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Old 01-25-2013, 04:22 AM   #1
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Best gears for my '13?

What are the best gears to get for my '13 v6


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I had 3.73 on my '11 V6 manual and I loved it. It absolutely transformed the car and was a blast everytime I drove it. If you want just alittle more MPG get the 3.55s.

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Is your '13 v6 a manual or auto? I would probably go with 3.73 gears for either transmission, but 4.10's are another option if you have an auto. Again, I think 3.73's will suit you the best, especially if it's your daily driver.

Do you have a custom tuner to recalibrate your speedo? You're going to need one or go to a Ford dealership to have them adjust the speedometer for the new gear ratio.

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What are your driving habits? Meaning, do you drive mainly city or highway commutes?

If your driving has you mostly in the city, then you're most likely interested in quicker hops; a taller gear like a 3:73 or 4:10 is what you'd be after.

Highway commutes? Then a 3:31 or 3:73 would be what your after. I'm guessing MPG is not your concern, as the taller gearing is going to toss that aside.

I do plenty of highway driving. I kept the 3:31 in mine, and can get 28 MPG on the highway, and the V6 and its gearing gives me plenty of pep when I want it.
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Well for me I went with 3.55s and I love.Clutch engagement is so much easier.You can't go wrong whatever you choose.I just would never go with 4.10s in manual trans, as first gear would be way to short.
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"Best" is a relative term -- "best" for what?

The 'best' for MPG is the 2.73 for example so if that is what you are concerned with then stick with that.

Best for a turbo? How will you use the car? What are you looking for with a change?
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Is your '13 v6 a manual or auto? I would probably go with 3.73 gears for either transmission, but 4.10's are another option if you have an auto. Again, I think 3.73's will suit you the best, especially if it's your daily driver.

Do you have a custom tuner to recalibrate your speedo? You're going to need one or go to a Ford dealership to have them adjust the speedometer for the new gear ratio.

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Ford will recallibrate your speedo for 3.73 gears?
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No,Ford can only calibrate for a 3.31 gears set I believe.In order to recalibrate
your speedo for a new gear set you would need a computer tuner and tune.
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Ramon2013,

Is your '13 v6 a manual or auto? I would probably go with 3.73 gears for either transmission, bu

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What are your driving habits? Meaning, do you drive mainly city or highway commutes?

If your driving has you mostly in the city, then you're most likely interested in quicker hops; a taller gear like a 3:73 or 4:10 is what you'd be after.

Highway commutes? Then a 3:31 or 3:73 would be what your after. I'm guessing MPG is not your concern, as the taller gearing is going to toss that aside.

I do plenty of highway driving. I kept the 3:31 in mine, and can get 28 MPG on the highway, and the V6 and its gearing gives me plenty of pep when I want it.
Wrong. Four ten is a drag gear ratio. Trust me. You will spin your tires at every light with four ten. Like it or not. You will burn rubber.
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I vote 3.55:1, especially if he wants a turbo later on. They are coming!
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No,Ford can only calibrate for a 3.31 gears set I believe.In order to recalibrate
your speedo for a new gear set you would need a computer tuner and tune.
That's what I thought.
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You will get many opinions in which are the best, there's a bunch of informational threads on here that will help you with you're decision.
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Is your '13 v6 a manual or auto? I would probably go with 3.73 gears for either transmission, bu

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Wrong. Four ten is a drag gear ratio. Trust me. You will spin your tires at every light with four ten. Like it or not. You will burn rubber.
He did not, nor has he yet, specified what he wants the gears for.

Perhaps tire burning is what he's after... as most of the answers he has been given have asked what he wants his car to do, and what future mods he intends to complete, no answer is wrong. I agree that 4:10 is going to spin tires on the street, however, I know a few folks in Central Florida that have gone this route on their Mustangs. Does not make it wrong if that's what he, and others do.
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Ford will recallibrate your speedo for 3.73 gears?
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No,Ford can only calibrate for a 3.31 gears set I believe.In order to recalibrate
your speedo for a new gear set you would need a computer tuner and tune.
Your speedo can recalibrate you for anything. Its just math by the computer. I would just get a gauge and use that. I never use my stock gauges anymore.
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Your speedo can recalibrate you for anything. Its just math by the computer. I would just get a gauge and use that. I never use my stock gauges anymore.
But what about your odometer? You would be putting more "fake" miles on it!
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Yes,if you put in higher gears, your odometer will show more miles put
on than you have actually driven.I just recently put 3.55 gears in and I
have not yet got a tuner to fix this.I don't put alot of miles on during the
week so its not a priority.When summer gets here,I will be putting a big order
in and getting a tuner from AM. Shipping to Canada is a killer.
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Yes,if you put in higher gears, your odometer will show more miles put
on than you have actually driven.I just recently put 3.55 gears in and I
have not yet got a tuner to fix this.I don't put alot of miles on during the
week so its not a priority.When summer gets here,I will be putting a big order
in and getting a tuner from AM. Shipping to Canada is a killer.
I ordered a spoiler and roush axel backs Wednesday night from AM and they already cleared customs and en route to montreal. Eta Tuesday.
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Montreal? Native Quebecer that speaks french?
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Montreal? Native Quebecer that speaks french?
Mais oui! Et vous? I'm English but lived here my whole life so I can speak French also.
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I ordered a spoiler and roush axel backs Wednesday night from AM and they already cleared customs and en route to montreal. Eta Tuesday. But yes it was expensive, I think it was 175$ to ship both, duty,taxes and shipping. I could have ordered locally but Am customer service is second to none and will gladly order from them again!
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Mais oui! Et vous? I'm English but lived here my whole life so I can speak French also.
Im from Quebec also but Im french and i speak english, I have the best from both worlds

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Yes,if you put in higher gears, your odometer will show more miles put
on than you have actually driven.I just recently put 3.55 gears in and I
have not yet got a tuner to fix this.I don't put alot of miles on during the
week so its not a priority.When summer gets here,I will be putting a big order
in and getting a tuner from AM. Shipping to Canada is a killer.
did you install the gears yourself? if not, how much did you pay?
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Ramon2013,

Is your '13 v6 a manual or auto? I would probably go with 3.73 gears for either transmission, but 4.10's are another option if you have an auto. Again, I think 3.73's will suit you the best, especially if it's your daily driver.

Do you have a custom tuner to recalibrate your speedo? You're going to need one or go to a Ford dealership to have them adjust the speedometer for the new gear ratio.

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Shane,
What makes you think 4.10 for auto's and not so much the manuals? just curious
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Mais oui! Et vous? I'm English but lived here my whole life so I can speak French also.
Nah, but I used to talk to a girl from there. Ever since then I thought it was an interesting place.
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I have an auto.. And is a daily driver!! I just want something a little better then what I already have.. But was thinking 3.73 might be good for me!
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I have an auto.. And is a daily driver!! I just want something a little better then what I already have.. But was thinking 3.73 might be good for me!
For a DD 3.73 is probably the tallest gear you would want to run. Im an auto as well, should be having my gears installed by steeda by end of month if things go as planned. im going 3.73, between gears, my tune, exhaust and intake I should be laying some good rubber
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does anyone here have the 3.55 gears?
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does anyone here have the 3.55 gears?
When I do change from my highway gears I'm going to get 3.55s
From what I've been told that, or 3.31s are beat for a turbo setup
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When I do change from my highway gears I'm going to get 3.55s
From what I've been told that, or 3.31s are beat for a turbo setup
I don't know much about gears other than rotation change, what makes the 3.31s best for turbo? Or is it just opinion?
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I don't know much about gears other than rotation change, what makes the 3.31s best for turbo? Or is it just opinion?
If you have 4.10s or 3.73s you won't be in boost long, also the turbo works off of load, and with 4.10s there isn't much load :p the 3.73s are okay, but not the best
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And when you do get into boost with 3.73 or 4.10 your going to lay some serious rubber... Not so great if your just trying to pass someone... Could get real dangerous if your not carefull
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don't get me wrong though, the 3.73s and 4.10s are great with a supercharger, where the boost is instantaneous!
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When I do change from my highway gears I'm going to get 3.55s
From what I've been told that, or 3.31s are beat for a turbo setup
Yea when I do gears I think I I would do 3.31 or 3.55.
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Well, I just pulled the trigger on my 3.73's. will be driving down to Steeda here in Florida on the first to have everything done. I'm thinking I should leave the big check book at home or god knows what else I will buy. The guys have been real nice and were able to squeeze me in last second. Not only did they have the best price around (I only looked at reputable speed shops) but we all know that if anyone can install gears properly it is the guys at Steeda.
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Yea when I do gears I think I I would do 3.31 or 3.55.
I myself keep learning towards 3:55 gears because I have been told you get some serious tire spin with 3:73 gears using the stock tires. Of course talking about a 11 plus v6 stock tires.
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I myself keep learning towards 3:55 gears because I have been told you get some serious tire spin with 3:73 gears using the stock tires. Of course talking about a 11 plus v6 stock tires.
Yea I feel the same!!
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