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Old 06-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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T-5 world class with 3.73

As the title states this is what I have in my car and my only question is has anyone else ever had this setup and such a pointless 1st gear it seams like as soon a I get it in first im already shifting into second.? I feel like its not normal? Any advice helps? like I feel like I've got 4.10s in or something and I checked there 3.73ss.
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As the title states this is what I have in my car and my only question is has anyone else ever had this setup and such a pointless 1st gear it seams like as soon a I get it in first im already shifting into second.? I feel like its not normal? Any advice helps? like I feel like I've got 4.10s in or something and I checked there 3.73ss.
It is normal. Just be glad it is not like the transmissions we had available in the "old" days, when first gear was so high we had to slip the clutch just to get the car to take off smoothly.


I have 3.55's in my car and if I stand on the throttle in first gear the engine hits the rev limiter before I can react quick enough to shift into second every time.
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It is normal. Just be glad it is not like the transmissions we had available in the "old" days, when first gear was so high we had to slip the clutch just to get the car to take off smoothly.

I have 3.55's in my car and if I stand on the throttle in first gear the engine hits the rev limiter before I can react quick enough to shift into second every time.
Okay good help! Are 3.55s any better I was thinking about switching?
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I have the T5 with 373's and am considering going to 327's. I have a turbo and once it spools I pretty much don't have a first gear.
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Okay good help! Are 3.55s any better I was thinking about switching?
If you are going with forced induction yes, 3.55's or 3.27's would be better.
If I were staying naturally aspirated I would use 4.10's or maybe even 4.30's and just deal with the super low first gear for the overall increase in acceleration they would give me.
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