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    Gear changeout.

    I wanna change the gears to get better acceleration, but I'm not too familiar with it. What do you guys recommend. I heard 4.10 is good. What else needs to be changed??

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    A4. Is there anything else I gotta improve or upgrade because of the gears or can I just change the gears with no worries.

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    There are a few things you might want to think about. How are you going to use the car ? If it is not going to see much abuse with sticky tire than changing gears should be fine. However, if you plan on abusing the rear you might want to just wait and save for a stronger rear.

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    3.73's are very good for autos. I have them in my 94 and I love em! you can still get good mpg and have great acceleration on the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottesini View Post
    There are a few things you might want to think about. How are you going to use the car ? If it is not going to see much abuse with sticky tire than changing gears should be fine. However, if you plan on abusing the rear you might want to just wait and save for a stronger rear.
    Well I will probably abuse her every now and then. I travel alot so don't get to play much, but I'd say every six weeks I will abuse her a few times a day for a week, then rotate again. When u say stronger rear do u mean a girdle or what??

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    he means a 12 bolt or a 9" rearend ^^^^^



    9" FTW IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    he means a 12 bolt or a 9" rearend ^^^^^



    9" FTW IMO
    If you plan on doing any serious abuse to the driveline the stock 10 bolt just does not hold up very well, and just about anything you do to it does not make much of a difference in the long run. In my case it is cheaper to get a 9" than it was to deal with getting 4.10s just because with stickies on at the track I will most likely break them and end up spending more money just to fix a weak rear end.

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