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    Speed Potential Calculator for Ring Gear and Pinion Changes


    This calculator is designed to give the potential speed values of a vehicle, based on the RPM of the engine, the ring gear and pinion gear ratio, the final transmission gear ratio and the tire diameter, ground to top of tire as mounted.

    The default values are for a typical V8 small block Chevrolet vehicle, however you may enter any value you wish. The default values yield a highway cruise speed of about 65 MPH. The higher the RGP ratio, the lower the top end speed but faster acceleration and more pulling power. The same is true of the transmission final gear ratio. The higher the engine RPM, the greater the potential speed at the cost of fuel, heat, friction and engine longevity. Although there is a point of diminishing returns, the larger the tire diameter, the higher the potential speed.

    Potential Speed Theory
    Speed Factors Required Data Entry
    Target Engine RPM 0000 RPM
    Ring Gear And Pinion Ratio (3.08, 3.55, etc.) 0.00
    Transmission Final Gear Ratio (2.54, 1.43, 1.00, etc.) 0.00
    Tire Diameter (24.5, 26, 27.5, etc.) 00.0 Inches
       
    Calculated Results
    Calculated Potential Speed Your Ring Gear And Pinion MPH
    Calculated Potential Speed For RGP Ratio Of 2.59 MPH
    Calculated Potential Speed For RGP Ratio Of 2.73 MPH
    Calculated Potential Speed For RGP Ratio Of 3.08 MPH
    Calculated Potential Speed For RGP Ratio Of 3.36 MPH
    Calculated Potential Speed For RGP Ratio Of 3.55 MPH
    Calculated Potential Speed For RGP Ratio Of 3.70 MPH
    Calculated Potential Speed For RGP Ratio Of 4.11 MPH
    Calculated Potential Speed For RGP Ratio Of 4.56 MPH
    Calculated Potential Speed For RGP Ratio Of 4.88 MPH
    Calculated Potential Speed For RGP Ratio Of 5.12 MPH


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