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Old 07-14-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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What gears do i have? Its stock. On 03 GT manual.
What gears do you recomend?
Is it a bolt in procedure?
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you have 3.55 gears, i like 4:10s on n/a cars for sure. far from a bolt in,have them installed, you have to check backlash and pinion depth.
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You have 3.27 gears.

Recommend 3.73's...you could go 4.10's, but 3.73s are my suggestion since it is a manual.

It is no different than any other gear swap. Not really a "bolt in", you do have to make sure things are within tolerances.
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3.55 in 03-04, why do yall hate 4.10s? geeze!!!
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Cobras....the GTs were still 3.27's as far as I remember. I'm looking it up now.
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k, im not 100% sure but i thought the gts were too.4.10 hater!
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k, im not 100% sure but i thought the gts were too.
I don't believe the GT's saw a change until 05...I believe 99-04 were all the same...3.27's. Naturally, searching for this is a PITA.
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Are either 4:10s or 3:73s going to drastictly affect my top end?
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not much
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Tps your shop sell em?
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yup, but im outta stock right now, new order should be in soon.
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What do ya charge for buying and installation at your shop?
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You definitely have 3.27 stock. I'd recommend at least a 3.73. Don't fear the gear though, if you're gonna do it go all the way to a 4.10. As far as top end...no need to go over what a 4.10 will enable you.
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about 550 total with fluid, friction modifier, new pinion bearing, gears, new pinion seal, and labor
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Just as a side note, our site sponsor Atomic Performance - TA Performance, Pro 5.0, SCT, C&L, JLT Cold Air also has the 3.73 and 4.10 gears available and most likely in stock. Not to diss TPS, but Atomic is a site sponsor where TPS isn't yet.
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You definitely have 3.27 stock. I'd recommend at least a 3.73. Don't fear the gear though, if you're gonna do it go all the way to a 4.10. As far as top end...no need to go over what a 4.10 will enable you.
Thats what i was thinking just wasnt sure. Thanks for the advise.

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about 550 total with fluid, friction modifier, new pinion bearing, gears, new pinion seal, and labor
Guess im coming down to Baton Rouge.
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Guess im coming down to Baton Rouge.
I know when you should come.

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yea, ive been told our prices are too cheap to stay in buisness so we managed to get a dyno that bought itsself
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Works for me.
Do i have to get the speedo corrected after the gears are put in?
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Yes, you'll need to update your tune for the new gears...or get a tune for the new gears if you don't have a tune yet.
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^^ what he said
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Who does that? Or should i just pick up an sct programmer?
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we have them here also, granatelli, predator and sct.
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Good to know
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we could dyno tune it as well while you are here.
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Stock gears for manual 99-04 GT's are 3.27's.

Gearing is dependent on goals. For a boosted setup, 3.73's IMO. Bolton only (and possible nitrous), go with 4.1's. Dont know yet? go 3.90's.

Id find a stang worthy shop in your area that can also modify your tune to account for the gears. Most regular tranny shops though can install gears no problem. Might also want to pick up a rebuild kit.
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we could dyno tune it as well while you are here.
I would prefer that. Whats that run?
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im not sure just yet,we are still going over our prices but ill have them posted by the time you are ready.we are having the dyno installed this weekend.
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Sweet ill get in touch with you before i come down. I'm thinking some time next month.
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we will def be ready then.
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I put a 3.73 in my '97. I loved it at first, but soon after I wished I had gotten a 4.10. Don't be afraid to be aggressive.

Don't forget to get the rear end additive from Ford. It'll make the diff fluid last much longer (recommended 100k changed instead of 30k change with it)
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The thing that worries me is cruising at 75 is my motor going to be wrapped out?
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Before you make a final decision on your gears, you should know what your goal is with your car. If you are going to be boosting or spraying you may want to stay with the 373, if you have no intention of either then Id go 410. The 390 gears would be the best gear in my opinion to run no matter what you are going to be doing with future mods.
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i run 3.73 in my 98 and i come no where near wrapping out do 85 at 2.5 if i remember correctly
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