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Old 08-25-2010, 04:50 PM   #15
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:44 PM   #16
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:40 PM   #17
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So im a complete noob when it comes to gears and transmission talk. I was doing a little reading up on your guys richmond 4.33 gears, and Im a little skeptical about that huge gain in torque. Is it that noticeable? And as far as the install goes what all would it require as other parts go?
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:03 PM   #18
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So im a complete noob when it comes to gears and transmission talk. I was doing a little reading up on your guys richmond 4.33 gears, and Im a little skeptical about that huge gain in torque. Is it that noticeable? And as far as the install goes what all would it require as other parts go?
There is nothing to be skeptical about, the gains from swapping to a more aggressive gear set are widely known and the change is very noticeable. We recommend the Richmond full installation kit because many of our customers are discovering surprising amounts of wear when they are making their swaps. While the rear end is out it is also the perfect time to upgrade your rear differential bushings as well but its not required.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:09 PM   #19
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Is there any difference as far as drivability? Will I need a new tune to compensate for the new gear ratio, and how will effect power as far as low end or top end? Sorry for all the questions ha
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:10 PM   #20
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O and what is the difference as far as a 4.10 and the 4.33 go?
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:28 AM   #21
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The only impact on driveability is cruising RPM, the lower the gear (which is expressed as a higher number; 4.33 is lower than 4.10) the higher RPM you will run at cruising speeds. Depending on whether you have a manual or an auto and how you plan to use your car has a big impact on what ratio you should be looking at.

The only adjustments needed are to have your speedo recalibrated but a performance tune isn't needed.

The gears will have a significant impact across the entire power band. Acceleration is dramatically improved. You will lose a few MPH off the top end but does it really matter that your car tops out at 155 instead of 160?
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:31 AM   #22
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You will get about 5% more improvement from the 4.33s, but you will run a couple of hundred RPMs higher at cruising speed. This all assumes your car is a M6, if you have an auto I would not recommend 4.33s.
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what do u suggest for the auto?
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:45 PM   #24
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For the A6 I recommend 3.73s for most applications due to the more aggressive gearing of the automatic transmission. By upgrading the factory 3.27s in the stock A6 equipped Camaro SS to the 3.73s you will realize an equivalent torque gain of approximately 15% or 61.5 rear wheel lb.-ft. of torque. Cruising RPM at 70 MPH only increases from about 1800 to 2050.
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I have a 6 speed so the 4.33 is the way to go?

Roughly at say 80mph in 6th gear would you be around 2500?

It doesnt make a difference if its superchared correct?

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Old 10-02-2010, 02:49 PM   #26
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I have a 6 speed so the 4.33 is the way to go?

Roughly at say 80mph in 6th gear would you be around 2500?

It doesnt make a difference if its superchared correct?

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At 80mph in a M6 equipped SS with 4.33s you will be turning just a tick over 2300rpm. 4.10s run just under 2200rpm at 80mph.

If you are planning on going with forced induction I would recommend going with 4.10 over 4.33. If you plan on going above the 550-600rwhp range I would possibly even dial it back to 3.73.
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