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there is more than one way to kill torque


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Exactly!

rusty…KNOWS


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1.80 in every car I have, if you have a grid you dont need a different low gear IMO.

IF you hurt a trans during a race and you dont have a spare you will struggle to find a trans in the pits with that strange low gear in it as well.

May be worth a try...but the effort and expense possibly may over rule the results given.
 
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I agree with tourque. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. If you changed that much gear ratio out back and the taller tire with no change in ET, ya need to get in touch with your converter guy and talk about why that is. That’s where you’re missing it in my opinion.
 
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Ask the guy with the 4 link dragster, with a 585 running 4.30's n/a what he'd do.

That's who you ask. We already know these people will do.

He might not answer, but he'll be thinking "something different"

Trust me


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if you have a grid you don't need a different low gear


Agreed. Programmable ignition makes it easy compared to analog with timers
 
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As the fast guys here have pointed out , Takes a pretty stout piece to pull that gear. If you know how much power and torque you make just do the math. T X first gear X rear gear. If your converter person is good they can give you a multiplication number to factor in also. You’re giving up approx 500 foot lbs of multiplication from 1.69 to 1.58. Can you afford that?
Your car sounds like it’s good as it is.


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Someone explain this?

How are you cutting / killing torque if you have the same starting line ratio?

You're not.

When I read this kind of comments, it makes me conclude we have people chiming in who don't comprehend how this works.


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If you haven't run 1/4 mile in two years, chances are high you've had the wrong low gear for two years.

That goes one year, three years or ten too.

Sure, you can band aid it with digital ignition or 4.10 gears.


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He did not mention a rear gear change Mike. That’s what I based my explanation on.


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You’re way out of your shade tree mechanic league retard. assembling junk for your local naive and clueless street/strip crowd running combos from the 90s.

Meanwhile…

TORQIN…KNOWS!


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We've done all the low/ rear ratios working with 1450 HP 2240# Door car and our performance/ wins prove it. So have the dragster guys posting.


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I can work on anything drag race related.

Shouldn't you be breast feeding your driver? Smile



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I ended up with a 1.80 and 3.70 with big bubbas. This was a roots blown hard tail that rolled across the scales at 2050. I liked this the best as I started out at 1.80 and 4.10.

I went 6.30s at high 21x mph with the 1.80/4.10 with 18 degrees out at the hit. With the 1.80/3.70 I went some 6.20s at 225 mph and had just a tiny check mark in the timing at 0.2 seconds and actually opened a lean out around 0.5 if I wanted to pick up a little.

That was with a converter that flashed around 6900 and shifting at 8300-8500 and fall back to 7100.

I had a 1.69 briefly with either 4.10 or 3.90 (can’t remember) and the car liked it but the gear set only lasted a year or so.

Just throwing out a little more data for you to ponder. For a 4.40 to 4.50 car, 1.80/4.10 should be the sweet spot but 1.69/4.10 would be a little tamer depending on the track.
 
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The Hughes shorty PG hiding behind the Moroso box
is waiting on a gear set. 4 link Worthy I think it is goes 4.30's with 585 n/a power.

Guess which it's waiting on? It's not a 1.80.




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retard...


about your latest claim aka lie, again without a shred of proof, with out details as is always the case.

Meanwhile those that know, those that race a "medium" dragster as well those that race a much quicker TD have unanimously stated that the OP should be running a 1.80 gearset.

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Probably don't titz, Till they get their azz tore out the frame rail by a n/a 585. Smile


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you're fucing CLUELESS retard


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No, it's you who is CLUELESS breast feeding your driver.

I learn a little daily, hands on anything drag race related. Smile


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retard, did your mama not breast feed you? is that why you are gay and now fixated on men's bodies?

Again, retard no one with a clue would follow your advice especially when the conversation is real race cars no mind a dragster. Laughing very hard


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