Gears & Axles - Just went from 273's to 342's
08-13-2007, 09:19 AM
just swapped rear ends to a 342 gear, i raced my brother in his 06 sti and he would beat me before but now i run away from him on the highway definatley a huge difference
08-13-2007, 09:25 AM
Good job! I also swapped out 2.73 gears for 3.42!
08-13-2007, 11:03 AM
Any more feedback about the change? Highway rpm, around town driving,mpg... etc?
08-13-2007, 02:06 PM
I gained about 200 rpm at 70 mph, lost 1-2 mph city and highway.
Performance is night and day.
08-13-2007, 09:16 PM
im about to do the same thing this weekend i cant wait, i hate these 2.73s and there boggyness i cant wait to press the pedal and just take off.
08-13-2007, 09:57 PM
my brother and i are going to put 3.42s in his 97 TA A4. should really wake that thing up
08-14-2007, 07:35 AM
good for you, never been a fan of 2.73's.
08-14-2007, 09:19 AM
The first time you drive on the highway, it will feel like the car is not in overdrive (4th gear). The throttle response is a big improvement, after you get the gears broke- in do a punch on a 20mph roll and you will really feel the difference.
08-14-2007, 09:47 AM
i like the 3.42 in my friends 99 A4 Z28, its a good gear for the car and helps performance and doesnt effect gas milage to severly.
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