thilton59

03-02-2006, 04:18 PM

This really isn't specific to our marque or model, but nonetheless;

In reference to final drive ratios (3.25, 4.1, 3.73, etc...) my interpretation is skewed. It seems everyone says that a 3.25 will, all things being equal, accelerate slower than a 4.1, but how can this be? If the ratio is 3.25 rotations of the the drive shaft to one of the axle, then the wheel speed will be higher with the lower ratio, 1:1 being the fastest, albeit unpractical. And then there's the bit of more torque with the lower the ratio, which again make little sense to me, seeing that T= r x F, the higer the ratio the more wheel torque, I'd think. Any help un-conveluding this for me would be much appreciated.

In reference to final drive ratios (3.25, 4.1, 3.73, etc...) my interpretation is skewed. It seems everyone says that a 3.25 will, all things being equal, accelerate slower than a 4.1, but how can this be? If the ratio is 3.25 rotations of the the drive shaft to one of the axle, then the wheel speed will be higher with the lower ratio, 1:1 being the fastest, albeit unpractical. And then there's the bit of more torque with the lower the ratio, which again make little sense to me, seeing that T= r x F, the higer the ratio the more wheel torque, I'd think. Any help un-conveluding this for me would be much appreciated.