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Old 06-01-2015, 03:30 PM   #1
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New Part Came Today

Came home from work to find my part was delivered. I'm thinking about doing a Budget Build Thread
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:41 PM   #2
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Very nice. I also got something delivered today as well
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Very nice.

Might I suggest that while the intake is new and unused that you pull the metal crossover and drill/tap the flat spot next to the tstat housing for an aftermarket water temp sensor? Shop can do it or you can DIY with a press. Then get a nice aftermarket water temp gauge and never wonder what it means when the stock needle is between R and M again lol.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:14 PM   #5
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Scotty as you know i just bought an 05 Lincoln motor, i started tearing it down this weekend and i found a temperature sender on the left side head inside and was wondering if i could use that instead of drilling and tapping the new one, if not i'm going to use it for an aftermarket Temp gauge.

Kevin i just did the same thing, put 3:73's in bought the whole kit from AM so far the gears have been the biggest performance improvement i have done, my car is completely different.

I have a thread on here i think its called 373 gear swap lots of pictures
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Scotty as you know i just bought an 05 Lincoln motor, i started tearing it down this weekend and i found a temperature sender on the left side head inside and was wondering if i could use that instead of drilling and tapping the new one, if not i'm going to use it for an aftermarket Temp gauge.

Kevin i just did the same thing, put 3:73's in bought the whole kit from AM so far the gears have been the biggest performance improvement i have done, my car is completely different.

I have a thread on here i think its called 373 gear swap lots of pictures

Thanks. I will go take a peek at it. Always exciting to read on other people's experiences.


Update: You did the WHOLE gear install yourself?! Congrats man! That certainly looks complicated. I am having a shop do mine for $450. I lack the tools and I have a bad back. I can live with spending $450 if it means it will be done right and I am not in the bed resting for the next few days. lol. I would lose more then that by missing work.
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That's cool, i enjoy playing in the garage one way or the other installing gears will be one of the best improvements you can do for the money.

BTW i only got two bottles of Royal Purple in my kit did you order that in addition to your gear kit?
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I did order an additional one just in case. Some people reported the differentials on the 2011-2014 needed around 2 1/2 quarts. So I wanted to be safe.
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I also did my gears with the help of a friend that has done it a couple times. It's wasn't too bad. Biggest trouble was getting the old bearings out and off as we didn't have a bearing splitter. I remember using about 2.5qts as well along with the friction modifier.


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+1 i had to buy another bottle as well used less than half.

Gears are pretty straight forward but you do want to make sure you get it right.

Kevin, if you haven't started yet you should go out and make some runs, so you can compare it after installing the new gear.

Like i said before the gear swap was the biggest gain so far for me
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I have 3.31s and I have had them on my car since I got it (almost 8 months). So I know what to expect when I get in my car. I came from a 2011 that had 2.73s. Those gears are soo much garbage, that by the time I got up to speed, the 2-3 cars behind me already went around me. LOL

I was going to go 3.55 but with 3.31, I figured it would be a waste a money. 3.73 would be the best one for me to notice any real difference without going too steep.
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That's funny as hell, good luck keep us posted
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