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RE: 4KQ gearing


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_From my personal experience_ with many 84-87 4KQs I have observed that
84 4KQs have 4.11s and 85-87 4KQs have 3.90 gears and at 80 MPH the
84 4KQs run about 500 RPM higher, ~4000 RPM Vs ~3500 RPM for 85-87 4KQs.


I still have the original brochure that came with our '87 4kcsq.  It shows
the final drive ratio as 4.11:1.

Gary Bracken
Denver, CO

Michael Williams wrote:

> glen powell decided to speak these words:
> >84 4KQs have ~4.11 gears, 85-87 4KQs have ~3.90 gears - big difference!
> >The lower gears and lighter weight of the 84s Vs the 85-87s make the
> >84s the hot setup for competition use but more noisy on the street.
> >Where the 84 is at 4000 RPM the 85-87s are at about 3500 RPM at
> >the same speed, about 80 MPH if I remember correctly. Many ur-q
> >Pro-Rally guys seek out and install 84 4KQs trans and diff units for
> >the lower gears, top-end is not so important Vs acceleration.
> I dont think this is true.  I know for a fact that even the 86 had the
> 4.11 rear...i have a copy of hte original sales brochure...
> I seriously doubt that an 84 revs 4000 fro about 73 mph....
> Michael Sheridan Williams
> My new one: 1985 4000 S Quattro
> 175,000+ miles, and going like a new car
> Well, went like a new car.....right into a guard rail :o(
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