Gears & Axles - 3.73 gears ?
04-10-2012, 07:15 PM
Ok I am new to the forum I recently bought a 02 ws6 fro a friend. Well the rear end makes an awful lot of noise and I'm getting it all rebuilt. My question is should I go to 3.73 gears? I have the 4l60e and only have a slp exhaust with highflow cats and a lid. The gears are only 200. So i just wanted to see your guys opinions. I figured they should give me a little more power out of the hole. So please help me out I'm getting it done Thursday..
04-10-2012, 09:16 PM
do it. there's no down side
04-10-2012, 10:30 PM
Makes the car much more fun.
04-11-2012, 08:29 AM
Ok so another question I had was, what about getting the car recalibrated? Is it going to mess my shift points up and when the car will downshift at wide open throttle? Right now at a 25 roll it takes off amazing I really don't want to lose that. Will I just have to so a roll from 20 instead. Thanks guys
04-12-2012, 06:11 AM
your speedo will be off...you have to tune it to correct this. You'll love the 3.73s
04-12-2012, 06:53 AM
Ok and could I do that with any hand held? I found a jet programmer for 200 bucks. It's not just one of those chips it actually let's u tune different things. But thank you guys for the replies. Glad to have a trans am
04-13-2012, 04:41 AM
LOL, do NOT get a Jet programmer
04-13-2012, 11:23 PM
373 is a good gear good on highway and mild performance
04-15-2012, 11:49 AM
I agree go with the 3.73
04-15-2012, 12:11 PM
Went to the 3.73's years ago. :D
04-15-2012, 01:31 PM
im going with 4.10s with my a4. i had 3.73s and it made my car much more enjoyable.
04-15-2012, 04:43 PM
Yep you'll like em.
04-17-2012, 01:30 PM
Not to jack the thread but since his question has been answered, what is everyones thoughts on gearing a stock 10 bolt? Assuming the way you drive it stays the same, will it reduce the life of it at all?
04-17-2012, 02:45 PM
3.73 for sure....
04-17-2012, 08:52 PM
What kind of RPM's are you guys turning on the highway with 3.73's?
04-18-2012, 07:07 PM
With 2.73s I was at 1900rpm at 70mph. With 3.73s I now run 1900rpm at 55mph. Not bad.... Increases exhaust volume, increases sotp...pulls harder throughout the rpm range.
Snappy off the line.
Lose 1 or 2 mpg depending on your car/tune.. but it's not really noticable comparably to the plus side of gears.
04-18-2012, 08:03 PM
Get efi live or hptuners used on here and be much happier than jet.
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