Posted by Vaughn [22.214.171.124] on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 19:25:28 :
In Reply to: 4:30 Ring & Pinion posted by Todd Miller [126.96.36.199] on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 16:54:20 :
36" tires, 5.83 ratio = 3266rpm at 60mph
36" tires, 4.30 ratio = 2408rpm, 26% reduction in rpm at 60mph
38" tires, 4.30 ratio = 2281rpm, 31% reduction in rpm at 60mph
38" tires and 4.89 ratio really makes a 230 work to cruse at 2595rpm, 60mph.
You can do it with 38" tires and 4.30 ratio. It will be slow acceleration from a dead stop and going through the gears and especially 4th gear. You'd be using a good half throttle or better to cruse at 60mph and mpg will probably be terrible, and so will climbing hills, 36" tires not much better. Going to 4.30 is best with a V8 in my opinion.
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