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New 10/5/05, updated 04/20/2007
Updated April 20/2007
Last summer when I was researching the 3.98 gears again for my new tranny I
looked on the V8 SHO site for the OEM ratios. Lo and behold I found they were
identical to the Gen 1-2 MTX. I had to go here to get the correct ratios.
The real Gen 3 ratios
Final drive 3.77
As best as I can remember the final drive ratio is 3.77:1 except for Paul Nimz who found a way to run 3.99:1.
For all years the forward gears are:
|1st||3.21||6.1 mph/1000 rpm|
|2nd||2.09||9.5 mph/1000 rpm|
|3rd||1.38||14.5 mph/1000 rpm|
|4th||1.02||19.6 mph/1000 rpm|
|OD||.74||26.8 mph/1000 rpm|
Note: 4th gear is NOT direct drive, as might be expected.
For rough calculations the sequence 6,10,15,20,25 mph/1000 rpm is close given speedo error, tire growth, tach inaccuracy and the way the torque converter locks and unlocks any time it wants to.
Mph/1000 rpm is based on stock size tire.