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Old 10-31-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Which Gears Should I Get?

I have a 2002 GT with the stock 3.27 gears. This car is my daily driver. What would be the best gear ratio for my car since I drive it every day to work and what not. Plus, most of my driving is on the interstate so I figured that would be a factor also. Please help. THANKS
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Oh gear thread again. Auto or Manual. For dd auto-4.10 manual-3.73 if you don't care about mpg then get 4.10 no matter what.
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Also, what makes you want them, just curious?
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Who wouldn't want to get rid if 3.27s
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It is a manual. It's my DD and it's like 25 miles to work so I do care about mpg. 3.73 is what I was thinking about but I also considered the 3.55 (don't know if that was a stupid thought or not). I want new gears so that I can have a little more giddy-up but still maintain decent mpg.
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3.73 then. 3.55 isn't a big enough jump for the money it cost
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Who wouldn't want to get rid if 3.27s
3.73 if you're worried even the slightest with mpg....
Oops wrong quote...but yes who wouldn't..like I said I was just curious as to why? Most on here have done it, including myself.
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Honestly idk why people worry about mpg with a v8. I get 12 mpg nuts that's city driving.
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Honestly idk why people worry about mpg with a v8. I get 12 mpg nuts that's city driving.
Yup I don't know either..whatever floats their boat.
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OK awesome. That's prob what I will do. I found some Ford Racing 3.73 gears that are used with little miles on them and looks to be in very good shape on MM for $80. Good deal?
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Honestly idk why people worry about mpg with a v8. I get 12 mpg nuts that's city driving.
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I worry about the mpg cuz I am only 21 and don't have a lot of money, so trying to save as much as I can. But also have a sick car in the process lol
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Get 373s.its fun enough for cause my job is about the same distance.but if mpg is what your worried about trade it in get a v6.sorry just messing with you.get 373s
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OK awesome. That's prob what I will do. I found some Ford Racing 3.73 gears that are used with little miles on them and looks to be in very good shape on MM for $80. Good deal?
Spend a little more to get new..they aren't that expensive..
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It is a manual. It's my DD and it's like 25 miles to work so I do care about mpg. 3.73 is what I was thinking about but I also considered the 3.55 (don't know if that was a stupid thought or not). I want new gears so that I can have a little more giddy-up.
I dd 4.10s it's worth the extra get up, the rpm difference between the 3.73 and 4.10 is 200-300 rpm, 3.55 isn't that big of a jump from 3.27
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Heck no to the v6 option Torchred2010gt lol. I think I might go 3.73
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Heck no to the v6 option Torchred2010gt lol. I think I might go 3.73
Haha I know just messing with ya.im in the same boat i make somewhat to support my bills and have just enough for gas and other fun stuff not alot.i was getting talked ino a v6 but i was like umm no if I'm driving legendary name it has to be a v8.and with 373s is fun though.but can hurt stomping in the gas. If this job comes through though I'm either still opting for my 2v/4v build project keep my current car and build and get her blown or upgrade get a 5.0 and get it blown.
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I have 3.55s in mine and they weren't worth the time it took to install them. To see what it's like trying to dd 4.10s go check the stickies section and read the gear thread in there. It's got some great info in it.
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Thanks jdf I will do that
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410s FTW
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I have 3.90's, a manual and love em! I drive 20 miles to work every day. Defiantly go bigger than 3.55.
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I understand. I'm 18 and same way. Just filled up today before I go home tomorrow. Got 12.8 mpg. 92 miles on the tank and filled up at half tank. Im running 93r tune I'd hate to see it in 4.10 cuz I have a hard enough time driving easy now. Gears are gonna wait for me until I get a dd and a house then it'll be 4.10s
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You can still get low to mid 20s on the highway with 4.10s. Just drop your speed by 5-10mph and you will be good.
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I bought used gears that where in great shape and they could never get them to set right in the housing. So I had to fork up money for new went in the first time no problem and and the milage isn't that bad either. However make sure you have a programmer for just the speedo or the tuner or your mph you be off by a lot.
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I wish they had 93 in CA
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I just averaged 20-22 mpg with my 410s today

Mixed driving and a heavy foot here and there
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Yeah... My 02GT with 4.10s gets at least 20mpg mixed driving and I typically did 15-25miles highway most days. And I don't drive it "nice." And whoever said the difference between 3.73 and 4.10 is 200-300 is kinda right. It's more like 50-150rpm difference. And 4.10s on the highway can be docile if you change your driving habits a bit. Cruising at 65mph is like cruising at 75 with 3.27s for the most part.

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I understand. I'm 18 and same way. Just filled up today before I go home tomorrow. Got 12.8 mpg. 92 miles on the tank and filled up at half tank. Im running 93r tune I'd hate to see it in 4.10 cuz I have a hard enough time driving easy now. Gears are gonna wait for me until I get a dd and a house then it'll be 4.10s
12 mpg? Oh dear god. I have a feeling your gas pedal has gotten quite a bit a rug burn from being buried in the carpet so much. Lol
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Nope just a few three mile trips everyday on 93
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Not a fan of 410 myself I think 373 is a great balance especially If you ever wanna add boost
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Not a fan of 410 myself I think 373 is a great balance especially If you ever wanna add boost

I heard, could have been told wrong, that 4.10's are good super chargers but turbos love 3.27-3.73 so if what the this guy told me at a speed shop then it just depends on what which way you want to go
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Yes turbo don't like 4.10s you would be out of that gear before you got into boost
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4.10s aren't good for superchargers either because if it's a twin screw then you have instant power, 4.10s plus instant power means no traction and you will be shifting way too often... You may be able to pull it off with a centrifugal supercharger.
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4.10s aren't good for superchargers either because if it's a twin screw then you have instant power, 4.10s plus instant power means no traction and you will be shifting way too often... You may be able to pull it off with a centrifugal supercharger.
Ride in my car and you will see why a twin screw and 4.10s suck on the street lol
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I've got 3.55s in my 03. Get about 240-250 to a full tank with mainly city driving. You end up in 5th gear at 50mph
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