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Old 09-05-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Gears?

I've been reading on the post about how everyone suggest gears but... what size is the best? lol there seem to be a lot of different ones. I tried looking through the threads but no luck finding info.

Would i need anything before i get the gears swapped or can the gears be a stand alone mod.

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and where can i order them online? can't find any "reliable" looking sites lol.
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I've been reading on the post about how everyone suggest gears but... what size is the best? lol there seem to be a lot of different ones. I tried looking through the threads but no luck finding info.

Would i need anything before i get the gears swapped or can the gears be a stand alone mod.

thanks.

and where can i order them online? can't find any "reliable" looking sites lol.
The best gears for ones vehicle depends on what application one is using there car for. This can be a very opinionated topic and also what do you plan for future mods? Do you have manual or automatic. What gears do you currently have?

I bought my gears from American Muscle and are Ford racing gears.
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American Muscle sells Ford Racing gears, they're the best for our cars. If you got the performance package, you probably have 3.31 gears otherwise most V6s come with 2.73s. What is your goal, one that gets great mileage or one that hops from light to light. If it's the mileage, stick with what you have. 3.73s will really pep it up but will drop mileage a bit. 3.55s is a good compromise. If your car is pretty new, gears can be changed using the same bearings and it is a standalone job meaning that the gears and a new gasket are all that you need to buy. Because of close fits and adjustments this is not a job for a novice. $250-400 is reasonable to pay for installation. The gears themselves generally run around $160.00. HTH
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I've been reading on the post about how everyone suggest gears but... what size is the best? lol there seem to be a lot of different ones. I tried looking through the threads but no luck finding info.

Would i need anything before i get the gears swapped or can the gears be a stand alone mod.

thanks.

and where can i order them online? can't find any "reliable" looking sites lol.
The best gears for ones vehicle depends on what application one is using there car for. This can be a very opinionated topic and also what do you plan for future mods? Do you have manual or automatic. What gears do you currently have?

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I've been reading on the post about how everyone suggest gears but... what size is the best? lol there seem to be a lot of different ones. I tried looking through the threads but no luck finding info.

Would i need anything before i get the gears swapped or can the gears be a stand alone mod.

thanks.

and where can i order them online? can't find any "reliable" looking sites lol.
The two most common sizes are 3.55 and 3.73. But like kona said it all depends on the application . Many threads on gears try using the search. For the minimal mpg loss between the two I'm going 3.73.
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Well its an automatic. I don't have the performance package. but i do want to get the car to atleast 500hp and w/e torque and then keep going after that. Before i thought i cared about gas consumption but after getting the car that went out the window lol. So the 3.73 would be best for me? i guess?
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The two most common sizes are 3.55 and 3.73. But like kona said it all depends on the application . Many threads on gears try using the search. For the minimal mpg loss between the two I would and I'm going 3.73.
OP, I have an automatic 2011 V6 and had 3:73 gears installed. Huge huge huge difference over my factory 2:73 gears. I think the 3:73 are a perfect blend for great off line acceleration and yet good mpg's highway. Great gear for street or track. If you run 1/4 mile track more often, then 4:10 gears would be up your alley. I'm getting 26 mpg highway with my 3:73 gears and mods. I don't care about getting 30-31 mpg because my stang is not a daily driver.

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Well its an automatic. I don't have the performance package. but i do want to get the car to atleast 500hp and w/e torque and then keep going after that. Before i thought i cared about gas consumption but after getting the car that went out the window lol. So the 3.73 would be best for me? i guess?
Do you plan on track 1/4 mile racing often?
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Not often but whenever i get some spare time.
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Not often but whenever i get some spare time.
I think 3:73 gears would be perfect for you but stand by because you will get many recommendations here including 3:31, 3:55 to 4:10 gears, go big or go home guys. Lmao. I would only recommend 3:73 or 4:10 gears for you especially since you have automatic.
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Well its an automatic. I don't have the performance package. but i do want to get the car to atleast 500hp and w/e torque and then keep going after that. Before i thought i cared about gas consumption but after getting the car that went out the window lol. So the 3.73 would be best for me? i guess?
Holy crap, you want your car to be at least 500HP? On a V6? With all due respect, I think you're gonna need a little bit more than just gears
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I think 3:73 gears would be perfect for you but stand by because you will get many recommendations here including 3:31, 3:55 to 4:10 gears, go big or go home guys. Lmao. I would only recommend 3:73 or 4:10 gears for you especially since you have automatic.
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Holy crap, you want your car to be at least 500HP? On a V6? With all due respect, I think you're gonna need a little bit more than just gears
Lmao. Gears and side scoops should do the trick. Ba ha ha ha ha
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Holy crap, you want your car to be at least 500HP? On a V6? With all due respect, I think you're gonna need a little bit more than just gears
Lol obviously. That's just the first goal which i know will need a few different things.
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Lmao. Gears and side scoops should do the trick. Ba ha ha ha ha
Lmao. Painted mirror covers will add about 75, and if you change the Johnson rod that will give you another 80!
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Lol obviously. That's just the first goal which i know will need a few different things.
Yeah, can you say P-R-O-C-H-A-R-G-E-R
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Yeah, can you say P-R-O-C-H-A-R-G-E-R
AM doesn't have any for v6 my year. So only option would be a turbo... i think.
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AM doesn't have any for v6 my year. So only option would be a turbo... i think.
Don't worry about AM, they're not the only game in town. Here's how to get yer stang to 475+ HP

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AM doesn't have any for v6 my year. So only option would be a turbo... i think.
What year is yours?
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you can make minor fabrications to the '11-12 procharger and it will work fine. I have one in mine and I am a '13
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you can make minor fabrications to the '11-12 procharger and it will work fine. I have one in mine and I am a '13
What are you hitting as far as HP/torque? and is it with other mods also?
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I think 3:73 gears would be perfect for you but stand by because you will get many recommendations here including 3:31, 3:55 to 4:10 gears, go big or go home guys. Lmao. I would only recommend 3:73 or 4:10 gears for you especially since you have automatic.

Would you use the 4:10 if you had the automatic. Seems that other people on the forums recommend it for automatics more than manuals.
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Would you use the 4:10 if you had the automatic. Seems that other people on the forums recommend it for automatics more than manuals.
I too have an automatic and chose 3:73 gears. I don't track 1/4 mile race and prior was concerned about traction issues with 4:10's. I have no traction issues with my 3:73 gears and would gladly now go with 4:10 gears for my street use. I have no intention of getting 4:10's and love my 3:73 gears however I would now have no worries about getting the 4:10's. With us having 6 speed your rpm's will be fine on the highway even traveling at 70 mph plus. The 4:10's will really shoot you off the line quick.
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I too have an automatic and chose 3:73 gears. I don't track 1/4 mile race and prior was concerned about traction issues with 4:10's. I have no traction issues with my 3:73 gears and would gladly now go with 4:10 gears for my street use. I have no intention of getting 4:10's and love my 3:73 gears however I would now have no worries about getting the 4:10's. With us having 6 speed your rpm's will be fine on the highway even traveling at 70 mph plus. The 4:10's will really shoot you off the line quick.

thanks, btw... did changing the gears do anything to your warranty?
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thanks, btw... did changing the gears do anything to your warranty?
Absolutely on the gears and rear end of the vehicle, however not the entire warranty. I'm sure if the water pump goes on your vehicle that's hard to blame the changing of your gears. Lol. Anything gear related would be fair game for Ford to void.
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What are you hitting as far as HP/torque? and is it with other mods also?
494 rwhp 503 tq

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^yes with full bolton and 4.10s
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^yes with full bolton and 4.10s
Its that MPT tune bro. Lmao
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that or a Dyno tune. lmao
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that or a Dyno tune. lmao
Lol. Did you get a dyno tune as well? Lol
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well with FI Dyno is always best. MPT served me well though. I don't trust email tunes with my procharger
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The best gears for ones vehicle depends on what application one is using there car for. This can be a very opinionated topic and also what do you plan for future mods? Do you have manual or automatic. What gears do you currently have?

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Good answer. There simply is no "what size is best" answer that can be given. It's all up to what an owner expects to use their car for. Is best MPG a key factor? Is driving highway verses city stop and go a factor? Is tracking the car on weekends and wanting the best elapsed times a consideration?
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