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    Posted: 05 Aug 2014 at 2:30am
looking to get a lower rev speed while cruising down the freeway in my 521 I have the 4 spd and the stock rear end, would I be better swapping the rear or trying to find a 5 spd trans or both? really just feel bad having the 1.6 rev so high while Im driving on the freeway.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EzCruiser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2014 at 9:36am
This thread should prove a little useful:
http://www.datsunminitruckin.com/topic118.html

I would do the 5-speed swap and go from there.  You're not going to find a rear end to achieve what an extra gear will do for cheap and easy for that 4-speed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote luckydevil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2014 at 9:45pm
thanks ez forever shamed with a simple search lol.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EzCruiser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2014 at 9:57pm
No worries!  I kinda dropped the ball getting the FAQ and info stuff locked to the top of the forum...  Feel free to ask away!
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You could run taller tires to lower rpms or swap in a 5 spd from a car, not a truck. A 4:11 3rd member from an '80 720 recommended.
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no taller tires for me just spent 6 months cutting it up again to gain another 3 inches of low lol. ill look into the 3rd member thanks
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