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2005-2009 Saleen Mustang For all S281, S302, H281 and H302 models based on the Ford S-197 Mustang platform, with the exception of the S302 PJ (see below). Be sure to specify year, model and equipment if asking for help.

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Old 09-03-2019
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Question Q: Best gears for Supercharged model? - 2008 S281 SC

I have a 08 saleen 5spd with 3.4 pulley, full exhaust and 4.10 gears. Im thinking of changing them to 3.55 or 3.73s. I have a nitto 275/40/20 drag radial. Which is pretty tall. So I don't want to be disappointed if it's going to slow my car down alot. I race like twice a yr. I got 117 mph in the 1/4. So would a gear swap be worth it. The first two gears sucks for normal driving
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My PJ has 3.73’s (factory) and my wife’s 05 s/c GT has 4.10’s. I don’t like the 4.10’s. IMO 3.73 is perfect for a stick car.
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Is first gear still very with 3.73.
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1st gear is first gear. My car traps 128. Heck my Boss spins thru first on the street.
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Is It very short I mean lol 😂. I have to shift to much with 4.10s
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I'm very happy with my 3.55. I've used my car for everything from daily driving (18-20MPH), open track days, autox and drag racing (all for fun). I have an '06 w/Supershaker and MT.
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373 gears are great for your 6 speed. My PJ has them an they are great, especially in 1st and 2nd!
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Ya because I shift before the 60ft with 4.10s and it's slowing me down
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