3.08 to 3.73

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by justinschmidt1, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. justinschmidt1

    justinschmidt1 Legend

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    so i got my new gears in and I swear its hard to tell if its anyt faster....in fact I kind of liked the other gears..first gear went to about 50 and 2nd was about 90...now it never wants to downshift to first and even when its in first..It doesnt feel faster...I swear it was faster with the 3.08s..is it even possible for my car to be slower with 3.73s than it was witjh the 3.08s?
     
  2. Lightning Struck

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    you should feel a MAJOR change with those gears, I dont understand why you dont :santa_huh:
     
  3. Fets

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    Yea, when I got my 4.10's in I was like daaaamn :santa_shocked: Now I need new tires from all the burnouts I've been doing "Accidently" :santa_wink:
     
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    I went from 3.08s to 3.55s a couple years ago, and from 3.55s to 4.10s just this past weekend. The difference was VERY noticeable(in a good way) both times.... :banana:
     
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    i can only go to about 35 in 1st gear. :dunno:

    maybe i have gears already.
     
  6. DropTopPony

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    I honestly didn't feel a huge difference when i put in the 3.73's...
     
  7. Lightning Struck

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    but hes saying it felt faster with the 308's :santa_sad:
     
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    Did you put them in yourself, or did someone put them in for you like a shop??
    i'm thinking you probably got screwed and they kept your 3.73's :dunno:

    i went from 2.73's to 3.73's in my old fox and it was like having a completely different car.
    you should definately be able to feel a difference. :eek:uttahere:
     
  9. justinschmidt1

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    its definately faster..it just felt like it pulled alot more with the 3.08s..I dunno less shifting maybe..the car just kept pulling to about 50 in first..with the tires cuttin loose at the top of first
     
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    i went from 3:27 to 3:90 and i definetly noticed :santa_grin:
     
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    with the 3.73s or the 3.08s you can go to 50 in first?
     
  12. FST-HUH

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    I say you go with 4.10's and you'll see the difference big time. "DON'T FEAR THE GEAR" :santa_grin:
     
  13. justinschmidt1

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    the 3.08s go to 50...373 is like 35.. 4.10s is too steep
     
  14. scarface

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    I didnt have 3:08 I had 2:73's. However, when they were changed to 3:73's it was like night and day!

    Was your speedo correct before the swap? If it was, have a friend pace you now and see if it is off/correct. THen you will know if you got screwed.
     
  15. justinschmidt1

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    yes it was..what would I be getting screwed with...I supplyed all the parts..the 3.73s and the speedo gear..
     
  16. scarface

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    just because you supplied it, doesnt mean it actually went into your car man.
     
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    Or you could jack the rear end up, rotate the wheel one time and count how many times the axle turns.
     
  18. ogbatman

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    Gears make u faster. Just launch harder. Gears help put more of th TQ to the ground but it want make ur car faster.
     
  19. justinschmidt1

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    the gears definately went in..the problem is probably the tires i i have and its cold out..I cant get traction...so its hard to tell..its definately quicker out of the hole
     
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    i have 3:73's in my car and it still feels too slow to have them i believe, i have tiny 16-17" rims and i can't even get my tires to spin off the line if i slam on it :santa_sad: (i do have an auto) but i would have thought those low gears would make my tires spin from a stop.