SIAP - Recommendations on gears?
I am a relative neophyte to all things mechanical, but I've become a bit more inspired now with my new car, and I was thinking about eventually changing out the stock gears to maybe 3.73s.
Just so you know, mine is a 3.7L AT, and I am assuming that the gearing is 2.73, but I was less than confident when my dealership's service department said he thought the stock gears were 3.15(?). My main reason for wanting the shorter gears is for greater acceleration -- shocker, I know -- and because I would like to ultimately have my car tuned for better shift points. My only chief complaint so far is feeling like the AT shifts a little too conservatively and seems a bit sluggish at times, especially when you drop the hammer.
I know my MPG will ultimately drop, but I was curious how much and how noticeable it would be in different driving scenarios (city vs hwy). I actually have a fairly short drive to work; so, it's not a HUGE concern to me, but I did buy the V6 partly for the better fuel economy.
So....does anyone want to help a n00b figure out what's best for my needs/preferences?
2011 Mustang 3.7L, 6A, MCA Pkg, Ingot Silver w/ Stone
Perf Mods: FRPP 3.73 Gears, 87 Octane Performance Tune from BAMA, Airaid CAI, Magnaflow Comp Axle-backs
Ext Mods: Lower chrome billet grille, Tint
Upcoming Mods: Lowering springs