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Old 12-26-2011, 05:20 PM   #1
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I have been wondering this for a while and here I go?

What does the gear ratios even do? What do they change?
Basically... What's the point of getting them?
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I have been wondering this for a while and here I go?

What does the gear ratios even do? What do they change?
Basically... What's the point of getting them?
Better acceleration
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Better acceleration
So is it higher gears (4.11) has a faster acceleration than a lower (3.55) gear?
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So is it higher gears (4.11) has a faster acceleration than a lower (3.55) gear?
Yes that's basically it.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:20 PM   #6
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Yes that's basically it.
Thanks for the help

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Correct
Thanks for the help

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So how would you change the gears?
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Thanks for the help

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Thanks for the help

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So how would you change the gears?
Search you tube

How to change rear differential gears

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Or just pay a shop...usually under 300$

I just got a killer deal on some 3.73's for 50$ with like 500 miles on them. Gotta love friends that upgrade their stuff all the time.
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I have been wondering this for a while and here I go?

What does the gear ratios even do? What do they change?
Basically... What's the point of getting them?
Differential gears change up how many times the driveshaft spins to 1 revolution of the tire : 4.11:1 means 4.11 driveshaft rotations to 1 wheel rotation. They feel like they have more torque because they get you in the powerband faster.
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Differential gears change up how many times the driveshaft spins to 1 revolution of the tire : 4.11:1 means 4.11 driveshaft rotations to 1 wheel rotation. They feel like they have more torque because they get you in the powerband faster.
That would explain the higher rpms at 55mph everyone is always telling me about. No one could ever explain it to me.
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Wow really?

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One of the downsides to getting higher numerical gears is you get worse gas mileage. I have 3.55s and I lost about 1mpg all around
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One of the downsides to getting higher numerical gears is you get worse gas mileage. I have 3.55s and I lost about 1mpg all around
I'm going from 2.73-3.73
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You'll definitely notice them. Do you have a tuner?
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You'll definitely notice them. Do you have a tuner?
Not yet, also installing UD pullies
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Nice. You'll want a tuner so that you can correct your speedometer
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Nice. You'll want a tuner so that you can correct your speedometer
I know...saving $ to get one
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