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Old 07-27-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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When are we going to see some aftermarket Gears

What is the latest on aftermarker gears for the Camaro. This car needs gears bad
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:04 PM   #3
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I havent seen anything yet
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:21 PM   #4
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Waiting also!
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:24 PM   #5
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I have not seen anything yet either. I am sure we will see something soon....there have been plenty of us complaining!
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:42 PM   #6
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Called Richmond a while back and they don't have anything in the works yet.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:46 PM   #7
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Called Richmond a while back and they don't have anything in the works yet.
hopefully another brand comes out before richmond
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:58 PM   #8
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hopefully another brand comes out before richmond
I hope so, I'm going to call Jaws in the morning, never used them always Richmond but the site looks like they have all the goodies
Anybody ever use motive gears ?

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Old 07-28-2009, 10:16 PM   #9
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I have used motive. They work well in my bird.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:27 AM   #10
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You could always put some smaller diameter tires on there, too small will look kind of funny though.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:05 AM   #11
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hey guys...sorry bout this stupid question...but what are these 'gears' everyones referring to? Again, sorry for my lack of knowledge when it comes to this
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They are talking about the gearing of the rear end. I think most people will be happy to get a set of 3.73 gears which is a pretty good road gear and will also make the Camaro faster at takeoff. The higher the gearing the faster it will take off but if you go to high like 5.14 or even 4.88 it will really take off when you step on the gas but it will limit the car on how fast you go on the top end.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:23 AM   #13
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Right now, the camaro comes with 3.54 gears, which means that for every 3.54 revolutions that the crankshaft turns, the wheels turn once. (or I may have that reversed).

People who gear for drag strips like to run 3.93 gears of 4.10 gears because it aids in acceleration instead of top end. The 3.54 gears are geared towards freeway cruising to get better gas mileage.
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Thanks a6pk2go and Mindz...i sorta thought that was what it is...how much do u think theyre gonna run for approx?
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:29 AM   #15
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no idea. Never owned a car that needed gears changed.
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Gears are in the works. Can't say where or who but it will be in several months I am told. It will be great to have some gear choices. Gears and Torque Converter would be a great pair of tweeks for the L-99 auto trannies. Much to think about.
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Thanks a6pk2go and Mindz...i sorta thought that was what it is...how much do u think theyre gonna run for approx?
Just an approximate quess would be about $200 for the gears and probably $250 - $300 to have someone install.

With a 6-speed I would go with at least 3.90 and maybe 4.10 depending on LS3 or L99. Search the treads this has already been discussed pretty heavily. Going from 3.54 to 3.73 you won't notice much difference and it will probably be a waste of your money.

Be aware that going with a lower gear will cost you a little gas mileage but probably not that much unless you get crazy with 4.88 or 5.13. This is because when you put it in any gear you'll be turning higher RPMs to go the same speed. Ex: in 6th gear instead of turning say 1800 RPM at 70 mph you'll be turning more like 2100 if you had 3.90 in LS3 (those aren't exact numbers - just an example).

Stepping up to say 3.90 or 4.10 will give you a big seat of the pants difference. In my '69 it came with 3.08 from the factory and I went to 3.73 and it was like flipping a switch on my car. Day and Night difference. However, cruising on the highway was not nearly as easy (which is one of the reasons it now has a 5-speed ).

I'm personally going to go with 3.90 in an LS3 when I get mine. I think that will be a good compromise. You should defineately feel it but not kill your highway/mpg.
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anyone have any ideas how much 3.93, 4.11, and 4.56's are gonna afect the top end on the highway though?

The big thing is shorter gears will affect RPM on the highway and higher rpm will affect the milage, kind of a juggling act.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:18 PM   #19
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anyone have any ideas how much 3.93, 4.11, and 4.56's are gonna afect the top end on the highway though?
Not going to hurt it at all, remember you have 6 gears, It will make your 6th gear usable
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:23 PM   #20
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Gears are in the works. Can't say where or who but it will be in several months I am told. It will be great to have some gear choices. Gears and Torque Converter would be a great pair of tweeks for the L-99 auto trannies. Much to think about.

Spill the beans, you have to give us more then that!
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Amen, my L99 could really benefit from some 3.50's, or I suppose like rayhawk suggest, I could just put some reasonable diameter tires on the car.
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Amen, my L99 could really benefit from some 3.50's, or I suppose like rayhawk suggest, I could just put some reasonable diameter tires on the car.

Only problem with smaller tires is it just won't look right, gears would be much better
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:43 AM   #23
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LS3 comes with 3.45, L99 comes with 3.42 no 3.54 gear
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Not going to hurt it at all, remember you have 6 gears, It will make your 6th gear usable

True but it may turn 1st into an unuseable granny gear.
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ls3 6 speed come with 3.45 l99 6speed auto come with 3.27. why we can't get the gears from the gxp 6speed stick it has 3.70 gears. is because they are not making the car anymore.
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