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what gears to lower rpm

This is a discussion on what gears to lower rpm within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; right now i have a 3.23 with an a4 which gears will bring the rpms down some?...

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    what gears to lower rpm

    right now i have a 3.23 with an a4 which gears will bring the rpms down some?

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    why would you want to do that???

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    the stock gears whind out to fast when i floor it i redline at 80 and have to let off and accel slower

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    Lol. The cars too fast? Never heard of anyone tryin to make their car slower on this site.

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    Wouldn't a tune to lower your shift points be a better option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 666ws6 View Post
    Wouldn't a tune to lower your shift points be a better option?
    Ya I was thinkin that too.

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    I HATE my 2.73's.


    I cant even get into 2nd gear with out goin 10 over the speed limit. 2nd gear tops out at 100, and 3rd tops out at 160+.......I personally cant wait till I get 3.73's....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT1 > LS1 View Post
    I HATE my 2.73's.


    I cant even get into 2nd gear with out goin 10 over the speed limit. 2nd gear tops out at 100, and 3rd tops out at 160+.......I personally cant wait till I get 3.73's....

    Same here. I don't really notice the top speed problems, but at low speeds the car just feels so sluggish with the 2.73's.

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    m never knew a tune could help that or the 2.73 gears where so crappy, thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by twoolley08 View Post
    m never knew a tune could help that or the 2.73 gears where so crappy, thanks guys
    if any thing you'd want 3:73 gears to raise your rpm to make driving easier... also a bit more fun...

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    I guess hes trying to get better gas milage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    I guess hes trying to get better gas milage?
    haa ya, and lower the rpm from 3000 at 80 to 2500 at 80

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT1 > LS1 View Post
    I HATE my 2.73's.


    I cant even get into 2nd gear with out goin 10 over the speed limit. 2nd gear tops out at 100, and 3rd tops out at 160+.......I personally cant wait till I get 3.73's....
    my 01 yukon was like that i could take 2nd gear all the way to 80

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    another advantage of really low gears like 2.73 or 3.08's, is its kinda spreads the power out more, so if you car has violent wheelspeed off the line, and you cant hook, throw in a set of 3.08's and it'll grab harder, and use the big torque throughout the gear.......if yopu get what I am saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    If you want better gas mileage, ditch the muscle car and buy a Prius

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    haha maybe thats what you need to get, ill drive what i want to. thanks your responce is not appreciated at all

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    Try something like this link has. Or maybe see if you get an 6 speed auto to fit.

    http://www.superchevy.com/tech/0411s...ion/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    Try something like this link has. Or maybe see if you get an 6 speed auto to fit.

    http://www.superchevy.com/tech/0411s...ion/index.html
    hey thanks ill look into that

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