Contents

- 1 How do you calculate final gear ratio?
- 2 What is transmission ratio?
- 3 What is the difference between 3.73 and 4.10 gear ratio?
- 4 What gear ratio is best for speed?
- 5 Which gear ratio is faster?
- 6 Can gear ratio be less than 1?
- 7 What does a 4.10 gear ratio mean?
- 8 What is final gear ratio?
- 9 What gear ratio is best for fuel economy?
- 10 Are 3.73 gears good for highway?
- 11 Does a higher gear ratio mean more torque?
- 12 Does gear ratio affect horsepower?
- 13 Is 3.55 or 3.73 gears better?
- 14 Is 3.42 or 3.73 better?

## How do you calculate final gear ratio?

By simply dividing the ring gear tooth count by the pinion gear tooth count, the ratio is determined. For example, if we divide a ring gear with 41 teeth by a pinion gear with 10 teeth we find that the gear ratio is 4.10:1 (41/10 = 4.10). Tire diameter will also have an effect on a vehicle’s final drive ratio.

## What is transmission ratio?

The transmission ratio is defined as the ratio of the angular velocities or frequencies of rotation of the components. This usually refers to the ratio of the angular velocity of the driving component to the angular velocity of the driven component: u = ω_{1}/ω_{2}.

## What is the difference between 3.73 and 4.10 gear ratio?

Use this rule of thumb: The higher the gear ratio, the easier it is to get the vehicle moving and better accelerating, but lowers top speed. Vice versa, if the gear ratio is lower it has worse acceleration but a higher top speed. WHICH GEAR RATIO IS FOR YOU?

3.73 RATIO | 4.10 RATIO |
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Higher top speed | Lower top speed |

## What gear ratio is best for speed?

In the real world, typical street machines with aspirations for good dragstrip performance generally run quickest with 4.10:1 gears. Lower gears are required if the car is very heavy, or if the engine makes its power at the upper end of the rpm scale.

## Which gear ratio is faster?

A lower (taller) gear ratio provides a higher top speed, and a higher (shorter) gear ratio provides faster acceleration.. Besides the gears in the transmission, there is also a gear in the rear differential.

## Can gear ratio be less than 1?

Typically, gears 5 and sometimes even 4 have ratios less than 1, which means that engine RPM will be less than wheel RPM in those gears. For example, gear ratio for 5th gear can typically be 0.9. Such gears (with gear ratios of less than 1 ) are called overdrive gears.

## What does a 4.10 gear ratio mean?

A lower (numerically higher) gear ratio, such as 3.55:1 to 4.10:1, provides more low-speed wheel torque, which means it takes less throttle to get the vehicle and the load it’s carrying or towing moving. A truck equipped with a lower axle ratio will do just that.

## What is final gear ratio?

The final drive ratio is the last bit of gearing between your transmission and the driven wheels. In general, a lower final drive ratio will lead to less torque at the wheels but a higher top speed. Meanwhile, a higher ratio will result in the opposite, i.e. more torque at the wheels but a lower top speed.

## What gear ratio is best for fuel economy?

Automakers Offer Variety of Axle Ratios Step one in understanding axle ratios is to know what the numbers signify. The lower the number, the better fuel economy, and the higher the number the more towing power you have, but fuel economy suffers. For instance, a 3:31 gets better fuel economy than a 3:73.

## Are 3.73 gears good for highway?

Well, if you plan on doing a lot of freeway driving, you don’t want to choose a gear that’s too low for your car because you’ll be going down the freeway at too high of an RPM. Shorter gears (higher numbers) are much better suited for accelerating, such as 3.55, 3.73, 3.91’s, 4.11’s etc.

## Does a higher gear ratio mean more torque?

A numerically higher axle ratio provides a mechanical advantage to send more of the engine’s available torque to the rear tires (and front tires, in a four-wheel drive vehicle), but you pay the price at the fuel pump. So, a truck with optional 3.73 gears will tow a heavier trailer than one with 3.55 or 3.21.

## Does gear ratio affect horsepower?

It doesn’t affect horsepower or tourqe at all. Gears make your rear tires turn faster or slower. It also effects your top end speed and milage. The reseaon you dyno in 4th gear is becouse its a 1-1 ratio.

## Is 3.55 or 3.73 gears better?

3.55 will give you a little better gas mileage on the highway and slightly more highway oriented performance. 3.73 may be better for towing, lower end power (off the line acceleration), and may result in worse gas mileage on the highway.

## Is 3.42 or 3.73 better?

The 3.42 is fine for towing smaller boats, plus you will get better gas mileage for everyday driving. If I were towing frequently on hilly roads, I might would go for the 3.73 for better gas mileage while towing, but the 3.42 should be fine with a 205.