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Old 05-01-2013, 08:52 AM   #18
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excellent write up and great skills you got, awesome. I can only imagine the pull with those gears!
Times a billion! You should open up a shop ( just kidding). You have been very detailed and meticulous with your build.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:37 AM   #19
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excellent write up and great skills you got, awesome. I can only imagine the pull with those gears!
They do pull hard, even when cruising at higher speeds. 1st gear is a neck snapper!

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Times a billion! You should open up a shop ( just kidding). You have been very detailed and meticulous with your build.
Thanks guys! I hope this build helps anyone wanting to do it on their own.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:46 AM   #20
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Great "How To"! Although I would probably not do this myself on my daily driver. I love the freezer and BBQ. Great way to expand and contract metal.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:47 AM   #21
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WOW. You da man!

I have started my front bushing replacement and have one done.... what a pain in the ass this is going to be.

I had the gear swap done at a shop for couple hundred... small price to pay for me not screwing that up.

thanks for your time and knowledge.... VERY much appreciated.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:55 AM   #22
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WOW. You da man!

I have started my front bushing replacement and have one done.... what a pain in the ass this is going to be.

I had the gear swap done at a shop for couple hundred... small price to pay for me not screwing that up.

thanks for your time and knowledge.... VERY much appreciated.
It is a pain in the ass for sure! But well worth it. If you can do it over several days it makes it easier. The whole project took me a little over 10 hours over the course of 2 weekends and a few beers

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Old 05-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #23
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Great write-up!
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:06 PM   #24
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How do i grt the new bushings in. I dont see anyone else having a problem with this step. So what am I missing here.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:16 AM   #25
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How do i grt the new bushings in. I dont see anyone else having a problem with this step. So what am I missing here.
I'm not sure about this one. Post as a new thread and I'm sure you'll get a solution from someone who has already done it! Good luck
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:42 PM   #26
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thanks Jeremy, will do
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:00 PM   #27
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Great write-up! Subscribing for future reference.

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Old 06-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #28
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Update - After a gear break-in period consisting of roughly 10 progressive (20 minute) heat cycle sessions followed by a complete cool down and approximately a thousand total miles since I installed the 3.91's, I replaced the fluid in the rear end. I found the same heavy micro metallic build up on the mag plug that I had after breaking in the original gears. Another quart of royal purple and she is good to go.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:39 PM   #29
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Inspires me to do my own gear swap, thanks for the write up.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:02 AM   #30
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Inspires me to do my own gear swap, thanks for the write up.
Get after it Greenmachine driver Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:34 PM   #31
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:45 PM   #32
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I've built close to 100 motors for myself and friends - they are all about the same except each has different needs for hand porting of cylinder heads (CNC machines will never equal old fashioned labor and flowbench testing). I NEVER tore into ring and pinion installation or automatic transmissions rebuilding. Automatic tranny's have too many subtle mods that only experience can handle. Ring and pinion gears cost too much to replace if they whine. On a 750+ HP drag race car, it's no big deal as the gears lasted one season due to being made of soft metal to prevent shattering. I'd rather have a place such as Ft Worth Gear and Axle handle it. If it whines...THEY buy the new gears and install them, while I have a few cold ones.

I applaud you for replacing your own gears.

Us old school guys had to change the transmission speedo drive to get a proper speedometer reading. What needs to be done to a 2014 SS (manual transmission) to keep a properly reading speedometer when changing to a 3.91 gear?

I had 5.14 gears in my 1962 Chevy II I built 24 years ago. They didn't make speedo drives for that low of a gear.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:41 AM   #33
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Us old school guys had to change the transmission speedo drive to get a proper speedometer reading. What needs to be done to a 2014 SS (manual transmission) to keep a properly reading speedometer when changing to a 3.91 gear?
You would basically need a tune I.e. Reflashing the ecu except that you would only have to change the rear drive ratio and that would be all. You wouldn't even have to pull the negative on the battery.
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Damn good DIY Thread
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