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Old 07-21-2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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Ok...3.55 vs 3.73 vs 4.10 Gears

Alright guys, I know I probably research things to a fault, but for those of you who have them or have driven them, what's your suggestion for gears?

I have a V6 Automatic with the stock 2.73 gears, but what I want is more acceleration from a dead stop. I do a moderate amount of highway driving when going to visit family and such; so, I don't want to absolutely destroy gas mileage, but at the same time, I drive in the city every day -- I don't go on long trips every day.

I've driven the GT manual with 3.55 gears and the GT manual with stock (3.31 gears?), and it was stupid fun, but I never drove the automatic GT or any V6 automatics with anything other than stock gears. So, any helpful comparison would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Ok...3.55 vs 3.73 vs 4.10 Gears

if you are going to get into it either 3.73 or 4.10s, for highway driving you probably will want to just go with 3.73. Are you sure you have 2.73?
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Re: Ok...3.55 vs 3.73 vs 4.10 Gears

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if you are going to get into it either 3.73 or 4.10s, for highway driving you probably will want to just go with 3.73. Are you sure you have 2.73?
I would go with 3.73's if you do any highway driving!

SpectorV, the 2011+ v6 comes stock with 2.73 gears which allows for the high mpg rating
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Re: Ok...3.55 vs 3.73 vs 4.10 Gears

I have a manual GT with 4.10s and it's so fun! I do a lot of highway driving and at 65mph I'm right at 2k-2.1k. Still get like 20-21mpgHWy and actually get like 18mpgcity.. haha. Idk if I just did my math wrong but I averaged it out twice. >.>; But honestly I think you'll be happier with 3.73s because it's a little more mild, especially in the autos.

But yeah.. My jump from 3.27s to 4.10s was an epic difference. My old truck got 8mpgHWY anyway, so gas seems limitless for me right now. :p
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Re: Ok...3.55 vs 3.73 vs 4.10 Gears

Thanks, guys. Really, I just feel like it's necessary to improve on the 2.73s with the auto transmission. It still feels weird at times driving an automatic, and my biggest gripe is how I don't get to choose how aggressively or mildly I want to drive depending on my mood and the conditions

Spector,

I know that they come stock 2.73, and I actually just looked at the differential this past Sunday to verify.

I figured a jump from 2.73 to 3.73 would be so great that 4.10 might be overkill...except that I still see some people extolling the virtues of the 4.10. I just don't know if they have six speed transmissions and whether or not they're auto or manual.
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Re: Ok...3.55 vs 3.73 vs 4.10 Gears

3.73's to keep a little better gas mileage and highway ability.
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My V6 came with the 3.31 gears, I never really understood what it was but I do know my car can jump off the line lol.
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Re: Ok...3.55 vs 3.73 vs 4.10 Gears

^^ option probably you can pull up your original window sticker to see the options by using this link (replace the vin number in the link with yours)

http://www.inventory.ford.com/servic...20265&refid=FV

click the link first ^^
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Re: Ok...3.55 vs 3.73 vs 4.10 Gears

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^^ option probably you can pull up your original window sticker to see the options by using this link (replace the vin number in the link with yours)

http://www.inventory.ford.com/servic...20265&refid=FV

click the link first ^^
Yes, the V6s offered stock 2.73s or available 3.31 optional gears while the GT offered a standard 3.31, I believe, and optional 3.55 or 3.73 gears.
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3.31 gears are standard when you order the performance package on the v6. I love it. No problems with acceleration and gas mileage isn't affected that much.
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Re: Ok...3.55 vs 3.73 vs 4.10 Gears

got he 3.73's in my v6 auto , gas mileage isn't bad at all as long as i stay at 65 or below ,but once I GET AT 70 OR ABOVE IT DROPS OFF CONSIDERABLY
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got he 3.73's in my v6 auto , gas mileage isn't bad at all as long as i stay at 65 or below ,but once I GET AT 70 OR ABOVE IT DROPS OFF CONSIDERABLY
Do you have the 2011 or an earlier 5 speed transmission?
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Re: Ok...3.55 vs 3.73 vs 4.10 Gears

TRhat Link does work well, I printed two copies of my own Window sticker from my 2007 GT.
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I would use the 3.73 best of what your looking for in performance and economical driving.
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3:73 gears all the way
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I would use the 3.73 best of what your looking for in performance and economical driving.
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3:73 gears all the way
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