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Gears for a stock WS6?

This is a discussion on Gears for a stock WS6? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I need your guys' help... other than the air lid, exhaust and that worthless smooth bellows piece of crap i'm ...

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    Gears for a stock WS6?

    I need your guys' help... other than the air lid, exhaust and that worthless smooth bellows piece of crap i'm pretty much stock. I know now that i should've started with some gears! What gears do you guys recommed and what type of brand should i go with?

    Please help!!!

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    m6 or auto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Cop View Post
    m6 or auto?
    Ditto. Throw us a bone man. General rule of thumb is if you have an auto, get 3:73s. Manual, get 4:10s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Cop View Post
    m6 or auto?
    Sorry my bad.... It's an automatic A4.

    Will adding gears increase my HP or just help my takeoff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMOKIN WS6 View Post
    Sorry my bad.... It's an automatic A4.

    Will adding gears increase my HP or just help my takeoff?
    Gears will increase the torque multiplication, which means they help acceleration. So yes your takeoff will be faster, that is if you can get traction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Ditto. Throw us a bone man. General rule of thumb is if you have an auto, get 3:73s. Manual, get 4:10s.
    So by what you typed... 3:73 gears is what i need right?
    Do you recommend any specific brand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMOKIN WS6 View Post
    So by what you typed... 3:73 gears is what i need right?
    Do you recommend any specific brand?
    Yes. Motive gears or pretty much any that the sponsors here sell will be fine. Get the install kit as well. Check http://thunderracing.com/

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    a4 ws6's came with the option of 4.10s i think. so if you bought your car used you may have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakiller99 View Post
    a4 ws6's came with the option of 4.10s i think. so if you bought your car used you may have them.
    Nope either 2.73 or 3.23 the m6 had 3.42

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakiller99 View Post
    a4 ws6's came with the option of 4.10s i think. so if you bought your car used you may have them.
    uhh, nope.

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    i had some 3.73 gears installed wish i had gone to a 4.10 but ill get them when i have money for a whole new rear end

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    Quote Originally Posted by One_Bad_TA View Post
    Nope either 2.73 or 3.23 the m6 had 3.42
    the WS6 come with 3.23 stock on autos and 3.42 on manual.
    i say go with 3.73 gears or maybe 3.90s

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    3:73 seems to be the most popular for automatics... so i guess i'm gonna end up going with that. Do you guys know if i'm gonna need to get it tuned or programmed if i were to install gears?

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    you will need the speedometer recalibrated for the different gears. you just change it in the computer. a tuner could do it.

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    I have 3.73 in my a4, they rock, you need your speed-o recalibrated and your transmition tuned because it will shift too soon under normal driving because the compuiter thinks your going faster than you really are, i gained about 500 or so rpms at 60 mph and my speed -0 is about 17 mph off. i had 2.73's stock. it is well worth the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99formulals1 View Post
    I have 3.73 in my a4, they rock, you need your speed-o recalibrated and your transmition tuned because it will shift too soon under normal driving because the compuiter thinks your going faster than you really are, i gained about 500 or so rpms at 60 mph and my speed -0 is about 17 mph off. i had 2.73's stock. it is well worth the money.
    How'd you get your tranny modified? Through a tuner? Which one did you use?

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    I talked to the guys at thunder racing in battonrouge they have about a 2 month waiting list, i havnt made it yet, im just dealing with it for now, i have to have a full tune for cam, headers, intake, and gears, which will include an adjustment on shift points 550.00 is what he quoted me if i can ever get in.

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    4.56 in a 10 bolt, it would have a cast iron fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99formulals1 View Post
    I talked to the guys at thunder racing in battonrouge they have about a 2 month waiting list, i havnt made it yet, im just dealing with it for now, i have to have a full tune for cam, headers, intake, and gears, which will include an adjustment on shift points 550.00 is what he quoted me if i can ever get in.
    Oh.. so i guess you pretty much have to tell them what you've done to the car then they'll send you the tuner for your specific application?

    2 month waiting list...That's insane!! Hope your tranny doesn't get messed up!

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