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Old 09-23-2018, 07:09 PM   #1
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Stage 3 Cam or 3.91 Gears first?

Hey guys Im thinking about getting a stage 3 cam from Texas Speed and the 3.91 gears for my 2012 1SS manual 6 but one of my coworkers recommend that I get the gears first but I really love the way a cammed car sounds, so far my car has Stainless Work long tubes, Dynomax 3 inch catback and a CIA by Araid the car has been tuned by Jannetty Racing.
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:38 PM   #2
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I did cam first then 7 years later did the gears. The cam sounds awesome like tou said. But the gears made it soo much more fun. I believe id do 391’s first if i had to only pick ine this year and other the next
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:45 PM   #3
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gears....


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Old 09-23-2018, 08:20 PM   #4
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Ok Thanks guys I think I will go with the gears first.
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:49 PM   #5
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Cam...

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Nothing like revving to 6,800 and not running out of power up top while running 11's on a street tire with traction control on leaving at idle.

I still cut flat 1.7 60 ft's in the hot humid summer heat with A6 and Continental DWS 09 all season tires.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:41 PM   #6
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I went 3.91 gear and 3400 stall, then the next year, TSP stage 3.2 cam and headers
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:58 AM   #7
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I'd do the cam. You can get the best of both worlds with a cam vs. gears. With the cam you get more power and a nice lope where gears you only get more go.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:02 AM   #8
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Clutch and gear should be the first two mods to these cars. You can make it to mid 11s on a stock cam. Everyone loves shoving a cam in a heavy car with no gear and wonder why they under perform. Good luck OP and supporting mods are key to a successful cam car.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:19 PM   #9
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Why not both? Mine is at GPI right now getting the SS4 cam, 4k converter, and 3.91s
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:34 PM   #10
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Why not both? Mine is at GPI right now getting the SS4 cam, 4k converter, and 3.91s
I only have enough to do one of the mods now the other will have to wait until sometime next year.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:35 PM   #11
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3.91 gears first. If you are N/a I'd do 4.10's. A geared fbo camaro will beat a cammed camaro all day long. The gearing in these cars a HORRIBLE. a cam makes the low end where the car needs the most help even worse.

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Old 09-24-2018, 02:02 PM   #12
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3.91 gears first. If you are N/a I'd do 4.10's. A geared fbo camaro will beat a cammed camaro all day long. The gearing in these cars a HORRIBLE. a cam makes the low end where the car needs the most help even worse.

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Agreed. And, BooneSS13, look at your number of posts!

Anyway, OP, look at the long run and how each mod affects how your car will run. Doing the cam without the gears= You're going to lose your get-up-and-go, as stock the manual cars are 3.45. Whereas, if you do the gears first, then you will already be set up for success when you do the cam.
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:42 PM   #13
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Thinking on gears also. Sure get more bottom end tq. Like equal to 50 lb ft. I have a stage 1 custom cam with good power and tq so this should be nice.
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:50 PM   #14
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Does anyone make a 4.33 or 4.56 gear set for these rearends?? I'm not finding anything... I have 3.91, not sure 4.11 will be enough difference...
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