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Offline hemidakota

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Gear set for a powerglide
« on: January 12, 2019, 06:59:42 PM »
I am building a 200" FED that should be pretty light. It will be a all aluminum Chrysler wedge in the 1000 to 1100 HP range. It is 510 ci, 4.5" bore 4" stroke. Stack injected alky deal with 3.150 butterflies that has been a very custom deal. Dam Chrysler has no good parts. It has a 3.89 Gear with a 31x12x15 slick. I will be ordering or building a powerglide for it. What gear set would all of you recommend? I am leaning toward a 1.69 so it will not be violent on the launch. I could go 1.80 but after a lot of research and talking to people the taller gear might be a better choice. What does everyone think? Thanks for the input.
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« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 07:01:30 PM by hemidakota »
If it jams force it, if it breaks it needed replaced anyways

Offline wideopen231

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Re: Gear set for a powerglide
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 08:32:07 PM »
1.69 is route I went. I fell into deal on coan  Max duty aluminum carrier with 1.69 and short shaft, sometimes shyt happens and its not bad,rare but it happens.
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Re: Gear set for a powerglide
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 06:46:33 PM »
I think you are on the right track going with 1.69. A 1.80 will be more prone to tire shake with that size tire.

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Re: Gear set for a powerglide
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 01:04:10 PM »
I would also say the 1.69 is the way to go ! I started with a 1.80 in mine and caused a lot of problems ! Switched to the 1.69 and picked up ET !