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Old 07-28-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Got Torque?

I was wondering, outside of going F/I what are the best ways to gain torque? I am really considering switching out rear end gears to 3.73, and that would provide a sizable amount of torque, but it requires a tune and I am not sure if i am ready to lose my warranty as I am only at 7k miles. Our car has the hp, but its just tough to get this tank moving!! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Get the lightest wheels for the money you can. Keep the overall diameter of the tires as small as you can tolerate. Consider nitrous.

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Old 07-28-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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Auto or manual trans?
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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Auto or manual trans?
I think the '12's LS only come in manual
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:25 PM   #5
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I have a manual transmission. If I was to go the nitrous route then I would say bye bye to any resale value and a warranty though.. I would rather do gears before nitrous because my use is almost purely street. I would never use nitrous while driving to or from work lol
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:37 PM   #6
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I think the '12's LS only come in manual
The 2LS is an auto. 1LS is manual.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:01 AM   #7
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With the manuals you can use 3.73s and the results are impressive. The V6 Camaros equipped with the manual transmission (M6) come with 3.27s from the factory and run right at 2000 RPM at 70 MPH. Switch to 3.73s and you will see an approximately 15% torque advantage or the equivalent of 41 lb.-ft. of torque and it will only raise 70 MPH cruising RPM to just under 2300.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:54 AM   #8
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With the manuals you can use 3.73s and the results are impressive. The V6 Camaros equipped with the manual transmission (M6) come with 3.27s from the factory and run right at 2000 RPM at 70 MPH. Switch to 3.73s and you will see an approximately 15% torque advantage or the equivalent of 41 lb.-ft. of torque and it will only raise 70 MPH cruising RPM to just under 2300.
Manual you have options those of us with the automatics it sucks. Nothing out on the market for us yet, no posi, no gears.
I know sooner or later this will change, I just sooner not later. I want to be the first A6 LFX to go 12s on here.
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The 2LS is an auto. 1LS is manual.
I know when I refer to an LS it's implied at least to me it's a one LS

Ironically at my work I detailed a guys '12 2LS Yesterday
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:54 AM   #10
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I have been doing extensive research on the 3.73 and I do think that would make this like a brand new car. I just wish that I didn't have to tune and lose full warranty though. Would the dealership be able to do a swap for the 3.45's and recalibrate so that I wouldn't be giving up the warranty and still have some gains?
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:25 AM   #11
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Can't we do a speedo recal without a tune? I think there are options for that. Or deal with the speedo being off rather than mess up warranty
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Manual you have options those of us with the automatics it sucks. Nothing out on the market for us yet, no posi, no gears.
I know sooner or later this will change, I just sooner not later. I want to be the first A6 LFX to go 12s on here.
There are 3.55 gears available for the auto. With the stock 3.27s the automatic (A6) equipped V6 runs about 1750 RPM at 70 MPH. Swapping to the 3.55s creates a torque advantage of about 10% or an equivalent gain of 27 ld.-ft. of torque and will raise 70 MPH cruising RPM to 1950. It isn't quite and much as the manual equipped cars but you are definitely going to notice it.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:37 PM   #13
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Chase, as mentioned prior..rather than voiding my warranty and getting a full tune for the gear swap can I just get the speedometer re-calibrated and not lose the warranty? I appreciate all of your help on the matter. I heard you were the one to talk to when i put in an inquiry at Apex.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:27 PM   #14
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No, you'd have to tune.
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