## What is a good gear ratio for top speed?

In the real world, typical street machines with aspirations for good dragstrip performance generally run quickest with 4.10:1 gears. Lower gears are required if the car is very heavy, or if the engine makes its power at the upper end of the rpm scale.

### Is 2.47 a good gear ratio?

For fuel efficiency, a low numeric drive axle ratio (2.24:1) gives you a low engine rpm (where all the torque lives) at cruise speed, thus reducing fuel consumption. A higher numeric axle ratio (4.11:1) keeps the engine running in the higher horsepower range, thus improving performance.

#### What are 4.10 gears good for?

This equates to a greater amount of power transferred to the wheels. Installing 4.10 gears improves the car’s performance on the track but with negligible effects to the highway driving. If your car is equipped with an overdrive, you may not even notice a difference in gas mileage with the new higher gearing.

**Which gears are best for racing?**

If we have a daily driver, 2.55 to 3.25 gear ratios typically work best, whereas a street/strip application we would usually use a 3.42 to a 3.90 gear ratio, and race applications most commonly use a 4.10 and above gear ratios.

**What is the difference between 410 and 411 gears?**

4.10 will have 41/10 teeth so more, but smaller for the same diameter ring. 4.11 will have 37/9 teeth which will be larger. The 4.10 is a stronger pinion.

## How many gears are in a race car?

There are five sets of gears in a NASCAR race car — four forward gears, plus reverse. First through third gears decrease the rotation rate coming from the engine. In 4th gear, the rotation rate is unchanged.

### How fast can you go in 2nd gear?

The maximum recommended speed in 2nd gear is: 69 mph (110 km/h). This position is to be used when stronger engine braking is needed. The maximum recommended speed in 1st gear is: 31 mph (50 km/h).