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i bought gears today, although they aren't frpp. i believe they are richmond gears. attached is the box. will they do fine, or is frpp the only way to go?
 

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and another question, is gears without t-lok a really stupid idea? i may do it down the road, but i don't have the money for it now. yes, i know i would save money doing both at once, but ignore that.

a guy said this on another forum, talking about me actually (a friend of mine asked who would win.. my car or his)

"gears and no t-loc, talk about peelout from hell, im leaning towards the 03, because launching with no t-loc and gears is going to be difficult as hell, without a t-loc his gears may be costing him time in the 1/4 mile.....all i can say is the guy in the 00 better be a **** good driver, because he has alot against him as far as launching goes...."

is that very true?

and is gears without t-lok dangerous? (lol)
 

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and another question, is gears without t-lok a really stupid idea? i may do it down the road, but i don't have the money for it now. yes, i know i would save money doing both at once, but ignore that.

a guy said this on another forum, talking about me actually (a friend of mine asked who would win.. my car or his)

"gears and no t-loc, talk about peelout from hell, im leaning towards the 03, because launching with no t-loc and gears is going to be difficult as hell, without a t-loc his gears may be costing him time in the 1/4 mile.....all i can say is the guy in the 00 better be a **** good driver, because he has alot against him as far as launching goes...."

is that very true?

and is gears without t-lok dangerous? (lol)
I wouldn't think it would be dangerous... but you will be spinning one tire like crazy... LOL!

I waited until I saved up a couple extra dollars so I could do gears and T-lok... Car goes to the shop next Tuesday for 4.10s and T-lok...
 

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also is this true (the part about gears w/o t-lok)

"i saw u post a few days before that u were getting gears. u also said that u were ONLY getting gears without the t-loc. so the performance u are getting now and the reason its not as huge as all the other people's is because u dont have ur t-loc installed. the gears and t-loc work together and the t-loc will make a big impact when u put it on down the road. it will be dramasticly different because ur power will be distributed to both wheels instead of mainly one. so u will get the desired results as soon as the t-loc is in."

also, do you feel a difference after installing gears in a 99-04?
 

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also is this true (the part about gears w/o t-lok)

"i saw u post a few days before that u were getting gears. u also said that u were ONLY getting gears without the t-loc. so the performance u are getting now and the reason its not as huge as all the other people's is because u dont have ur t-loc installed. the gears and t-loc work together and the t-loc will make a big impact when u put it on down the road. it will be dramasticly different because ur power will be distributed to both wheels instead of mainly one. so u will get the desired results as soon as the t-loc is in."

also, do you feel a difference after installing gears in a 99-04?
yeah, you'll feel a big difference.

you can get along without the t-lok, (the solution is simple, let up on the gas!) but having t-lok (or even better, a detroit locker) is better than gears.

You should already be able to spin the wheels with the 3.27 gears, people spinning without traction is how I beat a LOT of giants in my 68.

My gearing in the '68 was 3.27 (I got 25 mpg with the 3 speed auto!!)
 

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yeah, you'll feel a big difference.

you can get along without the t-lok, (the solution is simple, let up on the gas!) but having t-lok (or even better, a detroit locker) is better than gears.

You should already be able to spin the wheels with the 3.27 gears, people spinning without traction is how I beat a LOT of giants in my 68.

My gearing in the '68 was 3.27 (I got 25 mpg with the 3 speed auto!!)
can you link me to the detroit locker? what's better about it?

will the richmond gears pictured be fine?
 

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can you link me to the detroit locker? what's better about it?

will the richmond gears pictured be fine?
http://www.detroitlocker.com/newprod.htm

no clutches to wear out.

Some people have complained about gear whine from teh richmonds, and they used to be a lot more expensive.
 

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http://www.detroitlocker.com/newprod.htm

no clutches to wear out.

Some people have complained about gear whine from teh richmonds, and they used to be a lot more expensive.
hmmm ... so if you were me, would you put the richmonds in, or ship them back and spend more for frpps? i bought the richmonds off of a friend who decided not to put them in because he didn't want to void his warranty, and it saved me shipping costs.
 

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hmmm ... so if you were me, would you put the richmonds in, or ship them back and spend more for frpps? i bought the richmonds off of a friend who decided not to put them in because he didn't want to void his warranty, and it saved me shipping costs.
The Richmonds are more expensive.

I wouldn't worry about it.

The whine generally goes away after they're broken in.
 

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The Richmonds are more expensive.

I wouldn't worry about it.

The whine generally goes away after they're broken in.
alright, thanks.

i thought the frpps were more expensive.. he bought the richmonds for 180 shipped and i can't find the frpps for that anywhere.. hmph, maybe he got a really good deal :cooldude:

but speaking of whining, my car whines noticeably now. please, PLEASE don't tell me this is another problem :what:
 

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alright, thanks.

i thought the frpps were more expensive.. he bought the richmonds for 180 shipped and i can't find the frpps for that anywhere.. hmph, maybe he got a really good deal :cooldude:

but speaking of whining, my car whines noticeably now. please, PLEASE don't tell me this is another problem :what:
I wouldn't worry about it. some gear whine is normal.
 
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