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This is a discussion on New To Transmissions.... within the V6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have a 99 camaro V6 A4 for now, What kind of gears do I have? In a drag race ...

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    New To Transmissions....

    I have a 99 camaro V6 A4 for now, What kind of gears do I have? In a drag race would it be better to keep it in O/D or 3rd? And whats a good way to modd up an auto transmission and how much $$$ im i looking at? Also in a camaro it goes from Overdrive to drive and a firebird Drive to 3rd, is there a difference? Srry for all the questions but I dont know much about transmissions and the transsy section of site didnt get many viewers

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    An aftermarket stall convertor, a tranny cooler and possibly a shift kit would be the best things you could do to upgrade your transmission.

    A convertor can run anyway from $400 upwards, a cooler is about $50 and the shift kit runs about $100.

    Sorry, but I don't know enough about V6s to know what gearing you have
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    my first mod would be to buy a V8 car. run it in 3rd when racing
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    the best thing you could do would be stop wasting money on your v6's transmission and start saving up for an lsx engine. I promise its worth it

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    Yea im getting ready to sell my camaro and 300ZX and buy me something with an LS1 in it but im trying to find some nice cheap upgrades I can do to sell my camaro for more

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    Yea im getting ready to sell my camaro and 300ZX and buy me something with an LS1 in it but im trying to find some nice cheap upgrades I can do to sell my camaro for more
    Mods don't always increase the value of the car. Often they do the exact opposite. You are probably better off leaving it as is to sell

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    Your car will not be worth more if you keep modding. Its still only a V6 unless you put some serious MONEY into it. Even V8 owners who sell thier 11-12 sec cars wont get close to what they spent on mods! Best advice you have heard, and will keep hearing over and over again, is wait it out until you get a V8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Mods don't always increase the value of the car. Often they do the exact opposite. You are probably better off leaving it as is to sell
    Right, if you are selling the car, keep it stock.

    If you have an auto without the Y87 package, I want to say you have 3.23's.

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    Well i was planning on selling it on the streets and not to a car dealership, I know the dealerships wont care but to the other people wouldnt it be worth more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    Well i was planning on selling it on the streets and not to a car dealership, I know the dealerships wont care but to the other people wouldnt it be worth more?
    Well, possibly, but only in certain circumstances I think. If you are selling it privately, most people tend to think a modded car has been driven harder then average, lowering what they want to pay for it. Even if they will pay extra for a modded car, the money you spent modding will more likely then not be more then what you will get back. The only time I think it would help you is if you are selling to a younger driver, and/or someone who doesn't know anything about cars, and you just have exhaust and simple mods done. Then they'll probably think the car is faster then it is, just because exhaust can make people think that. Cheap and might get more out of them.

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    Yea i pretty much just have exhaust, K&N filter with the free ram air mod and a turbo tube with sum weight reduction plus it looks really nice blue with the silver stripes and t-tops 107,000 miles almost

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    Well i was planning on selling it on the streets and not to a car dealership, I know the dealerships wont care but to the other people wouldnt it be worth more?
    either way your tossing 95% of the used car market out the window and looking for the hotrodder who want's a fast v6

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