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Brett Henry
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted July 04, 2002 05:55 PM
How much power does it rob from your engine by gearing through the transmission rather than using high gear and doing your gearing in the rearend only? I'm running on a limited budget and can't afford the aftermarket gears right now.

George Gilliland
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted July 05, 2002 09:22 AM
It does not cost that much power. The gears in the transmission are about 90% efficient where the rear end gears are about 85%. The problem is that the horse power capablity of the transmission is limited. The transmission better be a Muncie or a T10.

Brett Henry
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted July 05, 2002 02:05 PM
I'm using a ford three-speed toploader for the tranny. Thanks for your help.

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