Kira
Just to punctuate this thread-not to highjack it.

My Dad had a 1970 Mercury Monterey 400-2V (spelled OINK-OINK) which had a 1.75 rear end. It had the C6 transmission.

Even cars with "economy rear axles" (some Cadillacs were so marketed during a gas shortage) weren't as long legged as that Mercury.

Anybody experience a higher rear axle ratio?


That's the tallest ratio I've heard of. I know some Chrysler products from the 70s had 2.76.

My brother built a 440 into an early 70s Road Runner....727 automatic and 3.21, it would chirp leave long black streaks (as the rear end walked sideways a bit) on the road when it shifted into third gear. At around 120mph.


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Re: Understanding gears [Re: 02SE] #4518071
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Originally Posted By: 02SE
I believe the tallest gear set Mercury offered was 2.50:1.

I know of taller custom gear sets in custom differentials, than 1.75:1, but they are in Landspeed vehicles.





As a teen ager , I drove a 1966 Comet 289 . The rear end ratio was numerically slightly smaller that 3 : 1 . Had 14" wheels which partially compensated for the high differential gearing .

Best wishes , ;-)


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