The gear ratio is listed under its VIN in the Ford Oasis system. PM me your VIN and I'll look it up.Bill, I was told by one of the off-road mechanics that help build my suspension that with the stock '08 gearing, I can run 31" tires w/o any noticeable tranny or engine stress. they also informed me that if i can find out the axle gearing on the '08 auto V6 I may be able to run 32". I have been unable to find any info on the axle gearing. Where can I look to get that info, or is there a chance i misunderstood the terminology?
FWD doesn't have a rear differential. Actually the axle code for a 3.51 is 35 which is on the door sticker, I think and the 2.93 has a axle code of 96.I don't know about the escapes in particular, but so that everyone who is interested doesn't have to PM Bill, the axle ratio is usually stamped into a metal tag attached to the rear diff.
Yes but a axle ratio is listed whether or not you have a 4WD or not. Ford manufactured rearends have a tag but I never noticed one on my Escape which I believe is a Dana unit.Does 4WD have a read diff?
Bill,Yes and this also means that a '09 6F35 transmission isn't the same as a '10. It might also be the reason that the '10 doesn't seem to have the "hooting" sound issue also or maybe it's just a bit early yet.
It could still be the " same transmission " with the only the final gearing changed .Yes and this also means that a '09 6F35 transmission isn't the same as a '10. It might also be the reason that the '10 doesn't seem to have the "hooting" sound issue also or maybe it's just a bit early yet.
Sure, same case with different guts. Having a lower gear means at the same speed, the 3.51 will be at a higher RPM compared to the 2.93. I don't see how the EPA is higher for city driving with the 3.51 than the 2.93!It could still be the " same transmission " with the only the final gearing changed .
Depending on what type of city(stop&go) driving one does, this may have been a poor choice.The 3.51 gear is easier to get rolling than a 2.93 and that's why it gets better city(stop and go) mileage. The 3.51 gear multiplies torque 3.51 times versus 2.93 times on the higher gear. Try starting out in second and you'll see what I mean. Rich