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Old 07-18-2004, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How in the world for a resoanble price is the best way to get low end torque without the sacrfice of high end hmm plz enlighten me
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Well, the best way to make it feel like you've got more is to get a higher final drive ratio (differential)
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get a lightweight aluminum flywheel
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Old 07-18-2004, 09:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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see i have the old slush box and need some jumpity jump off the line
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You could go with a manual 318 differential, it's like 4.1 I think.

Or a chip custom made to give you just low end torque, but you'd be sacrificing top end HP.
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But doesn't having a higher differential sacrifice top speed? Or is that only when it is a drastically high differential? I thought I remembered Autotechnica saying that he had a really high differential and it was good for acceleration, but terrible for top speed and regular driving. Or maybe I'm just making things up?
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Yeah, it will lower your top speed quite a bit. But that's because he made a pretty big jump in gearing. Also, you could go with performance chip and tranny chip from Dinan.
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so really if i did the diff swap what can i expect cost to be and i have the chips already so ....
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No idea on costs, sorry. Also, a different cam set up would get you some more power as well.

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so really if i did the diff swap what can i expect cost to be and i have the chips already so ....
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