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Old 03-26-2009, 09:02 PM   #35
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I'm thinking 3.73-3.90 range, I don't wanna lose my top end. Plus 4.10 or more and other work will be required...
is that final drive ratio?
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:29 PM   #36
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Ok, that's what I thought you'd say.


I am 99.9% sure that the Camaro rear is the same as the G8 rear. If that is so, there is NO aftermarket ring and pinion out there. Not in the US and not in Aus.

Your choices are 2.92, 3.27, 3.45, 3.70 and that's it. For now.
Something tells me that the aftermarket will find a way to accommodate the Camaro owners rather quickly.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:37 PM   #37
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yeah...the aftermarket is going to explode with part's for this car..i mean come on it's the new camaro. Im sure they will be making alo't bigger then stock in no time.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:32 AM   #38
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I am 99.9% sure that the Camaro rear is the same as the G8 rear. If that is so, there is NO aftermarket ring and pinion out there. Not in the US and not in Aus.
I read somewhere on here that the rears are in fact different. Not sure, but I know I read it. I also inquired with a few aftermarket "rear" guys and they said they were looking into it so I'd be willing to bet that stuff is coming.

As for my choice, I would go with a 3.90 in a heartbeat if they become available. With that 28.68" tall tire, and the 5th & 6th gear, It will still cruise nicely at 80mph and I plan on FI. If I were staying NA, I wouldnt hesitate to go with 4.10s or 4.30s though. But in the end, if all we have available is 3.70, I'll still do it
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Some food for thought for those of you who have not done a gear change before. I did 4.10's on my '99 SS M6. The performance improvement was noticable and fun. However, after living with it for awhile, I am not sure I will do it again. First, I was lucky and never had gear whine from my car, but at LEAST half the people I knew at the time who changed gears did. Second, I just got sick of shifting it so much! The change in rear end gearing causes you to move through each gear faster, and during normal driving, means that you have to shift more often. Don't get me wrong, I love rowing my own gears (all of my Camaros have had manual transmissions) but it was kind of irritating.

I will drive the car for awhile before making any changes, but if I do change them, I won't go for the more extreme gear ratios...maybe 3.73 or 3.90.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:26 AM   #40
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Something tells me that the aftermarket will find a way to accommodate the Camaro owners rather quickly.
Keep in mind that the G8 (Commodore VE, Zeta) has been sold in Aus since '06. There are a lot of them out there. There are no companies making gears for them.

This is the same (essentially) chassis.

Just don't be surprised if there is a biiiiggggg lag in aftermarket support for certain items.


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Old 04-02-2009, 10:28 AM   #41
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I read somewhere on here that the rears are in fact different. Not sure, but I know I read it. I also inquired with a few aftermarket "rear" guys and they said they were looking into it so I'd be willing to bet that stuff is coming.

As for my choice, I would go with a 3.90 in a heartbeat if they become available. With that 28.68" tall tire, and the 5th & 6th gear, It will still cruise nicely at 80mph and I plan on FI. If I were staying NA, I wouldnt hesitate to go with 4.10s or 4.30s though. But in the end, if all we have available is 3.70, I'll still do it
Pedders is listing the same diff bushings for the Camaro as the G8.

Pedders is working with GM Racing on their Camaro.


I would love some aftermarket gear choices.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:57 AM   #42
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You are correct in saying the G8's have been around since 06, but they dont have the following that the Camaro does. With the return of the Camaro the aftermarket is already blowing up for the car and its not event released to public yet. I think the G8 crowd is about to recieve alot of upgrades due to the Camaro.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:46 AM   #43
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You are correct in saying the G8's have been around since 06, but they dont have the following that the Camaro does. With the return of the Camaro the aftermarket is already blowing up for the car and its not event released to public yet. I think the G8 crowd is about to recieve alot of upgrades due to the Camaro.

Australian sales

Year Units sold
2006 (October–December) 15,581
2007 57,306
2008 51,093
2009 (January–February) 6,435
Total 130,415


Plus 15002 in North America for 2008.

I hope you are correct.
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Australian sales

Year Units sold
2006 (October–December) 15,581
2007 57,306
2008 51,093
2009 (January–February) 6,435
Total 130,415


Plus 15002 in North America for 2008.

I hope you are correct.


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Old 04-02-2009, 04:17 PM   #45
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Australian sales

Year Units sold
2006 (October–December) 15,581
2007 57,306
2008 51,093
2009 (January–February) 6,435
Total 130,415


Plus 15002 in North America for 2008.

I hope you are correct.

130k over 4 years..... GM is wanting to sell over half that every year with the camaro. im sure once they get into the hands of some companies, we'll see some options. honestly, I wanna see how far the stock rear can go first.
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Going higher in ratio also lessens the strength of the gears too, if I'm not mistaken. I thought there'd be more surface area, but from what I've read, the teeth, themselves, are actually smaller to get the higher tooth count. Still, I think I'd try at least a 3.70 and consider a 4.10 as long as there were no noise or strength issues.
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Anybody know what kind of quarter mile times you would get with a 4.10 rear?
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I don't know why people are so worried about the noise, most of the time it's just a very low humming sound at worst. Adding stiffer bushings will have a greater effect bringing sound into the cabin.
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Going higher in ratio also lessens the strength of the gears too, if I'm not mistaken. I thought there'd be more surface area, but from what I've read, the teeth, themselves, are actually smaller to get the higher tooth count. Still, I think I'd try at least a 3.70 and consider a 4.10 as long as there were no noise or strength issues.
while that is true, you also keep in mind the overall size of the ring gear itself. this aint no 7.5" pos like we had in the 4th gens.


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I don't know why people are so worried about the noise, most of the time it's just a very low humming sound at worst. Adding stiffer bushings will have a greater effect bringing sound into the cabin.


most often times the noise is because they are installed slightly wrong and not aligned properly.
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while that is true, you also keep in mind the overall size of the ring gear itself. this aint no 7.5" pos like we had in the 4th gens.






most often times the noise is because they are installed slightly wrong and not aligned properly.
What the heck size is the rear anyways? I can't remember ever reading. I hope it's at least 8.5".

Yeah - I think that's a sign the backlash is not right. I know my brother's 3.73s made a little more noise, but it wasn't bad; well, that was until he blew it while we were racing at like 100 MPH at the track. It was a good think that rear end didn't lock-up at the big end, because it was sure making a lot of noise! I could hear it over our open cutouts!
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Hey guys I never had gears installed before but interested in the performance gain : how reliable are they ? How critical is the quality of instalation ? For example Is a 3.73 stonger than a 3.90 ? etc ...
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