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3.23 to 3.42 Is it Worth The Work

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    3.23 to 3.42 Is it Worth The Work

    If I could get a set of 3.42's for free would the difference be worth the work it would take to install them?

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    IMO no, not worth it - not much difference between the two. I have 3.42's in my car and it's a nice gear for the A4, I originally had 2.73 and swapped the entire rear from an M6 car. I'd consider 3.73's if you want to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMoss View Post
    If I could get a set of 3.42's for free would the difference be worth the work it would take to install them?

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    if you have a turbo then yeah... if you're just doing minor perf mods for now i'd go with 373...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMoss View Post
    If I could get a set of 3.42's for free would the difference be worth the work it would take to install them?

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    Not worth it you will never notice the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc74racer View Post
    Not worth it you will never notice the difference.
    yes he would notice the difference... just not a huge one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    if you have a turbo then yeah... if you're just doing minor perf mods for now i'd go with 373...
    I agree, going to 3.42's would not be worth the work.

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    go with 3.73...

    3.42 is not worth the time or the money spent to upgrade gears for an A4...

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    no, Huge waste of time and money!! If your going to change gears make it worth it!! 373 for auto 4.10 for a six speed.

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    the main difference you will notice is that your speedo will be off

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