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which gears to choose

This is a discussion on which gears to choose within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i have a 2000 camaro z28 now. my rear-end gears are 2.73, i'm looking for more in the lower rpm ...

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    which gears to choose

    i have a 2000 camaro z28 now. my rear-end gears are 2.73, i'm looking for more in the lower rpm range. this is a daily driver though so not to low. what all would i need to change the gears, would i need to change the 2 bolt carrier to a 3 bolt? i was thinking maybe 3.23 or 3.42. help please.

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    Junior Member ~Firehawk~'s Avatar
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    I do belive you need to go to a 3 series carrier but im not 100% on that.... 3.23 or 3.42 are what I would say would be best for you (as you suggested) I take it you have an automatic transmission. If it were me I would go with 3.42's, in an automatic you can think of 3.42's being a nice all round gear just like in a manual 3.73's are a nice all round gear.

    To find out about your carrier I would suggest calling DTS (drive train specialists) just do a google search for dts, they are very knowledgable and have pretty good prices.

    also may I suggest using AAM (american axle manufacturer) for the brand of gear. THey are who makes the stock gears for GM. I say this because after going through a nightmare with gears these were the ones that are absolutely 100% quiet.


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    3.73s with a 3000 stall!

    no just kidding, i would have to agree with both of yall on 3.42s for what you say you would like a lower gear for.

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