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Old 08-02-2014, 01:30 AM   #1
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1997 V6 - Adding 4.10s

I have a 97 v6 auto with dual exhaust and a CAI, so no major mods. I contacted a shop and found out that I can get 4.10 gears, new bearings, and have it all professionally installed for $650 (does not include speedometer recalibration). Is it worth it? I've done plenty of research but I want to hear from someone with first hand experience with the subject.

I believe the stock gear ratio is 2.73 for the 97 v6 so would I be correct in assuming that 4.10s would make a pretty noticeable difference?
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Going from 2.73 gears to 4.10s you will **** your pants. Its gonna scare the living **** outta you. You will literally get out of your car and stare blankly at it like what the **** why didnt these come with the car!? You will then rethink your life and why 4.10s cant be applied to normal daily activities like flushing a toilet or microwaving food because they're that awesome.

All jokes aside, last week i went from 3.27s to 4.10s in my 2004 v6 and the difference is just absolutely ridiculous. Theres a reason why they call 4.10s the poor mans supercharger. Torque everywhere, you can pull in overdrive, the low end power is hilarious and just a blast. Its faster at every RPM. The car feels 1000 pounds lighter. Throttle response is crazy good. Everything is improved that revolves around acceleration.

Only downside is well, gas. Which isnt that big of deal but just a bit annoying
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But you cant put in gears with your open differential. With 4.10s you'll be spinning that 1 wheel all day. You need 2 wheels powered to be able to actually have traction with those gears. Look 8.8 rear ends from a gt or a used 7.5 posi unit to install with the 4.10s
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1997 V6 - Adding 4.10s

How much did it end up costing you total to put 4.10s in your 2004? And you're sure that I would need an 8.8 rear end/7.5 posi to get traction?
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How much did it end up costing you total to put 4.10s in your 2004? And you're sure that I would need an 8.8 rear end/7.5 posi to get traction?

Yeah im pretty sure. I spin my tires with a posi still with 4.10s. Couldn't imagine with 1 wheel powered. I found a used posi on ebay for 80 bucks. I got 4.10s and a bearing kit for 250, then i had the best and most trusted place install em, a local speed shop (gears are a hard install, if they mess it up you'll have a lot of whining) for 300 bucks.
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Look for used ones in ur area on craigs and ebay first! There are some good deals. Any ford 7.5 28 spline posi will work!
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I'll do that. Thanks man
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