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Going from 3.55 to 4.10 good or bad idea?

 
redsnake98
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Posted: 05/16/08 01:01 PM

I have an 07 gt, and debated this gear thing as well. I had a 98 cobra that I had 4.10's installed on, and I absolutely loved them. I had several upgrades, and it was a beast, so gas mileage was never a big concern, as I only drove it to the track or on weekend night cruising. But as for the 07 gt, I chose the 3.90's. I got the pro 5.0 gears, and the rpm is around 2100, 2150 at 60 mph. They are way better than the stock 3.08's or the standard 3.55's and they are a great all around gear for these cars. Not quite as fast as the 4.10's or 4.30's, but with the right upgrades, and or power adders, i.e. blowers or nitrous, or a turbo, you would be very happy with these. They are just a good all around gear.  

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chris_brg
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Posted: 05/17/08 01:29 PM

Unless you do alot of highway driving you will LOVE the 4:10 gears. They make a nice difference at the strip or roadrace track.

Agree with 3:73 with poweradder.

Many of our customers have done this upgrade, no regrets thus far.  
Thanks,

Chris
chris@brgracing.com

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wickedstang
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Posted: 07/08/08 02:48 PM

I have an 05 GT and installed the Ford Racing 4:10's. I drive the car on a daily basis and I still get 27 mpg on the highway. It is great at the track and the street and still maintains reliability.  

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cotton_25
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Posted: 09/25/08 07:43 PM

I have a 92 lx with 4.10s and a tremec 3550 trans.  At 60mph it reads 2200 on the tac.  I drive 270 miles to work each week.  I plan to switch to 3.73 or 3.55 to save gas and wear and tear on my engine.  The 4.10s are great for red light to red light but for highway use go with 3.73s  

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rooney
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Posted: 09/26/08 03:49 PM

I have a 96' gt with 4:10's works great for a naturally aspirated, supercharged or nitrous engine, fuel mileage didn't decline that much and i drove 100 miles daily (the car had 2.73:1 before)and had gobs of power on the bottom end. Depending on whats in your future for mods you may want to stay with 3.55:1 if you run a turbo you still get great mileage (as long as you keep out of boost) and the lower gears significantly improve turbo spool with the boost coming in from 2500-3500rpm.  

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tfrizz
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Posted: 06/01/09 01:46 PM

i have an 09 gt auto with overdrive and just picked up 410s and need some installation instructions im a good house mechanic but never changed gears before and i have to do it my self...ofcource  

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ParisTNDude
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Posted: 10/10/09 07:59 PM

I would never consider putting 4:10s on a daily driver car.  My 08 Bullitt has the factory 3:73s and I really struggle to get 25 or 26 MPG.  If I run steady 70 MPH, I usually get around 25 and trust me, I am great at getting good MPG.  I ran 13:6s this year with my 3:73s with only Corsa axle back exhaust (sounds awesome), Hurst shifter and BBK twin 62mm throttle body.  I had really hoped for better ETs and my speed was only 100MPH.  I am on line tonight looking for an SCT or Diablo tuner and I hope by next year to have the bucks for a dyno tune. If I had 3:55s I would stick to them and look for bolt ons to improve performance.  If you watch the forums, you'll find guys with 2:73s running in the 12s with bolt ons.  Don't put 4:10s on, you'll be sorry.  

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noclutch
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Posted: 10/31/09 07:05 PM

I'm not sorry.  

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stanger49
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Posted: 03/02/10 04:54 PM

I have a set of 4:10s in the garage waiting to be installed this spring. Don't fear the gear.  

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dragrace4fun
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Posted: 12/01/10 02:21 PM

Keep in mind you're not adding power to the car with gear, only changing where the car will make power in the band in reference to what's being put down. I've been debating this issue myself, and from my experience in Mustangs, I'd say I like being below the 4.10:1 ratio for the highway driver for the fuel economy aspect. I do a LOT of highway driving. As far as an occassional romp on the highway and mostly city driving, they are a REALLY fun gear, especially with track duty. Do what suits your needs/mod plans, man. This is one of those topics it seems everyone argues about, but it's really a matter of opinion and what use you get out of your car. My $0.02...  
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fbodyman010
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Posted: 12/31/10 02:50 PM

My 4.10's gave me no less than 25.3 mpg from Va to CT, a 1600 mile drive.  I traveled at 70mph the whole way and the tach read 2500rpm's.  This thing is a beast and changed the whole car.  Never been sorry not one time getting these.  

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dragrace4fun
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Posted: 03/17/11 09:40 AM

As you can see there is much debate on a "good" gear for our S197s. The factory 3.55:1 ratio is a good all-around gear, 3.73:1 gearsets will make only a minor difference in the feel/powerband application at the strip, and 4.10:1+ ratios will be a good jump up for a street/strip car, though rpm/fuel mileage will slightly-to-moderately suffer on highway/interstate driven cars. Anyone who says different knows not what they speak of. On a 6-spd car with the extra gear reduction the 4:10s would be okay on the highway, I would think, but mostly this is a matter of preference/opinion for your particular usage. City or highway? Street or strip? Tailor it to what you would need, but most of all, do what you feel is best! I have also seen a breakdown of gear ratio vs. rpm/speed in the TR-3650 transmission on ModdedMustangs.com if you want to see it, and you can hop many forums to view discussion/opinion on the matter in most Mustang forums abroad. Hope you find what you're looking for!  
2006 Mustang GT
"SLVR LTNG"

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