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This is a discussion on looking for new gears within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; Wanting to install new gears before spring and I was wondering what was the best setup for a six speed ...

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    looking for new gears

    Wanting to install new gears before spring and I was wondering what was the best setup for a six speed that sees street and strip time. The car has 3.42's now was thinking about going with 4.10's what do you guys think

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    thanks dillard. Ya I think it should help out my 1/4 mile times a lot my best so far is 13.7@103.5 with a 2.1 60ft on bfg kdw

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    Oh Yea And You'll Get Out The Hole Alot Quicker
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    I wasn't sure which way to go with this one when I was considering my gear swap almost a year ago. I ended up going with Motive 3.90's and have been quite pleased with them....they really do seem to wake a 6-speed up! Driving around town is about to become even more fun!

    I will say this....I was concerned about gas mileage and additional loss of traction so I decided on the 3.90s over the 4.10s. Given that they only have a nominal effect on gas mileage and I can't get a bit of traction in first and most of second gear anyways, I'm definitely going with 4.11s when I swap to a 9" rear end.
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    Agree!

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    I cant wait for spring to get here so I can get the gears installed and get to the strip. What brand should I go with any Ideals?

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    I was just back reading the post and I notice dillard you sugested Motive. Do you no what makes them better then other brands or did you just have good experence with them?

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    I hear some people say motives are quieter then some of the others.

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    I have the Richmond 4.10's and I LOVE the ratio, totally woke the car up, however I HATE the noise, It gets so annoying sometimes i think about changing back, I have heard motives are not as noisy.

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    I have heard both Motive and Richmond both tend to whine after a while. My drivetrain mechanic tells everyone stick with GM. I have had my GM 4.10s installed for over a year now and there isn't even a hint of noise coming from the rear. I did also follow strict break in instructions, 500 miles (city), and over 12 heat up/cool down cycles.

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    How much do you guys think a stock car would improve from 3.9s or 4.11s in the quarter mile?

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    Mine dropped .2 off the times

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    I put in the 4.10,

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