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Old 04-15-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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Ok how weird is this. My car is a 90 gt 25th anniversary edition ok hatchback. 5.0 5 speed. Jacked up and set on stands went to pull gears out to change them to 3:73 decided to look at tag and tag said I had 2:73s in the rear according to all the sites 2:73s were only offered with the automatic trans guess not and I only thought my stang was spunky. Damn that's gonna be a huge difference with the 3:73s. Has anyone heard of the 2:73s with a five speed
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Ok how weird is this. My car is a 90 gt 25th anniversary edition ok hatchback. 5.0 5 speed. Jacked up and set on stands went to pull gears out to change them to 3:73 decided to look at tag and tag said I had 2:73s in the rear according to all the sites 2:73s were only offered with the automatic trans guess not and I only thought my stang was spunky. Damn that's gonna be a huge difference with the 3:73s. Has anyone heard of the 2:73s with a five speed
No, but you never know what a previous owner might have done.
Make sure of what you have before you order anything.
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Well it's gonna be 3:73s by tonight lol
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Well it's gonna be 3:73s by tonight lol
Ok, but if you already have 3.73's you will be done in record time.
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Oh yea they Been sitting in the frpp box for a few weeks now on a shelf in my shop lol.

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Oh yea they been in the shop on the shelf for a few weeks now
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Oh yea they Been sitting in the frpp box for a few weeks now on a shelf in my shop lol.

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Oh yea they been in the shop on the shelf for a few weeks now
I meant what if the gears in your rearend are already 3.73's?
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Oh they not. They are what the tag said I just couldn't believe the tag 2:73 with a 5 speed. I was like that explains doin 70 in fourth at a little less than 3000 rpms
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Oh they not. They are what the tag said I just couldn't believe the tag 2:73 with a 5 speed. I was like that explains doin 70 in fourth at a little less than 3000 rpms
Ok, I just didn't want you to tear everything apart to find that you already had the gears you desired in there.
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I had 273 in my car with a five speed. (somebody changed the Rearend apparently) but I could do 80 at 2 grand in fifth.
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That woulda been nice lol
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It kinda was just crusin but if I was on the highway running bout 55 in fifth and wanted to pass somebody it was terible. Had to downshift to third lol. But I have 4:10s now and pretty happy with them. About 2 grand at 60 in fifth. But fifth has alot of pulling power now
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Yea I can't wait. To see how the 373s feel. Like I said earlier I only thought the car had some Getty up and go. And that was with the 2:73s. Man I can't wait to get behind the wheel and see what happens now
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Yeah no doubt your going to like it alot better. What all is done to your car ?
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I think you are gonna love it.best bang for your buck mod imo.
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I think you are gonna love it.best bang for your buck mod imo.
YUP! You will look like this -
I had 4.10's for mine, but then I found the deal on the SC, so I'm sticking with my 3.55's for now. Of course once my baby brother found out I wasn't going to use them............
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How hard would it b to do gears yourself I was gone order some 3.55 or 3.73 and was wondering how hard would it b
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Ok how weird is this. My car is a 90 gt 25th anniversary edition ok hatchback. 5.0 5 speed. Jacked up and set on stands went to pull gears out to change them to 3:73 decided to look at tag and tag said I had 2:73s in the rear according to all the sites 2:73s were only offered with the automatic trans guess not and I only thought my stang was spunky. Damn that's gonna be a huge difference with the 3:73s. Has anyone heard of the 2:73s with a five speed
Yep that was the standard gear ratio for the manual gt's. 3.08 was optional.
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How hard would it b to do gears yourself I was gone order some 3.55 or 3.73 and was wondering how hard would it b
imo they are not to bad.they require a few specialty tools. but the average joe can do them.
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@robbie94gt. Only thing done as of now is lower lift bars adjustable uppers. Sub frame connectors. 3:73 gears rebuilt trac loc. New seats head liner all new door seals and gaskets. Torque box reinforcement kit. Brakes all around brand new rack and pinion. Now like I said that's what's been done as of now. Lol not including what I've bought lol
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my 90 is also a 25th anniversary car with 5 speed it has 3.08 im looking to do a gear swap soon too but honestly i dont know how to set the gears up.i can tear the rear end apart no problem.also i have to remove the tailshaft on my trans to replace the big speedo gear so my guage is accurate
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my 90 is also a 25th anniversary car with 5 speed it has 3.08 im looking to do a gear swap soon too but honestly i dont know how to set the gears up.i can tear the rear end apart no problem.also i have to remove the tailshaft on my trans to replace the big speedo gear so my guage is accurate
Put 3.73's in my cobra that came with 3.08's and never looked back, I put LMR's white single gear that's made for 3.55's and my speedo is dead on with GPS
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I got my 3:73s from LMR and it came with new speedo gear
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my 90 is also a 25th anniversary car with 5 speed it has 3.08 im looking to do a gear swap soon too but honestly i dont know how to set the gears up.i can tear the rear end apart no problem.also i have to remove the tailshaft on my trans to replace the big speedo gear so my guage is accurate
If you mechanicaly inclined and have access to the right tools. A good instruction sheet will guide you through it.go for it.
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If you mechanicaly inclined and have access to the right tools. A good instruction sheet will guide you through it.go for it.
+1,They also have a multitude of videos on YouTube that will give you an even better idea of how to do it.
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My 91 5 speed came stock with 2.73's.
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There in. I'm told feels strong but stiff guess the stiffness comes from the subframe connectors. Can't wait till I get home to drive it
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Does feel strong and is stiff. Real good. Went from about 1800RPMs At 70mph. To around 2350 at 70mph only problem being is I installed the speedometer gear that came with kit to correct it and I'm still 10mph off.
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