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howdy! just a quick question. I was doin the math on some gear ratios vs. speed and r.p.m,s. will the math be the same between eaton-spicer type rears and mack rears. Mine are 38000 or 40000 lb. example---- my 4.42 gears figure same as lets just say 4.42 eatons? someone told me they did the math different with the macks. thanks for any info u guys have.

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I'm pretty sure mack rears are different. I've got a chart that you can work out what ratio diffs will work with the ration of your overdrive. My mack 10 speed has an overdrive of .78 so using this chart I can safely assume what ratio I need.

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Hope that helps mate!

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If you've got a 4.42 rear gear ratio, it doesn't matter if it is Mack, Eaton, Rockwell, or any other manufacturer...the drive shaft will spin around 4.42 times for every 1 time the tires go around. In a simple differential, it is just the ratio of teeth on the ring gear to the number of teeth on the pinion gear, but in a double-reduction rear end the math gets a little more complex. Same idea, though...no more than a numerical expression of the relationship between the rotational speeds of the drive shaft and the axle shafts.

When approaching a 4-way stop, the vehicle with the biggest tires has the right of way!
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just got back 2 check the info u guys came back with. thanks for all the answers. makes sense that a 4.42 ratio is 4.42 ratio no matter what brand rears. just double checkin. did the math on our t-600 k-dub and when we got it all put together it came out spot on. then feelin all good abut things i did the math on the mack and came up with an idea of what to do with him, then i was told that macks were calculated different. didn't think so but started to second guess things. so before i went and bought parts i had better know 4 sure. the boss is pretty good at lettin me do my thing but too big of a f-up would put him over the edge. my thoughts on this trk...has a 350 4 valve am-bosch pump, 2090 old shift patt. trans with what i believe 2b a .71 o.d. , 4.42 gears and i plan on jumpin up to 24.5 talls(11.00) should put me around the 1600 r.p.m range at 65. low hole is gonna b fine i think for loaded starts. ran this trk for years hauling pulp wood with the 98000 permit translated to 100000 plut more than a few times and this trk did great. just a bit and i mean just a bit slow on the big roads. now its going to run o.t.r 80g's gross. if i could get my pics on here i would love to show 2 u guys. some day i might get smart enough to do that. again thanks 4 the input.

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