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Up grading to 3.73s (ring and pinion?)

This is a discussion on Up grading to 3.73s (ring and pinion?) within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i have 3.23s right now and was wondering what ring and pinion brand to go with for 3.73s so basicly ...

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    Up grading to 3.73s (ring and pinion?)

    i have 3.23s right now and was wondering what ring and pinion brand to go with for 3.73s so basicly what is the most reasonable set up or better brand to go with.
    Oh and my camaro is an A4 and will prolly be running a 3200 stall this summer.

    Thanks for all who will post

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    I would go with American Axle they make great quality gear sets. I have them on my car, I did the install, quiet as stock!

    Dont go with imported cheaper gear set. It's not worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deftunes
    I would go with American Axle they make great quality gear sets. I have them on my car, I did the install, quiet as stock!

    Dont go with imported cheaper gear set. It's not worth it!
    Thanks, How much did that set you back for just parts.

    any other suggestions?

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    I had a set of 3.73 precision gear... quiet as could be

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    Can't go wrong with Motive gearsets...they're GM and fit perfect with no noise.

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    Well hears some brands i found so far and prices/ Richmond-$179, SLP-$219, Strange-$260, Motive-$177 ring& Pinion sets only
    If you can find anymore or any reveiws post em, Thanks

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    i would just go with the richmond or motive gears, most people who have em have no complaints, save ur money!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01camaross
    Thanks, How much did that set you back for just parts.

    any other suggestions?

    the gear set was about $200 + install kit, oil, and additive $150 + labor $300 or so unless u do it your self "expirience required" and if you want a new posi $300-450. and try to get american bearings i think timkin is one of the best.

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    thanks for the replys i think i know what direction to go with from talking to many people about this.
    -Scott

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    would I feel any difference by "seat of the pants" if I changed my 3.42's to 3.73's? I know its not a huge gain like to 4.10's...but i just dont want to have to buy a 4 series carrier

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    friend of mine put 3.73 in his 94 firehawk and yeah you could tell alot of diffrence..he also seemed to hook a lil better too it was also a m6 im going to 4.10 next weekend good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra_badass View Post
    friend of mine put 3.73 in his 94 firehawk and yeah you could tell alot of diffrence..he also seemed to hook a lil better too it was also a m6 im going to 4.10 next weekend good luck

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    let me know how that turns out

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    without a doubt go with Motive Performance. Strong and quiet.
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    how hard is it to do yourself? Im thinking of doing myself. I dont feel like paying someone else to do it, and ill spend 2-3 days trying to get it right, I dont care. Anyone know where I can get an install guide? Should I buy a new one or just take the one out of my old car??? I dont have much more money now after getting a new car :/ (sorry for jacking thread)

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    I just finished doing it myself (it was my first time too) and its not really hard, but you really need the proper tools and a really good impact gun. The two hardest things was beating out and beating in/on the bearings and tightening up the pinion nut. I had an impact rated at only 90psi and blew it up trying to put the pinion nut on at 125 ft-lbs.

    Anyway, make sure you know how to use a dial indicator and be sure to follow the directions. Which are located in the FAQ sticky in this thread. I didn't follow the directions exactly and had to tear it apart a week later....

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    alright, cool thanks.

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    my buddy bought motive 3.73s from summit recently for his lt1, and then ordered a install kit from somewhere else.... Summit gave him one for free haha.. oops. Summits Ebay store has good deals if your looking for them cheap.

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    I have Richmond - A little noisey - But that might have been the install - Finding the Installer was in a hurry and might have taken short cuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by mghawk57 View Post
    I have Richmond - A little noisey - But that might have been the install - Finding the Installer was in a hurry and might have taken short cuts
    No Richmond gears are inherently noisy, Had some in my old chevelle and they whined worse than your ex girlfriend. OEM or motive Performance are about the strongest along with quietest you can buy.

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