hmm being the newb here im going to say that i honeslty have no clue how that gear ratio works but every really nice car ive found is always running something really high like 3.7 or 4.1 or something.
explain this to the newb and ill give u a cookie ^^.
then after ur done tell me how i check mine cuz im newb like that 2 and i have no clue what imd oing as soon as im actually under the car.
then tomorrow ill come tell u that my car has the shittiest ratio possible and ull tell me that it costs lots of money to change it and ill swear a little, then ill cry, and then ill tell myself it aint that bad and add that to the list of things to change when my bank acct is over $50
Ok, say your Nova has a 3.08:1 ratio rearend, that means that 3 turns of the yoke (where the driveshaft connects) will equal one turn of the rear wheels. The more the yoke has to turn to get the rear wheels to turn one full time this means that the engine doesnt have to work nearly as hard as it would with higher gears like 2.73:1. However, the lower the rearend ratio is, the worse your gas milage will be because the engine may not have to work as hard but it is turning more RPMs. To check the ratio, jack up the rear of the car (one side will work if it's an open rearend) and turn the yoke until the wheel has made one full turn and count how many times you turned the yoke to get the wheel(s) to turn one time. (I'm not a teacher so I'm sorry if you can't understand that)
Last Edit: Feb 28, 2004 23:45:33 GMT -5 by 73Nova73