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Old 11-21-2010, 09:32 PM
96B2300 96B2300 is offline
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Default What gears should I get?

I have a 96 B2300 2.3L 5-speed and my top end just extremely sucks. What gear ratio do I have now and if i want better top end what should I go to? It's a street truck, no offroading at all.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: What gears should I get?

My best guess is 3.73 gears. That's what my Ranger has, and it starts to slow acceleration in the 80's but I can't be certain because of a 90mph governer. You could take it to a performance shop and get the gears adjusted to get better performance.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:00 PM
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Default Re: What gears should I get?

I mean it takes me forever just to get up to 70, i haven't been able to go up to the 80's or 90's because my engine is already screaming at 3k and I don't want to blow it ya know?
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: What gears should I get?

Don't change the gears, change the engine. Your 2.3L had 112 hp when it was new and chances are it has less than that 15 years later. No matter what gears you have on it you won't be going fast.
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