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Old 10-13-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Nitrous or gear set change?

I'm going to do one or the other but can't make up my mind which I want to do. Nitrous is cool but how often would I use it? I don't think it's legal to use nitrous in Ohio. I was told a gear set change to a 3.91 makes a huge difference in performance and really makes the car come alive.

I can't do both now so I'm curious to hear if the forum members would go nitrous or gear set swap?

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Old 10-14-2013, 05:17 AM   #2
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would like to know also. Opinions please??
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:31 AM   #3
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Do the gears first, then down the road get the spray. Gears are easy on the engine, not that a good nos setup isn't. But you will benefit more from the gears for everyday street use. I also plan to do both after I do my cam swap this December.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:32 AM   #4
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Gears are great...especially if you have an M6. Never seen anyone not happy after swapping to 3.91's.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:04 AM   #5
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Guys here is some good reads on the topic. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95142. http://www.badasscars.com/index.cfm/...288/prd288.htm
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:18 AM   #6
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If you plan on adding power in the near future don't do the gears. Nos will always be the biggest bang for the buck .If you only see a cam in your future the gear will help but keep in mind the tranny has a very low first gear.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:05 PM   #7
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We offer gears as well as being a major nitrous dealer. I would be more than happy answer any questions anyone has. If you would like to pm me please feel free to do so.


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Old 10-14-2013, 08:28 PM   #8
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Great info, thanks for the link! That answered a lot of questions that I had.

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Old 10-14-2013, 10:39 PM   #9
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If you plan on adding power in the near future don't do the gears. Nos will always be the biggest bang for the buck .If you only see a cam in your future the gear will help but keep in mind the tranny has a very low first gear.
Waiting for the nitrous police to come in here and scold all of you for saying "NOS". I wrote a thread about nitrous or N2O and got beat up for saying NOS because it's a brand. I don't care either way. When I go to the races (NHRA)they write "NOS" on my windows. So I guess it's become ubiquitous now.

I did gears first. I have an auto and installed the manual rear end. It made a difference but I didn't want to gear to low for when I did the SC. Well one thing led to another bad thing and the finances just wouldn't allow for a SC this year so I sprang for the Nitrous Outlet kit. Those gears now with the nitrous are amazing. It's a neck snapper. Any lower and it would be like driving on a frozen lake. Love the setup now. But I agree, gears first, nitrous later.

ONE IMPORTANT ITEM: While they're in their doing the gears, install the posi-lock feature. You'll need both tires putting the power down. I should have done mine. But am scheduling ASAP.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:08 AM   #10
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Hey six did you retune for the gear swap or are you running stock trans tune
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:12 PM   #11
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My neighbors brother is a Ohio Trooper and I asked him about nitrous. He said that it's not illegal to have in your car......BUT it must be non-functional, meaning it has to be disconnected. Well why would I even want it then? That makes up my mind, I am going with a gear set change as soon as I can pick someone to do it.

Guy #1 that was checking to see if he had the tools has not called me back so he is out. I did find a GM dealer that will do the work for $750 so now I'm tossed between the dealer and the transmission company to do the work for me.

Dealer......or ....... transmission shop????? Dang why isn't anything simple?
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Hey six did you retune for the gear swap or are you running stock trans tune
I re-entered the new gear ratio in the tune. Also when I swap tires I put the new tire dimensions for the speedo. Try to keep up on that stuff.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #13
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I have made up my mind and I am going to do the gear swap. I won't get much time to test it out because I have to get it into winter storage to be sure I don't lose my slot. Then I will have to find another place to store it for the winte

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