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Old 06-09-2010, 07:36 PM   #21
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I got warned because of this thread. So much win.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:38 PM   #22
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90mph = 4k, 6speed 3.9 with 225/50/15. that's all i know
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:03 PM   #23
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Whoa man!!! What the hell? 3.63's are causing this? Whats the factory ratio for a 92? Does anyone know?
Sorry, didn't mean to freak out the new guy.

If you read all the post, that's in second gear with an elevated rev limiter. It's a dedicated autocross car.

Your '92 came with a 4.30 rear end ratio.

With stock gearing and tires about the same diameter as 205/50/15s you would be around 3700 rpm at 70 mph.

The rpm, gear ratios, and tire diameter determine the speed. So unless your clutch is slipping or the tires are spinning, you will be traveling the same speed at the same rpm as everyone else's car with the same transmission, rear end and tire diameter.

The question I think you were trying to ask is "Is it normal for a Miata to rev that high on the highway?" The answer you should have gotten back was "Yes, you will notice that your Miata likes to be at a higher rpm for a given speed than some other cars you may have driven." Had they taken the answer a little further it would have gone something like this "If your car is up to date on it's maintenance and in otherwise good condition, you will not hurt the motor revving it even higher. In fact the closer to the rev limiter (and yes there is one to protect you) you get, the more responsive the car will seem".
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:23 PM   #24
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Thanks Chris,

Yeah, i found that i have the 4.30 final drive. And i totally ignored where you did state that was in 2nd gear. So my bad man. I was not really that surprised to see around 3500 @ 70mph. It reminds me of my buddys Toyota Corolla Gt-s. That thing is screaming at 70, but its a 86. And i know about the tire/ wheel combo that would have a dire effect on the rpm at speeds etc. I just thought since i was running 17's that at 70 i would be a lil' lower that's all. And it seems that most people are saying around 3.5 is the norm.

So i am right up to par, thanks for the insight however.
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Do not **** me off or I'll retrieve the ban hammer from the glass case.
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Will you use your dick to break the glass because you are that bad ***?
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no he will grab Chuck Norris by the beard and sling him into the glass to brake it....
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I m at 60 at 3000rpm...
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:59 PM   #30
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3600ish i think?
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2900 tach rpm.
3.63 with a 5 speed.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:48 AM   #32
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stock diff gear and 99 transmission on my rotary swap i'll be at 71.5mph at 8000 rpm in 2nd.

and at 9700rpm redline in 2nd I'll be at 88mph, making approximately 1.21 jiggawatts to the wheels

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2900 tach rpm.
3.63 with a 5 speed.
Do you like the 3.636 with 5 speed? I am getting ready to go that route.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:47 AM   #34
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hella long gears.
i want 6 speed.


PS here is a vid of a 2nd and 3rd pull.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp_T2_8j8To
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longer gears = more load on the gears = they break faster

be careful
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