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Old 11-27-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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another question for boosted car

ok so obviously i have too much power.. i know this.. but i love this .. i have major issues hooking up my power..I can smoke the tires at 70mph all the way through 105mph just by dropping 3rd and rolling into the throttle... now what i want to find out is... is there a gear that will give me more mph per rpm on the focus mtx.. i already have the quaife, i have already rolled the fenders to get a wider tire under it i run a 200 compound tire... i can even start out in 2nd on my low boost setting and roll into the throttle and when boost gets going the tires just start smoking.. i would like the taller gear so i can cruise better and maybe go faster due to less shifts in the 1/4... because as of right now my car is pretty pointless in high boost at anything under 70mph... I have heard some guys talking about a 3.41 gear vs my 3.82 (i think thats wut it is) that would help but is it a straight swap can i just take my ring gear off and put that one in? is there a taller gear? like a 3.06 or something like that? for the mtx tranny?


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Old 11-27-2008, 11:30 AM   #2
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The 03-04 Duratecs came with a 3.41 gear in them. It should be a direct swap. How are you running 105mph in 3rd gear?
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:40 AM   #3
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A taller tire will kill some gear as well , what an aewful problem to have LOL

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Old 11-27-2008, 12:11 PM   #4
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I share this problem as well. I would like to switch to a higher gear ratio for use at the drag strip.

So your saying the duratecs Had a 3.41 gear ratio and the whole transmission should be a direct swap or the gears in the transmission should be a direct swap? If it's the gears would it be a ring gear swap(unlikely) or both the ring and pinnion gear that would be swaped out?
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:13 PM   #5
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Thats an odd problem... As far as I know of none of the SVT guys have that issue.... maybe to the gearing differences in the tranny's....

now I can drop to third and the tires will chirp from 4.5 to 7k but they dont "smoke" and 4th is nothing but pure hookup.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:20 PM   #6
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I wish i had so much power that i have to complain about it. hahah jk but how wide did you roll your fenders whats the fatest tire you can fit under there
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Thats just awesome. How many foci do you see on the interstate that when they accel they smoke the tires.
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I thought the MTXs from the contours had something lower than 3.82s in there, just can't remember what it is. That's a pretty ridiculous amount of power, but what do you run at the track? 12.5@130mph? lol
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