"The manual transmission has a 0.81:1 overdrive ratio, the automatic has a 0.70:1, that's why you see an RPM difference. The axle ratio on most 00-04 Frontiers is 4.636:1, although the SC-V6 trims had 4.363:1 and some of the CCs had 4.90:1."
This is a quote from OnlyOneDR on the next thread down, or at least it was when I looked. Hope this helps and sorry to steal your thunder OnlyOneDR!
2004 XE-V6 Crew Cab, Long Bed, 5 Spd
Cigarette burn on driver seat.
Personalized license plates
That is because the 4.3 in 95 was only rated at 155hp (it was bumped up to 180 in 96 or 97). My 97 would bark the back tires in 2nd (I had an auto) but that was after I put 3.73 gears in the rear axle.
My '99 Frontier 2.4 auto barks the tires very well when it hits 2nd and my tires/wheels are wider than stock! I have even caught my wife catching 2nd in my truck. Will cut a nice donut too! Haven't done that in a few years though.
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