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Old 04-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #316
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Lol I did that...LMAO! It was free though. Han me down 3:31 off an 07 Shelby and labor. Just paid for the diff fluid. I feel there is still quite a bit of low end with the 3:31s.

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That's what I would think. Constant drone with your rpms always sitting at 2k or above.
I didnt have drone issues with my 3:73 gears until after I had my BBK long tube headers and off road x pipe installed .Prior to that, when I was rolling 75,80 mph very little drone at 2600k rpm's and no issues on long trips. Once the headers and then off road x pipe were installed then hell yeah 2600k rpm's were droning like a mad dog. To solve my drone issue I had two glass pack resonators welded onto the exhaust piping and drone was greatly reduced and little of it. Our v6 models rock once around that 4k rpm the car is a mini beast and pulls hard but the low end is really a issue on our 11 plus sixers. Having the 3:73 gears really improves the issue of lacking low end power. My 11 plus v6 really shoots off hard from a dead stop with the 3:73 gears.

Just my opinion and some may disagree but if I'm gonna spend the money to upgrade my gears then I want a huge improvement and 3;73 gears are perfect for our 6 speed transmissions and still get respectful MPG'S. I don't track my car so 4:10's don't interest me but I feel 3:73 gears are the way to go for us daily drivers . It costs the same to install 3:31 gears as it does any other gear so if you have 2:73 gears, its a waste of money to install 3:31 gears for the minimal acceleration gains . Install 3;73 gears and you will think you just gained about 100 HP when in reality you didn't but it will throw you back and pull hard. I'm rolling 0-60 consistent 4.7 to 4.8 seconds, all N/A ,with stock 215/65/17 tires and of course 3:73 gears.
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I didnt have drone issues with my 3:73 gears until after I had my BBK long tube headers and off road x pipe installed .Prior to that, when I was rolling 75,80 mph very little drone at 2600k rpm's and no issues on long trips. Once the headers and then off road x pipe were installed then hell yeah 2600k rpm's were droning like a mad dog. To solve my drone issue I had two glass pack resonators welded onto the exhaust piping and drone was greatly reduced and little of it. Our v6 models rock once around that 4k rpm the car is a mini beast and pulls hard but the low end is really a issue on our 11 plus sixers. Having the 3:73 gears really improves the issue of lacking low end power. My 11 plus v6 really shoots off hard from a dead stop with the 3:73 gears.

Just my opinion and some may disagree but if I'm gonna spend the money to upgrade my gears then I want a huge improvement and 3;73 gears are perfect for our 6 speed transmissions and still get respectful MPG'S. I don't track my car so 4:10's don't interest me but I feel 3:73 gears are the way to go for us daily drivers . It costs the same to install 3:31 gears as it does any other gear so if you have 2:73 gears, its a waste of money to install 3:31 gears for the minimal acceleration gains . Install 3;73 gears and you will think you just gained about 100 HP when in reality you didn't but it will throw you back and pull hard. I'm rolling 0-60 consistent 4.7 to 4.8 seconds, all N/A ,with stock 215/65/17 tires and of course 3:73 gears.
Your at 2600 rpms at 80?
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Your at 2600 rpms at 80?
It looks to be at that. Maybe it's 2700k rpm's. I wish the rpm's were digital to get an exact number but looks to be around 2600k rpm's at 80 mph with my 3:73 gears. I
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It looks to be at that. Maybe it's 2700k rpm's. I wish the rpm's were digital to get an exact number but looks to be around 2600k rpm's at 80 mph with my 3:73 gears. I
That's high RPM. I can't get much traction with the gears I have. Seams like I'd be spinning all through first and second of I got 3:73s and I have 295s on the rear!
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That's high RPM. I can't get much traction with the gears I have. Seams like I'd be spinning all through first and second of I got 3:73s and I have 295s on the rear!
I have 3.31s with 275's and they spin a bit in first and chirp in 2nd and 3rd .
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That's high RPM. I can't get much traction with the gears I have. Seams like I'd be spinning all through first and second of I got 3:73s and I have 295s on the rear!
I really haven't had any traction issues when the surface is dry. Not much tire spin for me. It shoots off hard and smooth. Plus the acceleration from 20 mph and up is awesome with the 3:73 gears when you floor that go pedal. Love it.
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I really haven't had any traction issues when the surface is dry. Not much tire spin for me. It shoots off hard and smooth. Plus the acceleration from 20 mph and up is awesome with the 3:73 gears when you floor that go pedal. Love it.
Oh thats in dry weather too. It could be the tires. I need softer tires. I'm going to have to drive a car with 3:73s to see this difference.
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i think im going with 3.55
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That's what I did I love them and at 80 I'm at about 2300
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Get what makes you guys happy but I can only speak from my knowledge of having 2:73 gears and now have 3;73 gears for several months. No regrets and love them. Get what makes you happy.
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That's what I did I love them and at 80 I'm at about 2300
you got 3.55?
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Yes I do!
You also have a Procharger which imo commands a higher gear.
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You also have a Procharger which imo commands a higher gear.
If you have an automatic then 3:73 gears will work fine with a super charger. Its the manual transmission that may be a issue.
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If you have an automatic then 3:73 gears will work fine with a super charger. Its the manual transmission that may be a issue.
how come? im stander im trying to upgrade me gears
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What's your question? And no way then my gas mileage would really suck and it would be stuck in a high gear all the time
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What's your question? And no way then my gas mileage would really suck and it would be stuck in a high gear all the time
do i get the Ford Racing 3.55 Gears and Install Kit thats 259 or the just the 3.55 gears that are 159?
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How many miles are in your car?
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do i get the Ford Racing 3.55 Gears and Install Kit thats 259 or the just the 3.55 gears that are 159?
Get the one for 259 with the install kit. Also get the bearing install kit and two quarts of gear oil
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If you get it from american muscle you get all of that in the 259. If you have less than 20 most of the stuff is useless I didn't use anything besides the crush sleeve and gears
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Get the one for 259 with the install kit. Also get the bearing install kit and two quarts of gear oil
so get the 259 that comes with everything?
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If you get it from american muscle you get all of that in the 259. If you have less than 20 most of the stuff is useless I didn't use anything besides the crush sleeve and gears
so 259 it is lol
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Its safer even if you don't use it I'll give you all my pieces lol
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so get the 259 that comes with everything?
Yes sir, but I would also buy the separate bearing install kit for an additional 80 dollars on top of the 259. I had my bearings replaced as well even though I only had 21k miles.
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You don't need it!
Your probably right but it was 80 dollars more and the gears were already going to be out and open.
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Yea I suppose I also did mine when I had less than 10000 so mind were barely even broke in. I just could have saved a hundred bucks and bought a crush sleeve and the oil lol
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Yea I suppose I also did mine when I had less than 10000 so mind were barely even broke in. I just could have saved a hundred bucks and bought a crush sleeve and the oil lol
Very true. It was my understanding to just also get the bearing kit as well. Lol
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Yea it is a better investment but you need one more bottle of transmission fluid too and the friction modifier and lots of brake clean if you do it yourself lol
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Yea it is a better investment but you need one more bottle of transmission fluid too and the friction modifier and lots of brake clean if you do it yourself lol
Yep. Two bottles of royal purple gear oil and Ford friction modifier which that 259 dollar kit comes with.
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But you need more than the two bottles I needed another bottle.
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