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I have a 2000 Mustang 3.8L 5speed and i was wondering which gears i should put in it. I am kinda new to this and i have heard people talk about 3.73's and 4.10's. I was wanting to put them in mine but i wasn't sure which one's would be best for my car. I really appreciate any help. And one more quick question. Where can i go to get these installed and about how much would installation be?

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I have a 2000 Mustang 3.8L 5speed and i was wondering which gears i should put in it. I am kinda new to this and i have heard people talk about 3.73's and 4.10's. I was wanting to put them in mine but i wasn't sure which one's would be best for my car. I really appreciate any help. And one more quick question. Where can i go to get these installed and about how much would installation be?
The gear is going to depend on your mix of highway & city driving . . .

Installation runs from $250-$400, depending on who you can find to do it. Call around and see what it'll run in your area.


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Also note: That if you are using an automatic your best bet would be to use 3.73 gears and if you have a manual use 4.10 gears...

That applies to chevy camaros and to Stangs from what other ford drivers tell me.
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Also note: That if you are using an automatic your best bet would be to use 3.73 gears and if you have a manual use 4.10 gears...

That applies to chevy camaros and to Stangs from what other ford drivers tell me.
Actually that's reversed . .

Again, it depends on your driving style and your long range plans. If you plan a power adder, you want the stock gears. If you do a lot of interstate driving, you're gonna hate 'em. If you want a little more gear and do a lot of highway driving, go with 3.45s out of a Ranger.

A bunch of people argued with me a couple of years ago re: power adders, but last year SuperSix Motorsports proved the issue, by running 10s with the stock gears.

You go too short on the gears, and a power added engine will wind up too quickly.

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Go with 3.73's the highway is good and they make the stang much more snappier! I use to have a 2001 3.8 with kenny brown dual exhaust, CAI, MAC shorty headers and 3.73's. Was pretty fast for a 6 banger. I also bought a BBK 70 mm throttle body and ASP underdrive pulleys but never installed them because i traded the car in for an SVT focus. If your interested in the throttle body or pulleys let me know...still in the box never used. 2001-2004 3.8 litre mustang
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I am interested in the underdrive pulleys. How much including shipping to seattle?
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I am interested in the underdrive pulleys. How much including shipping to seattle?
First and for most, do you do a lot of sitting at a stop light or a stop sign? The reason I ask is because if you put them on and get to a stop light or let the engine idle for a little, you can see that the volt meter (battery gauge) falls lower than average (normal operating range). Personally if all you are going to do is race the car, then go right ahead. But if you use it as a cruiser or daily driver, then I would advice you don't put them on your ride.
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Here I found this while looking at pictures on CarDomain.com of some mustangs.

Here is the site...
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/593952/11

On this page he talks about the rear end gears he got for his GT and from what I remember from my Camaro days, some of the stuff he talks about would apply to the V6... practically every thing he talks about...
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