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Old 10-04-2002, 01:59 PM
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Really, I am a newbie and I have no Idea. My guess is it is the back axle and other things associated but what else? How are they important? I am just starting out and need help. Thanks

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Well....they all come in differant shapes and sizes. Some are bigger then otheres. Some are flat some are round some are soft some are hard. The best thing about them is they are fun to squeeeezzze! HAHAH couldnt resist! Acutally its the long metal thingie between your two rear tires the tires bolt to it. So are a learning a lot??
The engine is connected to the transmission the transmission is connected to the drive shaft the drive shaft is connected to the rear end (or rear axle as its sometimes is called) then that is connected to the rear tires that makes the car move.


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I am learning a lot. I understand how they work now. Very cool. Now if one is building a "hot rod" What type of geat ratio does one use, or is typically used?
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Typically the gear ratio is chosen based on tire size and the way you intend to drive the car. If you're going racing something in the 3.70 and lower 4.11, or 4.56 might be in order. These ratios will give very good accelleration but will make the engine turn over at higher RPM on the highway. If on the other hand you want decent performance but don't want the motor screaming at 3000 RPM at 60 mph, you might go with something in the 3.50 range. If you want a highway crusier then a 3.23 or higer might be what you want.

Decide how you want to use the car and make your choice based on that decision.

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