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I finished installing the pumpkin today. I worked on it for an hour last night and for about 6 hours today (no power tools). It wasn't too bad of an install overall. Although there were something’s that were a PITA. I feel like I went to war with the Mark, my knuckles hurt, my back is sore, elbows and knees hurt and I'm extremely tired since I couldn't fall asleep last night (Christmas syndrome).

So far the car feels exactly the same as before. That's just because I haven't "gotten on it" yet, still breaking it in. Can't wait to test it for real.

I did notice a slight whine. It doesn't sound like anything major/ loud, but definitely not the same as stock form. Is this just normal for 4'10s since they are a lower gear ratio then the 3'27's? Do you guy think this will go away once it is broken in? If I ride with the windows down or the music on you can't really notice it. What do you guys think?
 

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I think that they are supposed to whine while breaking in. After they break in then they SHOULD be unnoticeable (if u installed it right)... But as of now you really dont have much to worrry about as its still being broken in. Good luck!
 

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I put 3.73's in and they didnt whine for a second.And my break in period was about 1 mile and a massive burn out.Still no whining.
I dont believe they are suppose to whine at all.If they do it is to my understanding you have a problem.I could be wrong though.
 

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if they are new-semi new its normal for them to whine while breaking in. my did whine for about the first 40-50 miles then it was ok. if it whines for more than that then you might want to re-check it

i didnt last one mile either after putting in the 3.73's and jmod:D
 

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i didnt last one mile either after putting in the 3.73's and jmod:D
If it cant handle abuse from the start then it was junk anyway.
 

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That stuff stinks!!!
The whine has gone down. Truthfully, I'm glad I went with the 4'10's and not 3.73's. There is a difference in the pull but nothing CRAZY. I can only burn a little rubber of the line, but that's probably because of the trak-lok and 255's. I'm sure if I had the 225 I could smoke them like crazy.I'm glad i did the mod and I'm sure there are other mods to compliment the gears.
 

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well its good to know your car is going in the right direction.

is that car your daily driver? if so living in orange county with 4:10's would bug the hell outta me seeing how most of the driving is on the freeways like the 57,5,91,22 etc. where in the oc are you? im near the border of la county and orange county near diamond bar. we should meet up sometime to bs or somethin' ionno
 

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I actually have two Mark VIIIs a white 94 which serves as my daily driver and the black 98 w/4.10's is my weekend car.

I live in La Habra, about 10 minutes from Diamond Bar. In fact I was out in Diamond Bar driving all about there finishing the break in procedure. It would be cool if a bunch of guys got together around here.

I've been wanting to go to Irwindale and see my 1/8 mile times we should meet.
 

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well we are going to california speedway december 3rd? 2nd? its the first saturday of december. its a 1/4 and hopefully my car is finished and running by then.
 

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I'm definitely going to get that off
 
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