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Old 10-28-2013, 04:47 PM   #18
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Reading my post now I can safely say I am retarded. Thank you for clarifying, too.
You just got slightly mixed up. Thank you for your input!
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:44 PM   #19
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Greetings all! I've ordered all the parts (3.91 ring/pinion, SS carrier, axles, hubs) to do this swap. I'm sitting at about 3k for parts and install. I tried to go the Richmond route and ran into the same issue, it doesn't fit a 2ls 7.6irs carrier. I'm having the work done at Lucky's Speed and Performance in Longview, TX sometime next week. I've talked with C5 member BlackoutLFX who has swapped to a SS carrier with 3.45 gears (and don't forget the LSD) to make sure the drive shaft fits. He claimed it all mated right up without a hitch. I'll be posting a thread on this with under carriage pictures when the work is done. My expectation is that my little six banger is about to feel like a monster!

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Old 11-13-2013, 12:09 AM   #20
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Would I have to have axles,hubs and driveshaft for the 3.45 ss manual swap?
The SS driveshaft is too short for our cars. I think maybe the SS Trans(tr6060 & 6L80) are bigger than ours, so the drive shaft is shorter as it has less distance to cross. Not sure though could be talking out my ass, but I do know that our drive shafts are not interchangeable.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:20 AM   #21
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Man I was sure the 3:55 would fit In my 2ls. Damn until I heard on this thread that someone tried it and failed. ..is there any 2ls owner that can dispute this and made the switch.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:05 PM   #22
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Man I was sure the 3:55 would fit In my 2ls. Damn until I heard on this thread that someone tried it and failed. ..is there any 2ls owner that can dispute this and made the switch.
Just buy the LT carrier and install them. The carrier is only about $120
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:34 PM   #23
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I have a complete 2LT diff setup (3.27 gears) axles and hubs for sale. Was removed at 3,500 miles to install SS diff. Had first fluid changed at 500 miles along with all the fluids ( trans, diff, engine oil ) in the car to full synthetics and again at 3,000 miles.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:28 PM   #24
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Man I was sure the 3:55 would fit In my 2ls. Damn until I heard on this thread that someone tried it and failed. ..is there any 2ls owner that can dispute this and made the switch.
Sorry buddy, We have a 7.6" gear carrier. It is different from all the other v6's and v8's. I've cried and cried over this, but its just a fact. Luckily it isn't THAT costly to get the bigger V6 gear carrier ($800ish) and that comes with the limited slip differential too.
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I was wrong, its $221...

The 3.27 (LT) carrier GM p/n 92230616 list price $221.30
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:00 PM   #26
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I was wrong, its $221...

The 3.27 (LT) carrier GM p/n 92230616 list price $221.30
Lmao, wish I'd known this. I paid $700 for the carrier alone
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:59 PM   #27
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I was wrong, its $221...

The 3.27 (LT) carrier GM p/n 92230616 list price $221.30
Ok help me out.....wth is a Lt carrier. Im new to all this ish.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:04 PM   #28
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Sorry buddy, We have a 7.6" gear carrier. It is different from all the other v6's and v8's. I've cried and cried over this, but its just a fact. Luckily it isn't THAT costly to get the bigger V6 gear carrier ($800ish) and that comes with the limited slip differential too.
So did you feel much of a difference when you switched it. Was it REALLY worth the 800.00 (uugghhh) You Spent???
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Lmao, wish I'd known this. I paid $700 for the carrier alone
You must mean you paid that for the COMPLETE center section?
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #30
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So did you feel much of a difference when you switched it. Was it REALLY worth the 800.00 (uugghhh) You Spent???

I'm having the work done sometime next week. I ordered all the parts last week so they've been trickling into the shop this week. From everything I've read on the subject lowering the final drive ratio is one of the most rewarding mods in terms of bang for buck. Compare it to a turbo/supercharger kit and its pretty reasonable. One of the older guys in my Camaro club (Camaros of east texas) swears that this mod truly "brings the car to life". As fun as the car is to drive stock I'm excited to see how this will feel.

Will be putting 6th gear to good use on my long trips home to GA from TX though.

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You must mean you paid that for the COMPLETE center section?
It was a little over $1000 total for the carrier, lsd, and 1LE ring and pinion kit. Yeah, $700 was for the center section but it did not include the ring and pinion kit.
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I have a complete 2LT diff setup (3.23 gears) axles and hubs for sale. Was removed at 3,500 miles to install SS diff. Had first fluid changed at 500 miles along with all the fluids ( trans, diff, engine oil ) in the car to full synthetics and again at 3,000 miles.
How much ? And y 3.23 gears not 3.27 ? That must be a typo
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I'm having the work done sometime next week. I ordered all the parts last week so they've been trickling into the shop this week. From everything I've read on the subject lowering the final drive ratio is one of the most rewarding mods in terms of bang for buck. Compare it to a turbo/supercharger kit and its pretty reasonable. One of the older guys in my Camaro club (Camaros of east texas) swears that this mod truly "brings the car to life". As fun as the car is to drive stock I'm excited to see how this will feel.

Will be putting 6th gear to good use on my long trips home to GA from TX though.



It was a little over $1000 total for the carrier, lsd, and 1LE ring and pinion kit. Yeah, $700 was for the center section but it did not include the ring and pinion kit.

Well definetly let me know 2Lser we gotta stick together. Lol..2.92 -3.55 should be a glued to the seat change.
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Well definetly let me know 2Lser we gotta stick together. Lol..2.92 -3.55 should be a glued to the seat change.
I'm sorry but if you're going to be doing this swap for the gearing change instead of the LSD, I'd go big or go home and do the 3.91 gears of the 1LE. Something to think about is that as far as I know, you'll have to get tune to correct your speedo for the gearing difference. A tune means voided warranty.
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I'm sorry but if you're going to be doing this swap for the gearing change instead of the LSD, I'd go big or go home and do the 3.91 gears of the 1LE. Something to think about is that as far as I know, you'll have to get tune to correct your speedo for the gearing difference. A tune means voided warranty.
Yeah I'm going with a full 1LE rear end, which, to my knowledge is just an SS setup with 3.91gears. I'm getting the adjustment for speedo/odo done soon after. My install guys are including a dyno day in my labor costs so I'll be going 3.91 and advancing ignition timing and such. I'll have a lot to be thankful for at thanksgiving lol.
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