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Old 02-27-2010, 12:37 AM   #1
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I'm itchin to add some 3.73s on my automatic ss. Has any one done this yet? and if so how is it?? I was told that the stick can handle it but with the automatic it might be too much?? Thoughts please
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I was told that the stick can handle it but with the automatic it might be too much?? Thoughts please
I can see where some might say that as the first (and even second) gear in the Camaro SS's 6L80 trans (as I have in my Corvette) is quite high/steep (numerically speaking). The one area where the Camaro differs from the Corvette is that the wheels/tires are also much taller overall which effectively lowers the gearing down a bit. But even so I think 3.73s might be too much for it, 3.42s could be the better choice.
Personally, I would probably keep the 3.27s and just go with a shorter (26" tall?) tire maybe.
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I can see where some might say that as the first (and even second) gear in the Camaro SS's 6L80 trans (as I have in my Corvette) is quite high/steep (numerically speaking). The one area where the Camaro differs from the Corvette is that the wheels/tires are also much taller overall which effectively lowers the gearing down a bit. But even so I think 3.73s might be too much for it, 3.42s could be the better choice.
Personally, I would probably keep the 3.27s and just go with a shorter (26" tall?) tire maybe.
Hmmm Ok shorter tires means I have to lower the car so it still looks good. But thats an idea. Im real supprised noone has done this gear change?? Thnx
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Im thinkin on tryin the 3.42s like mentioned. That couldn't be too drastic Right?? LOL
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i think u'd get more from a good 2800 stall converter...
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i think u'd get more from a good 2800 stall converter...
Haven't thought of doin that....probably a little easier also. whats the stock stall 1200?? I will look into that thanks
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