Corvette Performance - question about gearing in new Z06
12-14-2005, 10:01 AM
Ok, if i hear correctly the new z06 has 3.42 which isn't all that low of gearing, plus it has a high revving engine, which means your can hit 60 while still in first. I also hear it runs about a 11.7 quarter according to a few magazines and chevrolet. Thats damn fast for a stock car for under 70k. Not that i will ever be able to afford anything of the sort, but if someone were to just switch the gears for lower ones like 3.73, 3.90, maybe 4.10s wouldn't that make a BIG difference in the quarter mile times?
12-14-2005, 02:56 PM
Yes if you could get the traction. We have to remember this car is optimized for road racing ie cornering and stopping. Wheelspin is a huge problem with the stock engine and gearing. Stickier tires will be needed.
12-14-2005, 09:16 PM
If it is like the C5s then it has different gearing in the transmission to allow the 3.42 in the rear to act more like a 3.90 or so.
12-14-2005, 09:59 PM
It would take off a few ticks,and if you added a sticky tire your looking at low 11's high 10's.
12-14-2005, 11:57 PM
I believe I read the new z06 has the same gear ratios as the standard c6. I have a c5 z06 and they are geared lower in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. 4th is still 1to 1 .