Thread: [1968] Road Warrior 2
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Old 03/29/2019, 09:28 AM   #7
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My reasoning for the taller gears is that almost all modern cars turn between 1600 and 2000 at 70. I’m trying to get to that range to save wear and tear on the engine, increase mileage, and create a more comfortable highway driving experience. Off the line snap doesn’t interest me.
The car currently turns 2500(ish) at 70 with 26” tires and 2.79 gears. If you think that RPM range is best for the highway should I leave the car the way it is and just rebuild the 2.79? Doing so would certainly save a lot of money.

I'm going to remove the pumpkin this weekend to replace the old gear lube, and take a look at the wear patterns.

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