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Best gears for most power in the lower end

Hey Guys i have a 1998 3.8 Liter V6 and i was wondering what would be the best gears to go with for better bottom end. i dont really care much about top end but i would like to still be able to go atleast 100. thanks guys

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Hey Guys i have a 1998 3.8 Liter V6 and i was wondering what would be the best gears to go with for better bottom end. i dont really care much about top end but i would like to still be able to go atleast 100. thanks guys
I would go with the 4.10's...they work great for me...


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about how much were they to get installed and whats your top speed with those on? i dont want to my max speed to drop to low but at the same time its not a real big deal. thanks man
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Also, how much time did you shave off the start and at what RPMS can you feel your car begin to REALLY pick up. . .right now it takes my car about 28k rpms to really start showing its stuff. . . so with the new gears what will i gain off the start. . .thanks again
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Also, how much time did you shave off the start and at what RPMS can you feel your car begin to REALLY pick up. . .right now it takes my car about 28k rpms to really start showing its stuff. . . so with the new gears what will i gain off the start. . .thanks again
28K?

you mean 2800K right?

Gears will knock off a couple of tenths to 60 and the 1/4 mile.

Costs depend on the year of your car, from $400 - $800, depending on whether or not your transmission is computer controlled.

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28K?

you mean 2800K right?

Gears will knock off a couple of tenths to 60 and the 1/4 mile.

Costs depend on the year of your car, from $400 - $800, depending on whether or not your transmission is computer controlled.
I installed the gears myself....then bought a programmer... so $500 or so...

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yeah i ment to say 2.8k
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so your saying around 500 without getting them put in?
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so your saying around 500 without getting them put in?
Yea... Some people say you dont have to have a programmer right away.... Others say you have to... I talked to different shops and they all gave different answers... I think you would be ok for a while... I would not leave it like that for to long

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you mean 2800K right?
**** no! 2800K??? good god! that's like 2,800,000 rpms!

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**** no! 2800K??? good god! that's like 2,800,000 rpms!

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ill probably get the programmer when i get the gears. . .what kind of programmer would you reccomend?
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ill probably get the programmer when i get the gears. . .what kind of programmer would you reccomend?
you'll get the same performance from any reputable programmer, variances are due to local conditions and state of the engine.

It's all the same physics.

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I thought on a 98 you only needed to buy a speedo gear and that you needed a programer for 99 and up

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I thought on a 98 you only needed to buy a speedo gear and that you needed a programer for 99 and up
I think you're right, but some of the 98s can get kinda' hinkey when it comes to parts -there were running upgrades that year.

It's best to check out the typr of tranny in the car before ordering . .. .


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