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View Poll Results: To Gear, or Not to Gear...
3.91 Gear NOW! 49 96.08%
Other Stuff NOW! (Intake, pedals, STS, etc) 1 1.96%
Save for wheels/tires 1 1.96%
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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To Gear, or Not to Gear...

[please vote]

I can get a discount on 3.91 gear install with recalibration if I have it installed at the same time as my Pfadt solid subframe bushings (my Pfadt Stage III ZL spec kit is on the way...hopefully).

I wasn't planning to do the gear swap so soon...but it is tempting now that I can get it for a little less...

Should I...
1. Do the gear swap now,
2. Spend the ~$1K on an intake (I want the ADM race intake) plus some other nice no-tune updates (race pedals, MGW STS, 1LE oil separator).
3. Hold onto the ~$1K and keep saving for a wheel/tire upgrade



Right now I'm pretty much stock except for M2W and skip shift eliminator.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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It makes the car sooooooooo much better.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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It makes the car sooooooooo much better.
^Agreed. Even if the rest of the car is stock, it will make a very noticeable difference.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:08 PM   #4
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Especially if you are getting discount pricing.....no brainer. And if you ever decide to.............oh, say, maybe.......I don't know.....add headers and a dyno tune, that sucker will really jump!
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:22 PM   #5
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It's worth it to do it now. They're giving you a good discount now because installing sub-frame bushings involves dropping the cradle which holds the differential. So while it's down in out, it's worth it to do it now rather then to pay twice and go over the work a second time.

Whatever you were saving up for before, you can do it again.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:06 AM   #6
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Best upgrade for me beside my can.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:41 AM   #7
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Gears!!! I did the 3.91's and it's my favorite mod. It really makes the car feel lighter!
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:47 AM   #8
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Do the gears.
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Best @ 586/525 =10.41 @ 133
AS OF 12/13/14>633 RWHP =10.22@135
AS OF 1/31/15 @ 633 RWHP=10.16@135
AS OF 1/29/16 @ 633 RWHP=10.10@136
TOPED 700 PASSES AFTER F.I. AND STILL ON THE ORIGIANAL STOCK AXLE & DIFF
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:37 AM   #9
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Bring the M6 to life and put the 3:91's in. You will love them.

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Old 12-10-2013, 10:19 AM   #10
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The 3.91s rock in the LS3 cars. If you can save some money getting it done while the rear sub frame is out it is a win/win. The hard part is actually getting your hands on them.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:26 AM   #11
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It's unanimous. It's time for gearing.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:25 PM   #12
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The 3.91s rock in the LS3 cars. If you can save some money getting it done while the rear sub frame is out it is a win/win. The hard part is actually getting your hands on them.
Ah, good point...better start looking now...
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:28 PM   #13
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It's unanimous. It's time for gearing.
I'm surprised...expected a mix...

The big factor I'm hesitating on with the gear is the warranty implications of this race shop performing the speedometer re-calibration, and GM treating it as a non-GM tune.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:47 PM   #14
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I'm surprised...expected a mix...

The big factor I'm hesitating on with the gear is the warranty implications of this race shop performing the speedometer re-calibration, and GM treating it as a non-GM tune.
So you need to decide what you want, warranty or no warranty. I wouldn't put a poll out there for gears if you're not sure you want to void the warranty! I held out for about a year and 1/2 until the bug for fun mods bit me big time, then the warranty went out the window!
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