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2014 V6 Gear swap

ok, I'm Still a rookie at this but i want to do a gear swap on my V6. i have the stock 2.73s and i want to go to the 3.73s. i feel like that would be best for having fun haha anyway what all do i need to do this? the entire install kit on american muscle and a tune or just the gears? thanks

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You'll need the tune + gears, that much I know.

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tune, gears, install kit, and gear oil (which may come with the kit)

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Ok thanks, thats what I was thinking because why else would they have a kit. But with the tune, could I have a dealership do it, or a bama tune?
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Don't think the dealership can retune to 3.73's since the V6 didn't originally come with it from the factory. I did the 2.73 to 3.73 swap last week with a BAMA tune, well worth it.

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How much better is acceleration 0-60 with the 3.73? Do you chirp the tires on take off?

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You can easily get sub 5 second 0-60 with 3.73 gears. Supporting mods like LCAs and tires can get you even lower times.
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You can easily get sub 5 second 0-60 with 3.73 gears. Supporting mods like LCAs and tires can get you even lower times.
Thats what I like, quick burst of speed after a red light or a turn . Was real close to trading in for a 5.0 but now decided to save all that money and use it to mod by sixxer.

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You won't be disappointed.
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If you get the install kit from AM, make sure you add the "2010+ Bearing" from the drop down menu.

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ok, I'm Still a rookie at this but i want to do a gear swap on my V6. i have the stock 2.73s and i want to go to the 3.73s. i feel like that would be best for having fun haha anyway what all do i need to do this? the entire install kit on american muscle and a tune or just the gears? thanks
You're going to love a set of 3.73 gears! That's going to be a huge jump over your factory 2.73's. You'll notice huge gains in acceleration and torque!

You're going to need the Gear kit, Installation kit, Gear oil and a Tunet to complete this job. You could attempt to get away without doing the installation kit, however while you have the rear open I'd recommend replacing all the bearings/gaskets etc..

I hope this helps! Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future. You can also give my CS team a call if you need some assistance, they can be reached at the contact information in my signature!

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You're going to love a set of 3.73 gears! That's going to be a huge jump over your factory 2.73's. You'll notice huge gains in acceleration and torque!

You're going to need the Gear kit, Installation kit, Gear oil and a Tunet to complete this job. You could attempt to get away without doing the installation kit, however while you have the rear open I'd recommend replacing all the bearings/gaskets etc..

I hope this helps! Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future. You can also give my CS team a call if you need some assistance, they can be reached at the contact information in my signature!

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Thanks! thats exactly what i looking for, more acceleration and torque. im trying to figure out and do more research about my warranty. i dont want to void it, which is why i want to get ford racing gears, and why i ask if a dealer would be able to give me a tune. im going to a dealer in Cincinnati this week so im going to ask, unless anyone works for ford. and with that said there is no way i am doing this myself, so how much will installation run me?
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Thanks! thats exactly what i looking for, more acceleration and torque. im trying to figure out and do more research about my warranty. i dont want to void it, which is why i want to get ford racing gears, and why i ask if a dealer would be able to give me a tune. im going to a dealer in Cincinnati this week so im going to ask, unless anyone works for ford. and with that said there is no way i am doing this myself, so how much will installation run me?
The available gear options that came from the factory are 2.73 and 3.31 for the V6. They won't be able to adjust the speedo to 3.73s for you. Call around to some well known speed shops in your area. Probably between 300-500$ for labor would be a fair price. If you have someone else do the swap and your rear end explodes (most likely will not happen, Ford will definitely not warranty your rear end.) The aftermarket component has to be the direct cause of the failure for Ford not to warrant your claim (in most cases, lots of shady dealerships out there). Most dealerships won't honor a warranty claim unless they performed the work, even if they are Ford racing parts. They'll toss it right back on the original installers.
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I strongly recommend adding a small bottle of friction modifier to the rear with the gear lube, it helps keep the gears operating quietly, well worth it. Normally I would say check the bearings, seals, etc, but on such a new car it's likely not an issue.

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Thanks! thats exactly what i looking for, more acceleration and torque. im trying to figure out and do more research about my warranty. i dont want to void it, which is why i want to get ford racing gears, and why i ask if a dealer would be able to give me a tune. im going to a dealer in Cincinnati this week so im going to ask, unless anyone works for ford. and with that said there is no way i am doing this myself, so how much will installation run me?
Awesome! You're going to love a set of 3.73's then.

Give a few local dealerships a call and see what they can do for you. The only way to correct your speedometer is going to be a tune!

Some service writers understand that a tune isn't going to cause any harm to your vehicle and won't give you any trouble with your warranty. I don't recommend attempting to "hide" tuning the car from your dealership though, that never works out well!

Let us know how you make out!

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