Finally bought a trans am and have questions!
This is a discussion on Finally bought a trans am and have questions! within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; when you say dry media filter do you mean stock paper like filter,im asking cause I to have a k&n. ...
09-24-2014, 08:00 AM #21
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- jupiter fl.
- 2000 trans am
when you say dry media filter do you mean stock paper like filter,im asking cause I to have a k&n. but its old and could use replacing.also what would be the correct way to clean the maf
09-24-2014, 08:14 AM #22
- Join Date
- Feb 2009
- Ugy Lower Corner of AL
Navy Blue Metallic
- 98 T/A w/a little mods...
use maf cleaner, spray on wires, let it sit, never touch or wipe it, spray again 5-10 mins later, let it sit till dry.
09-24-2014, 01:54 PM #23
09-24-2014, 05:25 PM #24
The higher the gear ratio, the lower the gear. A 3.73 and 4.10 gear are actually a lower gear than a 2.73 or 3.42. It's confusing, I know. With that said, there's a real easy way to figure out what gear you have installed w/o removing the pumpkin cover or even driving the car. If you jack up the rear end (securely), you can turn your wheel one full revolution and count how many times your driveshaft turns (put a mark on it to make it easy to read). If it turns 2-3/4 times, you have a 2.73 gear. If it turns 3-1/2 times, you have a 3.42 gear, if it turns a little more than 4 times you have a 4.10 gear...and so on and so on.
Welcome aboard.It's stock.
09-24-2014, 07:13 PM #25
I knew there was a "formula" to determine what your gear ratio you had w/o removing your diff cover, I just wasn't clear on how to explain it. Thanks Jon
I also didn't want t confuse Shy with saying a 3.73 is a smaller gear then a stock 2.73 or 3.42 it's ass-backwards but, once explained, you never forget it.
09-24-2014, 08:48 PM #26
There's also online calculators that calculate your RPM at a certain speed. All you have to do is enter your rear end ratio transmission gear ratio, and tire diameter. A stock 275/40R17 tire is 25.66" tall. There's a calculator for that too haha.
T56 transmission ratios are as follows for 1999-2002 Camaro/Firebird
1st - 2.66:1
2nd - 1.78:1
3rd - 1.30:1
4th - 1:1
5th - 0.74:1
6th - 0.5:1
Reverse - 2.90:1
Using this, with my 4.11 gear in 6th gear going 74.3mph, my RPM is 2000. At 2500RPM, I would be going 92.8mph.
With a 3.42 gear in 6th at the same RPM you would be going 89.3mph (2000rpm) and 111.6mph (2500rpm).
Kind of shows you the difference gears make.
09-25-2014, 03:06 AM #27
- Join Date
- Feb 2009
- Mansfield, PA
Black & Blue
- '02 WS.6 / '07 Suburban
09-25-2014, 03:50 AM #28
I use K &N filters on all my vehicles. Even my gf's car and moms. I have never had an issue in well over 25+ years of driving. I think the biggest issue is when peeps clean and re-oil the filter. The procedure is very presice. DON'T OVER OIL THE FILTER. Clean it, let it dry, oil it, let it dry, then install it.
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