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Old 08-25-2014, 11:41 PM   #1
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Gear size help

Ok so I have been having an argument wit my team chief in my shop about differnt size diff gears. For one what size does a 03 gt have and are 3.73 gears goo to go with.


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Factory is 3.27s and 3.73s are a decent upgrade depending on if you're auto or manual
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Auto. So the higher gear. The quicker excel


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higher gear means quicker acceleration, but that also means you will be shifting at a lower mph. So remember that. If you drag race you don't want to be shifting into too high of a gear cause that'll just lag you down. 3.73 is a good overall gear, i like my 4.10s but at times wish i had 3.73s mainly so i don't redline so quick (4v with higher rpm would help)
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Ok what's a good brand you recommend. Once I get the car running right that will be the first thing I do to it


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Modulars should get 4.10s or even 4.30s IMO but it all depends on what the car is going to be used for. My car has 3.73s from the previous owner and I would be happier with 4.10s honestly.
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Im happy with the 410s. Not a DD though either. I would go with the 410s especially if its an auto.

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Go with 4:10 if u going with bolts on and 3:73 with supercharger or turbo


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Well for now mine is a dd around base. Which sucks because the fastest I can go is 35.


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Go with 4:10 if u going with bolts on and 3:73 with supercharger or turbo


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Completely depends on what type of blower it is and if you are on street tires and what the car will be used for and the rest of your setup. It isn't nearly that cut and dry.
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Well for now mine is a dd around base. Which sucks because the fastest I can go is 35.


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Well, there is always the option to, you know, go off base and enjoy your car lol. Unless you are in some bat**** crazy country where the locals make NJ drivers look like the best drivers in the world.
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Wish I could man. But with work and being broke. Can't do it. I'm taking it tomorrow. To the shop. That will be my fun.


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Been there, not fun. I was a broke E-2 with a beat up Fox GT. It was quick but it was ratty and I never should have bought it. Although... it was so messed up that combined with me being broke it FORCED me to learn how to do everything myself at the shop.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:26 AM   #17
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A lot if stuff u can do. Or get help from friends. But this I must take to the shop. Don't wat to put anymore money into


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Oh, you mean you are taking it to the on base hobby shop to DIY or you are taking it to a legit "shop". Word of caution, every single last auto shop I've ever been to in the military employs borderline special ed people, even the "certified" mechanics. I would never let them even mount a tire honestly. And the last time I did have one of them do any work was to mount tires. Nicked all 4 rims above the valve stem and then tried to claim it was like that. Yes... all 4 brand new wheels were like that... That was 5 years ago and I only ever go to the shops to use the lift. I bring all my own tools and lubricants/fluids.
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Hell no. I would never send it to them. I do most of my work at out hobby shop. But I am driving 70 miles to Victorville to take it to a transmission shop.


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Whats wrong with the trans? I just replaced my entire trans at the auto shop lol. And then had to pull it out when I discovered the clutch was not long for this world and do it again.
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Well I have had two mechanics tell me he reason why my car keeps stalling is because of the torque converter. So going to get it diag


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Well one of the best mods you can possibly do is a good aftermarket converter so if you do have to replace it, DO NOT replace it with a stock unit. If you are on a super budget, call Freakshow Performance in Abeline, TX and get a quote. His prices are real low and his converters are great. Don't get a B&M or some crap one.

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Barstow is small, but, surely someone there is good and can help?? It would at least be a lot shorter drive through that desert.

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Thanks man. Yea I won't take anything to Barstow. I just dropped it off today at Victorville.


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Scotty what would that do for performance and does it change mpg


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Allows you to launch a lot harder, won't really affect MPG too much especially since anything after 94 used lockup converters. Also you wouldn't have to worry much about MPG driving 25-35mph around the base lol.
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