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    What are the best brands of gears to go with. I either want to go 3.73 or 3.90 what brand do you suggest i get? Motive, Richmond, GM, etc......
    2000 Arctic White trans am, ws6 hood, ws6 air box, slp lid, slp smooth bellows, slp loudmouth exhaust,shift kit, rebuilt trans, LS6 intake, 3.73 gears, Shaner S3 p/p throttle body, and a tune . SFC. C6 ZO6 rims 18" in back 17" in front. Drilled and slotted rotors.

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    NBM / Silver
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    I have motive performance. 3.90's with an auto would rock!!!!
    2000 SS Camaro Heads, Large cam, Fast 90, 9"w/430's and locker, yada yada yada... you get the picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    I have motive performance. 3.90's with an auto would rock!!!!
    where did you buy them from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    where did you buy them from?
    ebay, $190 with the master rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    ebay, $190 with the master rebuild kit.
    i've been searching and i can't find any 3.90 on ebay..........do you really prefer the 3.90 over the 3.73 for me? i know from looking at your signature that you have a manual... would it be ok with me to get 3.90 i still want traction you know.;

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    i've been searching and i can't find any 3.90 on ebay..........do you really prefer the 3.90 over the 3.73 for me? i know from looking at your signature that you have a manual... would it be ok with me to get 3.90 i still want traction you know.;
    Not much difference in them maybe 150 to 200 rpm. I'll try to find who I bought my gears from and let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    Not much difference in them maybe 150 to 200 rpm. I'll try to find who I bought my gears from and let you know.
    thanks buddy i appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    thanks buddy i appreciate it.
    Not who I bought mine from but they might have them if you contact them. Thats a better price than I paid. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ksid=p3907.m29 also you can get with some sponsors here on LS1.com they often price match. We need to suport or sponsors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    Not who I bought mine from but they might have them if you contact them. Thats a better price than I paid. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ksid=p3907.m29
    so your positive 3.90 is what i should go with? what about these? http://www.ls1speed.com/catagory.cfm.../%20Driveshaft

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    NBM / Silver
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    It's up to you, Get more feedback, I am by no means an expert. If you do get the gears make sure you get a good torque converter for your tranny. around a 3300-3500 stall is good for the street.
    Also, Like I have said in many other posts, Save your money on a gear swap and buy a Moser 9". That is what I am saving for now. I wish I never would have done the gear swap in the Pyle of crap 10 bolt. I am afraid of running slicks in fear of snapping it in half.

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    oh by the way, Love those c-6 wheels on your TA first time I have seen those on a bird. Very nice!!!! Same ones I have!!!! Look at my profile pic to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    oh by the way, Love those c-6 wheels on your TA first time I have seen those on a bird. Very nice!!!! Same ones I have!!!! Look at my profile pic to see.
    thanks man yours look good too. where did you get your lowering springs and did you change the shocks also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    thanks man yours look good too. where did you get your lowering springs and did you change the shocks also?
    nope, it is the stock stuff no lowering. Guess the way the road is, the shot makes it look lowered.

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    I went with 3.73 from richmond after a disaster with yukon gears.
    I ordered them from jegs and they have been great.
    if I would have had the money I would also have done the 12bolt or ford 9" but my rear was shot and had to get her running again.
    She will flat out fly now although I have some traction problems now through 2cnd gear.I also am afraid of making the rear stick better for fear that I may throw a shoe out of the third member.

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    The best gears are American Axle and US gear... made in the USA.

    Richmond, Yukon, Motive gears are sometimes made overseas. ( China )

    I believe US gear and Strange are affiated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearcat View Post
    The best gears are American Axle and US gear... made in the USA.

    Richmond, Yukon, Motive gears are sometimes made overseas. ( China )

    I believe US gear and Strange are affiated.

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    My Motive Performance are made in Italy. There non-performance gears are made there.

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    so i am just going to go with 3.73 gears.

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