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I agree gearing is too low - (archive)

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Posted by Matt on January 10, 2000 at 23:33:46:

In Reply to: M3 Six-Speed Manual Trans & Rear Axel Ratio posted by dn on January 09, 2000 at 13:11:16:

I was also surprised to find the gear ratio so low. Yea, it's good for 0-60 times but it's kinda annoying at highway speeds. And I expect that it will be way too low for the turbo kit that I'm getting. I'm thinking that the most cost effective solution will be to go to a taller tire. My '95 comes with 235/40's on the rear. If I replace them with 45 series then it will be the same as using a 2.80 diff. instead of 3.15.

Of course I'll need to figure out how to correct the speedometer..


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