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Old 07-12-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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A different gear thread than the normal "what one to get" questions! (PLUS NEW #s!)

Well guys, I have decided to keep my blown GT. I havent been on here as much lately so for you guys that dont know me, about 6 months ago I put a Vortech supercharger on my GT with full bolt-ons and Longtubes. I made just 370hp/380tq at 8psi on a SUPER conservative tune. But I have become bored with power. So I have decided to install a set of 3.73 gears, change supercharger pulleys, and get a retune.

Normally I would lean toward 4.10 gears but with already being supercharged, I feel that traction would be a big issue. Also, I dont need the extra help on the bottom end that bolt on GTs need. I am excited to see how the gears will help out my pull through the gears.

Also, I will be swapping to a 3.12" pulley and upping my boost to around 11-12 psi. I will then be getting a new dyno tune. I hope to put down around 420 at the wheels!
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I'm glad to see your keeping your set up and in glad you are stepping it up a notch! I have 3.73 gears in my car and I'm glad I went that route especially with FI ,almost everyone I talk to who is running 4.10's says they wish they had the 3.73's the other guys are running slicks and complaining about breaking axels! LOL!!
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Well guys, I have decided to keep my blown GT. I havent been on here as much lately so for you guys that dont know me, about 6 months ago I put a Vortech supercharger on my GT with full bolt-ons and Longtubes. I made just 370hp/380tq at 8psi on a SUPER conservative tune. But I have become bored with power. So I have decided to install a set of 3.73 gears, change supercharger pulleys, and get a retune.

Normally I would lean toward 4.10 gears but with already being supercharged, I feel that traction would be a big issue. Also, I dont need the extra help on the bottom end that bolt on GTs need. I am excited to see how the gears will help out my pull through the gears.

Also, I will be swapping to a 3.12" pulley and upping my boost to around 11-12 psi. I will then be getting a new dyno tune. I hope to put down around 420 at the wheels!
How well is your bottom end going to hold up?
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Bottom end should do just fine. It's plenty capable of handling 430 at the wheels with a good tune

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I'm glad to see your keeping your set up and in glad you are stepping it up a notch! I have 3.73 gears in my car and I'm glad I went that route especially with FI ,almost everyone I talk to who is running 4.10's says they wish they had the 3.73's the other guys are running slicks and complaining about breaking axels! LOL!!
Exactly! And yeah I love this car alot! Just need to keep myself from getting bored
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Bottom end should do just fine. It's plenty capable of handling 430 at the wheels with a good tune

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Exactly! And yeah I love this car alot! Just need to keep myself from getting bored
Awesome. I was just curious since everybody always says 10 psi is the max it could hold.
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I've seen some go higher with no issues
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I've seen some go higher with no issues
Hm sweet. Well good luck
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I've seen some go higher with no issues
I agree! A guy in our club has a vortech v2 running 13 lbs of boost has comp stage 2 cams and puts down 436 rwhp all with 100 k on the stock bottom end! It's for sure all about the tune ! I also feel safe about pushing the 2 v as long as the tune is safe
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I agree! A guy in our club has a vortech v2 running 13 lbs of boost has comp stage 2 cams and puts down 436 rwhp all with 100 k on the stock bottom end! It's for sure all about the tune ! I also feel safe about pushing the 2 v as long as the tune is safe
Amen brother. And I just turned 70,000 miles so I've got plenty of miles to go!!
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Amen brother. And I just turned 70,000 miles so I've got plenty of miles to go!!
If it blows there's always forged internals waiting! Lol
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My old 2v set up had 449rwp and 408 torque. I had this on my car when I drove it daily for over 2 years. Stock bottom end and stage 2 cams. I eventually broke a valve spring. Waiting on new motor right now to get back from machine shop. That 3.73 will be nice with a 5 speed go 4.10 with a 6 speed
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Re: A different gear thread than the normal "what one to get" questions! (PLUS NEW #

Mzilla your just one step ahead of me! A build simillar to yours is what I will be doing soon I hope. Im just trying to keep myself entertained for now. I cant wait to see where I end up. Im hoping to be just shy of your old numbers
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Mzilla your just one step ahead of me! A build simillar to yours is what I will be doing soon I hope. Im just trying to keep myself entertained for now. I cant wait to see where I end up. Im hoping to be just shy of your old numbers
I know right. The only problem now is the next step is a big one minimum 10k. Oh well you only live once
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Yeah I have priced out everything I want to do. I figure it will take me a year to tear it down paint and upgrade everything I want. I'm looking at about 16,000!! But like you said, you only live once! And for 16,000 I will have a brand new car inside and out that will put down 700hp
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Yeah I have priced out everything I want to do. I figure it will take me a year to tear it down paint and upgrade everything I want. I'm looking at about 16,000!! But like you said, you only live once! And for 16,000 I will have a brand new car inside and out that will put down 700hp
The funny part is my good friend that owns Injected Engineering here in the North Atlanta gave me his Teksid block which saved me a good bit. You should check them out they do alot Of late models. They also have some good youtube vids
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Okay I will have to check them out! Think you could get me a deal??
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Okay I will have to check them out! Think you could get me a deal??
I definitely can get you a good deal Aric (owner) and I have known each other almost twenty years. His shop builds some Of the most ridiculous cars around Atlanta. He has built cars for several professional athletes, musicians, and rappers. It's my toy store haha!!
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I definitely can get you a good deal Aric (owner) and I have known each other almost twenty years. His shop builds some Of the most ridiculous cars around Atlanta. He has built cars for several professional athletes, musicians, and rappers. It's my toy store haha!!
That sounds awesome man! Is he who is building your new motor?
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I have a 00 gt waiting on me that has all the bolts you can have with LT headers and new engine with forged internals. The heads are trick flow ported and polished with stage three cams. Soon as I get home im adding a v-2 or v-3 vortec with cooler and dyno tune...think this is going to be a beast?
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That is what I plan to build in the future! Forged internals, TFS heads, stage 2 blower cams and a V1 with around 18-20 psi. It will be a beast for sure. The combo I just listed will be 650-700 at the wheels
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why V-1? As long as im in the 10's or 11's im good and im done I dont want to go any faster. I could settle for high 11's as well.
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I like the V1, plus I already have one. And to be high 11s wont take anywhere near that. I have just shy of 400 and I can run mid 11's all day long
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oh, ok gotcha im thinking about the v-3 so I dont have to drill holes in the pan. I alsome looking at the v-2 as well....Once I put the charger on im done with the mod, I will go to getting it painted with a new hood and wing.
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I like having the oil feed and drain to/from the oil pan. I have an NPT bung welded into my oil pan along with braided steel lines and anodized fittings so that there is zero worries about leaking. There are two things I like about the non-selfcontained V1, 1)there is more oil flowing through the headunit to keep the temps down. 2) I never have to worry about changing the blower oil. I just add an extra qrt when doing a normal oil change
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Yeah, that is true I like the part of not having to change the oil in the supercharger and temps. If you get the v-2 does it come with the oil lines fittings and everything?
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It comes with cheap stuff from vortech. Trust me though it is worth the extra couple hundred bucks to get the braided lines and anodized fittings
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yea im def going to keep that in mind, I dunno, when I get home and the money situation I will see what I can go with. Its def going to get charged though, lol
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Sounds like you have a good plan with your build, what color do you plan on painting her? And do you plan on any suspension mods , like going with a coil over set up or anything along those lines?
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It's about to be a long night boys and girls! Staring into the gears now and working through the nite and into tomorrow
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Sounds like you have a good plan with your build, what color do you plan on painting her? And do you plan on any suspension mods , like going with a coil over set up or anything along those lines?
If you asking me then im just painting it the same color (black) but with more clear coats to make it look like a more wet black look. Suspension mods as of right now, better control arms, offset power steering bushings, x2 balls joints, bumpsteer kits, CC plates, and both strut tower braces. Its already been lowered and upgraded shocks, I cant think of the name off the top of my head but they are blue lol. Far as coil overs im not really going to go with those since I have already go the springs and shocks I want, plus I like having them sepearate for certain reasons.

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It's about to be a long night boys and girls! Staring into the gears now and working through the nite and into tomorrow
It shouldnt take you that long if you have everything ready and done it before and everything goes well. Good luck, let us know how it turns out.

You think with 72000 miles, should I change out the diff bearings?
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You think with 72000 miles, should I change out the diff bearings?
Definitely do it. I did mine at 60k and they were pretty trashed.
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Definitely do it. I did mine at 60k and they were pretty trashed.
even the wheel bearings as well?
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even the wheel bearings as well?
No just the diff bearings thankfully. The rebuild kit came with them anyways so I wasn't worried but it was crazy to see with just 60k on it. The tech helping me said it was because of going over a lot of harsh bumps.
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No just the diff bearings thankfully. The rebuild kit came with them anyways so I wasn't worried but it was crazy to see with just 60k on it. The tech helping me said it was because of going over a lot of harsh bumps.
Oh, wow thats crazy I have changed my gears three times and still the same bearings other then the pinion bearing. No issues yet but my car was babied.

The cobra I might go ahead and change the bearings while im at it.
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Sounds like you have a good plan with your build, what color do you plan on painting her? And do you plan on any suspension mods , like going with a coil over set up or anything along those lines?
Sorry the question was for Cody ! My bad! Southernstang00 it sounds like you have a pretty nice build going also!
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