6.17 gears too much?

Discussion in 'SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech' started by hotmustang331, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. a 6.00 + gear is not to much gear for that car, if she's only running 1/8 mile. if its for the full 1/4 then she'll just be killin' the engine.
     
  2. I run 6.80's in my dirt car, but it's a 3 speed tranny and we start racing from a roll in the highest gear... We need the get up and go to come off the corner at a decent speed...

    Drag racing? I don't think so, maybe in an automatic but it'd shift every second and top out before the 60' mark :)
     
  3. It all depends on gear ratio and tire size . If the car has 33" tall drag slicks with the 6.17:1 gears it can do 119 MPH in 4th at 7500 RPM.
     
  4. date guys
     
  5. can we say high 30`s @ 50mph with .09 60 foot times....LOL
     
  6. This thread is from 3 years ago people....
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    That is all :D
     
  7. this thread is three years old. she may have another car now, hell she may be dead now. plus I am sure she has installed whatever gear she was planing to install by now..
     
  8. How ironic. sleepinggt woke this thread up. :rlaugh:
     
  9. most funny cars here run 4.10's lol
     
  10. Yea very old thread LOL. And I just checked her car domain....page hasnt been updated since 04 :eek: .

    Car is probably sold...if not I bet it doesnt have "6.17s" in it LOL. :rlaugh:
     
  11. :spam:
     
  12. Wish I could have found this thread sooner. I would have liked to have asked her how many of those races her dad actually won over the last 30-years, giving her that kind of advice. :D
     
  13. :eek: 3 years old!

    Like Randy and Stan eluded to, that much gear is completely feasible and not all that uncommon amongst 1/8 mile racers. With a 33" tire, 1.0 trans ratio (C4), and 6500 rev limit, she would max out at 104 MPH, and does not include tire growth. So at about 105 MPH, she could run a strong 6.6xx 1/8 mile, or deep in the 10's in the 1/4.

    Must have been a Dana 60 rear. I think they are the only ones that used the 6.17's.

    Fuel cars (Top Fuel and Funny car) both use 3.20:1 rear end ratios. That's mandated by NHRA.
     
  14. Well... I might as well post in this lol... A buddy of mine used 5.12's in his drag car. It was geared for 1000ft and he had a 438ci windsor in it and shifted around 8800.. also ran about a rather large tire, I wish I could remember what size they were.


    Oh yeah...... This thread is 3 years old. :D
     
  15. Exactly 1/8 mile ok...but I was in contact with her somewhat back in the day.

    She specifically said the car was for 1/4 mile. Because I said the same thing...1/8 mile it will be sick...after that and your jacked.
    But she just didnt listen...even ignored the MPH figures. And I also believe that class she runs in is limited to 26 or 28s out back. Im pretty sure a 33 wouldnt even fit on a new edge stang anywho.
     
  16. :rlaugh:

    i don't know why but this post made me laugh



    i started reading this thread and seeing alot of people i've never seen post before, then i saw my cousin who doesn't post here anymore make a post, then i saw mustang92's post. then i drank some gin. then i realized what was going on, then i had another drink:shrug:
     
  17. OK I was running the numbers for 1:1 final trans gear. So lets run 6.14:1 rear, 0.67 final trans gear, 6500 RPM,
    26" rear tire, will run 122 MPH
    28" rear tire, will run 131 MPH
     
  18. Yea I guess she could hit 5th...but thats crazy. You loose tiome shifting anyways...but 5th would be even more. Its pretty tough to hit 5th fast...powershifting would take a master probably.

    Im sure a built "cobra engine" would even pull MUCH past 6500RPMs haha. More like 7500-7800.
     
  19. I started reading this thread and I miss alot of those guys from back in the day that don't post anymore. I don't think you should be allowed to leave stangnet. We should be like the mormons when people leave that religion. We should show up at their house and be like, "hey man, what's up? I think you should start posting on stangnet again. If you don't you'll go to hell and if you do, you can have many wives." Or something like that. Those mormons are on to something.