Gen 5 Camaro Drivetrain Tech - Gears??




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treedoc2000
02-27-2010, 12:37 AM
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


LS1LT1
02-27-2010, 05:40 PM
I was told that the stick can handle it but with the automatic it might be too much?? Thoughts pleaseI 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. :drive:

treedoc2000
02-27-2010, 07:16 PM
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. :drive:

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


treedoc2000
02-27-2010, 07:17 PM
Im thinkin on tryin the 3.42s like mentioned. That couldn't be too drastic Right?? LOL

someday
02-27-2010, 09:04 PM
i think u'd get more from a good 2800 stall converter...

treedoc2000
02-27-2010, 10:42 PM
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