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Old 05-27-2014, 12:53 AM   #1
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Ford Racing 3.73 Gear, Ring and Pinion*

Does anyone have this? Any reviews? Comments? I'm planning on picking this up but not too sure.

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Old 05-30-2014, 10:32 PM   #2
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when i bought my 3.73s, i was being cheap and went with the motive performance. they suck. they whine and whine. it was too obnoxious and embarrassing so i just bought Ford Racing ones from a buddy. Ford Racing is a much higher quality. much thicker than Motives. and theyre quiet which is the best part. i like them for the most part. i got an extra 2mpg city and lost 1mpg highway. you get a bit better acceleration. dont expect a night and day difference though. if you dont care too much about a few less mpg on the highway, go with the 4.10s and youll be happier. i drive too much on the highway so i didnt go that high.
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I've got a Shelby fully built 8.8 rear end on my v6 and love it, if you do a lot of high way i recommend 3.73.
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when i bought my 3.73s, i was being cheap and went with the motive performance. they suck. they whine and whine. it was too obnoxious and embarrassing so i just bought Ford Racing ones from a buddy. Ford Racing is a much higher quality. much thicker than Motives. and theyre quiet which is the best part. i like them for the most part. i got an extra 2mpg city and lost 1mpg highway. you get a bit better acceleration. dont expect a night and day difference though. if you dont care too much about a few less mpg on the highway, go with the 4.10s and youll be happier. i drive too much on the highway so i didnt go that high.
Glad I read this, as I was debating the Motive vs Ford Racing set. Not much difference in cost, on the AM site. Both have good reviews though. Guess I know which way I will be going. Now to decide if I want to go 3.73 or 4.10. I am probably a mix of 60% highway, and 40% city. Not too concerned with losing a few MPGs. Really leaning to the 4.10 set.

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i thought i had a side by side picture of the motive gears VS the Ford racing but i dont. if i did it over again, id go ford racing. its a very obvious difference in quality. not to say that the motive gears CANT be made to be perfect but everyone i talked to hated on them and i seen first hand why. the 3.73s are alright but like i said before, if your looking for more fun and dont care about losing a few extra highway mpgs, go 4.10s
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I have had 3.73:1 in a Caprice, now I about to buy a 5.0 w/ 3.73:1 gear & won't accept any less!
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ford racing are great quality. 2 local shops prefer to install fr when they do gear changes, easier setup generally no/less noise
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure I am going with the 3.73 set from FR. Should be all I need for my DD. Just a matter of saving up the funds at this point.
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I just went on unemployment lol. I know your pain. No more working on my ride or building a supercharger.

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3.73 all the way
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Anyone go with the bolt in 8.8 axle? Looks like the best option to me. Get the better 8.8 unit, trac-lok, and 3.73 gears. Install can be done easily by me.


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the ford racing one? i thought about doing that, but a used 8.8 out of our cars can be had for $500 give or take depending on the place. then maybe do a gear swap for a total of $700.
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the ford racing one? i thought about doing that, but a used 8.8 out of our cars can be had for $500 give or take depending on the place. then maybe do a gear swap for a total of $700.

Yeah, that's the one. Can get the whole assembly for about $1,300. I'm looking for a used unit though, prefer one with the options I want. By the time I got the 7.5 updated, with install, I'd be looking at around $1,000, give or take. No way I'd be doing a gear swap myself. I'm pretty good at working on things, but that is not a job I'd be comfortable with.


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if your going to pay a shop to install, yeah you would be right around the price of the FR assy. id say go for the new one then. why not pay $200 more a brand new setup thats guaranteed to work, right?
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if your going to pay a shop to install, yeah you would be right around the price of the FR assy. id say go for the new one then. why not pay $200 more a brand new setup thats guaranteed to work, right?
Exactly! I wish I could do that install myself, I would just buy the gears and the kit and go for it. But when it comes to the rear end, I am dumb. I asked my uncle, and he wasn't really into it either. So it would be a shop install, and it would be expensive. So, my search for a good used unit continues, and if that falls through, I will get the new one. I have plans to add the X-Charger, so I want the rear to be better for sure.
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absolutely. but finding a used rear end for our cars is hard. i called every junkyard within 2 hours and only came up with one and the owner wouldnt budge on the price.
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