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Old 04-08-2015, 05:13 PM   #1
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Gears are in

I finally got my 3.73's done. I dropped it off on Monday and got it this afternoon, here's my impression so far....

After just a little driving I know I'm going to like these, a lot!! I have to go easy for the break in but I do know that it will launch a lot harder for sure. I finally have a usable 6 speed manual. All the gears will now be usable. Before I drove it like a 4 speed, I would put it in 5 or 6th gear and there was no power, now driving in 5th there is some power at the pedal.

I could see how some people wouldn't like these gears. If I had an automatic I don't think I would like them either. The RPM range is much higher and might make you a little crazy if you have an exhaust that drones. For the manual it's great. So far I really like the gear choice.
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I finally got my 3.73's done. I dropped it off on Monday and got it this afternoon, here's my impression so far....

After just a little driving I know I'm going to like these, a lot!! I have to go easy for the break in but I do know that it will launch a lot harder for sure. I finally have a usable 6 speed manual. All the gears will now be usable. Before I drove it like a 4 speed, I would put it in 5 or 6th gear and there was no power, now driving in 5th there is some power at the pedal.

I could see how some people wouldn't like these gears. If I had an automatic I don't think I would like them either. The RPM range is much higher and might make you a little crazy if you have an exhaust that drones. For the manual it's great. So far I really like the gear choice.
DID you end up doing any speedometer correction?
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I'm so confused....lol...enjoy, they are a blast!


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Yeah the speedo is way off. Probably almost 30mph.

Sticks why are you confused?
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Lol...I was referring to my posts when guys were being confused about my review of the gears.... I understood everything you said!!


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Lol...I was referring to my posts when guys were being confused about my review of the gears.... I understood everything you said!!


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I think you said that until something like this is done you don't know whether you would like it or not...now I understand. I do like it but I can see why you might not.
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Ty ....I have warmed considerably towards them.


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How long are you breaking them in for? My guy said 1000 miles and I've got around 945 more miles to go lol


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My shop said 200-250 easy driving, longest 250kms ever lol.

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They told me around 500 miles, then do a fluid swap and then let it rip!
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1000?! Bump that, I put like 150 on mine for break in


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Gears are in

I did 4 25 mile heat cycles. Drive it 25 miles let it cool down. 25 more minutes, let it cool ect..... 100 miles total and then I let her rip


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500 miles on it now! fluid change will be done Monday....royal purple in and GO


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Question, do you only need to add the friction modifiers once or with the second gear oil change as well?

Also, how long in between each 25 mile heat cycle did you let it cool and did you vary speed?
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Just hit 500 on my swap today, already ordered the gear oil heading back to steeda this Saturday to do the change

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Question, do you only need to add the friction modifiers once or with the second gear oil change as well?

Also, how long in between each 25 mile heat cycle did you let it cool and did you vary speed?
I've never swapped gears. Can you please elaborate?
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My installer never said anything about having to change the fluid after a certain range. Should I?
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My installer never said anything about having to change the fluid after a certain range. Should I?
Probably in case there was,metal shavings
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I've never swapped gears. Can you please elaborate?
If you use Royal Purple its not necessary, but most other brands require a friction modifier.

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I did 4 25 mile heat cycles. Drive it 25 miles let it cool down. 25 more minutes, let it cool ect..... 100 miles total and then I let her rip


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My installer never said anything about having to change the fluid after a certain range. Should I?
I asked my shop and they said its not necessary. But really it doesn't hurt to change it out after break in just in cause. Maybe i should have done it anyway idk, but the shop i went to only works on mustangs and do gears regularly. Just took there word for it and hey their missing out on more $$$ by saying its not necessary, i was willing to pay no problem. Been over a year.

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I asked my shop and they said its not necessary. But really it doesn't hurt to change it out after break in just in cause. Maybe i should have done it anyway idk, but the shop i went to only works on mustangs and do gears regularly. Just took there word for it and hey their missing out on more $$$ by saying its not necessary, i was willing to pay no problem. Been over a year.

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That's what I figured. I did it at Performance Autosport. They've got dozens of Saleens in their showroom and work on mustangs all day long, so I figured I can trust them .
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According to Steeda, Ford's recommended break-in is to drive 30 minutes, allow to cool 30 minutes, and repeat 2 more cycles.
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According to Steeda, Ford's recommended break-in is to drive 30 minutes, allow to cool 30 minutes, and repeat 2 more cycles.
Invoice on my swap at Steeda shows Ford Motorcraft gear oil used, still going back this Wednesday to have them swap the motorcraft to 75w140 royal purple, if I would have done some research before, I would have just brought in the gear oil to begin with and have them use that.
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Invoice on my swap at Steeda shows Ford Motorcraft gear oil used, still going back this Wednesday to have them swap the motorcraft to 75w140 royal purple, if I would have done some research before, I would have just brought in the gear oil to begin with and have them use that.
The motorcraft is as good as or better than the Royal Purple. Royal purple is mostly hype.
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I finally got my 3.73's done. I dropped it off on Monday and got it this afternoon, here's my impression so far....

After just a little driving I know I'm going to like these, a lot!! I have to go easy for the break in but I do know that it will launch a lot harder for sure. I finally have a usable 6 speed manual. All the gears will now be usable. Before I drove it like a 4 speed, I would put it in 5 or 6th gear and there was no power, now driving in 5th there is some power at the pedal.

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Stangman! Congrats! Which shop did you go to? And for how much if you don't mind me asking?
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Stangman! Congrats! Which shop did you go to? And for how much if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks. Its a place here in Temecula called Dyno Trans. The owners name is Steve, hes a good dude. He has a great company as well, very professional and they did a great job!! Oh yeah it cost 400.00.
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I'm in Temecula as well and I did mine at Motech. They did a full bearing swap too and charged me 600. Kinda wish I took it there now


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75-90 or 75-140??? Gear oil


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In with the 75-140....originally he told me 60.00...he said ...hey just give me 50.00. Used Mobil 1. Car will really get it for a v6. Lol...no more babying it.


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