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A4 gearing question?

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    A4 gearing question?

    I have the 2.73 gears in my A4 2002 Z and the car rocks but seems to take forever to rap out when its pulling through the gears, it has a 3400 stall with a 2.2 STR and a cam and header back exhaust, no doubt that the car just freaking moves but would it even be beinificial to upgrade to either a 3.42 or a 3.73 gear or do you think that will hurt my performance? It is daily drivin and used at the strip as well so any help or suggestions would be appreciated!

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    Cam specs??
    Car would probably love some gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Cam specs??
    Car would probably love some gears.
    114 LSA .588/.588 232/232 I think that is it I have to pull it up to see!

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    Sure she makes some decent power.

    That cam is wanting gears.
    Depends on what you want to do with it and if mileage matters.
    I would recommend 3.73, but you will feel a decent difference with even the 3.42.

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    well i dont mind the whole mileage thing since its 5 min to work and with the bad weather coming I wont be driving it that much so I guess ill look into some 3.73s for my series 2 carrier thanks curtis!

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    oh and it will be getting a 150 shot of juice for the track season next year so...

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    So....
    You are telling me I might need to watch out a little?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    So....
    You are telling me I might need to watch out a little?
    Uh yeah I guess you could say that....

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    gears will also be easier on your tranny, less stress on clutches

    just think of it as riddin a mountain bike, are you gonna accelerate faster in 5th or 3rd, and think how much eisier it will be on you legs

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    if you are adding nitrous to the mix, get no higher than 3.73. i had 4.10 in my black car. on the bottle, i would have to shift into OD about 70 feet before the traps. with the 3.73 gears, i now go through the traps in drive (3rd) at about 6100 rpms.

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    If you are going to keep the #2 carrier then make sure you get the "thick" gearset. DONT get the spacer, it sucks and will be a biotch to get right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS_SS69 View Post
    114 LSA .588/.588 232/232 I think that is it I have to pull it up to see!
    How is that cam as a daily driver? Seems a bit radical for daily use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLT1Z28 View Post
    How is that cam as a daily driver? Seems a bit radical for daily use.
    It actually isnt half bad it does surge but with a little more tuning that will be fixed, as far as power with the cam and 3400 stall the car is a freak and I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLT1Z28 View Post
    How is that cam as a daily driver? Seems a bit radical for daily use.
    when tuned right almost any cam can become a suitable DD...ah but like i said..a very good tune

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