Best rear gears for a T5?

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  1. 55crownvic

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    Any thoughts?
     
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    3.50 work good for me
     
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    using 3.80 behind my 200ci six. seems a little too high in the first two gears, but makes up for higher speeds on the german highways. so i'd suggest 3.50, too!
     
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    Depending on power and torque that you have will make a difference on how the gears will react. I had 3.73 in my mustang and found that it was a great combo. I had roughly 420 horse power.
     
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    thanks guys, gonna go with 3.50's, I have a set lying around here.
     
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    Cool. I have 3.70s and the .68 OD makes them 2.52s in 5th gear.
     
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    Dave B I like Mavericks!

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    I'm going 3.73:1 with my T5, I have 3:55.1 in my green car with the AOD, and I wish they were a little steeper.
     
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    I have 3.89's in my 55 with the T5 and its too steep(for me). First gear is almost not needed, but it does get off the line real fast(for me)
     
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    I think 3.73's are the sweet spot.
     
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    I got 4.11's in mine and I go thru 1st gear very quickly. Altough it is very easy though when driving on the highway im about 2500 at 72-74 mph. When I do roll races it feels like first gear is just gonna snap too next ill be going with 3.50 with my 351w setup im building
     

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