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I pro rally race a 1987 shallow. Stock 2.2 engine and stock trans. I plan to move up a class from Production class to Group2.

Gear sets and limited slip diffs are open in Group 2.

I am looking for a close ratio gear set , limited slip diff. and high final drive, 4:10 or higher.

Please adivise best way to go.

Will be rally racing the NASA atlantic cup series ( east coast USA) 2010.
 

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the only factory close ratio gear set for 5 speed is from a 1984 A-525 box . I am currently racing the stock 5 speed trans with open diff.

I would like to get a close ratio gear set with a 4.10 or 4.40 final drive. I am using 14 inch alloy wheels and 185 X 65 rally tires.

Also would like to find a limited slip dif.
 

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the only factory close ratio gear set for 5 speed is from a 1984 A-525 box .
pretty sure there was just one gearset for the 525; what was different for the 83.5-84 SC, 84-6 carb'd GLH, and 'Charger / Turismo 2.2 HO' 5 speeds was the steeper FDR; talkin 83.5 SC:
"Its sole transmission was a 5-speed manual; its final-drive ratio had been bumped from 3.56 to 3.87."
Dodge Shelby Charger

reviews mentioned 'revised gear ratios', but this was merely a change in 'effective gear ratios', caused by changing the FDR

interesting that when you ordered a Turbo L, you got the lower FDR in yur 525, even th 'S' cars - also from dempsey's:
"Power now jumped to 146 hp at 5200 rpm, while torque swelled to 168 lb-ft at 3600 rpm. In the transmission department, the final-drive ratio was returned to 3.56:1."
FRONT-RUNNERS.net - '86 Shelby GLHS 3

as I said, and as you can see from the DDG site info,
all the 5spd trans (except 555/568) have the same span

anyways the 525 is a weaker trans
if ya cant find a 555 or 568, then a 523 is next best,
523 is the evolution of (approx. same strength) the 520 you have
 

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did you read thru the DDG link I posted above ?

yu can get up to a 3.85 in a 520 with factory parts (turbo trans)
why not get a 3.85 520 and either swap trans or just FDR ?
you want to put retrograde, weaker gears into a newer case ?

also plz share yur reference for this info:
"the only factory close ratio gear set for 5 speed is from a 1984 A-525 box ."
 
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