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Old 02-20-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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gears/install question

When ordering the gears.. which kit is best to order..LPE or Richmond? Do I really need a full kit or will the half kit be enough? I'm at just under 40k on my car.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:56 AM   #2
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If you have an M6 I'd get the LPE 3.91 gears; otherwise the Richmond 3.73's will be fine. Get a full kit, just in case. The "half" kit is not even half, it's a few pinion and carrier shims and pinion seal, that's all.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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I choose LPE 3:91's over Richmond. I'm having them installed in a couple of weeks. I did some research on both mfg's, and LPE's quality (read... lack of failures) IMO, was the deciding factor by a wide margin. My LPE gears obvioulsy could fail, but from what I've read, I'll take my chances with LPE over Richmond.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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If you have an M6 I'd get the LPE 3.91 gears; otherwise the Richmond 3.73's will be fine. Get a full kit, just in case. The "half" kit is not even half, it's a few pinion and carrier shims and pinion seal, that's all.
I'll second that.......right on the money.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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3.91s over 3.70s if i plan on boosting or spraying later?
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LPE 3.91's na M6 or 3.70's for power adder M6.
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One last question.. the 3.70 out of a gxp mixed with a lpe install kit would or wouldn't work?
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