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SSDan 05-21-2013 08:54 PM

Let the fun begin - 3.91 gear swap
 
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Updated - go to post #8 for details.

The 3.91 gear set arrived today - thank you Maureen @ Rogers Chevy! The diff and the gear set are headed to the mechanic tomorrow to do he swap. Then bolt her up, do the break in and let her rip! Can't wait. :headbang:

Stay tuned........

Here's a funny: The wife came in from the garage today and asked "why is your engine laying on your workbench?" :smiling1:

stikSS 05-21-2013 08:58 PM

One of the best mods you will do.... love mine. The gear swap takes no time... Chevy done a bang up job machining this.

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VEESIKS 05-21-2013 11:35 PM

How long did it take you to pull your diff?

The Blue Ox 05-22-2013 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by SSDan (Post 6572608)

Here's a funny: The wife came in from the garage today and asked "why is your engine laying on your workbench?" :smiling1:


LMAO!!!:pound:

jeremywes 05-22-2013 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by SSDan (Post 6572608)
The 3.91 gear set arrived today - thank you Maureen @ Rogers Chevy! The diff and the gear set are headed to the mechanic tomorrow to do he swap. Then bolt her up, do the break in and let her rip! Can't wait. :headbang:

Stay tuned........

Here's a funny: The wife came in from the garage today and asked "why is your engine laying on your workbench?" :smiling1:

Here are some GM specs from my swap and a few other tips that might help. Good Luck

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...3.91+gear+swap

IneedAZ 05-22-2013 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by SSDan (Post 6572608)
Here's a funny: The wife came in from the garage today and asked "why is your engine laying on your workbench?" :smiling1:

She must have thought u owned a ricer!

SSDan 05-22-2013 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by stikSS (Post 6572629)
One of the best mods you will do.... love mine. The gear swap takes no time... Chevy done a bang up job machining this.

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Thanks - I've read your thread on your gear swap and it helped to inspire me to do this mod.

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Originally Posted by 2011Camaro (Post 6573346)
How long did it take you to pull your diff?

Not sure. The diff you see is from a friend who kept his stock diff after he did a complete diff change. I'm going to use his diff for the gear swap, put it in my car and then give him back my stock diff to make him whole. He said it took him four hours by himself to remove and replace the diff.

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Originally Posted by jeremywes (Post 6575317)
Here are some GM specs from my swap and a few other tips that might help. Good Luck

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...3.91+gear+swap

Thanks - I have read your thread too! The torque specs will be helpful. I'm not as ambitious as you. I'm just going to remove and replace the diff and let a GM master mechanic do the actual gear swap inside the diff. Everything else is staying stock including the bushings.

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Originally Posted by IneedAZ (Post 6575496)
She must have thought u owned a ricer!

If I was quick of mind and tongue I should have replied - "Yes, honey its an engine and its all that's left of that ricer Honda the Camaro gobbled up on the way home!" :D

SSDan 06-04-2013 09:18 PM

Update: Gears are in. Tune updated. Break-in underway. So far so good. I really like how the gears compliment the cam. The cam's torque curve, the tranny gears and this axle ratio were made for each other.

Once I'm comfortable all is good and ready I'll report back after I let 'er rip through the gears.

stikSS 06-04-2013 09:29 PM

Very nice.... its gonna feel great when you first romp on it... get ready to shift though... first will run out quick!

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NEGXXIS 06-05-2013 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by SSDan (Post 6630152)
Update: Gears are in. Tune updated. Break-in underway. So far so good. I really like how the gears compliment the cam. The cam's torque curve, the tranny gears and this axle ratio were made for each other.

Once I'm comfortable all is good and ready I'll report back after I let 'er rip through the gears.

Congrats..I just ordered some 3.91s last week for mine.

My car is at Vengeance right now getting some work done. I will install the gears when i get the car back. :thumb:

ssmike 06-05-2013 07:42 AM

I've had my 3.91's now for a month or 2 and so far so good! I love the added torque and it goes like hell now! :headbang: I can't wait to compliment my gears with a cam next year....maybe, I hope....if the budget can stand anymore! :faint:

SSDan 06-05-2013 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by stikSS (Post 6630213)
Very nice.... its gonna feel great when you first romp on it... get ready to shift though... first will run out quick!

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I can't wait!

PS: I'll be at Camaro's for Heroes.

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Originally Posted by EZ SPEED (Post 6631287)
Congrats..I just ordered some 3.91s last week for mine.

My car is at Vengeance right now getting some work done. I will install the gears when i get the car back. :thumb:

So many questions but I'll limit myself to a couple:
Looking at your sig just what are Ron and the boys doing for ya now?

With all that power your adding a 3.91 gear? wow!

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Originally Posted by ssmike (Post 6631493)
I've had my 3.91's now for a month or 2 and so far so good! I love the added torque and it goes like hell now! :headbang: I can't wait to compliment my gears with a cam next year....maybe, I hope....if the budget can stand anymore! :faint:

I hear ya about the budget thing. I shudder when I think how much I've spent on this car until I fire her up and back out of the garage - then the shudder turns into :D. Go get that cam just as soon as you can. Our cars once cammed beg for these gears and you're half way there.


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