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    First Post! I have a C5 drivetrain question...

    I'm shopping for a corvette (very slowly) and I've been doing alot of great reading on this site as it is fantastic! My question is, why don't I hear about more guys doing rear gear swaps on these cars? I'm an old 5.0 guy from way back and I know thats one of the most effective things you can do to those. Is it a train wreck? not worth it?

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    The only thing I've seen that is weak is the left-side output shaft. Most people also get a DTE brace. Other than that, I haven't seen anything about other weak areas. Most people are saying they are safe into the 11's. Obviously driver tactic and manual/auto will play a factor.

    If you plan on tracking it often, I would just get it built.

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    Cool and thanks. Also I'm suprised more Vette owners don't step up to 3.73's or 3.90 gear. I would think that would really wake them up.

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    Honestly, I don't think there is a whole lot of Corvette traffic here. More f-bodies than anything. Maybe there is, but I don't see it too often in the few years I've been here.

    I found that information for you doing a little search though and the information came from a pretty good source.

    I personally own an 02 Camaro SS LE that I swapped out the 10 bolt for in lieu of a 9" because I'm going to be running a D1SC in a month.

    Glad to assist, and welcome to the site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trolling thunder View Post
    Cool and thanks. Also I'm suprised more Vette owners don't step up to 3.73's or 3.90 gear. I would think that would really wake them up.
    my dad has a lingenfelter that had 3.90's in it... he had to go higher to 3.73's instead... he's still running the stock rear with wide 345's on the back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    my dad has a lingenfelter that had 3.90's in it... he had to go higher to 3.73's instead... he's still running the stock rear with wide 345's on the back...
    Is your dad a C5 or C4 guy? Lots of C4 guys go with 4.10s for the 6-speed cars and the Dana 44.

    I DEMAND pics Zpaz.....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS_Addict View Post
    Is your dad a C5 or C4 guy? Lots of C4 guys go with 4.10s for the 6-speed cars and the Dana 44.

    I DEMAND pics Zpaz.....lol

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