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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-24-08, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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pinging 408 back on the street

Hi trueblue! I put my engine back in a couple of weeks ago. now it runs without pinging on 95 octane gas. i put the initial timing to 12° and it has about 34° total at 3500. now i really think i need a shorter rear axle (mine is 2.79 to 1) as the engine starts to produce real power not before 4000rpm.
Also a locker would be fine i guess, because if i do quick start at the traffic lights the car can`t find any grip.
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Re: pinging 408 back on the street

Another 408 man
Its nice having them extra 15 cubes from them "other" stroker boys

Where is the pictures??

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Re: pinging 408 back on the street

Hey Ruebe! Guten Tag! That's great stuff. Nothing like having a motor that runs well. Gald to hear you sorted out the pinging issue.

Yeah, 2.7 gears are great for doing really smokey burnouts, but not the best for racing your friends in their BMW's!!

What is your peak rpm for making power? I can't remember if you are running a toploader manual or auto box??

At a minimum I would go 3.5 gears, but depends on what you want. The lower gears means you'll launch like a rocket, but your cruise rpm at 100km/h gets quite high. But if you don't do much autobahn driving then I would go low gears for sure.....maybe even some 4.11's if you are shifting up around 6000+ rpm. You won't believe the difference it will make to your engine working better and your car accelerating much faster.

I use a detroit locket on the street and they are very good. 2 wheels doing burnouts all the time! But I still can't get traction in most gears At least I can keep straight with both wheels spinning..........1 wheel would be a hand full!

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