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Old 06-21-2013, 02:30 PM   #1
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New gears installed today - WOW

Just had some 3.91 gears thrown in my L99 Camaro and they are amazing! Car feels 1,000 lbs lighter and much more powerful. If you do not have gears, I highly recommend you get them. Best mod I have so far. I have Headers, Full 3 inch exhaust, CAI intake, and the gears really made the biggest performance difference besides sound. The gears are quiet too. Thanks to Erik and Josh at Lashway Motor Sports in South Florida. They are the best so give them a call!
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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Take it to the 1/4 mile track and tell us what RPM you are going through the traps at! lol
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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+2 and tell us if you can hook in 1st and 2nd gear.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:02 PM   #4
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I dont race. My car is for the street and it hooks fine. The gears on the street are amazing. Acceleration in every gear is greatly improved
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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I have been thinking about this...ALOT-just not sure if I want to do it bc I may go FI one day....what was the total cost parts +install?
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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Well poo... lol
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:34 PM   #7
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I bet 1st gear is brutal with the A6 trans.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:39 PM   #8
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:50 PM   #9
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I have been thinking about this...ALOT-just not sure if I want to do it bc I may go FI one day....what was the total cost parts +install?

Don't worry about it....just get a centri sc (power is higher up). I have 4.11's w/ a Paxton and it hooks up better then expected (M6 trans)
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:50 PM   #10
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I doubt a 3.91 gear in an A6 on the street hooks fine! If you nail it with all the nannies off it should blow your tires away!

Might be ok at the track with a set of sticky Mickeys!

All of us drag racers wanna know if you can stay out of 5th gear. And if you are still stock converter, most likely you will shift to 5th. Unless you have a triple disc converter.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #11
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Awesome!! This is my next "mechanical" mod and I can't wait to get them!!
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:48 PM   #12
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How are the revs on the highway compared to the stockers? I'm reeeeealy thinking about getting some 1LE 3.91's.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:57 PM   #13
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I doubt a 3.91 gear in an A6 on the street hooks fine! If you nail it with all the nannies off it should blow your tires away!

Might be ok at the track with a set of sticky Mickeys!

All of us drag racers wanna know if you can stay out of 5th gear. And if you are still stock converter, most likely you will shift to 5th. Unless you have a triple disc converter.

I has too, my A6 with stock gears will blow the tires off the rims with the nannies off.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:07 AM   #14
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I has too, my A6 with stock gears will blow the tires off the rims with the nannies off.
That's my point! I agree with the OP in the fact that his new 3.91 gears have made his car "feel" great! Driving around and throttling it should be a blast!! BUT when it comes to what someone asked if the gears allows it to still hook, then he said "It hooks fine" yet he doesn't race his car leads me to believe that he is just a car guy that loves to drive his car and occasionally romp on it.

Much different if your goal is 1/4 mile racetrack ET's

A stock gear can blow the stock tires away. Maybe no so much with a Mickey Thompson ET street DR!

We still want someone to test this theory as to whether or not 3.91's CAN work in a triple disc converter with the stock cam without pushing you into 5th gear or running a 29" tall tire?
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Damn, I like the idea of 3.91s but still leaning on 3.45s but I WANT 1/4 test done! lol I bet you love those gears too
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:21 AM   #16
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I'd be greatly surprised if he could get through the 1/4 without shifting into 5th.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:24 AM   #17
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Damn, I like the idea of 3.91s but still leaning on 3.45s but I WANT 1/4 test done! lol I bet you love those gears too
I need to find someone here local with 3.91's and test their pumpkin out and ill solve this mystery!! IF it can hold out and stay in 4th, I see a new #1 spot being taken and a new barrier being broke!

But I'm like you 62nalide, I'm on the fence on 3.45 vs 3.73?
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:41 AM   #18
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With 3.91 gears and stock tire height and a locked converter it will run 113 mph at 6000 rpm's in 4th gear.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:44 AM   #19
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That's my point! I agree with the OP in the fact that his new 3.91 gears have made his car "feel" great! Driving around and throttling it should be a blast!! BUT when it comes to what someone asked if the gears allows it to still hook, then he said "It hooks fine" yet he doesn't race his car leads me to believe that he is just a car guy that loves to drive his car and occasionally romp on it.

Much different if your goal is 1/4 mile racetrack ET's

A stock gear can blow the stock tires away. Maybe no so much with a Mickey Thompson ET street DR!

We still want someone to test this theory as to whether or not 3.91's CAN work in a triple disc converter with the stock cam without pushing you into 5th gear or running a 29" tall tire?
Yes it hooks fine for daily street driving and if your not an idiot and floor it when peeling out. Would it be ideal for the tack I have no idea. I dont take my car to the track and I never will. But for the daily driver looking to increase the acceleration of a heavy camaro, I think the 3.91's are perfect and they feel great.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:46 AM   #20
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Just curious, Did you ever try it Terry? Or know someone that has?
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:53 AM   #21
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I have been thinking about this...ALOT-just not sure if I want to do it bc I may go FI one day....what was the total cost parts +install?
+1 how much did all this cost?
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With 3.91 gears and stock tire height and a locked converter it will run 113 mph at 6000 rpm's in 4th gear.
I like I like
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:06 AM   #23
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I was thinking of going 3.45. Just seems like a better fit for the street, my opinion.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:25 AM   #24
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I have 3.45 in an auto.With my mods, I cross the line at 118mph at 5700rpm in fourth gear with a Protorque 2600 converter.
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I have 3.45 in an auto.With my mods, I cross the line at 118mph at 5700rpm in fourth gear with a Protorque 2600 converter.
What mods are those? Is the converter a muiltdisk? Not familiar with that brand.
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