For my Crown Victoria, it was $1200 for parts and labor, then $300 for the chip to correct for the new gears.Adrenaline said:Any guess on how much swapping the gears would cost?
Good info thanks, I'll relax a little! :lol:AeroDave said:After having driven mine for about a week now, I tend to agree with the reviews. It's geared a little too tall IMO. I think somewhere closer to 4:1 would be better. A 6 speed might have been nice as well.
However, It's not a big beef with me. Don't stress about it. You'll like the car as it is. There is plenty of spunk if you wind it up just a little. I wouldn't go swaping trannies or gear sets. If anything I would look into getting the rear end ratio changed, but again I'm fine with it as is. It may be a different story for you if you intend to race it, but as a street car it's fine. The reason GM no doubt chose the tall gears was to get highway mileage up. So in these days of ever climbing gas prices, it may have been a wise choice after all. Just my take on it. :cheers:
Could you expand on that a bit? I'd like to hear a detailed description from somebody who I know isn't going to be ragging on the car. My take is that I absolutely love the fact that you can do 80 in 5th gear @ 3000 RPMs. I realize that may cause some complications in the lower gears, but I hate driving cars at really high revs for a long time because the gearing wasn't made for driving fast. Obviously, 5th gear should only be considered an overdrive, which means that I would think most people would max out at 4th in routine city driving. Is that where the issue is? Is it because of a lack of power between certain gears? Anyway, I'd like to understand your thinking about the gears better. Thanks.AeroDave said:After having driven mine for about a week now, I tend to agree with the reviews. It's geared a little too tall IMO.
That's not too bad, I'll add it to my todo list. Sounds like it might be more cost effective to get the gears replaced then get a turbo. I can see my Solstice is going to be a money pit for modsblue_q said:For my Crown Victoria, it was $1200 for parts and labor, then $300 for the chip to correct for the new gears.
$1500 total, but so worth it. 0-60 went from 9.5 to 6.5 seconds. And that's without changing anything on the engine. I changed the rear gears from 2.73 to 3.73 and added a locking differential.
You! Shush! If everybody learns your secrets, how will I keep my secret project under wraps???Greg55_99 said:Actually, I posted this once already, but, if you're willing to do some work, you can swap in a 88-92 Supra Turbo R154 5-speed. Or... just the gears.
AR5(MA5) - 3.753 2.26 1.37 1.00 0.729
R154 - 3.25 1.95 1.30 1.00 0.75
There is also a set of aftermarket gears for the R154 that will fit the AR5:
Toyota Supra R154 Gearset 2.80 / 1.84 / 1.33 / 1.00 / 0.86
It is a selective warranty so if the heater breaks and I've replaced my gears, they can't say oh, your heater isn't covered as it's a completely different issue.mrfredsporty said:of course if you change gears from stock factory or trannies you also have to be able to say, "warranty! i dont need no stinkin warranty!"