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This is a discussion on Gears? within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i think im about to buy some gears because its the best mod i can do with my money situation. ...

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    Gears?

    i think im about to buy some gears because its the best mod i can do with my money situation.


    what do you think i should get? 3.73s.... 3.90s... 4.10s...

    i want your opinion guys
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    4.10's are the must for 6 speeds........3.73 for automatic..........I have 3.73 and it is the best mod I have done to date..........just make sure that you have the install done by a repuitable mechanic.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    4.10's are the must for 6 speeds........3.73 for automatic..........I have 3.73 and it is the best mod I have done to date..........just make sure that you have the install done by a repuitable mechanic.........
    well thats what i was thinkin, but my buddy has a full bolt on ls1 and he says the 4.10s are almost to short of a gear and my cars way faster than his.. how will that affect my gas mileage? but anybody with gears talk to me!!!

    and thanks man

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    With 4.11s I am just crossing the 1/8th at almost 91 mph which is the very top of 3rd for me (around 6500 rpm). That is also with a stock height tire. Eventually, once I have the new motor in that gear will be to short, but all I need is a taller tire.

    Right now my gas mileage really did not change at all. In town you just use a higher gear. On the highway instead of cruising at 80 I now cruise at 75 and get fairly close mpg.

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    ive got an m6 with 373's honestly couldnt feel the differnece from the 323's stock but gas milage maybe ill try 410's next idk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottesini View Post
    With 4.11s I am just crossing the 1/8th at almost 91 mph which is the very top of 3rd for me (around 6500 rpm). That is also with a stock height tire. Eventually, once I have the new motor in that gear will be to short, but all I need is a taller tire.

    Right now my gas mileage really did not change at all. In town you just use a higher gear. On the highway instead of cruising at 80 I now cruise at 75 and get fairly close mpg.
    yea i can get 110 or so out of 3rd right now. maybe alittle more, but thats at like 6700 plus... so you think i should just do 4.10s? will it wake my car up alot? cuz my powerband is high rpms

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    At LEAST 4.10's.


    I am going to actually jump from my 4.11's to 4.56's here soon. Couple months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    At LEAST 4.10's.


    I am going to actually jump from my 4.11's to 4.56's here soon. Couple months.
    do you think 4.10s would be worth the money and wake my car up since im cammed and stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaotic_ws6 View Post
    do you think 4.10s would be worth the money and wake my car up since im cammed and stuff?
    Very much so....


    Cam specs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Very much so....


    Cam specs?
    about that... we lost the cam card in the move. but my cam makes peak power at 6300.

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    Rough guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    At LEAST 4.10's.


    I am going to actually jump from my 4.11's to 4.56's here soon. Couple months.
    only reason not to is:

    1. The car is going to see lots and lots of highway miles and you are worried about mpg.

    2. You are making a lot of power and will top out even with 28" tall tires.

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    I really like my 4.10's. I wouldn't go any other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Rough guess?
    around 220 224 dur. i think and lift i have no idea and lsa idk. its kinda choopy but not too radical

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaotic_ws6 View Post
    around 220 224 dur. i think and lift i have no idea and lsa idk. its kinda choopy but not too radical
    Okay...nothing too big.

    4.10's would be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Okay...nothing too big.

    4.10's would be perfect.
    yea its a small cam.. (or at least sounds like it)doesnt sound like a prostock car or somethin lmao. good ill go with 4.10s then, prolly will make me fight for traction tho, cuz with my good tires right now even from a 30 punch it will hook

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    One thing to also consider. If you are going to put the money into gears, you might want to save and get a stronger rear end instead. It is expensive, but if you are making any kind of power and start hooking than you will find the cost getting closer and closer between the two options.

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    Depends what your looking for. If you want the best of both worlds, (gas mileage and top end) AND (getting the RPM's up faster) id go with 3.90's. If its all about that time slip though go with the 4.11s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    Depends what your looking for. If you want the best of both worlds, (gas mileage and top end) AND (getting the RPM's up faster) id go with 3.90's. If its all about that time slip though go with the 4.11s.
    Really the only difference between the two is a hundred or two RPM at 70 MPH. Might as well go with the 4.10s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottesini View Post
    Really the only difference between the two is a hundred or two RPM at 70 MPH. Might as well go with the 4.10s.
    well my cars not gonna see much of the track, and my rear end has held together so far... cross your fingers, but idk if its stock or not, the guy we bought it from didnt mention it so idk, i think im gonna get the 4.10s then just be easy on my car then get one later.., like no digg races from 4 or 5k lol. as long as its low roll races(because my car dont wheel hop) my rear end should be ok right?

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